SP-52 Messages in Stone: Colorado’s Colorful Geology (2nd Edition)


5097 in stock

SKU: SP-52 Categories: , , Tags: , , , ,
Citation: Matthews, Vincent, Katie KellerLynn, and Betty Fox, eds. SP-52 Messages in Stone: Colorado’s Colorful Geology. Second. Special Publications, SP-52. Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, 2003.


Introduction to the rocks, structures and geologic history of Colorado. Includes discussion of landforms and geologic hazards. Lavishly illustrated with numerous photographs of many interesting Colorado geological sites and maps. Appropriate for geologists and non-geologists alike. SP-52

This best-selling book with loads of great photographs discusses the geology of the low-lying eastern plains to the central mountains soaring to over 14,000 feet. This is a story of Colorado’s 2.7 billion years of rocks, climate, life, and structural evolution. It is written for those interested in learning more about scenic Colorado and its geology.

Chapter 1 discusses Rocks and Contortions: Colorado’s Rocks, Structures, Mountain Building, and Maps; Chapter 2 is The Story in the Rocks: Brief Geologic History of Colorado; Chapter 3 is Landforms of Colorado’s Landscape; Finally, Chapter 4 is Humans and Geology.