Roadside Geology of Nevada

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Author: Frank DeCourten,Norma Biggar

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426720

Category: Science

Page: 405

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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. --Publisher.

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Revised Edition

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Author: Mary Hill

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520936942

Category: Science

Page: 468

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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.

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426706

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Sierra Nevada -- Klamath mountains -- Coast range -- The great valley -- High Cascades on the Modoc plateau -- Basin and range.

Geology of the Great Basin

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Author: Bill Fiero

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177909

Category: Science

Page: 239

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This volume is an introduction to the geology of America's Great Basin.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

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Author: Robert Phillip Sharp,Allen F. Glazner

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423620

Category: Science

Page: 319

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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 Utah

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Author: Felicie Williams,Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426188

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it's rocks and iconic landforms—preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments—come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides.The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah's high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart, run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau's flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.Roadside Geology of Utah's 65 road guides traverse the state's major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.

Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada

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Author: Richard L. Orndorff,Robert W. Wieder,Harry F. Filkorn

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424184

Category: Science

Page: 294

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Most people think of Nevada as a land of casinos and drive-in wedding chapels punctuating vast expanses of desolate desert. But at the heart of the Basin and Range province, the Silver State is also a geologist's playground, with great topographic relief

Annals of the Former World

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Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708460

Category: Science

Page: 448

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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.

Where to Find Gold and Gems in Nevada

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Author: James Klein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 110

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Newly reprinted, this guidebook delves into the history of the most important gold-bearing areas and offers the modern prospector and gem hunter interesting and valuable tips about these districts. Organized by county and by mining district--includes maps, descriptive text of mining sites, where and what gems and minerals can be found, and a short history of local ghost towns.

Roadside Geology of Southern California

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Author: Arthur G. Sylvester

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426539

Category: Science

Page: 389

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Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decades-which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides-geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, combining the latest science with accessible stories about the rocks and landscapes visible from winding two-lane byways as well as from the region's vast network of highways. Book jacket.

Gem Trails of Nevada

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Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786155

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Revised and expanded second editon of this popular rock, mineral and fossil collecting book for NV. Mdaps, photos and detailed text describe where to go and what to look for at over 75 of the best collecting sites throughout the state. Also includes a new glossary, mineral index, and a color insert of specimens.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi

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Author: Richard W. Hazlett,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike

Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

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"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Rough-Hewn Land

A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

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Author: Keith Heyer Meldahl

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520275772

Category: History

Page: 318

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"Rough-Hewn Land tells the geologic story of the American West--the story of its rocks, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, and mineral wealth, including gold. It tells it by taking you on a 1000-mile-long field trip across the rough side of the continent from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. This book puts you on the outcrop, geologic hammer in hand, to explore the evidence for how the spectacular, rough-hewn lands of the West came to be. When North America broke free from Eurasia and Africa some 200 million years ago, it triggered a cascade of violent geologic events that shaped the West we see today. As the west-moving continent crunched across the seabed of the ancient Pacific, islands and assorted pieces of ocean floor collected against its prow to build California--and plant gold there too. Meanwhile, mountains squeezed upward from California to Colorado, and vast quantities of molten rock seeded the crust with precious metals while spewing volcanic fire across the land. Later, the land stretched like an accordion to form the washboard-like Basin and Range province and Great Basin within it, while California began to crackle along the San Andreas fault. Throughout the West today, a near-constant drumroll of earthquakes testifies to a world still reshaping itself in response to the ceaseless movements of the Earth's tectonic plates. Rough-Hewn Land weaves these stories into the human history of the West. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we see how geologic forces have shaped human experience, just as they direct the fate of the West today"--

California's Amazing Geology

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Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498707955

Category: Science

Page: 480

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California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the highest and lowest point in the continental US and practically every conceivable geological feature known. This book discusses not only the important geologic features of each region in California, but also the complex geologic four-dimensional puzzle of how California was assembled, beginning over 2 billion years ago. The author provides up-to-date and authoritative review of the geology and geomorphology of each geologic province, as well as recent revelations of tectonic history of California’s past. There are separate chapters on some of California’s distinctive geologic resources, including gold, oil, water, coastlines, and fossils. An introductory section describes basic rock and mineral types and fundamental aspects of plate tectonics, so that students and other readers can make sense of the bizarre, wild, and crazy jigsaw puzzle that is California's geological history.

Roadside Geology Along Sunrise Highway, San Diego County, California

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Author: Michael J. Walawender

Publisher: San Diego Geological Society

ISBN: 9780916251192

Category: Science

Page: 38

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When you go down San Diego's beautiful back country and want a better understanding of the local geology - grab this book! It covers the roadside geology along one of the most wondrous mountain roads in San Diego County - The Sunrise Highway. This self-guided tour starts just 47 miles east from downtown San Diego, off of Interstate Highway 8. It was written by one of San Diego's hard rock experts, Dr. Michael Walawender, Emeritus Professor from San Diego State University.

Roadside Geology of Washington

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller,Darrel S. Cowan

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426775

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Washington is alive with geologic activity: It's home to the most active volcanoes in the lower 48, earthquakes regularly rattle the populated Puget Sound region, the potential of landslides increases with each soaking rain, and tsunami evacuation routes alert tourists in Olympic National Park to the active plate boundary just off the coast. The only geologic hazard Washingtonians need not fear, at least not with the continued trend of global warming, is another Ice Age flood. More than forty of the biggest floods known in the history of Earth scoured the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington, the most recent only about 15,000 years ago. Since the first edition of Roadside Geology of Washington appeared on the book shelves in 1984, several generations of geologists have studied the wild assortment of rocks in the Evergreen State, from 45-million-year-old sandstone exposed in sea cliffs at Cape Flattery to 1.4-billion-year-old sandstone near Spokane. In between are the rugged granitic and metamorphic peaks of the North Cascades, the volcanic flows of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade magmatic arc, and the 2-mile-thick flood basalts of the Columbia Basin. With the help of this brand new, completely updated second edition, you can appreciate spectacular geologic features along more than forty of Washington's highways.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

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Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 274

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Roadside Geology of Alaska

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Author: Cathy Connor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878426195

Category: Science

Page: 317

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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.