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Geology of the Great Basin / Bill Fiero

Catalog Data

Author:
Fiero, Bill 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 239 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Basin
Date:
2009
C2009
Contents:
Pt 1. Rocks, concepts and processes:Introduction -- The Great Basin -- Raw materials of the Great Basin -- Understanding the earth -- Time, the relentless flow -- Fossils, the timekeepers -- The restless earth -- Shaping of the land -- Pt. II. Great Basin History: The Prepaleozoic -- The Paleozoic -- The Mesozoic -- The Cenozoic -- Pt. III. The Great Basin Today: Mineral resources -- Water -- Caves -- Selected Great Basin parks -- The future
Summary:
"Since its first publication in 1986, Geology of the Great Basin has become the essential introduction to the geology of this physically complex, ever-changing region. Written in a clear, succinct style and generously illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and maps, the book describes the fundamentals of geologic processes, then discusses the physical attributes and geologic history of the Great Basin. The author also offers readers information about specific sites where significant geologic features can be observed."--Back cover.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Hydrology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944166