How Did the Layers of the Grand Canyon Form?
ES2906  Introduction

Bryan L. Aivazian
The Grand Canyon, viewed from the south rim near Grand Canyon Village.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular features of the natural world. Millions of people from all over the world visit the canyon each year. For most people, the incredible beauty and sheer size of the canyon is the source of awe. For those who can read the record in the rocks, though, the canyon also offers a view of almost 2 billion years of our planet's history.

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