Geology Along Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
Omer B. Raup, Robert L. Earhart, James W. Whipple, Paul E. Carrara 1983 Glacier Natural History Association

This guide describes many of the major geologic features of the Park. It is directed toward the Park visitor with little to no background in geology. The guide begins with a short introduction to the science of geology and the geologic time scale, followed by a simplified geologic cross section through the Park from SW to NE. The bulk of the field guide is a 21-stop road log, keyed to numbered octagonal signs along the road. A glossary of geologic terms and an appendix is included which contains a brief geologic history of Glacier National Park, explanations of rock colors and fossil algae (stromatolites), and descriptions of the Proterozoic rock formations that can be seen along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. An extremely useful resource included at the back of the book is a fold-out geologic map, plotted on an oblique shaded-relief diagram, that depicts the landscape and the distribution of rock formations and faults in the vicinity of Going-to-the-Sun Road.

ISBN 0-934318-11-5
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Education:Assessment, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations, Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Journal Article
Special Interest: Field-Based Teaching and Learning
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Education:Assessment, Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Time/Earth History, Solid Earth:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Folds/Faults/Ductile Shear Zones, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity, Structural Visualizations (Maps/Air Photos/Images/Cross Sections/Projections), Solid Earth:Petrology:Igneous Rocks