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Geology of the Sierra Nevada (Revised Edition) (California - download pdf or read online

By Mary Hill

ISBN-10: 0520236955

ISBN-13: 9780520236950

Writing with verve and readability, Mary Hill tells the tale of the marvelous Sierra Nevada—the longest, optimum, and such a lot superb mountain variety within the contiguous usa. Hill takes us from the time earlier than the land which might be California even existed, during the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the newer background of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed.

The writer introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which inform the mountains' story, and explains how nature's forces, reminiscent of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation shaped the range's world-renowned surroundings and mineral wealth, together with gold.

For thirty years, the 1st version of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive consultant to the Sierra Nevada's geological historical past for nature fanatics, tourists, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. This re-creation bargains new chapters and sidebars and comprises the idea that of plate tectonics through the text.

  • Written in easy-to-understand language for a large audience.
  • Gives special details on the place to view remarkable Sierra Nevada geology in a number of the world's such a lot cherished average treasures and nationwide parks, together with Yosemite.
  • Provides particular info on locations to work out glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and indicates of gold mines and mining gear, many from Gold Rush times.
  • Superbly illustrated with 117 new colour illustrations, sixteen halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and in addition beneficial properties an easy-to-use, interactive key for opting for rocks and a thesaurus of geological terms.

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Geology of the Sierra Nevada (Revised Edition) (California by Mary Hill PDF

Writing with verve and readability, Mary Hill tells the tale of the marvelous Sierra Nevada—the longest, optimum, and so much magnificent mountain diversity within the contiguous usa. Hill takes us from the time prior to the land which might be California even existed, in the course of the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more moderen background of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who undefined.

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Charity Valley: glacial stairway 4. Grover Hot Springs State Park: 38°45´ granite 5. Markleeville Peak: dome 6. Alpine County courthouse, Markleeville: volcanic ash and tuff 7. Silver Mountain city jail: volcanic ash and tuff To Carson 88 r Fork Carson Rive 1 88 89 4 2 Map 6 119°45´ To Carson City 6 3 Markleeville 5 City 89 rs Ca alke W Fork W EF or k 7 ve r r Ri 9 River on 8 4 Tu Al pi 11 ne ol C u Co mn o e Al pin o Tu Co lum ne Co Mono e Alpine Co Mokelumne Riv er 10 To Angels Camp 395 Co Dardanelle Mi ddl 12 e Fo rk S 108 tanis laus River To Sonora 13 15 To Bridgeport 14 8.

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S. Hwy. S. Hwy. S. Hwy. 395 (map 9, 45) LAHAR (VOLCANIC MUD FLOW) Where to see an example Carson Spur, State Hwy. 88 (map 5b, 1) Thimble Peak, State Hwy. 88 (map 5b, 2) Two Teats, Mount Morrison 15-minute quadrangle (about 3 million years old) (map 9, 37) 30 TA B L E S O F G E O L O G I C A L F E AT U R E S LAVA FLOW Where to see an example Oroville Table Mountain, Butte County (olivine basalt) (map 1, 5) Dardanelles, Sonora Pass, State Hwy. 108 (map 6, 11) Columns of the Giants, Sonora Pass, State Hwy.

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