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S.H. Knight Memoir


S.H. Knight MemoirSeries:  Geological Survey of Wyoming Memoir No. 4

Year:  1990  

Author: Samuel H. Knight

Pages:    48

Description:  In this memoir, published posthumously, Knight presents his own drawings and maps explaining “the outstanding events in the geologic history of the Medicine Bow Mountains and adjacent areas insofar as the record is preserved in the rocks of the region.” Packed with drawings of ancient geologic events and indigenous modern species, this approachable volume is appropriate for the armchair geologist and the professional, teachers and students. 

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 Table of Contents

Preface     Page vii
Samuel Howell Knight Page viii
Author’s prologue Page ix
Introduction Page 1
Rocks Page 1
Time Page 1
Changing Landscapes  Page 5
Geologic history of the Medicine Bow Mountains and adjacent areas Page 9
The Precambrian Page 9
The Paleozoic Era Page 17
The Mesozoic Era Page 24
The Cenozoic Era Page 29
The present landscape of the Medicine Bow Mountains and adjacent areas Page 41
Landforms of the Medicine Bow Mountains Page 41
Landforms of the Laramie Basin Page 41
Superimposed drainages  Page 46