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Exploring the Northern Rocky Mountains

Editors: Colin A. Shaw and Basil Tikoff
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The northern Rocky Mountains encompass an array of tectonic provinces representing tectonic and magmatic events spanning more than three billion years of Earth history. This field guide presents a diverse collection of trips highlighting the rich geology of the region, from the Precambrian, through the Sevier/Laramide orogeny, to the Quaternary history of Yellowstone. This volume is an essential update to the classic field-oriented literature of the northern Rocky Mountain Region of Montana and Idaho, and will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of researchers, educators, and students interested in the dynamic geology of the northern Rockies.
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FLD037
Published:
April 30, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0037-3
Pages:
203
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Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands

Full Title: Geologic Field Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands and Great Plains: 2014 Meeting of the GSA North-Central Section
Editor: Jesse T. Korus
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Geological and human forces have created some spectacular treasures at the boundary between the Central Lowlands and the Great Plains, and three of them are explored in this guide. In northern Nebraska, the Ashfall Fossil Beds site, a world-class Lagerstätte of articulated mammal, reptile, and bird skeletons, reveals the mass death of a Miocene biotic community. Chapter 1 provides a detailed overview of the geology, paleontology, and reconstructed paleocommunity at Ashfall. The bluffs of the Missouri River in eastern Iowa contain some classic type sections of Pleistocene stratigraphic units. Chapter 2 explores the historical development of Pleistocene stratigraphy in this area and presents new data to refine understanding of the area's complex geological history. Finally, Chapter 3 presents a unique tour of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, which is clad with Indiana limestone and adorned with igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks from European and U.S. quarries. The field guide describes the historical, architectural, and geological aspects of these stones.
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FLD036
Published:
April 01, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0036-6
Pages:
63
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Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith

Full Title: Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith: Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Their Tempos
Editors: Vali Memeti, Scott R. Paterson, and Keith D. Putirka
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This comprehensive field guide takes you on a six-day, west-to-east geologic journey across the Mesozoic magmatic arc of the central Sierra Nevada in California. It contains a summary of field, structural, geochemical, and geochronologic data collected by a number of researchers on individual intrusions (Guadalupe Igneous Complex and nearby Hornitos pluton, Fine Gold Intrusive Suite, Yosemite Valley Intrusive Suite, Tuolumne Intrusive Complex). This guide also includes data on the basement terranes intruded by these intrusions, Mesozoic volcanic-sedimentary sections, and data derived of several Sierra Nevada-wide data sets (plutonic, volcanic and sedimentary geochronology, strain analyses, structures, and geochemistry). Syntheses of these data sets at the end of the guide focus on magmatic processes from the mineral to the arc scale, as well as contemporaneous tectonics, and the tempos controlling magmatism, deformation, exhumation, and erosion/redeposition in the Sierran arc.
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FLD034
Published:
March 27, 2014
ISBN Number:
9780813700342
Pages:
116 p.
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Elevating Geoscience in the Southeastern United States

Full Title: Elevating Geoscience in the Southeastern United States: New Ideas about Old Terranes–Field Guides for the GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2014
Editors: Christopher M. Bailey and Lorrie V. Coiner
Description:
This volume includes 10 field guides that explore the diverse geology of the southern and central Appalachians. These guides examine both ancient rocks and modern landscape processes, highlighting new research ideas regarding these old terranes. Three guides focus on the geology of the Appalachian Plateau and Valley and Ridge, considering topics such as the enigmatic Eocene igneous rocks, the gas-rich Marcellus and Millboro Shales, and new models for karst formation. The 2011 M5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake literally shook up our understanding of the Piedmont and two guides focus on new research in the epicentral region. Two guides take in the Paleozoic to Proterozoic geology of the Blue Ridge province. The volume is rounded out by three guides focused on Mesozoic geology, including the world-class Lagerstätte fauna in the Dan River basin, a unique uranium deposit at Coles Hill, Virginia, and the tectonics of the Scottsville Basin.
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FLD035
Published:
March 19, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0035-9
Pages:
284
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Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years

Full Title: Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region
Editors: Lon D. Abbott and Gregory S. Hancock
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The Rocky Mountain Region has been the subject of continuous, exhaustive scientific work since the first organized geologic trips to the area began in the 1860s. Despite almost 150 years of scrutiny, the region's magnificent geology continues to challenge, perplex, and astound modern geoscientists. It is a testing ground for geologists and for big geologic ideas. This volume, prepared for the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, serves both as a progress report on what we have learned over those years of study and a guide to forthcoming scientific questions about the region. The guide's fourteen chapters, which span the region's 1.7-billion-year history, give a retrospective glimpse of early geologic ideas being forged, bring the latest mapping and analytical results from classic locations, and introduce techniques that will form the bedrock of our geologic understanding in the years to come.
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FLD033
Published:
October 16, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700335
Pages:
388 p.
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A Tour of California’s Iconic Geology

