Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District

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Citation

Dutton, Clarence E , “Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed April 16, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/207.

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Title

Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District

Description

When Dutton published this book, geology was an infant science and Arizona was still a territory, but his study and story of the many eroded layers of sedimentary rock of the Grand Canyon and southern Colorado Basin Plateau are a durable blend of clear science, lofty prose, and landscape art. Dutton’s awe for the beauty and mystery of the colorful sandstones, limestones, and shales deposited during the Tertiary period helped form how modern visitors see beauty in bare Grand Canyon rock as he describes and explains, marvels at and extols the landscape.
--Bill Broyles.

Creator

Dutton, Clarence E

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office (atlas printed by Julius Bien & Company), 1882.

Date

1882

Format

xiv, 264 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

G9791 D981 v. 1 Sp Coll; Atlas: G1497.C6 D9 1882 Sp Coll oversize