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Utah State University Faculty Honor Lectures


The Faculty Association, Utah State Agricultural College

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Utah's thousands of square miles of mountains, plateaus, and i ~ desert basins exhibit a wide variety of geological features and offer the student of geology an endless series of challenging problems. The solution of some of these problems began nearly one hundred years ago with the surveys of the United States territories; the work continues today at a greatly accelerated rate with scores of professional geologists and advanced students in the field each summer. The writer and students under his direction have made some contributions to the solution of a few of these problems in the twelve years that he has taught at the Utah State Agricultural College. As a background for a discussion of this work, it will be necessary to review briefly some of the major features of the geology of the central Rocky Mountain region.


This work made publicly available electronically on August 15, 2011.