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Halka Chronic

HALKA CHRONIC was a geologist living in Sedona, Arizona, who began her career at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. She later taught at the University of Michigan summer field camp and at Haile Selassie University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She was for a time an editor-writer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and has consulted with the U.S. National Park Service in identifying and describing geologic landmarks in the Southern Rocky Mountain Region. She has also been a consultant for groundwater and petroleum research. She lived in Colorado for more than 30 years and raised four daughters, two of them geologists and her coauthors.

Her academic degrees include a B.A. in zoology from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in biology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in geology from Columbia University. Among her published books are Roadside Geology of Colorado, Roadside Geology of Arizona, Roadside Geology of Utah, and Roadside Geology of New Mexico.