Geology of the Sierra Nevada (California Natural History Guides)
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Geology of the Sierra Nevada This is an excellent review of the complicated and interesting geology of California's Sierra Nevada.I particularly liked the section at the beginning of the book, a step-by-step process to identify different rocks. The steps are easy to understand and execute, even for a layman.Another useful feature of the book is the set of maps sh. Five Stars Barbara M. Bernhart Fascinating reading. I wished I had discovered this book sooner.. "Excellent read, very good field guide" according to Charles S. Fannin. Geology of the Sierra Nevada (California Natural History Guides)I enjoy science books that take a historical approach, explaining when and how the facts were determined. This approach brings science to life. Besides the historical information, this book is a comprehensive reference that I will carry with me on hikes in the Sierras.
"Hill's masterful booktells what the Sierra Nevada is made of, how it was and is being made, and how you might see the evidence of these things for yourself."--"American West
Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor of Geosciences at San Francisco State University.. She is coauthor of Volcanic Eruptions of 1980 at Mount St. Longtime editor of the magazine California Geology, she was later Western Region Information Officer for the U.S. Helens: The First 100 Days (1982). Geologist Mary Hill is the author of Gold: The California Story (California, 2002) and
. Writing with verve and clarity, Mary Hill tells the story of the magnificent Sierra Nevada—the longest, highest, and most spectacular mountain range in the contiguous United States. Hill takes us from the time before the land which would be California even existed, through the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more recent history of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed.The author introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which tell the mountains' tale, and explains how nature's forces, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation formed the range's world-renowned scenery and mineral wealth, including gold.For thirty years, the first edition of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological hi