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Product Details

  • Series: Geology Underfoot
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company; First edition (April 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878425764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878425761
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Growing up in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Marc Hendrix developed an early love of geology while working as a field assistant for his father, Sherman, a biology professor at Gettysburg College. Marc received a bachelor s degree in geology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, a master s degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD in applied earth sciences from Stanford University. He joined the faculty at the University of Montana in 1994, where he has developed a field-based research program focused on the geology of the northern Rocky Mountains, including Yellowstone Country.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Brad Allen on August 7, 2011
Format: Paperback
The interpretive signs in a national park are for everybody. But what if you aren't "everybody"? What if you love science, are really curious, want to know a bit more. What if you are the kind of person who reads every display in the visitors center and are still pretty sure that what they described wouldn't cause Old Faithful? If you are in Yellowstone, Marc Hendrix's book is definitely the right book for you.

Organized into what he calls "vignettes" each chapter takes on a different subject. He covers geysers, calderas, hot spots, fossil forests, fossil sea life, debris flows, and the rest of what matters for Yellowstone geology. A convenient map at the beginning (which, yes, shows Norris in the wrong place and leaves out Canyon) arranges these vignettes so you can read them as you visit the sites. While spending a few days in the park, I took 30-60 minutes each morning to read the chapters for the areas I was going to visit. When I got there, I had a much better understanding of what I was looking at and had a better "context" for the geological story.

This book is scientific but not overly technical (BTW: I'm an engineer). Each chapter gives plenty of insight without out being overdrawn. Each vignette is somewhere between a visitor's center display (too little) and a Scientific American Article (a little too much). It fits nicely in the park and the Yellowstone experience for the curious tourist. How do you know if this book is for you? If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, it is for you:
- do you need to know that a geyser requires a constriction and for the water to "flash" as it rises?
- are you curious how fast the hot spot is moving?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Nielsen on August 26, 2012
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This is probably the best "geology for non-geologists" book I've read. I regularly do road trips around the West, and I try to read books about the geology I drive through. Earlier this month, I visited Yellowstone and picked up this book in the Park. This book will definitely guide my next trip to Yellowstone. The best part of this book is that the author ties information about geological developments to specific places you can visit and see. Instead of traditional chapters, the author has 20 "vignettes", each built around 3-4 road stops in and around the Park. He includes photographs and diagrams and explains what happened to create what you see at the stops. The vignettes are in chronological order from Precambrian basement rocks to the Hebgen Lake earthquake in 1959. You will find this book helpful if you just want to better understand how the Rocky Mountain West got to be the way it is. But if you're heading to or have been in Yellowstone, you will especially appreciate this book! (I paired this with the National Geographic map of Yellowstone so I'd have a larger map of the area to follow along with.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geordi's Mother on July 29, 2012
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I love this book - it has everything I wanted in a book to take with me to Yellowstone.
Particularly loved the maps and graphics.
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It’s hard to write geology for people like me who don’t know their Ordovician from their Pennsylvanian. Hendrix succeeds by telling the story like a real field geologist. Follow his directions to specific locations and he will walk you through each layer, unconformity and rock.

I found the most dramatic geology lent itself to the most interesting chapters; sedimentation and the like just doesn't excite. Still, I've seen other field guides to Yellowstone, and this is the one I recommend.
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After returning from a trip to Yellowstone, I had regrets about not having knowledge of the impressive geological features of the park. Reviews of this book stated that it was informative, but not too technical, and was written in a literary style. These reviewers were right, although I still did struggle a bit with some sections. Before my next visit to Yellowstone, I will reread this book and then take it with me as a reference source.
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