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Exploring the Highest Sierra

By: James G Moore
427 pages, B/w photos, 199 illus, 8 tabs, 10 maps
Exploring the Highest Sierra
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  • Exploring the Highest Sierra ISBN: 9780804736473 Hardback Dec 2000 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. It describes the arduous travels of the early explorers, including John C Fremont and John Muir, and weaves the history of exploration together with modern geological information, showing the early naturalists' contributions to geology.


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Exploration; 3. Mapping; 4. Time, minerals, rocks, and plates; 5. Metamorphic rocks; 6. Granitic rocks; 7. Mineral deposits; 8. Cenozoic volcanic rocks; 9. Glaciers and glaciation; 10. Landslides; 11. Geologic structures; 12. Afterword; Appendix; Index.

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By: James G Moore
427 pages, B/w photos, 199 illus, 8 tabs, 10 maps
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'As a geologist who has worked extensively on the Sierra Nevada, I can say that Moore's book stunned me with its masterful treatment of much that I knew about this mountain range but so much more that I didn't know. It has no competition and will be a bible to the specialist and visitor to the region alike. With so much material to organize, I am amazed at how well Moore has been able to put it all together in a wonderfully readable fashion.' Garniss Curtis, University of Ca lifornia, Berkeley
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