Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman
Publisher: Roadside Geology
Sierra Nevada -- Klamath mountains -- Coast range -- The great valley -- High Cascades on the Modoc plateau -- Basin and range.
And Its Humongous Floods
Author: David D. Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by wate
Author: Ray Wiggers
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi
Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson,Angela Titus
Publisher: Adler Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
This book outlines detailed trail information for 55 off the beaten path routes located near the towns of Sacramento (east), Red Bluff (east), Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Sonora, Susanville, Chico, Oroville, Yuba City, Placerville, Stockton (east), Jackson, and Sonora. NEW, full COLOR addition to our Trails series! These handy 6x9? books include scenic drives plus a whole lot more! Including some of America's best mountain biking, hiking, camping and fishing areas! Ghost towns galore? Step back into the past while wandering through abandoned mining areas, old buildings, and even entire towns. INCLUDES GPS coordinates throughout each book.
An Environmental History
Author: Adam M. Sowards
The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources. * Over 20 primary sources, revealing cultural understandings of nature and ecological consequences of human action, as well as highlighting controversies concerning environmental change along the U.S. Pacific Coast * An up-to-date bibliography of research and publications on the environmental history of the region
Mining, Landscape, and Race, 1840–1890
Author: Andrew Scott Johnston
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Mercury and the Making of California, Andrew Johnston’s multidisciplinary examination of the history and cultural landscapes of California’s mercury-mining industry, raises mercury to its rightful place alongside gold and silver in the development of the American West. Gold and silver could not be refined without mercury; therefore, its production and use were vital to securing power and wealth in the West. The first industrialized mining in California, mercury mining had its own particular organization, structure, and built environments. These were formed within the Spanish Empire, subsequently transformed by British imperial ambitions, and eventually manipulated by American bankers and investors. In California mercury mining also depended on a workforce differentiated by race and ethnicity. The landscapes of work and camp and the relations among the many groups involved in the industry—Mexicans, Chileans, Spanish, English, Irish, Cornish, American, and Chinese—form a crucial chapter in the complex history of race and ethnicity in the American West. This pioneering study explicates the mutual structuring of the built environments of the mercury-mining industry and the emergence of California’s ethnic communities. Combining rich documentary sources with a close examination of the existing physical landscape, Johnston explores both the detail of everyday work and life in the mines and the larger economic and social structures in which mercury mining was enmeshed, revealing the significance of mercury mining for Western history.
A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos
Author: Cindy Coloma
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
From Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park, from the coastal bluffs to the Nevada border, Northern California is a spectacular location for tent camping. With such a staggering list of possibilities, a guide like The Best in Tent Camping: Northern California is a must-have. Offering at-a-glance information organized with a five-star rating system, the book lets outdoor enthusiasts quickly gauge the beauty, site privacy, and security of each listing. In addition, each write-up includes suggestions on the right time of year to visit, local amenities, and natural attractions. Whether pitching that tent in sandy beaches or the mountainous Sierra Nevada, this is the guide to consult.
Author: John W. Hoganson,Edward C. Murphy
Publisher: Mountain Press
Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, John Hoganson and Ed Murphy lead readers on a geologic tour of the Missouri River valley in western North Dakota, explaining the geologic wonders that Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals--burning coal veins, petrified trees, cannonball concretions--as well as more modern discoveries such as dinosaur fossils. Color photographs, maps, and paintings complement the explanations of the geologic features exposed in highway roadcuts and along the riverbanks and bluffs.
Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Mountain Press
When Jack Horner was in high school, he put together a science project that identified and compared dinosaur fossils from Montana and Alberta. Now a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist, Dr. Horner realizes that many of his identifications in that proje
Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt
Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Category: Social Science
Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.
Author: Thomas M. Smith,Robert Leo Smith
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
Populations, ecosystems, species interactions, community.
Author: Bernard W. Pipkin,Dee D. Trent,Richard Hazlett,Paul Bierman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing this knowledge to the student of any in this market. In the 6th edition of this tested market leader the authors have fully integrated coverage of how climate change and global warming impact geologic processes. Both human and non-human-induced climate change topics are discussed in a newly developed chapter called The Earth System and Climate Change. This chapter sets the context for understanding how Man's interaction with the Earth System is a contributor to climate change and global warming. The acclaimed Case Studies feature at the end of chapters now includes 10 cases on climate change and global warming topics. GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT is written with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition. This new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The new edition also introduces a new feature called Questions to Ponder, which further encourages students to think critically about pressing issues of social and environmental importance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre
Author: Ian M. Lange
Publisher: Mountain Press
The time is the Pleistocene epoch, about 2 million to 10,000 years ago. Continent-size ice sheets cover 30 percent of the earth's landmass, and strange creatures rove the landscape. Ice Age Mammals of North America transports you to the world of saber-too
Author: California. Department of Fish and Game
Publisher: Calif. Department of Fish and Game
Those of us who live in California know that it is an amazing place, and one of the reasons our state is so unique is the incredible diversity of life throughout its length and breadth. This atlas shows what the diversity of life in California is and where such resources are located.