“I particularly recommend it to novices and dilettantes …wishing to understand southern Utah geology. I picked up this book and could hardly put it down until I had read every word. The book was easy to read and combined technical knowledge with general information.”—Western North American Naturalist
“It is literate and well illustrated with color photographs and explanatory maps and geologic diagrams. Technical language is kept to a minimum…. Professional geologists will appreciate the comprehensive descriptions and the up-to-date mainstream explanations and discussions. Fillmore’s book is the best available guide to the region.”—Journal of Geoscience Education
“Unlike most popular guidebooks, [this book] doesn’t just focus on famous landmarks. Fillmore encourages exploration by devoting the first half of the book to a description of Utah’s general geologic setting, giving readers the background they need to understand the geology along any canyon hike or plateau bike ride. Less adventurous folks will appreciate the book’s second section, which points out features along popular roads in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.”—High Country News
“I’ve read almost all Utah geology books aimed at the general reader, and this recent book by Robert Fillmore is the best so far.”—Redrock Wilderness
Robert Fillmore is professor of geology at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison. His articles, abstracts, and chapters have appeared in many journals and books.
We toured the "red rock" parks of southern and western Utah this summer. I needed and wanted to understand how these layered and wonderfully colored rocks came to be in the... Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by C Larsen
Fascinating and authoritative. And small enough that you can lug it around in a pack or keep it in the glove compartment. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by Theseus