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Kansas Geology : An Introduction to Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils (Paperback)

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What are the state's outstanding landforms, and where are they found?How were Kansas rocks and minerals formed? Why is Kansas world famous among fossil collectors? How does one "read the rocks" to find evidence of ancient oceans, earthquakes, and even volcanoes in Kansas? Learn all that and much more in this new edition of a classic work designed for both general readers and geologists.

"Would you believe that sharks once swam in the middle of the North American continent? Or that flying reptiles with a wingspan of 20 feet existed, not only in the movies, but actually? These are just two fossils represented among the many illustrations in this interesting and informative book."---Coffeyville Journal

"Intended for readers with little or no background in earth science, this volume provides many of the clues by which geologists have been able to unravel nearly a half-billion years of the state's prehistory."---Great Plains Quarterly

"A richly illustrated and interesting introduction to Kansas geology."---Earth Science

"Presents a vivid history of the creatures who lived millions of years ago and describes how both the animals and the landscape evolved."---American West

"Might just be a vacation traveler's survival guide."---Manhattan Mercury


Publisher Univ Pr of Kansas
Mfg Part# 9780700617265
SKU 212965193
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0700617264
Release Date 4/5/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0227
Publisher University Press of Kansas
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