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Author Hill, Mary, 1923-

Title Geology of the Sierra Nevada : Revised Edition
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (467 pages)
Series California Natural History Guides ; v. 80
California natural history guides.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Ever-Changing Sierra; Geological Features and Where to See Them; Do-It-Yourself Rock Identification Key; Tables of Geological Features; Maps of Geological Sights; 1. Geology: Of Time and Rocks; 2. The Range Today; 3. Being First; 4. Plate Tectonics Puts the Sierra Nevada in Its Place; 5. Seas of Long Ago; 6. Great Is Granite; 7. Treasures from the Earth; 8. Landscapes of Yesteryear; 9. Days of Fire; 10. Days of Ice; 11. Mono Lake: The "Dead Sea" of the West; 12. The Yosemite "Problem"; 13. The Mountains Tremble; Coda; Glossary
Summary Writing with verve and clarity, Mary Hill tells the story of the magnificent Sierra Nevada-the longest, highest, and most spectacular mountain range in the contiguous United States. Hill takes us from the time before the land which would be California even existed, through the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more recent history of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed. The author introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which tell the mountains' tale, and explains how nature's forces, such as volca
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Subject Geology -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520936949
9780520936942