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  1. Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
    Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
    Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
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  2. Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

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“Unfold a map of North America,” Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, “and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.” In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. We see California and its gold assembled from pieces of old ocean floor and the relentless movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today. Into the West’s geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Keith Heyer Meldahl
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780520259355
Edition
First
ISBN
0520259351
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
University of California Press
Manufacturer
University of California Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
320
PublicationDate
2011-11-15
Publisher
University of California Press
Studio
University of California Press
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