Qty:1
  • List Price: $21.95
  • Save: $4.39 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Geology of the Parks ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: This book has already been well loved by someone else and that love shows. It MIGHT have highlighting, underlining, be missing a dust jacket, or SLIGHT water damage, but over-all itâ€TMs still a good book at a great price! (if it is supposed to contain a CD or access code, that may be missing)
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The Geology of the Parks Monuments & Wildlands of Southern Utah Paperback – April 6, 2000


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.56
$13.54 $3.95

Visit America's National Parks
Plan your next vacation with these popular Fodor's guides. Learn more
$17.56 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Geology of the Parks Monuments & Wildlands of Southern Utah + Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah
Price for both: $33.13

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

“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

About the Author

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.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press (April 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874806526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874806526
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #690,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Perreault on August 27, 2001
Format: Paperback
fillmore spends the first 2/3's of the book discussing, via geologic time periods, the formations laid down in so. utah, and the conditions which created the formations - it is wonderfully written for the layperson to the non-professional but very interested geologist - the final third is dedicated to describing roadside geology starting from east of capital reef and traveling to just west of zion - overall an excellent book and definitely worth the read for anyone interested in understanding more about the beautiful areas that are so. utah
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Dorion on October 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
Being a Geology major learning under Professor Fillmore, his book helped me many times in my research. Not only does he do a great job describing the geology of southern Utah, but his enthusiasm for the area shines through in his writing. Fillmore also has a knack describing very technical processes in ways which anyone can understand.
The first chapter in his book consists of basic principles of geology. This covers most of the forces behind the deposition of the various formations in Utah. These include the geologic rock cycle, basic igneous and sedimentary classifications, rock deformation, monoclines/anticlines/synclines, and the geologic time scale.
The second part consists of a chronological description of the geology of southern Utah, starting from the Pennsylvanian (about 12,500 million years ago) and running all the way to the Quaternary (present). This is the part which comes in really useful for research, because not only does Fillmore write in very easy to understand language, but he also cites all of his sources, mostly from scientific papers, in an easy to look up GSA format.
The third part comes in handy for the tourist and fossil hounds out there! Once you are familiar with the geology of Southern Utah, Fillmore takes you through a mile-by-mile tour, pointing out various rock outcrops and explaining what caused them to form. This is a wealth of knowledge which can make any drive through southern utah an educational experience for the whole family.
This book is a must have for anyone wanting to know about the geology of southern Utah. The material within is very well researched by a college professor of geology, who has a love for the area he is writing about.
---
Christoph
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By alison mayes on April 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
Robert Fillmore is most gifted in his abilites to cogently describe the unique geology that yields this region's unsurmounted depth and beauty.
No one, geologist or casual traveller, should enter Utah without this compelling guide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Yuan on November 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book and another one written by the same author. The title of the other book is :Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado [Paperback].

The latter was published in 2010 and its content is thoroughly revised from the earlier version. So if you'd like to get a clear picture on the geological evolution of the area, buy the new version.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Geology of the Parks Monuments & Wildlands of Southern Utah
This item: The Geology of the Parks Monuments & Wildlands of Southern Utah
Price: $21.95 $17.56
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?