Further Contributions to the Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Further Contributions to the Geology of the Sierra Nevada

THE AGE AND FORMATION OF THE SIERRA NEVADA . Concerning the age
and formation of the range , the author has practically nothing new to
communicate , but for the sake of clearness the following is inserted : The Sierra
Nevada was ...

Author: Henry Ward Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HS1HGU

Category: Geology

Page: 258

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Categories: Geology

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Chapter 3

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment  Chapter 3

Annual miles of road construction in the Sierra Nevada ( 1992 - 1998 ) . .576
Table 5.7e . Total Wildfire Acres Burned in the First Decade ....... .576 Table 5.7f .
Comparison of scenery resource factors by alternative ... 577 Table 5.8a .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210015243379

Category: Forest ecology

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Categories: Forest ecology

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment

Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment

Alpine County lies on the eastern border of the Central Sierra Nevada and is
totally encompassed within the boundaries of the Sierra Nevada Framework
Project . In excess of 95 % of the land mass of Alpine County is comprised of
public ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110542243

Category: Forest ecology

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Categories: Forest ecology

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

To this perpetual sea - wearing of the Sierra Nevada base was added the detritus
made by the cutting out of cañons , which in great volumes continually poured
into the Pacific , and was arranged upon its bottom by currents . In the late
Tertiary ...

Author: Clarence King

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433009044052

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 308

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Clarence King (1842-1901) of Rhode Island was a Yale-educated geologist and mining engineer who rode horseback across the continent in 1863. In California, he was hired to work on Whitney's geological survey of the state, and he went on to a distinguished professional career. Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada (originally published 1872) begins with a summary of the geological history of the Sierras and then recounts King's experiences in the range, both as a member of the Whitney expedition and as a mountain climber, 1864-1870. Highlights include his ascents of Mount Tyndall, Mount Shasta, and Mount Whitney; survey of Yosemite Valley; and field trips in the Merced Valley. King provides anecdotes of the mountains' people and natural history along the way.
Categories: Mountaineering

History of the Sierra Nevada

History of the Sierra Nevada

Now a mountaineering classic, this pioneering book was the first to synthesize into a single, riveting narrative all of the varied aspects of human endeavor related to the history of the Sierra Nevada.

Author: Francis P. Farquhar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520253957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

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From the time it was sighted by Spanish explorers in the eighteenth century through the creation of the John Muir trail, the building of the Hetch Hetchy Dam, and the founding of the Sierra Club, the great snowy range of California has provided fulfillment to generations of trappers, immigrants, engineers, naturalists, and tourists. Now a mountaineering classic, this pioneering book was the first to synthesize into a single, riveting narrative all of the varied aspects of human endeavor related to the history of the Sierra Nevada. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, the book continues to be indispensable for any lover of the high country.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Powerhouses of the Sierra Nevada

Powerhouses of the Sierra Nevada

The historic powerhouses of the Sierras have been powering much of California's growth for the past hundred years or so.

Author: Steve Hubbard

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738547573

Category: History

Page: 127

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The historic powerhouses of the Sierras have been powering much of California's growth for the past hundred years or so. Located in canyons where water can be dropped thousands of feet from ridges above, they were California's first source of electrical power. The oldest powerhouses were built by survivors of the original gold rush, who turned metalworking and pipe-fitting skills to the task of generating electricity. The resulting machines were curious amalgamations of steam valves, riveted pipes, waterwheels, and rudimentary electrical devices imported from the East Coast. These views show how miners chipped out a small ledge on a granite cliff hundreds of feet below Spaulding Lake dam to create an anchor point for a powerhouse that seems embedded in the rock itself. They also celebrate the genius of mining-camp tinkerer Lester Pelton, who, in 1880, invented a more efficient waterwheel capable of spinning a generator shaft at high speed. His invention bore his name, and the basic design is used to this day throughout the world.
Categories: History

Touring The Sierra Nevada

Touring The Sierra Nevada

The book is illustrated with photographs and maps of the regions she describes. Koehler includes excursions for automobile travelers as well as backcountry adventures for hikers.

