Bureau of Economic Geology

Great Places to View Texas Geology

September 20, 2019
Great Places to View Texas Geology cover

Authors

Adapted by Mark W. Blount from T. E. Ewing 

From the craggy peaks of Big Bend to the sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas has some of the most spectacular geologic sites to explore in the U.S. Great Places to View Texas Geology is your guide to 50 of the most unique and interesting of these sites, explaining along the way why the underlying rocks have made them so fascinating. Adapted from the comprehensive Texas Through Time: Lone Star Geology, Landscapes and Resources, this convenient travel booklet shares brief descriptions of the state’s beautiful vistas and impressive features from a geological perspective, giving the reader a better understanding of the Earth’s processes that created them over millions of years. Great Places to View Texas Geology is an indispensable addition to any trip across the State of Texas, opening a window on the geologic world that shaped these incredible mountains, waterfalls, caves, canyons, beaches  and forests.

KEY FEATURES:
•    Out-of-the-way destinations with fascinating geological sites to explore and enjoy
•    Divided into the key geologic regions of Texas, each “Great Place” is pinpointed on a color-coded map of the state
•    Breathtaking photography of each site featured
•    Every “Great Place” page includes interesting facts about the area in a Did you know? section
•    Maps of Texas illustrating changes through geologic history, when seas covered the land, mountain ranges were built, and rivers carved deep canyons
•    A simple Glossary of geologic terms explains the rocks and the processes which shaped the Texas landscape over millennia
•    Durable and compact, the travel booklet fits easily into backpacks and vehicle consoles