Roadside Geology of Nevada

Roadside Geology of Nevada Author Frank DeCourten
ISBN-10 0878426728
Year 2017
Pages
Language en
Publisher Roadside Geology
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Driving through Nevada, you may be miles from nowhere, but you are never far from an interesting rock, the shoreline of an ice age lake, or an active or historic mine. The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States, and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin. Geologic forces continue to shape Nevada, stretching it apart and bringing magma near the surface. Earthquakes periodically rock its lonely outposts, creating some of the biggest fault scarps in the world. With the help of Roadside Geology of Nevada, you can appreciate geologic features along more than thirty of Nevada's highways.

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California Author David D. Alt
ISBN-10 0878426701
Year 2016-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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California's geology makes headlines when faults shift, volcanoes puff steam, and coastal bluffs fall into the sea. The latest edition of this popular book explores the state's recent rumblings and tremulous past with the aid of full color illustrations. Spectacular photographs showcase multihued rock, from red chert and green serpentinite to blue schist and gray granite. The color geologic road maps, based on the 2010 Geologic Map of California, are detailed and easy to read. The geologic information, particularly for the Klamath Mountains, Modoc Plateau, and northern Sierra Nevada, has been updated to reflect the more recent geologic understanding of these complex areas. For your next road trip, replace your tattered, dog-eared copy of the old edition with this gorgeous new volume.

Roadside Geology of Colorado

Roadside Geology of Colorado Author Felicie Williams
ISBN-10 0878426094
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 398
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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"White and red sandstones, green shales, and pink granites are hard to appreciate in black and white. Two-color maps cannot do justice to the many patterns in the bedrock geology. A state with places like the Painted Wall, the Florissant Fossil Beds, and the Maroon Bells deserves a color edition. That is why Mountain Press teamed up with authors Felicie Williams and Halka Chronic to produce a color edition of Roadside Geology of Colorado. The updated text includes information about new discoveries, such as the mammoth fossils at Snowmass. This third edition is a must-have book for your geology collection"--Provided by publisher.

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Geology of the Sierra Nevada Author Mary Hill
ISBN-10 0520936949
Year 2006-05-15
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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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 volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation formed the range's world-renowned scenery and mineral wealth, including gold. For thirty years, the first edition of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological history for nature lovers, travelers, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. This new edition offers new chapters and sidebars and incorporates the concept of plate tectonics throughout the text. * Written in easy-to-understand language for a wide audience. * Gives detailed information on where to view outstanding Sierra Nevada geology in some of the world's most beloved natural treasures and national parks, including Yosemite. * Provides specific information on places to see glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and exhibits of gold mines and mining equipment, many from Gold Rush times. * Superbly illustrated with 117 new color illustrations, 16 halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and also features an easy-to-use, interactive key for identifying rocks and a glossary of geological terms.

Annals of the Former World

Annals of the Former World Author John McPhee
ISBN-10 9780374708467
Year 2000-06-15
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States, he planned to describe a cross section of North America at about the fortieth parallel and, in the process, come to an understanding not only of the science but of the style of the geologists he traveled with. The structure of the book never changed, but its breadth caused him to complete it in stages, under the overall title Annals of the Former World. Like the terrain it covers, Annals of the Former World tells a multilayered tale, and the reader may choose one of many paths through it. As clearly and succinctly written as it is profoundly informed, this is our finest popular survey of geology and a masterpiece of modern nonfiction. Annals of the Former World is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley Author Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN-10 0878423621
Year 1997
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing
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Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, between 14,499-foot Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada and minus-282-foot Badwater Basin in Death Valley. That relief offers a rich variety of environments--and spectacul

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia Author William Henry Mathews
ISBN-10 0878425039
Year 2005
Pages 403
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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Southern British Columbia, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alberta border east of Golden, spans the Canadian Cordillera, a mountainous region with a tumultuous geologic history that continues to evolve with every volcanic eruption, landslide, and earthquake. Introductory sections of this guidebook interpret the geologic complexity of four regions-Vancouver Island, the Coast, the Interior Plateaus, and the Columbia and Rocky Mountains-and thirty-one road guides describe the rocks and landforms that are visible from the province's highways and ferry routes. Discover lava that chilled beneath ice, learn how engineers blew up a shoal in the narrowest part of the Inside Passage, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow. Book jacket.

Rough Hewn Land

Rough Hewn Land Author Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN-10 9780520949942
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. We see California and its gold assembled from pieces of old ocean floor and the relentless movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today. Into the West’s geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today.

Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park Author Allen F. Glazner
ISBN-10 0878425683
Year 2010
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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This volume will help readers read the Yosemite National Park's landscape the way a geologist does. The authors tell the park's history and describe the origins of its hundreds of little known but surprisingly accessible features. They illustrate it all with illuminating color photographs, maps and clear diagrams. Readers will discover things like why many of Yosemite's domes shed rock shells like onion layers, what happens when a volcano erupts under a glacial lake, and why rocks seem to be almost continually tumbling from the region's cliffs.

Roadside Geology of Alaska

Roadside Geology of Alaska Author Cathy Connor
ISBN-10 0878426191
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

Roadside Geology of Oregon

Roadside Geology of Oregon Author Marli B. Miller
ISBN-10 0878426310
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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Author, photographer, and geologist Marli Miller has written a completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology.