Colorado Plateau Geosystems, Inc.
Colorado Plateau Geosystems Inc provides paleogeographic maps of the ancient world. The paleogeographic maps show the varied landscapes of the ancient Earth through hundreds of millions of years of geologic time, including distribution of ancient shallow seas, deep ocean basins, mountain ranges, coastal plains, and continental interiors. Tectonic features shown include subduction zones, island arcs, mid-ocean ridges and accreting terranes. Latest geologic data from the scientific literature are used to compile and construct the ancient Earth.
Paleogeographic maps have multiple uses. Paleogeography is a synthesis and can only be accomplished from extensive geologic data. Therefore, paleogeographic maps portray immense amounts of data in a single view. This may be their single greatest value. They also show this data in a way that is interpretable to non-geologists. When used in time sequence, they show trend and pattern through geologic time. They readily display distribution of ancient geologic features at the surface of the Earth. They teach both geologists and non-geologists broad patterns of Earth history. They help satisfy our curiosity concerning what the Earth used to look like - they educate and stimulate.
Ronald Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology has spent nearly 20 years creating these paleogeographic maps. Dr. Blakey's maps appear in numerous books, professional publications, visitor centers and museums throughout the world. His professional career involves the study of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the ancient rocks of the Colorado Plateau.
*Labeling error* on the Paleogeography of North America DVD Five files were mislabeled. Replacement files are now available. See the bottom of the Products Page for the files. We appologize for the inconvenience.
Coffee Mugs, mouse pads, posters. Colorado Plateau Goesystems has coffee mugs, mousepads and posters for sale.
Colorado Plateau Geosystems, Inc. now offers POSTERS from various time periods! See the Gallery for thumbnails of the posters. More will be added in the near future as they are completed. Visit the Products to order.
Information on my new book, PLATE TECTONICS: CONTINENTAL DRIFT AND MOUNTAIN BUILDING by Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede and Ronald Blakey. Click here for information about this book: from Springer Publishing