Faculty Book: William J. Fritz

William J. Fritz and Robert C. Thomas

Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country, 2nd ed.
(Mountain Press, 2011)

Nineteen road guides fully explore the volcanic pedigree of Yellowstone Country, with its more than ten thousand geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots, as well as cubic mile upon cubic mile of once-incendiary rhyolite. The region also contains exquisitely preserved, fifty-million-year-old petrified trees buried in conglomerate; mountain-sized blocks of rock that slid more than fifty miles in a massive debris avalanche; the glacially carved craggy peaks and U-shaped valleys of the Beartooth Mountains and Absaroka Range; and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the excavation of which is still a mystery. This completely revised second edition reexamines the region using the latest scientific thinking and now includes full-color photos, maps, and diagrams. William Fritz (Prof., Staten Island) is on the doctoral faculty in earth and environmental sciences.

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Submitted on: OCT 14, 2011

Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty Books