9781597140720

Geological Ramblings In Yosemite

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  • ISBN13:

    9781597140720

  • ISBN10:

    1597140724

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
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Summary

Written for a non-technical audience interested in geology, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite is a collection of essays by N. King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey who has extensive field experience in Yosemite National Park. Huber tells the dramatic story of how the park has been shaped by volcanoes, glaciers, stream patterns, erosion, and rock slides. His essays also pay tribute to early geologists and the evolution of how we understand the geological forces at work in the park.

Author Biography

N. King Huber (1926-2007), Ph.D., Geologist Emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey, mapped and studied the geology of the central Sierra Nevada for more than forty years

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introduction: Mountain Reminiscencesp. 3
"Incomparable Valley": The Geologic Story of Yosemite Valleyp. 15
Exploring Yosemite Geology
Interpreting Yosemite Geology, A Historical Perspectivep. 33
A Glacial Footnotep. 49
Tracking the Fire
Evolution of the Tuolumne Riverp. 57
James Mason Hutchings and the Devils Postpilep. 65
Tracking the Ice
From V to U-Glaciation and Valley Sculpturep. 73
A Tale of Two Valleysp. 79
How Deep Is the Valley?p. 86
After the Ice
Yosemite Falls-A New Perspectivep. 95
A History of the El Capitan Morainep. 103
Exotic Boulders at Tioga Passp. 111
The Slidep. 115
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