Book Cliffs

▪ geological feature, Utah, United States
      geological feature of east-central Utah and western Colorado, U.S. Beginning near Helper, Utah, and joined at Green River, Utah, by a second escarpment, the Roan Cliffs, the 2,000-foot- (610-metre-) tall mountain wall, winds a 250-mile (400-km) course along the Tavaputs and Roan plateaus, ending near Grand Junction, Colorado; it is the longest continuous escarpment in the world. Viewed in oblique light, the cliffs resemble a book lying on its side. Much of the rugged region is administered as wilderness or grazing land by the federal government.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Book Cliffs — The Book Cliffs Range is a mountain range in western Colorado and eastern Utah.Description and historyStretching nearly 200 miles from east to west, the Book Cliffs mountain range begins where the Colorado River descends south through De Beque… …   Wikipedia

  • Book Cliffs — Sp Knỹgų uõlos Ap Book Cliffs L JAV (Juta) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Book Cliff mines — The Book Cliff Mines were coal mines located near Grand Junction, Colorado. They closed in 1925.History and DescriptionBy the time Grand Junction was three years old it had become apparent to its citizens that they needed a good coal supply if… …   Wikipedia

  • Cliffs of Moher — Coordinates: 52°56′10″N 9°28′15″W / 52.93611°N 9.47083°W / 52.93611; 9.47083 …   Wikipedia

  • Little Book Cliff Railway — The Little Book Cliff Railway (LBC) was a narrow gauge railroad that operated in Colorado, United States, from 1889 to 1925.The LBC was incorporated on September 11, 1889, by William Thomas Carpenter and several other prominent Grand Junction,… …   Wikipedia

  • Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey — Borough of Englewood Cliffs   Borough   …   Wikipedia

  • Kangaroo Point Cliffs — The Kangaroo Point Cliffs are located at Kangaroo Point just across the Brisbane River from the Brisbane CBD in Queensland, Australia. A popular recreation spot, they are conveniently close to the city and the South Bank Parklands. It can be… …   Wikipedia

  • Bountiful (Book of Mormon) — There are two historical locations referred to as Bountiful that are related to the Book of Mormon. This name has influenced the naming of the present day city of Bountiful, Utah, and the settlement Bountiful, British Columbia.Bountiful (Old… …   Wikipedia

  • The C Programming Language (book) — The C Programming Language (sometimes referred to as K R or the white book ) is a well known computer science book written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, the latter of whom originally designed and implemented the language (as well as co… …   Wikipedia

  • White Cliffs, New South Wales — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = White Cliffs state = nsw caption = lga = Central Darling Shire postcode = 2836 est = pop = 221 (2001 census) elevation= 151.0 maxtemp = 26.9 mintemp = 12.6 rainfall = 246.2 stategov = Murray Darling… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.