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Geology of the Sierra Nevada 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 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. Best Read [ Geology of the Sierra Nevada ] Author [ Mary Hill ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

à Full-text books Geology of the Sierra NevadaEbook By Mary Hill – groundhogwalking.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • Geology of the Sierra Nevada
  • Mary Hill
  • English
  • 05 June 2017
  • 0520236955

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  1. Just after last year s autumnal equinox I started an 80 or so mile backpacking trip down in King Canyon National Park, in the southern Sierra Nevadas.I m sure people that don t hike or backpack wonder what one does on such a trip besides strain and sweat and get tired and dirty Well, one of the things I do is study the world around me The high Sierras exposes a lot of geology that becomes quite fascinating once one starts looking closely, asking questions, and learning a bit For example, the Just after last year s autumnal equinox I started an 80 or so mile backpacking trip down in King Canyon N...

  2. I actually didn t finish this Not being partial to theft, I had to leave it at the cabin However, what I did read was surprisingly interesting Fun to read about the history and geology while being surrounded by it.

  3. A handy, well illustrated roadside and trailside guide to the Sierra Nevada mountains Lovely little inserted maps with keys to identify geological features If you want to understand what happened when and what is happening now in the Sierra, this is your book and guide I think they could have doneon the White Mountains as they are closely related and illustrative But since John Muir s sheepherding days, reams of argumentative literature have been devoted to finding the true Sierra I A handy, well illustrated roadside and trailside guide to the Sierra Nevada mountains Lovely little inserted maps with keys to identify geological features If you want to understand what happened when and what is ha...

  4. I read this years ago This book is highly readable and informative If you re on a Sierra trail, on a beach admiring the surrounding peaks or just curiousa about the magnificent mountains around you, you ll enjoy this read.

  5. A basic book on the Geology of the Sierra Nevada If you looking for something to introduce you to the geology of this awesome mountain then this is a good book for you If looking for advanced information look else where.

  6. Takes a process approach describing the geologic history of the Sierra Nevada plate tectonics, ocean floor, granodiorite plutons, volcanism, glaciation with examples shown through the Sierra, with special chapters on gold and Mono Lake.

  7. Select a rock from Panum Crater near US 395 by Mono Lake If it floats some rocks do , it s pumice.

  8. Really helpful for learning some of the geology, butso the history of the people who have explored the Sierra Nowondering who various mountains are named after.

  9. This is one of my favorite geology books i recommend it to anyone interested in California geology, and certainly anyone interested in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California

  10. Though my trip to Yosemite has been cancelled due to a fire in the area, I have learned a great deal about the Sierra Nevada and really hope I do get a chance to visit in the not too distant future.