Grand Canyon: Solving Earth's Grandest Puzzle
- Publish Date: 2005-03-25
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: James Lawrence Powell
Vast and majestic, the Grand Canyon represents one of scienceâs most challenging puzzles: How did this massive canyon come to be? This is the story of the search for the answers, and the first account of the consensus geologists have reached in the last few years.
A scientific detective tale packed with colorful characters, Grand Canyon follows the explorers, adventurers, and geologists whose efforts led to the understanding of the canyonâs mysteries. Modern scientists have revealed that the Colorado River once ran in the opposite directionâand for many years flowed hundreds of feet beneath the ground. These efforts also led directly to the discovery of tectonic plates, one of the most important advancements in the history of geology. An eloquent, breathtaking narrative, Grand Canyon is a fascinating true story that is as epic as its subject.
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