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Valles Caldera National Preserve

Geologic History of the Southwest's Youngest Caldera
By Kirt KempterDick Huelster



In this roadside guide, popular lecturer, tour leader, and author Kirt Kempter makes geology interesting through his riveting explanations and engaging diagrams. Kempter presents the geology of the caldera landscape as you drive across it. A topographical map provides detailed information for every visitor, whether a scientist, a hiker, a cross-country skier, a fly fisherman, a hunter, or a curious admirer of nature’s wonders.

Subjects: ScienceSouthwest

Contributor Bios
Kirt Kempter has conducted tours all over the planet for the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institutions, and other organizations. He is a Fulbright scholar and volcanologist with a PhD in geology from the University of Texas. Kirt lives in Santa Fe.
Dick Huelster has happily pursued his love of archaeology by doing extensive examinations of sites, surveying, and mapping for the Office of Archeological Studies. He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Santa Fe, NM.