Author: Cheryl Angelina Koehler

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874177176

Category: Travel

Page: 432

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The complete guide to the entire Sierra NevadaThe Sierra Nevada is one of the most scenic, biologically diverse, and historically rich mountain ranges in North America. Touring the Sierra Nevada covers the entire range and its adjacent regions, exploring the Sierra Nevada from such world-famous sites as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite to picturesque mining towns, scenic alpine lakes, lush vineyards, and colorful hidden byways. Koehler offers suggestions for long tours and exciting daytrips, as well as detailed information about the history, geology, flora and fauna, economy, and unique features of places along the way. The book is illustrated with photographs and maps of the regions she describes. Koehler includes excursions for automobile travelers as well as backcountry adventures for hikers. She provides information about attractions in the Sierra’s two “jumping-off” cities, Sacramento and Reno, as well as in some of the major towns within the range. There is practical advice about contacting parks, museums, historical sites, visitors’ bureaus, U.S. Forest Service offices, and other agencies; finding lodging, campgrounds, and restaurants along the way; preparing for weather and altitude changes; and identifying further sources of information about the region in published guides and other books, as well as on websites. Koehler offers her readers the literary companionship of an experienced, charming, and vivacious guide through one of America’s most fascinating regions.
Categories: Travel

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Reproduction of the original: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King

Author: Clarence King

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752350685

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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Reproduction of the original: Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada by Clarence King
Categories: Fiction

History of the Sierra Nevada

History of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Francis Peloubet Farquhar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

Page: 262

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Categories: Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

Birds of the Sierra Nevada

This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and ...

Author: Ted Beedy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520954472

Category: Nature

Page: 446

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This beautifully illustrated and user-friendly book presents the most up-to-date information available about the natural histories of birds of the Sierra Nevada, the origins of their names, the habitats they prefer, how they communicate and interact with one another, their relative abundance, and where they occur within the region. Each species account features original illustrations by Keith Hansen. In addition to characterizing individual species, Birds of the Sierra Nevada also describes ecological zones and bird habitats, recent trends in populations and ranges, conservation efforts, and more than 160 rare species. It also includes a glossary of terms, detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography with over 500 citations.
Categories: Nature

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Describes the geological processes that formed and continue to shape the California mountain range and provides a handy guide to good locations for viewing major geological features

Author: Mary Hill

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520026985

Category: Geology

Page: 232

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Describes the geological processes that formed and continue to shape the California mountain range and provides a handy guide to good locations for viewing major geological features
Categories: Geology

A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada

A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada

The first and only anthology of writings about the Sierra Nevada. Selections from the first 150 years of recorded history of the area written by explorers, immigrants, poets, travelers, scientists, conservationists and climbers.

Author: Robert Leonard Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010221029

Category: California

Page: 363

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The first and only anthology of writings about the Sierra Nevada. Selections from the first 150 years of recorded history of the area written by explorers, immigrants, poets, travelers, scientists, conservationists and climbers.
Categories: California

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

"[This] book is indeed a 'naturalist's companion,' one which will enhance anyone's time in the Sierra Nevada.

Author: Verna R. Johnston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520224889

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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"[This] book is indeed a 'naturalist's companion,' one which will enhance anyone's time in the Sierra Nevada. . . . Johnston focuses on what we are most likely to see by carefully choosing and then highlighting important and characteristic species; her descriptive passages are a pleasure."—Ann Zwinger, author of Yosemite: Valley of Thunder
Categories: Nature

Lithologic Controls on Knickpoint Formation in Sierra Nevada Bedrock Channels

Lithologic Controls on Knickpoint Formation in Sierra Nevada Bedrock Channels

In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the distribution of knickpoints in bedrock channels is often used as evidence to argue that the mountain range has been recently uplifted.

