This book covers every range and area in Wyoming and gives very extensive geological history of the state. The author, geologist Lorraine Bonney, was the wife of one of the eminent Wyoming explorers and mountaineers of the mid-1900's, Orrin Bonney, and the couple wrote numerous books about the mountains of Wyoming.
The book is split into chapter on the different areas of Wyoming, including Mountains of Jackson Hole, Overthrust Belt, Wind River Range, Desert Mountains, Yellowstone-Absaroka Volcanics, Southeast Corner Mountains, North Central Ranges, and Northeast Corner. There are also chapters on Wyoming wildlife and vegetation.
It also covers much of the history involving the battles in Wyoming between groups who seek to exploit/destroy the wilderness and those who seek to protect it through the setting aside of Parks, National Forests, Wilderness Areas, and other types of areas. The book abounds with spectacular photography that shows the wide variety of settings and landscapes in this unique state.
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: American Geographic Publishing (June 1987)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces