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College of Southern Idaho professor publishes Idaho geology book

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 17:24:35-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A College of Southern Idaho (CSI) professor is hoping to make the experience of traveling through Idaho this summer a bit more interesting and educational with the publication of a new book.

Geology professor Shawn Willsey has co-authored a book titled “Roadside Geology of Idaho.” The book is meant to help explain and inform travelers of the diverse geology along highways and freeways in the Gem State.

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It took 3.5 years to finish the book and Willsey worked with two other geology professors across the state. Each of the professors drove roadways, researching Idaho's lands along their way.

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“Get them excited to go visit a part of the state that they have not seen before,” said Willsey. “Hopefully just gets people out exploring and understanding Idaho in a much better way.”

The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and local locations including the Twin Falls Visitors Center, the Magic Valley Gear Exchange, and Bull Moose Bicycles.