Full Title: Geologic Excursions from Fresno, California, and the Central Valley: A Tour of California’s Iconic Geology
Editor: Keith Putirka
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In this volume we present seven field trip guides that span the breadth of the geology of central California. The trips are associated with the 2013 Cordilleran Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, convened in Fresno, California. These trips provide guides to some of the most remarkable of geologic localities, which are not only iconic, but form type examples of key geologic phenomena and include Yosemite National Park, the San Andreas fault, the Franciscan complex, and the Sierra Nevada Foothills near Fresno, California. The topics covered by these field trips include the nature of continental transform faults, the initiation of subduction, the origin of the Sierra Nevada batholith, the initiation of the Sierra Nevada arc, Pleistocene vertebrate fossils of the Central Valley, and debris flows triggered from burned watersheds.
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FLD032
Published:
May 07, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700328
Pages:
162
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Insights into the Michigan Basin

Full Title: Insights into the Michigan Basin: Salt Deposits, Impact Structure, Youngest Basin Bedrock, Glacial Geomorphology, Dune Complexes, and Coastal Bluff Stability
Editor: Robb Gillespie
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This volume is a compilation of field excursions offered at the 47th annual meeting of the GSA North-Central Section, held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2013. Early depositional events within the Michigan Basin are examined deep underground in the Detroit Salt Mine. Located in northwest Indiana, Kentland Quarry is the site of a Cretaceous-aged meteorite impact. This site permits surface examination of a similar impact event that occurred in now buried Ordovician-age rocks in Cass County, Michigan. The field trip near Grand Ledge, Michigan, examines Mississippian-aged fluvial deposits that have been traditionally classified as the youngest bedrock exposed in Michigan. Younger, recently identified, Pennsylvanian rocks are the subject of a core workshop at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education in Kalamazoo. Three trips showcase the surficial geology of southwest Michigan: The first trip details the glacial landforms and sedimentary features formed by the differing dynamics of the Laurentide Ice Sheet’s Michigan and Saginaw lobes. The other trips follow the eastern Lake Michigan shoreline and examine sand-dune complex development and coastal bluff stability and erosion issues.
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FLD031
Published:
April 19, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700311
Pages:
148
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Strata and Fossils of Texas

Full Title: Late Cretaceous to Quaternary Strata and Fossils of Texas: Field Excursions Celebrating 125 Years of GSA and Texas Geology, GSA South-Central Section Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2013
Editors: Brian B. Hunt and Elizabeth J. Catlos
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This volume, prepared in conjunction with the 47th Annual Meeting of the GSA South-Central Section, contains four guides that focus on sedimentology and paleontology in Texas. A theme of exploration threads its way through the trips, all of which can trace their roots to the work of early geologic explorers. One trip retraces part of the 1889 Dumble survey that explored the geology along the Colorado River between Austin and La Grange, Texas, while another takes readers to an internationally famous Quaternary vertebrate paleontology site, studied since the beginning of the twentieth century, inside Friesenhahn Cave in the central Texas Hill Country. Another guide visits Paleocene- to Eocene-age sediments derived from the Rocky Mountains and transported via rivers to the Houston Embayment, building out the continental shelf, while a fourth explores Late Cretaceous Gulf Series strata in the Dallas area.
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FLD030
Published:
March 14, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700304
Pages:
52
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From the Blue Ridge to the Coastal Plain

Full Title: From the Blue Ridge to the Coastal Plain: Field Excursions in the Southeastern United States
Editors: Martha Cary Eppes and Mervin J. Bartholomew
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Prepared in conjunction with the 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, this collection of 11 papers highlights geology from the Holocene to the Precambrian with excursions along Carolina coasts, piedmont streams and floodplains, Blue Ridge highlands, the New Madrid fault system, and more. With this guide, you can peruse through Triassic basin, Appalachian, and passive margin geology; dig up the latest on East Coast fossils; and investigate evidence of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century seismicity. Everything from old-fashioned compasses and shovels to state-of-the-art cosmogenic isotope and thermochronology techniques were employed to collect the new data presented in these guides.
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FLD029
Published:
October 26, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700298
Pages:
402
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Northern Apennines in Emilia and the Apuan Alps (Italy)

