The Resource Geology of the Sierra Nevada : Revised Edition

Geology of the Sierra Nevada : Revised Edition

Label
Geology of the Sierra Nevada : Revised Edition
Title
Geology of the Sierra Nevada
Title remainder
Revised Edition
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 557.94/4
  • 557.944
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE90.S5 H54 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
California Natural History Guides
Series volume
v. 80
Label
Geology of the Sierra Nevada : Revised Edition
Publication
Note
Suggestions for Further Reading
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn794663668
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (467 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520936942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b35525514
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794663668
  • pebcs0520936949

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