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The Geologic Story of the Uinta Mountainsby Wallace Hansen
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The Uinta Mountains of northeastern Utah are the most prominent east/west range in the continental United States. Through the folding of the earth's crust to flooding by ocean water to glacial erosion, The Geologic Story of the Uinta Mountains tells the fascinating tale of how the range was formed. Noted geologist Wallace Hansen presents his observations, notes, and conclusions about the range's impressive geologic history with a clarity and wit that give this book a unique and popular appeal.
Other than the Brooks Range in Alaska, the Uintas are the most prominent east/west range in the United States. They also contain the highest mountains in Utah, many of which exceed 13,000 feet, including Kings Peak at 13,528 feet — the highest point in Utah. There are well over 1,000 natural lakes and over 400 miles of streams in this 100-mile long range in northeastern Utah. While the intended scope of this book is fairly broad, the author presents the geologic story of the Uinta Mountains with a clarity and wit that gives this book a unique and popular appeal.
Other than the Brooks Range in Alaska the Uintas are the most prominent east/west range in the United States They also contain the highest mountains in Utah many of which exceed 13000 feet including Kings Peak at 13528 feet — the highest point in U
About the Author
Wally Hansen, now retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, is considered to be the unequivocal expert on the geology of this region. Over his many years, Mr. Hansen has become intimately familiar with the Uinta Mountains and it impressive geologic history, and herein documents his observations, notes, and conclusions.
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