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Product Details

  • Series: Geology Underfoot
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company; First edition (May 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878425683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878425686
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Allen Glazner is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native Californian, he holds a PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles and has done research in the Sierra Nevada and Mojave Desert since his undergraduate days at Pomona College.
Greg Stock was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada just north of Yosemite, and he has explored the region by climbing on and caving in the region s unique geology. These interests led him to pursue a bachelor s degree in geology at Humboldt State University and a PhD in earth science at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he studied the uplift and erosion of the Sierra Nevada. Greg is presently Yosemite National Park s first-ever park geologist. He lives in Yosemite Valley with his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Autumn.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 20, 2010
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Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park offers California collections a fine geology-based survey of natural wonders and sites in Yosemite Park. Over twenty-five sites are covered in a fine blend of colorful photos and illustrations and keys to understanding how geologists view the environment. History and geology blend in a fine addition to any California collection!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Loftness on April 19, 2011
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I had only been to Yosemite once in my life before I read this book but I found it to be a totally understandable description of the geology of the park and adjacent areas. There are beautiful color photos, diagrams,charts, and maps. The authors are both academics, but Greg Stock is a native of the area, and has a great enthusiasm for his subject, and communicates in terms that are easy to follow without being simplistic. He describes the geological puzzles of the area and the logic used to come up with satisfactory explanations for the features you see. Recommended for anyone who has been there, or is planning to go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan E. Brown on August 22, 2010
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Fascinating read....Since I live near by, the book has prompted me to take some day trips to a couple of places near the park that I didn't know exist...
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If you've spent any time at all (or plan to spend any time) in Yosemite, then you know that it's the "rocks" that make the park. Whether it's Half Dome, El Capitan, Glacier Point, Tenaya Lake, or Tuolumne Meadows; it's the granite that steals the show. This book tells the story of that granite in a very interesting and readable way. I'm not a geologist, but I found this book fascinating. After a short geological introduction, the book is broken into 25 "vignettes" that illustrate one or more specific geological features of Yosemite and the surrounding area. I don't know if the authors intended it this way, but this book could be used as a travel guide with each vignette being a separate excursion or day-trip. Now that I've read the book, that's how I plan to use it!
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Excellent clear, concise, layman's level information to read before you go to Yosemite and to take with you as you drive or tour the many astounding vistas in this national park. I have several "Roadside Geology" books that have made road trips through geologically-significant landscapes so much enjoyable, and I sensed a similarity in style and research between those and this "Underfoot" guide. It was helpful to read this on the plane and then take it with us as we drove the routes outlined by the authors. Just enough background and plenty of photos to keep us engaged with our surroundings in a meaningful way. Do yourself a favor and at least scan this before you go; take it with you, and you'll surely come away with a deeper appreciation for what you experience.
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By David Friend on July 7, 2014
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Perfect condition. Thorough book.
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