Glacial Lake Missoula

And Its Humongous Floods

Author: David D. Alt

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878424153

Category: Science

Page: 199

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The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by wate
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Geology Underfoot in Illinois

Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi
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California Trails Northern Sierra Region

Author: Peter Massey,Jeanne Wilson,Angela Titus

Publisher: Adler Publishing

ISBN: 9781930193239

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 359

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This book outlines detailed trail information for 55 off the beaten path routes located near the towns of Sacramento (east), Red Bluff (east), Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Sonora, Susanville, Chico, Oroville, Yuba City, Placerville, Stockton (east), Jackson, and Sonora. NEW, full COLOR addition to our Trails series! These handy 6x9? books include scenic drives plus a whole lot more! Including some of America's best mountain biking, hiking, camping and fishing areas! Ghost towns galore? Step back into the past while wandering through abandoned mining areas, old buildings, and even entire towns. INCLUDES GPS coordinates throughout each book.
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Mercury and the Making of California

Mining, Landscape, and Race, 1840–1890

Author: Andrew Scott Johnston

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607322439

Category: History

Page: 284

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Mercury and the Making of California, Andrew Johnston’s multidisciplinary examination of the history and cultural landscapes of California’s mercury-mining industry, raises mercury to its rightful place alongside gold and silver in the development of the American West. Gold and silver could not be refined without mercury; therefore, its production and use were vital to securing power and wealth in the West. The first industrialized mining in California, mercury mining had its own particular organization, structure, and built environments. These were formed within the Spanish Empire, subsequently transformed by British imperial ambitions, and eventually manipulated by American bankers and investors. In California mercury mining also depended on a workforce differentiated by race and ethnicity. The landscapes of work and camp and the relations among the many groups involved in the industry—Mexicans, Chileans, Spanish, English, Irish, Cornish, American, and Chinese—form a crucial chapter in the complex history of race and ethnicity in the American West. This pioneering study explicates the mutual structuring of the built environments of the mercury-mining industry and the emergence of California’s ethnic communities. Combining rich documentary sources with a close examination of the existing physical landscape, Johnston explores both the detail of everyday work and life in the mines and the larger economic and social structures in which mercury mining was enmeshed, revealing the significance of mercury mining for Western history.
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United States West Coast

An Environmental History

Author: Adam M. Sowards

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099093

Category: Science

Page: 393

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The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources. * Over 20 primary sources, revealing cultural understandings of nature and ecological consequences of human action, as well as highlighting controversies concerning environmental change along the U.S. Pacific Coast * An up-to-date bibliography of research and publications on the environmental history of the region
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The Best in Tent Camping: Northern California

A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

Author: Cindy Coloma

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897327594

Category: Travel

Page: 204

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From Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park, from the coastal bluffs to the Nevada border, Northern California is a spectacular location for tent camping. With such a staggering list of possibilities, a guide like The Best in Tent Camping: Northern California is a must-have. Offering at-a-glance information organized with a five-star rating system, the book lets outdoor enthusiasts quickly gauge the beauty, site privacy, and security of each listing. In addition, each write-up includes suggestions on the right time of year to visit, local amenities, and natural attractions. Whether pitching that tent in sandy beaches or the mountainous Sierra Nevada, this is the guide to consult.
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Roadside Geology of Colorado

Author: Halka Chronic,Felicie Williams

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 399

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The rocks and landforms have not changed much since the publication of the first edition of the Roadside Geology of Colorado in 1980, but our understanding of them has. With expanded coverage, updated maps, new photographs, and the latest geologic interpr
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Geology of the Lewis & Clark Trail in North Dakota

Author: John W. Hoganson,Edward C. Murphy

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424764

Category: History

Page: 247

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Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, John Hoganson and Ed Murphy lead readers on a geologic tour of the Missouri River valley in western North Dakota, explaining the geologic wonders that Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals--burning coal veins, petrified trees, cannonball concretions--as well as more modern discoveries such as dinosaur fossils. Color photographs, maps, and paintings complement the explanations of the geologic features exposed in highway roadcuts and along the riverbanks and bluffs.
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