Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

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Gem Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley


Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States--between Mt. Whitney and Death Valley--and that relief exposes spectacular geology. These thirty driving and walking tours each weave the tale of a geological features or relationship in this land of extremes. Some sketches ponder questions that puzzle geologists: how do stones slide across Racetrack playa? Others spotlight the earth-sculpturing role of volcanoes and earthquakes: lava columns at Devils Postpile and fault scarps that shape a golf course. Still others focus on less obvious but equally powerful processes: boulders shattered by salt crystals and rocks blasted by windblown sand.

Features of the Book:

  • Paperback: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Press; 1st edition (June 12, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878423621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878423620
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

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