Geology of National Parks
Homework Assignment #4
In 750 words or less, summarize the geology (or an especially
interesting aspect of the geology) of any national park unit in the
United States not covered in detail in this course. It helps to
make use of photos or diagrams you come across in your research.
For more information and some helpful pointers, go to either of these
sites: pointers on writing essays, suggestions for finding references.
Please do not
write about either of the parks in the following list: --we've
already covered them in too much detail in the lecture.
Crater Lake NP
Death Valley NP
Grand Canyon NP
Grand Teton NP
Hawaii Volcanoes NP
Lassen Volcanic NP
Mount Rainier NP
Yosemite NP (Kings Canyon or Sequoia are ok)
If you don't know where to start, I'd recommend looking at the book
"Geology of National Parks" by Harris and Tuttle, which is on reserve
for this class in the science library. The book has a chapter for
every single national park in the US --and at the back of each chapter
is a list of additional references. Another good book to start is
"Geology of US Parklands" by Harris and Kiver, which is in the reserve
section in the Science Library. I also have copies of these
books, so you can borrow mine.
Also, try out the links page for our
course! The "general links" at the top of the page is probably
the most useful section for this.
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