Colorado Geology Underfoot with Lon Abbott & Terri Cook

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The epic, 1,800-million-year geologic story behind Colorado’s amazing landscape is awe inspiring. This book narrates the tale from the Front Range’s humble beginnings as a flat, nondescript seafloor to towering mountain ranges. You’ll meet the apatosaur and other dinosaurs who roamed the floodplains and beaches that once covered the Front Range; look for diamonds in rare, out-of-the-way volcanic pipes; learn how America’s mountain, Pikes Peak, developed from molten magma miles below the surface only to become an important visual landmark; and walk the Gangplank, a singularly important plateau for both 19th-century westward expansion and our understanding of the Front Range’s most recent exhumation.