Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology | Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library http://coloradowest.staging.auraria.edu/book-review/tourist-guide-colorado-geology[12/8/2015 1:04:16 PM] Auraria Library 303-556-4587 1100 Lawrence Street Denver, Colorado 80204 In the News Partners & Donations About Us Contact Us Home Tourist Guide to Colorado GeologyTourist Guide to Colorado GeologySubmitted by jainlayconley on 1-4-2010 03:35 PMAuthor: Colorado Geological Survey Publishing: Denver, CO: Colorado Geological Survey, 2009. Folded map. 6 x 9. $10.00. Reviewer: Wesley A. Brown What a great deal of information is conveyed with the Colorado Geological Surveys 2009 publication Tourist Guide to Colorado Geology This large sheet of heavy durable and waterproof paper is printed on both sides with many large and small maps, photos, and explanatory text. In this single fold-out sheet, the Colorado Geological Survey has published a jewel that will be of great interest to many. The large map shows Colorados geology. Next to the map is a simple but extremely helpful color-coded guide to the major geologic time periods. Photos of interesting geological features, many near welltraveled roads, illustrate these geologic time periods. The other side of the sheet has thirteen maps offering a great deal of information to the reader. For example, the map shows the distribution of major kinds of rocks and deposits and the different elevations of the state. The authors write well for the general public. The interpretive text can be enjoyed by all regardless of their geological knowledge. At a cost of $10.00, the reader gets a great deal of information beautifully presented. Reviewer Info: Wesley Brown has been a collector, student, and author of old maps for thirty years. A Denver resident, he co-founded the Rocky Mountain Map Society in 1990. He has served on the Council of the Society for the History of Discoveries, as a Denver Public Library commissioner, and on the steering committee of the Philip Lee Phillips Society (the national map and geography society of the Library of Congress). He has published many papers and given dozens of speeches on maps. Add new comment EXPLORE BY MEDIABook Reviews Photographs Video Biographies New Publications Resource Guides County Newspaper HistoriesEXPLORE BY TOPICLand & Natural Resources Government & Law Agriculture Mining Commerce & Industry Transportation People & Places Communication Healthcare & Medicine Education & Libraries Cultural Communities Recreation & Entertainment Tourism ReligionEXPLORE BY CULTUREHispanic Native AmericanWhile on the Dominguez-Escalante expedition in 1776, Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco drew the first map of Colorado.