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Geology of the Sierra Nevada /

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Main Author: Hill, Mary, 1923-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2006.
Edition:Rev. ed.
Series:California natural history guides ; 80
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.