Title: Geologic tours in the Las Vegas area: Expanded edition with GPS coordinates
Author: Joseph V. Tingley, Becky W. Purkey, Ernest M. Duebendorfer, Eugene I. Smith, Jonathan G. Price, and Stephen B. Castor
Series: Special Publication 16
Version: supersedes first edition, 1994; Expanded edition, 2001
Format: 144 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, plastic coil binding, profusely illustrated with 66 color photos and numerous b/w photos, sketches, and maps
Each of the five geologic tours in this guidebook takes the traveler to a different area of special geologic interest within a short driving distance of Las Vegas. In addition to geology, the trip guides tell a little of the people who shaped the human history of this part of southern Nevada, such as prehistoric Native American salt miners, Spanish explorers, mountain men, Mormon settlers, and gold miners. Touching on natural history, there are comments on some of the plants and animals that make this area more than just stunning desert landscape.
Depending on your trip choice, you can visit one of three National Recreation Areas, two Nevada State Parks, and even a National Wildlife Refuge catering to Desert Bighorn Sheep. These trips provide options for side trips, hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, and even fishing and boating if you elect to explore Lake Mead.
While you are waiting for your book to arrive, take a five minute vacation with this photo tour of Nevada:
Original Product Code: SP16