Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

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Mountain Press Publishing, 1997 - 319 pagine
Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, offering a rich variety of environments and spectacular geology. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley provides an on-the-ground look at the processes sculpting the terrain in this land of extremes for everyone interested in how the earth works.
 

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Indice

Wind at Work
161
The Falls of an Ice Age
177
A Frightful Earthquake
195
A Buried Weathered Giant
203
Basins and Ranges
211
The Oldest Living Things
219
Dating an Old Glaciation
225
A Disappearing Fault
233
A Crack Runs through It
251
Fun and Games on Living Volcanoes
259
Columnar Jointing at Its Best
271
An Ominous Ooze
279
Mountains of Glass
289
Glossary
297
Sources of Supplemental Information
308
Copyright

East Meets West
241

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