Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series)
|Rating||:||4.83 (782 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||358 Pages|
. He wrote ninety-two publications and technical reports and was honored for his extensive studies in groundwater. John Paul Gries began teaching geology at South Dakota School of Mines in 1936 and continued his work as a professor emeritus and consulting geologist until his death in 2003
"This book is in-depth reading for anyone whose interests lie in geology and the way the earth works." --Eclectic Book Reviews
The go-to book for SD geology. If you have any interest in South Dakota geology, this is the book to own. How do I know this? Nearly every rock shop owner I know recommends this book, and has his or her own well used and dog eared copy. It is written in a way that will educate the layman, and is a joy to read.. Curious? If you have ever looked at the landscape and wondered how it was shaped the Roadside Geology series is for you. On a recent motor trip on I-90 across South Dakota we used this book as a guide to magnificent country we were traveling through. We have many books in the series and they are all well written but this particular one is a stand out.. Roadside Geology of South Dakota nasknit I love this book. I have found things I never knew were in the state. And, believe me, I'm a major booster of SD! I've traveled there, or through there, probably 15-20 times. Great place, reasonably priced (except around Bike Week in Sturgis, First full week in August), lots to see and do.
South Dakota fills the landscape with geologic diversity, from the glaciated rolling prairies in the east, across the Missouri River, and west to the rugged Badlands Wall and granitic domes of the Black Hills. Included are geologic tours of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and many other points of interest.. Written for the layperson and amply illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, this book describes and interprets the rocks and landforms visible along the state's highways and the geology that lies hidden beneath prairie sod and in caves and mine shafts