Publisher: University of Nevada Press (September 2001)
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Las Vegas is surrounded by means of the most awesome geology within the American Southwest. having a look outward from the glittering urban middle, you can see facts of approximately billion years of the Earth's historical past expressed within the rugged mountains that border Las Vegas Valley. Thick sections of limestone, sandstone, and shale, just like rocks of the Grand Canyon, are available. There are remnants of volcanoes and the volcanic rocks that erupted from them. Deposits of younger sedimentary rocks fill basins shaped by means of faulting within the previous couple of million years. Erosion of those geologic beneficial properties via wind and water during this barren region weather has led to the superb landforms that may be noticeable at the present time. all of the 5 geologic excursions during this guidebook takes the vacationer to another region of specific geologic curiosity inside a quick riding distance of Las Vegas. tourists can stopover at certainly one of 3 nationwide sport components, Nevada country parks, or even a countrywide flora and fauna safe haven maintaining barren region Bighorn Sheep. those excursions supply thoughts for facet journeys, mountain climbing, camping out, flora and fauna viewing, or even fishing and boating at Lake Mead. Joseph V. Tingley has up to date the unique journey publication with course maps, sketches, diagrams, photos, and knowledge on issues of ancient curiosity alongside the journey routes, making this new advisor a must have for all Southern Nevada adventurers.