Full Title: Deformation, Fluid Flow, and Mass Transfer in the Forearc of Convergent Margins: Field Guides to the Northern Apennines in Emilia and in the Apuan Alps (Italy)
Editors: Paola Vannucchi and Donald Fisher
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The development of theories that link structure, material properties, and fluid flow to the secular variations of the seismic cycle is in its infancy. The importance of this linkage provided the motivation for a March 2012 GSA Penrose conference “Fluid Flow, Material Transfer and Deformation in the Forearcs of Convergent Margins” (Lucca, Italy, in the Northern Apennines). This volume, created for that conference, includes two field trips. One describes a two-day trip in the Ligurides and the other describes a one-day trip in the Alpi Apuane. Together, these field trips address convergent margin processes at a variety of depths within the subduction system.
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FLD028
Published:
August 20, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700281
Pages:
48
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Tanafjord-Varangerfjord Area, Finnmark, North Norway

Full Title: Neoproterozoic Glacial and Associated Facies in the Tanafjord-Varangerfjord Area, Finnmark, North Norway
By: A.H.N. Rice, Marc B. Edwards, and T.A. Hansen
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The Neoproterozoic glacial deposits of north Norway (snowball Earth Marinoan-aged Smalfjord and the younger Gaskiers-aged Mortensnes Formations) are superbly documented and illustrated in this comprehensive eight-day field guide. Lodgement, banded, deformation, flow, and melt-out diamictites derived from gneissic, clastic, and dolomitic sources are described, as well as glaciomarine, proglacial, and fluvioglacial sediments. Outcrops showing glaciotectonic folds, faults, flanking structures, shear-sense criteria (sigma-clasts), fluidized sediments, pro- and subglacial channels, iceberg dump structures, ghost clasts, dropstones, ice-crystal molds, and a ?kettle hole are included. The classic glacial striations at Oaibaccanjar'ga are described in detail. Marinoan cap dolostones overlying the Smalford Formation are included. In comparison to other Neoproterozoic glacial successions, this area is easily accessible by airplane and/or car, and most outcrops occur along the roadside or can be easily reached by small boat. This volume includes information about accommodations and small boat rental, and a fascinating summary of the natural and local history.
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FLD026
Published:
April 30, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700267
Pages:
84
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Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky

Full Title: On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment: Geological Field Trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section Meeting, Dayton, Ohio, 2012
Editors: Michael R. Sandy and Daniel Goldman
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This volume, produced in conjunction with the GSA North-Central Section Meeting held in Dayton, Ohio, April 2012, has a mix of papers, ranging from stratigraphy, paleontology, and hydrogeology, to geomorphology, drainage basins, and building stones. The geographic spread of the chapters focuses mainly on an area bounded by those counties adjacent to Montgomery County, but also extends beyond-from Paulding County in the north to Georgetown, Kentucky, in the south. Topics include the Silurian stratigraphy of southwestern Ohio, drainage basins of the Mad River and Little Miami River, the relationship between geology and groundwater of the Inner Bluegrass Region, Kentucky (and its connection to the distilling and aging of bourbon), and the building stones of Dayton, as well as an introduction to the geology of the Dayton area.
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FLD027
Published:
April 06, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700274
Pages:
130
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The Southern Cordillera and Beyond

Editors: Jose Jorge Aranda-Gomez, Gustavo Tolson, and Roberto S. Molina-Garza
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Prepared in conjunction with the 2012 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Querétaro, Mexico, this volume's eight field guides showcase three aspects of the geology of the southern end of the North America cordillera: Mid-Tertiary and Quaternary volcanology, environmental geology, and Mesozoic tectonics. Field Guide 25 explores the Cenozoic stratigraphy of Sierra de Guanajuato, one of the most important Mexican mining districts, and addresses a controversial topic, the accretion of the Guerrero terrane and its possible role in the Late Cretaceous–Early Tertiary orogeny. Three guides related to the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, an active magmatic arc related to subduction of the Rivera and Cocos plates, include new data about the recent volcanic history, physical volcanology, and volcanic hazards in Mexico's most densely populated area. Bringing the geosciences into societal problems, one guide presents data on ground deformation related to water extraction in urbanized areas of the Mexico City basin, and another explores the ghost town of the Mineral de Pozos mining district and the effect of mine tailings on groundwater.
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Published:
March 13, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700250
Pages:
193
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The Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America

