The Colorado Plateau is one of the world's great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau's rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. It is a ground-breaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you've never seen it before. More than 70 state-of-the-art paleographic maps of the region and the world, plus more than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams and illustrations. Presents detailed yet accessible text about the geology of the plateau in a way that nongeologists can appreciate. Softcover, 156 pages. 9" x 12".