Series: Roadside Geology Series

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Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade And Mono Lake Volcanoes by Stephen L. HarrisCascade & Mono Lake Volcanoes
Roadside Geology of the Northern Rockies by David AltRocky Mountains
Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country by William J. FritzYellowstone
Roadside Geology of Alaska by Cathy ConnorAlaska
Roadside Geology of Arizona by Halka ChronicArizona
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California by David AltCalifornia
Roadside Geology of Northern California by David D. AltCalifornia
Roadside Geology of Colorado by Halka ChronicColorado
Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island by James W. SkehanConnecticut & Rhode Island
Roadside Geology of Florida by Jonathan R. BryanFlorida
Roadside Geology of Hawaii by Richard W. HazlettHawaii
Roadside Geology of Idaho by David D. AltIdaho
Roadside Geology of Indiana by Mark J. CampIndiana
Roadside Geology of Louisiana by Darwin SpearingLouisiana
Roadside Geology of Maine by Dabney W. CaldwellMaine
Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. by John MeansMaryland / Delaware / Washington, D.C.
Roadside Geology of Massachusetts by James W. SkehanMassachusetts
Roadside Geology of Minnesota by Richard W. OjakangasMinnesota
Roadside Geology of Montana by David D. AltMontana
Roadside Geology of Nebraska by Jr. Harmon D. MaherNebraska
Roadside Geology of New Jersey by David P. HarperNew Jersey
Roadside Geology of New Mexico by Halka ChronicNew Mexico
Roadside Geology of New York by Bradford Van DiverNew York
Roadside Geology of Ohio by Mark J. CampOhio
Roadside Geology of Oregon by David D. AltOregon
Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania by Bradford B. Van DiverPennsylvania
Roadside Geology of South Dakota by John Paul GriesSouth Dakota
Roadside Geology of Texas by Robert A. SheldonTexas
Roadside Geology of Texas by Darwin SpearingTexas
Roadside Geology of Utah by Halka ChronicUtah
Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire by Bradford B. Van DiverVermont & New Hampshire
Roadside Geology of Virginia by Keith FryeVirginia
Roadside Geology of Washington by David D. AltWashington
Roadside Geology of Wisconsin by Robert H. Dott Jr.Wisconsin
Roadside Geology of Wyoming by David LagesonWyoming
Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia by William H. MathewsCanada

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Series description

Each volume in the Roadside Geology series provides scientific information in an engaging and accessible way for anyone interested in learning more about the geology of an area. Professional geologists write and edit the Roadside Geology books for people who are not geologists but would like to learn something about the rocks and landforms around them. Each book begins with an introductory chapter that briefly reviews the rocks and landscapes of its state. The following chapters provide a detailed discussion of the state's regions and end with a series of road guides. All Roadside Geology books are in a paperback, six-by-nine format and include maps, photographs, and illustrations. (from Mountain Press website, used with permission)


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