Full Title: Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America
Editors: James D. Miller, George J. Hudak, Chad Wittkop, and Patrick I. McLaughlin
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This volume of 25 field guides plus one paper on field instruction was prepared in conjunction with the 2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The diverse slate of field trips spans a geologically broad range of topics, including the Precambrian geology of the southern Canadian Shield; the economic geology of the Lake Superior region; Phanerozoic strata in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota; glacial geology; hydrogeology and limnology; undergraduate and K–12 geoscience field education; archaeological investigations in the upper Mississippi River valley; and geology by bicycle.
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FLD024
Published:
September 15, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700243
Pages:
544
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Field Guide to Samos and the Menderes Massif

Full Title: Field Guide to Samos and the Menderes Massif: Along-Strike Variations in the Mediterranean Tethyan Orogen
Editors: Klaus Gessner, Uwe Ring, and Talip Güngör
Description:
This field-trip guide explores the tectonics of Samos and the Menderes Massif, two fascinating areas within the eastern Mediterranean section of the Tethyan orogen. The guide includes detailed outcrop descriptions, maps, and diagrams to explore along-strike variations in the Hellenide-Anatolide orogen, including the architecture of the Early Tertiary Alpine nappe stack and its strong Miocene extensional overprint. The suggested itinerary is based on the 2010 Geological Society of America Field Forum: “Significance of Along-Strike Variations for the 3-D Architecture of Orogens: The Hellenides and Anatolides in the Eastern Mediterranean.” The outcrop descriptions begin with Day 1 in Samos, where, atypically for the N-S stretched Aegean region, Miocene extension is E-W. The focus of Day 2 is on high-pressure assemblages in northern Samos. The following three days explore the Anatolide Belt in western Turkey, where the Menderes nappes—also known as the Menderes Massif—form the tectonic footwall below the Cycladic Blueschist Unit.
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September 01, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700236
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Geological Field Trips in Central Western Europe

Full Title: Geological Field Trips in Central Western Europe: Fragile Earth International Conference, Munich, September 2011
Editors: Sara Carena, Anke M. Friedrich and Bernd Lammerer
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The field trips described in this volume were organized in conjunction with the “Fragile Earth” international conference of 4-7 September 2011, in Munich, Germany. The conference was jointly organized by the Geological Society of America and the German Geological Societies (Geologische Vereinigung and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften), and it was hosted by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Munich. This series of field trips examines the records and recording tools of geological processes, from plate motions, to deep crustal structure and deformation, to near-surface processes and interactions between the Earth’s surface and climate. Three chapters focus on observatories and communicating geosciences to the public through geoparks, while four other papers loosely define a north-south geological cross section through the eastern Alps of Germany and Austria and its foreland basin.
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FLD022
Published:
July 01, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700229
Pages:
125
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Geologic Field Trips to the Basin and Range

Full Title: Geologic Field Trips to the Basin and Range, Rocky Mountains, Snake River Plain, and Terranes of the U.S. Cordillera
Editors: Jeffrey Lee and James P. Evans
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The combination of a long geologic record and stunning scenery has attracted geologists to the Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran regions for two centuries. Past and ongoing geologic research in this region has resulted in a wealth of significant observations and paradigm shifts in interpretations. This field guide, compiled for the 2011 joint meeting of the GSA Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran Sections, provides a small and succulent appetizer to the full menu of remarkable geology of the Rocky Mountain and Cordillera regions. Field trips presented in this volume span geologic topics from Neoproterozoic deposits, late Paleozoic–early Mesozoic terrane accretion, Eocene mammals and climate, Eocene to middle Miocene extension, late Miocene and younger basin and river system evolution, and Pleistocene glaciers and pluvial lakes.
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May 01, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700212
Pages:
222
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From the Shield to the Sea

Full Title: From the Shield to the Sea: Geological Field Trips from the 2011 Joint Meeting of the GSA Northeastern and North-Central Sections
Editors: Richard M. Ruffolo and Charles N. Ciampaglio
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This volume features field guides and descriptions of eight of the geological field trips offered during the Joint Meeting of the Geological Society of America Northeastern and North-Central Sections held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in March 2011. From glaciers to gristmills, shales to slides, these timely and topical trips highlight the region’s geology from eastern Ohio to the Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge and show how it has shaped the region—topographically, structurally, historically, industrially, and evolutionarily.
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Published:
March 15, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700205
Pages:
186
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The Sognefjord Transect, Caledonian Orogen

