Synopses & Reviews
In , Robert J. Lillie explains the fascinating geological processes that have formed these dramatic volcanoes, shorelines, and landscapes. Structuring the text around major geological features, Lillie highlights geologic patterns across many different parks and uses over 100 park sites to illustrate plate tectonics visually. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, diagrams, and maps, is the ideal text to enrich undergraduates' experience of our national parks.
Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features. The formation of mountain ranges, volcanoes, shorelines, and other dramatic landscapes are presented in "Parks and Plates through plate tectonics, a simple yet eloquent way to visualize geological processes. Features from over 100 sites are discussed on richly illustrated pages--all in color.
Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features--from the geysers of Yellowstone to the granite peaks of Yosemite.
About the Author
Robert J. Lillie (Ph.D. Cornell ) is professor of geosciences at Oregon State University. His research explores crustal structure and geologic evolution in Alaska, Europe and Asia. He is the author of Whole Earth Geophysics and has written and illustrated numerous geology training manuals for National Park Service sites.