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Geology underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

Auteur : Robert P Sharp; Allen F Glazner
Éditeur: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 1997.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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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Sharp, Robert P. (Robert Phillip).
Geology underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley.
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 1997
(OCoLC)624473952
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Robert P Sharp; Allen F Glazner
ISBN: 0878423621 9780878423620
Numéro OCLC: 37588495
Description: vii, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contenu: The Geology of Eastern California --
Death Valley and vicinity --
An Intrepid explorer: the Mojave River --
A Collector of volcanic ashes: ancient Lake Tecopa --
It's a coal seam, it's a dike, it's a welded tuff! The Resting Spring Pass volcanic tuff --
A Lunar landscape: the trona pinnacles of Searles Lake --
A Huge bathtub without a drain: Pleistocene Lake Manly and the salt pan --
Dynamic desert landforms: alluvial fans and debris cones --
Youthful tectonism: fault scarps in fans --
Rocks split asunder: salt weathering --
A Tale of two mysteries: turtlebacks and missing rocks --
True grit: sandblasted stones on Ventifact Ridge --
A Diversionary tale: Gower Gulch --
Nature's crafted mosaics and the tanning process: desert pavement and desert varnish --
Wind at play in nature's sandbox: the Mesquite Dunes --
A Cut-and-fill saga: Mosaic Canyon --
A Big explosion: Ubehebe Crater --
Wind at work: the sailing stones of Racetrack Playa. Owens Valley and vicinity --
The Falls of an ice age: Fossil Falls on glacial Owens River --
A Story of desiccation: once-blue Owens Lake --
A Frightful earthquake: the Owens Valley shock of --
A Buried, weathered giant: the Alabama Hills --
Basins and ranges: the Waucobi Lakebeds --
The Oldest living things: Bristlecone pines and the rocks they prefer --
Dating an old glaciation: the Big Pumice Cut --
A Disappearing fault: the Hilton Creek Fault --
East meets West: glacial moraines at Convict Lake --
A Crack runs through it: the Earthquake Fault and Inyo Craters --
Fun and games on living volcanoes: Mammoth Mountain and Long Valley Caldera --
Columnar jointing at its best: Devils Postpile --
An Ominous ooze: Obsidian Dome --
Mountains of glass: the Mono Dunes --
Glossary --
Sources of supplemental information --
Index.
Responsabilité: Robert P. Sharp and Allen F. Glazner.

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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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