Full Title: Structural Geology and Tectonic Evolution of the Sognefjord Transect, Caledonian Orogen, Southern Norway—A Field Trip Guide
Authors: Alan Geoffrey Milnes and Fernando Corfu
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The Sognefjord transect through the Lower to Middle Paleozoic Caledonian orogenic belt in southern Norway provides a superb and exceptionally well-documented example of late collisional, Alpine-type tectonics. Logistically, the transect is ideal for field trips: It is easily accessible and well exposed; the scenery is breathtaking; and campsites, small pensions, and hotels are dotted along the route. Scientifically, it is one of the most spectacular orogenic cross sections in the world, exposing megastructures for hands-on study (e.g., Jotun nappe, with a demonstrable displacement of 200–300 km; Nordfjord-Sogn Shear Zone, with up to 50 km of normal displacement), as well as a collapsed, eclogitic orogenic root. This Field Guide is the first synthesis of the region to include detailed locality descriptions.
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FLD019
Published:
March 01, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813700199
Pages:
75
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Through the Generations

Full Title: Through the Generations: Geologic and Anthropogenic Field Excursions in the Rocky Mountains from Modern to Ancient
Editors: Lisa A. Morgan and Steven L. Quane
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The tradition of Rocky Mountain geology remains strong at all scales, spatially and temporally. This volume fosters that tradition with its collection of peer-reviewed papers associated with the 2010 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Spatially, this volume discusses theories of continental mountain building events in tandem with microscopic observations and parts per billion trace element concentrations. Temporally, the volume covers geologic history from the Precambrian to modern issues of climate change and energy, groundwater contamination, geologic hazards, and landscape evolution. Many of the trips propose new interpretations of famous geologic ideas and environs such as Laramide deformation, the Colorado Mineral Belt, the Lewis and Clark Line, the Chalk Cliffs, and Garden of the Gods.
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FLD018
Published:
October 01, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780813700182
Pages:
240
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Geological Field Excursions in the Ozark Mountains

Full Title: From Precambrian Rift Volcanoes to the Mississippian Shelf Margin: Geological Field Excursions in the Ozark Mountains
Editors: Kevin R. Evans and James S. Aber


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Despite a long history of geologic investigations in the Ozarks, new studies and analyses continue to elucidate our understanding of the complex interconnection between the basement, extensive carbonate platforms, structural overprinting, mineralization, karstification, and hydrology. This guidebook volume highlights a few of these aspects as well as the connection to culture, history, and economic development of the Ozarks region.
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Published:
April 02, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780813700175
Pages:
158
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The Mid-Atlantic Shore to the Appalachian Highlands

Full Title: The Mid-Atlantic Shore to the Appalachian Highlands: Field Trip Guidebook for the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Northeastern and Southeastern GSA Sections
Editors: Gary M. Fleeger and Steven J. Whitmeyer


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This guidebook features field trips offered during the joint meeting of GSA’s Northeastern and Southeastern Sections held in Baltimore, Maryland, in March 2010. Chapters in this guide reflect the meeting’s theme (“Linking North and South: Exploring the Connections between Continent and Sea”) in that they span the lowlands of eastern Pennsylvania to the highlands of northeastern West Virginia. Four physiographic provinces are covered: Piedmont (Piedmont Upland and Gettysburg-Newark Lowland Sections), Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau. The geologic foci are likewise variable, ranging from Precambrian basement rocks to Pleistocene sediments.
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February 25, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780813700168
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125
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Volcanoes to Vineyards

Full Title: Volcanoes to Vineyards: Geologic Field Trips through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest
Editors: Jim O'Connor, Rebecca Dorsey, and Ian Madin


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This volume contains guides for 33 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region’s geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest—insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence (or perhaps sip it from a glass of Pinot!) as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world.

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November 01, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813700151
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874
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Field Trip Guides to the Backbone of the Americas

Full Title: Field Trip Guides to the Backbone of the Americas in the Southern and Central Andes: Ridge Collision, Shallow Subduction, and Plateau Uplift
Editors: Suzanne Mahlburg Kay and Víctor A. Ramos
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The geologic field guides in this volume to the Andes of Argentina and Chile were written for the five field trips accompanying the 2006 Backbone of the Americas conference in Mendoza, Argentina, which was sponsored by the Geological Society of America and the Asociación Geológica Argentina. The meeting was organized around three processes influential in the evolution of the western margin and cordilleras of the Americas—ridge collision, shallowing and steepening subduction zones, and plateau and orogenic uplift. Designed for use in the office or the field, the field guides are to regions that highlight these themes and present up-to-date overviews with references. The trip in chapter 1 to southern Patagonia highlights the ridge-trench collision theme; the next three to different regions of the south-central Andes examine temporal and spatial issues related to shallowing subduction; and the trip in the last chapter to the central Andean Puna plateau highlights plateau uplift in the context of steepening subduction and lithospheric delamination.
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November 01, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813700137
Pages:
181
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From the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin

