By Mary Hill
The writer introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which inform the mountains' story, and explains how nature's forces, resembling volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation shaped the range's world-renowned surroundings and mineral wealth, together with gold.
For thirty years, the 1st variation of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive consultant to the Sierra Nevada's geological historical past for nature fans, tourists, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. This new version bargains new chapters and sidebars and accommodates the concept that of plate tectonics through the text.
* Written in easy-to-understand language for a large audience.
* provides special info on the place to view awesome Sierra Nevada geology in a number of the world's so much loved traditional treasures and nationwide parks, together with Yosemite.
* presents particular info on areas to determine glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and indicates of gold mines and mining apparatus, many from Gold Rush times.
* beautifully illustrated with 117 new colour illustrations, sixteen halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and likewise beneficial properties an easy-to-use, interactive key for picking out rocks and a word list of geological phrases.