Mountains and Minerals/Rivers and Rocks: A Geologist’s Notes by M.D. Picard

By M.D. Picard

during this choice of essays, M. Dane (`Duke') Picard takes the reader on trips throughout deserts, mountains, canyons, and rivers from the yankee Southwest to Italy and France. His combination of bright description and humor conjures up the rugged days of box petroleum geology within the nice Plains and pastel Badlands of Utah and Wyoming in the Nineteen Fifties and later days unlocking the geological secrets and techniques of sandstone within the Rockies.
alongside the way in which, he pokes mild enjoyable on the educational existence in tales that would make a person smile who is ever sat on a school committee or chaired a qualified assembly. the ultimate essays on his travels via Provence and Italy are wealthy with info of the wonder and the heritage - either human and geological - of the regions.
M.D. Picard is the writer of diverse specialist articles and books, and has served as president of the nationwide organization of Geology academics, the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the Rocky Mountain portion of the yank organization of Petroleum Geologists. he's renowned to the geological group for the essays and publication studies he has released during the last ten years in geoscience journals and magazines.

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