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    DescriptionHere, in simple, straightforward language, is an exploration of the events and geologic processes responsible for the stunning beauty of the deserts, plateaus and mountains in the American Southwest.After a brief look at the basics of geology and archaeology, the reader is taken on hikes that feature the most interesting geologic structures and the sites inhabited by Paleo-Indians thousands of years before Christ. The twelve hikes range from desert preserves in the middle of Phoenix, Arizona to remote mountains in northern New Mexico. The spectacular scenery tells a story of volcanic forces and ancient seas that sculpted plateaus and drove up the largest of mountain ranges. Five geologically related hikes cover Arizona, three are in New Mexico and one in Utah. The last three hikes, all in New Mexico, focus on geology and archaeology, covering the entry of the first nomadic hunter-gatherers, and their prey, into the Southwest. The book ends with a basic guide to geologic concepts and an introduction to rock identification for those who wish to learn more.TOM PRISCIANTELLI spent many years driving and researching the American Southwest and documenting those geologic and archaeological facts he found most interesting and accessible via hiking trails. His first exposure to geology was in the mid-1960s while attending college in New Mexico where he graduated. After a two-year stint in the Army, he moved back and forth between the East Coast and Southwest. Having spent most of his working life in the computer field, he started his own contracting business, eventually leaving it in order to actualize his dreamto travel and learn about the land. Spirit of the American Southwest is a result ofthat dream and the desire to share it.


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    Title
    Spirit of the American Southwest
    Subtitle
    Geology/Ancient Eras and Prehistoric People/Hiking Through Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Prisciantelli
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 219
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 265 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 626 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780865343542
    ISBN 10: 0865343543
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: WNW, RBG, HD
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTHW
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010, SCI031000
    DC21: 979
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT041000
    DC22: 979
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: WNW, NK, RBG, NHK, NHC, WQH, RGBS
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB, 1QBAE
    Publisher
    Sunstone Press
    Imprint name
    Sunstone Press
    Publication date
    01 October 2002