Full Title: From the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin: Geological Field Excursions along the Ohio River Valley
Editors: Anton H. Maria and Ronald C. Counts


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This guidebook complements the field trips offered during the 42nd Annual Meeting of the GSA North-Central Section, held in Evansville, Indiana. Topics include analysis and correlation of Silurian depositional sequences across the Cincinnati Arch in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana; conodonts and Pennsylvanian stratigraphy in southwestern Indiana; relationships between tectonism, igneous activity, and fluorite mineralization within the Illinois-Kentucky Fluorite District; characteristics and origin of the highly eroded Pennsylvanian sandstones at the Garden of the Gods in Illinois; use of filled-fracture features as indicators of seismicity within the lower Wabash and Ohio River valleys; and hydrogeology of an abandoned mine site in Indiana, with applications to planning for disposal of coal-combustion products. Two chapters focus on the history of New Harmony, Indiana, which served as headquarters for the pioneering naturalists who worked to characterize and map this country’s interior. Another chapter relates the history of Evansville to the availability and use of geologic materials, with discussions on the characteristics and origins of building stones, building techniques, and architectural styles. References to mining history, with respect to building stone, coal, and fluorite, are made throughout.
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FLD012
Published:
October 01, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813700120
Pages:
180
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Guide to Selected Areas of Arizona, California, Nevada

Full Title: Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada
Editors: Ernest M. Duebendorfer and Eugene I. Smith


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This guidebook, prepared in conjunction with the 2008 joint meeting of the GSA Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Sections, contains background information and road logs for eleven field trips in Nevada, Arizona, and California. Southern Nevada and adjoining areas contain a rich geologic history spanning the interval from the Paleoproterozoic to the present. Las Vegas lies at or near several critical geological junctures and localities including the structural boundary between the Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range, the physiographic boundary between the Great Basin and the southern Basin and Range, the eastern margin of the Sevier fold-and-thrust belt, the tectonically active Death Valley area, tilted and faulted volcanic-plutonic systems exposing the upper part of the crust, and the enigmatic “amagmatic zone.” With guides in this volume spanning the geologic record from the Ediacaran (late Neoproterozoic) to the Holocene, covering ground from the middle crust to the surface, and looking at topics from tectonics to paleontology, volcanism to glaciation, this volume offers something for everyone.
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Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs

Full Title: Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs: Geological Field Trips
Editor: Robert G. Raynolds
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Prepared following the 2007 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, these 15 guides illustrate the latest geological and archeological thinking on a variety of current research themes. Regional-scale topics include landscape responses to dynamic processes of volcanism and uplift in Yellowstone and western Colorado, geomorphic evolution along the Front Range of Colorado and on the High Plains of South Dakota, and geoarchaeological research in central Colorado and western Nebraska. A series of papers illustrates tectonic and stratigraphic processes through time and space, with discussions of Precambrian structures in western Colorado, Jurassic deposition in south-central Colorado, and near-shore stratigraphic patterns in the Cretaceous strata of the Book Cliffs. One paper reviews potential seismic signatures in Cretaceous and Early Tertiary strata in northern Wyoming and Montana, and another discusses patterns of extension in southern Nevada and adjacent portions of California. Other topics in this well-rounded volume include the history of volcanism and gold mineralization at Cripple Creek, development of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin, and a long-lived subsurface coal fire in western Colorado. Follow in the footsteps of these field trips, and see for yourself the patterns and evidence discussed.
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July 31, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813700106
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310
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Floods, Faults, and Fire

Full Title: Floods, Faults, and Fire: Geological Field Trips in Washington State and Southwest British Columbia
Editors: Pete Stelling and David S. Tucker


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The ten geological field guides presented in this volume explore key areas of the geologist’s Paradise that is Washington State and British Columbia. These trips investigate a wide variety of geologic and geographic terrains, from the dry steppe of the channeled scablands and Columbia River basalt group to the east, across the glaciated and forested Cascade arc and Coast Mountains, to the geologically complex islands in the west. This guidebook may be unique in that four of the trips utilize boats to reach remote field areas and are therefore rarely visited by geologists. Although the these trips were guided during the 2007 GSA Cordilleran Section meeting, the guides were written to ensure that people can easily guide their own trips. The result provides an excellent source of exciting, thought-provoking geologic adventures for years to come.
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November 01, 2007
ISBN Number:
9780813700090
Pages:
256
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Field Trips in the Middle Atlantic States

