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Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley Paperback – October 1, 1997
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The book starts with a five page description of Eastern California's geological history, then jumps into 30 sites of interest, nearly evenly distributed between Death Valley & vicinity and the Eastern Sierra & vicinity. A glossary, "Sources of Supplementary Information," and an index round out the book.
Each site receives its own chapter, replete with photographs, maps, geological diagrams, and even driving directions, as needed. I'm not a serious geologist, but landscape features fascinate me. The explanations that the authors give work well for me: I can understand them well enough to explain them to children.
If you're interested in how the land has been shaped, if you're willing to turn off the tube & make contact with the natural world, then this book is for you. One of the best "field guides" to geology I own. One of my favorites, too. (The companion volume, GEOLOGY UNDERFOOT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, is also an excellent book).
The chapters on each location are longer and geologic feature are more detailed than your average guide book, so you understand the background and science, but there's no technical jargon, so it's very easy to understand. Very clear simple writing by people who obviously have a genuine appreciation for what they're writing about.
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A really good review of death valley and surroundings geology, easy to understand, includes whats not in research papers.Published 9 months ago by henrik hargitai
Death Valley is one of the most interesting places on earth and is loaded with geological features that you just HAVE to know more about. I am so glad to have this book!Published 11 months ago by DB in Manteca
An interesting book about a pretty dreary place. Lots of good info about the various parts of the valleys and not so technical that a person with a brief knowledge of geology... Read morePublished on July 4, 2014 by proffvolunteer
locates many geologic features in the area. Technical enough to be appreciated by geologists (as I am), but very understandable for the lay person.Published on May 14, 2014 by James Capasso