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Relationship of Scenery to Geology in the Grand Canyon

Maxson, John H. (1946) Relationship of Scenery to Geology in the Grand Canyon. Engineering and Science, 9 (3). pp. 4-13. ISSN 0013-7812.

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The great canyon cut by the Colorado River for a distance of over 200 miles across the Colorado Plateau is one of the great sights of the world. It is a narrow, V-shaped stream valley with precipitous stepped, side walls. Although it is relatively deep in proportion to its breadth, being nearly a mile deep near the village of Grand Canyon and only thirteen miles wide, there are other valleys in the world which are relatively more steeply walled, although not so deep. There are other valleys that are just as deep, although Broader.

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