Full Title: Excursions in Geology and History: Field Trips in the Middle Atlantic States
Editors: Frank J. Pazzaglia


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The 2006 GSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia provided a unique venue for the geologic and historic exploration of the Middle Atlantic States. Excursions into Geology and History is a collection of 13 papers and accompanying field guides that explores topics ranging from fossil plants of the Pennsylvania Anthracite basins, to the use of slate as a building stone, to the structural geology of Appalachian orogen transects, to coal basin mine fires, to the geological influences on the outcome of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, America’s most hallowed ground. The book will prove to be a valuable educational resource for geologists and historians alike.
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October 06, 2006
ISBN Number:
9780813700083
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1906 San Francisco Earthquake Centennial Field Guides

Editors: Carol S. Prentice, Judith G. Scotchmoor, Eldridge M. Moores, and Jon P. Kiland


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Field trips associated with the 100th Anniversary Conference, 18 23 April 2006, San Francisco, California.

The twenty field trip guides in this volume represent the work of earthquake professionals from the earth science, engineering, and emergency management communities. The guides were developed to cross the boundaries between these professions, and thus reflect this diversity: trips herein focus on the built environment, the effects of the 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas fault, and other active faults in northern California. Originally developed in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference held in San Francisco, California, in April 2006, this book is meant to stand the test of time and prove useful to a wide audience for general interest reading, group trips, or self-guided tours.

2007 recipient of the Geoscience Information Society's "Best Guidebook Award"

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May 01, 2006
ISBN Number:
0-8137-0007-8
Pages:
416
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Interior Western United States

Editors: Joel L. Pederson and Carol M. Dehler


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The GSA Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City provided a large and diverse terrain for field trips—from the Basin and Range to the Rocky Mountains, from the Snake River Plain, across the Colorado Plateau, to the Mojave Desert. This volume contains 22 field trip articles, nearly all of those run at the 2005 meeting. All combine the latest research with useful road logs to spectacular and often classic geologic settings. The regional tour has a core of structure and stratigraphy-paleontology contributions, and is rounded off with volcanic, glacial, lacustrine, fluvial geomorphology, neotectonic, geologic hazard, and geoarchaeology articles.
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October 05, 2005
ISBN Number:
081370006X
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524
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Field Trips in the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA

Editors: Eric P. Nelson and Eric A. Erslev


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The theme of the 2004 GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, “Geoscience in a Changing World,” covers both new and traditional areas of the earth sciences. The Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains preserve an outstanding record of geological processes from Precambrian through Quaternary times, and thus serve as excellent educational exhibits for the meeting. With energy and mineral resources, geological hazards, water issues, geoarchaeological sites, and famous dinosaur fossil sites, the Front Range and adjacent High Plains region provide ample opportunities for field trips focusing on our changing world. The chapters in this field guide all contain technical content as well as a field trip log describing field trip routes and stops. Of the 25 field trips offered at the Meeting, 14 are described in this guidebook, covering a wide variety of geoscience disciplines, with chapters on tectonics (Precambrian and Laramide), stratigraphy and paleoenvironments (e.g., early Paleozoic environments, Jurassic eolian environments, the K-T boundary, the famous Oligocene Florissant fossil beds), economic deposits (coal and molybdenum), geological hazards, and geoarchaeology.
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June 01, 2004
ISBN Number:
0-8137-0005-1
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242
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Western Cordillera and Adjacent Areas

Editors: Terry W. Swanson


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This volume includes guides for 15 of the field trips held in conjunction with the 2003 GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle. Topics covered include Glacial Lake Missoula and the Clark Fork Ice Dam; the Sauk Sequence in western Utah; the geology of wine in Washington state; the Columbia River basalt and Yakima Fold Belt; Alpine glaciation of the North Cascades; and recent geoarchaeological discoveries in central Washington. Quaternary geology of Seattle, engineering geology in the central Columbia Valley, and the tephrostratigraphy and paleogeography of southern Puget Sound also are covered, as are trips to central Cascade Range and the White River.
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FLD004
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June 01, 2003
ISBN Number:
0813700043
Pages:
284
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Quaternary Geology of the United States

Full Title: Quaternary Geology of the United States - INQUA 2003 Field Guide
Editors: Don. J. Easterbrook


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Much of the landscape in the United States was shaped by climatic events during the Quaternary, especially the erosion and deposition in the Pleistocene. The wealth of Quaternary features found in the U.S. includes continental ice sheet glaciation, alpine glaciation, marine shorelines, marine deposits, faulting, tectonic uplift, effects of isostatic rebound, pluvial lakes, large scale eolian deposits, the world’s largest geothermal area, and much more.

