Unfolding the Geology of the West
2022-04-21 | Dr. John Hopkins
Our collaborators and friends up in Boulder at the Geological Society of America (GSA) are making the following special offer available to our loyal subscribers (instructions at the end of the article):
As the national GSA conference takes place in Denver every few years, staff at the CGS are frequently involved in organizing and leading field trips in the region, and in this case, editing the 44th GSA Field Guide Unfolding the Geology of the West. Matt Morgan, currently Senior Research Geologist and Deputy Director of the CGS, along with Stephen Keller, staff Geologist, were coeditors on this interesting volume.
From the Introduction:
The Geological Society of America returns to Denver, Colorado, for its 128th Annual Meeting, GSA 2016. Colorado’s rich geologic history is a fitting place for the gathering of geologists. The four “Great Surveys” of the late 1800s ventured west to explore and document the region’s unknown natural resources and collect valuable geologic information. Many of the field trips in this volume, aptly titled “Unfolding the Geology of the West,” will cover the same hallowed ground as the early geologic expeditions. This is something to ponder as you enjoy participating in this year’s field-trip lineup.
The volume is organized into four sections spanning some of the major subdisciplines of geology: Part 1 (Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology); Part 2 (Structure and Metamorphism); Part 3 (Quaternary Landscape Evolution); and Part 4 (Engineering and Environmental Geology). Within these four sections, a total of sixteen individual papers (and field trips) examine a wide range of geological situations across the region.
To receive your free digital edition of this field guide, go to the GSA publication page Unfolding the Geology of the West. If you are a GSA member already, on checkout, use the coupon code FREECGS and submit your order. You will receive an email with a direct download link to the PDF.
If you are not currently a member, you may create a free store account to order the publication. Upon checkout, use the coupon code FREECGS and submit your order. You will receive an email with a direct download link to the PDF.
Many thanks to the GSA for extending this offer to us, and to you!