9780878422197

Roadside Geology of Idaho

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  • ISBN13:

    9780878422197

  • ISBN10:

    0878422196

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-08-01
  • Publisher: Mountain Pr
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Summary

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Idaho's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understand

Table of Contents

The Big Picture
1(47)
Continental Crust, Oceanic Crust
1(3)
The Mantle
4(1)
Plate Tectonics
4(6)
Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
5(1)
Oceanic Ridges---Separating Plates
6(1)
Oceanic Trenches---Colliding Plates
7(2)
Transform Faults---Sliding Plates
9(1)
Ancient History of Idaho
10(19)
Antique Seimentary Formations
10(3)
The Great Precambrian Continental Rift
13(2)
Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations
15(1)
The Phantom Antler Mountains
15(1)
Mesozoic Sedimentary Formations
16(1)
The Big Plate Collision
16(2)
The Kootenay Arc
18(1)
The Early Western Welt
18(1)
The Overthrust Belt
19(1)
The Western Mylonite
20(1)
Islands that Came into Port
21(1)
The Trench Jumps West---Twice
22(1)
Is Something Important Missing?
23(1)
Eocene Complications
24(1)
Western Cascades, Columbia Plateau, High Cascades
25(2)
Basin and Range
27(1)
The Snake River Plain
28(1)
A Conspiracy of Events
29(8)
The Deccan Connection
29(2)
The Terminal Cretaceous Calamity
31(2)
Columbia Plateau, Snake River Plain, Basin and Range
33(3)
What if It Hadn't Happened?
36(1)
Questions Waiting for Answers
37(1)
The Changing Climates of Tertiary Time
37(11)
The Excessively Mild Weather of Early Tertiary Time
38(1)
The First Long Dry Spell
38(1)
Tropical Idaho
39(2)
Pliocene Sediment
41(1)
Ice Age Glaciation
42(2)
The Modern Streams Begin to Flow
44(4)
The Panhandle
48(44)
The Belt Basin
49(1)
Diabase Sills
50(2)
The Vanished Precambrian World
52(5)
The Kaniksu batholith and the Purcell Trench
57(2)
The Coeur d'Alene Ores
59(1)
Glaciation
60(1)
Glacial Lake Missoula
61(4)
Interstate 90 Spokane --- Missoula
65(8)
U.S. 2 Newport --- Montana
73(10)
U.S. 95 Coeur d'Alene --- British Columbia
83(9)
Central Idaho
92(142)
The Plate Tectonic Scene
93(7)
The Early Mountain Welt
93(1)
The Mountains Spread East
94(3)
The Migratory Islands Come Home
97(1)
The Old Continental Margin
98(2)
The Bitterroot and Atlanta batholiths
100(5)
Granite, Gneiss, and Schist
102(3)
The Eocene Scene
105(6)
Dikes, Granite, and Rhyolite
108(3)
Columbia Plateau and the Basin and Range
111(4)
Flood Basalts and Tropical Lakes
111(3)
Basin and Range
114(1)
Frontier Mining
115(6)
Placer Mining
116(1)
Hardrock Mining
117(2)
Scams
119(1)
Cyanide
120(1)
The Ice Ages
121(2)
Cold Climate Erosion
122(1)
U.S. 12 Lewiston --- Kooskia
123(17)
Kooskia --- Lolo Pass
130(10)
U.S. 93 Arco --- Challis
140(18)
Challis --- Lost Trail Pass
148(10)
Salmon River Canyon
158(8)
U.S. 95 Payette --- New Meadows
166(26)
New Meadows --- Lewiston
173(12)
Lewiston --- Coeur d'Alene
185(7)
Hells Canyon
192(7)
Idaho 3/97 Lewiston --- Interstate-90
199(6)
Idaho 21 Boise --- Stanley
205(6)
Idaho 28 Salmon --- Interstate 15
211(5)
Idaho 55 Boise --- New Meadows
216(7)
Idaho 75 Shoshone --- Challis
223(11)
Snake River Plain
234(94)
The Western Snake River Plain
236(1)
The Main Snake River Plain
237(3)
The Yellowstone Volcano
240(2)
The Volcanic Lowland
242(1)
Second Generation Volcanoes
242(3)
Basalt Flows
245(2)
That Nice Fresh Volcanic Surface
247(1)
The Ice Ages
248(6)
The Great Bonneville Flood
248(4)
Patterned Ground
252(2)
Interstate 15 Pocatello --- Monida Pass
254(5)
Interstate 84 Ontario --- Mountain Home
259(6)
Interstate 84 Mountain Home --- Interstate 86
265(7)
Interstate 86 Interstate 84 --- Pocatello
272(10)
U.S. 20 Mountain Home --- Arco
282(5)
Craters of the Moon
287(7)
U.S. 20 Arco --- Idaho Falls
294(16)
Idaho Falls --- Targhee Pass
298(12)
U.S. 93 Nevada Line --- Carey
310(8)
U.S. 95 Weiser --- Jordan Valley, Oregon
318(6)
Idaho 51 Mountain Home --- Nevada Line
324(4)
The Southeastern Mountains
328(51)
Sedimentary Rock Formations
329(3)
The Rocky Mountains
332(2)
Does Idaho Have Oil Wells in its Future?
334(1)
Core Complexes
335(1)
The Basin and Range
336(2)
The Ice Ages and Lake Bonneville
338(3)
Interstate 15 Pocatello --- Utah
341(7)
Interstate 84 Interstate 86 --- Utah
348(9)
U.S. 26 Idaho Falls --- Wyoming
357(4)
U.S. 30 Interstate 15 --- Wyoming
361(11)
U.S. 89 Utah --- Wyoming
372(7)
If You Want to Read More 379(2)
Glossary 381(7)
Index 388

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