This volume contains field guides for 17 field excursions in the U.S. It consists of contributions from 97 authors across the country from Alaska and the west coast to New England, including much new, previously unpublished information. Each field guide includes specific sites with interpretations of the features to be seen and discussions of critical issues.

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March 20, 2003
ISBN Number:
0-9459-20-504-6
Pages:
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Science at the Highest Level

Editor: David R. Lageson


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These guides from the 2002 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, are open access at www.gsapubs.org.
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November 01, 2002
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117
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2000 IGC Field Trip Guide CD-ROM

Tectonic Evolution of South America
Editors: U.G. Cordani, E.J., Milani, A. Thomaz Filho, and D.A. Campos
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This CD contains 27 papers from field excursions held in conjunction with the 31st International Geological Congress (IGC), Rio de Janeiro, 6-17 August 2000. Covering mainly the two tectonic domains of the South American continent, the Andean Cordillera and the South American Platform, articles are divided into Pre, During, and Post-Congress field trips. Pre-Congress trips embody studies in the Parana Basin (southern Brazil); trips during the Congress relate to geological sites located not too far from the city of Rio de Janeiro; post-Congress trips focus on several economic geology themes.

High-quality material and the scientific level of these guidebooks, offered together in one complete CD-Rom, make this a valuable and economical addition to any geoscience collection.

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FLDIGC01
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December 01, 2000
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Great Basin and Sierra Nevada

Editors: David R. Lageson, Stephen G. Peters, and Mary M. Lahren


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Great Basin and Sierra Nevada, the second volume of the Geological Society of America Field Guide Series, focuses on the dynamic and spectacular geology of this region, providing the inspiring backdrop for the 2000 GSA Annual Meeting in Reno. This volume gives complete coverage of field trips held in conjunction with that meeting, and contains 20 chapters organized into three sections. The first section consists of 16 chapters arranged in geochronological order, beginning with the active tectonics of Lake Tahoe and the historical surface faulting and paleoseismicity of the central Nevada seismic belt, and ending with the Neoproterozoic glacial record of Death Valley. In between are chapters dealing with Basin and Range extension, Eocene magmatism, Mesozoic plutonism in the Sierra Nevada, Paleozoic subduction, and Ordovician stratigraphy, to name a few. The second section covers the geology of the Nevada Test Site and the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The last section is an invited field guide from the 1999 GSA Cordilleran Section meeting that covers the wines and geology of Napa Valley, California. Overall, Great Basin and Sierra Nevada is a comprehensive compilation of new and exciting research on this amazingly diverse region, with well-crafted guides to field localities of special interest. Full-color plates in some chapters make this guide an especially appealing and useful volume.
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June 01, 2000
ISBN Number:
0813700027
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430
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Colorado and Adjacent Areas

Editors: David R. Lageson, Alan P. Lester, and Bruce D. Trudgill


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This first volume in the series includes trips held in conjunction with the 1999 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, with more than 12 GSA-sponsored field trip guides presented in one volume. This year, the GSA Field Guide exposes readers to the beauty and diversity of the Colorado region, including trips focusing on sedimentology, hydrogeology, coal areas, tectonics, and other disciplines.
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FLD001
Published:
June 01, 1999
ISBN Number:
0813700019
Pages:
200
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 6 - Southeastern Section

Editor: Thornton L. Neathery


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
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DNAGCFG6
Published:
September 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5406-2
Pages:
477
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 5 - Northeastern Section

Editor: David C. Roy


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Vermont; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; eastern Ontario; and Quebec.
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DNAGCFG5
Published:
August 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5405-4
Pages:
517
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 4 - South-Central Section

Editor: O.T. Hayward


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Product Code:
DNAGCFG4
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July 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5404-6
Pages:
475
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 3 - North-Central Section

Editor: Donald L. Biggs


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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DNAGCFG3
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June 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5403-8
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448
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 2 - Rocky Mountain Section

Editor: Stanley S. Beus


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in northern Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Alberta.
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DNAGCFG2
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May 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5402-X
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475
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DNAG Centennial Field Guide 1 - Cordilleran Section

Editor: Mason L. Hill


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One hundred field guides, with area maps, to locations in Alaska, southern Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Product Code:
DNAGCFG1
Published:
April 01, 1987
ISBN Number:
0-8137-5401-1
Pages:
490
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