Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

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With a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, and prose tooled for the lay reader, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.

Mountain Pr
Few places in the nation rival Yosemite National Park for vertigo-inducing cliffs, plunging waterfalls, and stunning panoramic views of granite peaks. Many of the features that visitors find most tantalizing about Yosemite have unique and compelling geologic stories—tales that continue to unfold today in vivid, often destructive ways. While visiting these more than twenty-seven amazing sites, you’ll discover why many of Yosemite’s domes shed rock shells like onion layers, what happens when a volcano erupts under a glacial lake, and why rocks seem to be almost continually tumbling from the region’s cliffs. With a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, and prose tooled for the lay reader, Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.

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Glazner (geological sciences, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Stock, park geologist at Yosemite National Park, detail its geology and geologic history. They explain glaciers, the geologic study of Yosemite, and the features of the landscape of different sites in the park, from El Capitan to Yosemite Falls, with directions on how to get to them, many b&w and color photos, and diagrams. They also recount important geological events like the 1996 Happy Isles rockfall, earthquakes and avalanches, and the flood of 1997. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9780878425686
0878425683
Branch Call Number: 557.94 GLA
Characteristics: 299 p
Additional Contributors: Stock, Greg M. 1973-

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