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Flakes, jugs, and splitters : a rock climber's guide to geology

Author: Sarah Garlick
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : FalconGuides, ©2009.
Series: Falcon guide.; How to climb series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering topics that range from how to use a geologic map to find new crags, to why Europe has the best limestone, to how El Capitan's North America Wall got its name, this book has a fact for every climber's ponderings. With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Garlick
ISBN: 9780762748372 0762748370
OCLC Number: 213838757
Description: ix, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I : Geology 101 --
The Basics --
Millions and billions : the grand scale of geologic time --
Earth as a jigsaw puzzle : plate tetonics --
Five important earth processes --
Liquid, hot magma : the formation of igneous rocks --
Taken for granite --
Coral reefs, beach sand, and dirt : the formation of sedimentary rocks --
Heating and squeezing : the formation of metamorphic rocks --
Faulting, folding, and rock uplift : the making of mountains --
Sculptures of wind and water : erosion and weathering --
pt. II : Answers to all your rock questions --
Northeast --
Southeast --
Midwest --
Rocky Mountains --
Southwest --
California --
Northwest and Alaska --
Africa --
Asia --
Australia and New Zealand --
Antarctica --
Europe --
South America --
General rock questions --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Falcon guide.; How to climb series.
Other Titles: Rock climber's guide to geology
Responsibility: Sarah Garlick.
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Covering topics that range from how to use a geologic map to find new crags, to why Europe has the best limestone, to how El Capitan's North America Wall got its name, this book has a fact for every climber's ponderings. With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers.

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