Author: Brittany Danielle Johnson

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ISBN: OCLC:947719362

Category: Granite

Page: 71

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In the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the distribution of knickpoints in bedrock channels is often used as evidence to argue that the mountain range has been recently uplifted. The assumption that bedrock channel knickpoints are transient features responding to a recent pulse of uplift contributes to the ongoing debate about the range’s geomorphic and tectonic evolution. Determining how knickpoints form in heterogeneous granitic landscapes remains fundamental in understanding the lithologic, tectonic, and climatic controls on bedrock incision. Defining the controls on knickpoint formation may limit how knickpoints are used to infer the tectonic history of the Sierra Nevada. In this study, tributaries of the North Fork Feather and Merced Rivers are examined because they are underlain by a variety of rock types, thereby providing an opportunity to investigate the relationship between lithologic diversity and knickpoint formation. In these tributaries, bedrock above knickpoints is often finer grained with a higher percentage of quartz than bedrock below the knickpoint. The differences in bedrock grain size and quartz content are found to be statistically significant. This study argues that variations in rock hardness predispose lithologically heterogeneous bedrock channels to express transitions in a channel’s resistance to erosion as knickpoints. Thus, knickpoints in Sierra Nevada bedrock channels may have formed by differential erosion rather than uplift-driven incision, and using Sierra Nevada bedrock channel knickpoints as a tool to interpret tectonic activity is arguably inappropriate.
Categories: Granite

Lakes and Watersheds in the Sierra Nevada of California

Lakes and Watersheds in the Sierra Nevada of California

In so doing, it lays the scientific foundations for predicting and understanding how the lakes and watersheds will respond. "This is a book written with love, for scientists and by scientists.

Author: John M. Melack

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520278790

Category: Nature

Page: 220

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The Sierra Nevada, California’s iconic mountain range, harbors thousands of remote high-elevations lakes from which water flows to sustain agriculture and cities. As climate and air quality in the region change, so do the watershed processes upon which these lakes depend. In order to understand the future of California’s ecology and natural resources, we need an integrated account of the environmental processes that underlie these aquatic systems. Synthesizing over three decades of research on the lakes and watersheds of the Sierra Nevada, this book develops an integrated account of the hydrological and biogeochemical systems that sustain them. With a focus on Emerald Lake in Sequoia National Park, the book marshals long-term limnological and ecological data to provide a detailed and synthetic account, while also highlighting the vulnerability of Sierra lakes to changes in climate and atmospheric deposition. In so doing, it lays the scientific foundations for predicting and understanding how the lakes and watersheds will respond.
Categories: Nature

Sierra North

Sierra North

For additional hiking and backpacking opportunities, see the companion guide Sierra South.

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899978871

Category: Travel

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Find the Best Hikes and Backpacking Trips in California’s Sierra Nevada The rush of trekking through nature, the thrill of experiencing new places, the reward of discovering beautiful sights—all of this awaits in the Sierra Nevada. For more than 40 years, this definitive guidebook has led readers along the top trails between the mountain range’s northern boundary and the southern edge of Yosemite National Park. Now, with this revised and updated edition, let hiking experts Elizabeth Wenk and Mike White show you the way. Sierra North features 86 meticulously selected trips, from new routes to old favorites. Traverse Hoover Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Emigrant Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness, and more. The trips are organized around major highways and roads, so it’s easy to choose your next adventure. Just pick an area, drive there, and go hiking. Inside you’ll find 86 trips that range from quick overnighters to 11-day excursions Complete trip details, including day-by-day trail descriptions, GPS waypoints, and elevation data 36 trailhead maps that show the routes for every trip Beginner tips and trusted advice on camping, fishing, and bear safety Information on side trips, geology, natural history, and more Planning your trip into the northern Sierra backcountry is easier than ever before. For additional hiking and backpacking opportunities, see the companion guide Sierra South.
Categories: Travel