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Guidebook of the Western United States Volume 3-4 (Paperback) Loot Price: R566 Discovery Miles 5 660
Guidebook of the Western United States Volume 3-4 (Paperback): Geological Survey
Guidebook of the Western United States Volume 3-4 (Paperback): Geological Survey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...continues nearly duo south. The slope, which is the southern edge of the Mohave Desert, consists of a thick succession of sheets of gravel and sand which extend far up the mountain sides and beyond the summit at Cajon (cah-hone') Pass. Near milepost 42 the railway has risen above the bottom lands of the Mohave Valley, and from this point southwestward for 10 miles or more there are fine views FigimF. 39.--Section through sand and gravel deposits of the sloping plain along the Santa Fe Railway north of the San Gahriel Mountains, near Victorville, Cal. of the great mountain ranges ahead. To the southeast and south, across tho upper Mohavo Valley, rise the San Bernardino Mountains; the ranges ahead and to tho southwest aro the San Gabriel Mountains. These two ranges come near together at Cajon Pass, which leads into a gap between them. Mohave River and many other streams deposited the sand and gravel of which tho plain is built, but later they have cut deep valleys across it. The relations of this detrital deposit are shown in figure 39. A peculiar yucca, locally known as tho Joshua tree (Yucca or Clistoyucca arborescent) is conspicuous on tho grade up the mountains. (See Pl. XLI, A, p. 168.) It begins with a few scattered trees below Victorville and becomes very abundant in tho region about Hesperia and the slopes above, nearly to Cajon Pass, its upper limit being closely determined by tho altitudeand temperature. It is said that attempts have been made to utilize the fibrous trunk of the yucca for manufacturing paper, but the tree is now used chiefly in making souvenirs and trinkets. Hesperia is a small village that forms a trade center for ranches along Mohave River a few miles to the east and several ranches and orchards near by cultivated by irrigation. T...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Geological Survey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 158
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-36752-2
Barcode: 9781130367522
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-36752-5

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