Anatomy of the Grand Canyon: Panoramas of the Canyon's Geology

Hamblin, W. Kenneth

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Synopsis: The experience of seeing the Grand Canyon is difficult to describe but impossible to forget. Some people are content to see the massive chasm from a viewpoint along the rim; others want to see it from end to end and understand the natural processes that shaped this one-of-a-kind spectacle. It is for the latter that this book has been prepared. Anatomy of the Grand Canyon is not a geology textbook encumbered with language unintelligible to the average reader. Rather, it is a visual tour from the canyon’s rims, the Colorado River, and the air; from the beginning of the Grand Canyon at Lees Ferry, to its conclusion 277 miles downstream at the Grand Wash Cliffs. Though the panoramic photographs are magnificent, their higher purpose is to show important geologic information. Supported by text, diagrams, and maps that are easy to understand, these photographs tell an amazing story. Author-photographer W. Kenneth Hamblin has packed a lifetime of geologic study into a volume that is at once inspiring and instructive, and has given the reader access to the Grand Canyon’s most intriguing secrets. For them, the thrill of discovery awaits.

About the Author: W. Kenneth Hamblin holds a PhD in geology and is retired from a distinguished career as a university professor. He has studied the geology of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau for more than twenty years and is the author of numerous textbooks and scientific articles.

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