Indexes to the Guide to Published Graphic and Tabular Data on Grand Canyon Geology (Excluding Paleontolagy)
Published:January 01, 1990
Each section is a computer-generated index using selected key words or phrases.The utility of these indexes is as yet untested beyond tria: runs, but it is hoped that their usefulness will outweigh any encumbrances or errors that may have crept into them Critiques oi these indexes are welcome.The primary goal of these indexes is to make easier very specific searches for data For example, a worker intending to explore the Andrus Canyon area can refer to all citations for Andrus Canyon, which will point to all published graphic and tabular data which mention Andrus Canyon; the same for anyone interested in rapids of the Colorado River; or the same for anyone interested in isopach maps--Mississippian; and so on.
It is important to remember that these indexes have been automatically generated, with only slight editorial modifications. Each entry is keyed to the consecutive citation numbers that appear in the left-hand margin of the Guide. The key-word form of citation may occasionally list a citation that does not belong in the index; e.g., a subject listing for "basalt" could have erroneously been keyed to "Basalt Canyon," or a geographic listing for "Whitmore Wash" erroneously keyed LO a reference to the Whitmore Wash Member of the Redwall Limestone. Every attempt has been made to anticipate and avoid such mis-keying of citations. Testing of the index shows that known rnis-keys have been eliminated. But it is possible that others may still exist. Any errors or confusing index keyes should be brought to the author's attention.
Figures & Tables
Geology of the Grand Canyon
What began as an almost inconsequential mention of "the Big canon" in a geomorphological monograph completed by January, 1856 (Hitchcock, 1857), and followed by just two major publications during the next two decades, now is a publishing record of scores of titles each year. And within the hundreds of papers and monographs that have been produced, especially in the last few decades, there is a tremendous amount of data which can be extracted only by lengthy, sometimes laborious and serendipitous scanning and cross-referencing. About ten years ago, compilation of an annotated bibliography of Grand Canyon geology (including paleontology) was begun. The first volume was published as a Microform Publication of the Geological Society of America (Spamer, 1983). The purpose of this volume, beyond its immediate use as an index to published data, is to consolidate in one volume all the widely dispersed hard data that may be of value to researchers. By quoting the original legends and captions, and by supplementing them with comments or indications of the contents of the figure or table, the user should be able to determine just what items may be of interest to the research project at hand. The author wishes to stress, however, that this first attempt at such a compendium may not satisfy all the needs of various workers.