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Glaciers of California - Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada (Paperback, Revised Ed.) Loot Price: R421
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Glaciers of California - Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra...
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Glaciers of California - Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada (Paperback, Revised Ed.)

Bill Guyton

Series: California Natural History Guides, 59

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Glaciers in sunny California? Many people will be surprised to learn that there are several hundred in this state, ranging in size from the impressive Whitney Glacier on Mt. Shasta and the Palisade Glacier in the Sierra Nevada to tiny glacierets. While California's glaciers are small compared to those in the northern Rockies or the European Alps, each one is interesting and some are suitable for exploring. Also of note is the fact that Ice Age glaciers carved California's most spectacular mountain scenery--the High Sierra was glaciated several times and glacial landforms are prominent features of the Sierran landscape today. Bill Guyton summarizes the history of the discovery of Ice Age glaciation and modern-day glaciers in California, as well as the development of modern ideas about the state's glacial history. He describes the controversy about the origin of Yosemite Valley and quotes from the colorful accounts of early mountain explorers such as John Muir, Josiah Whitney, and Francois Matthes. His book provides a primer on glaciers and glacial landforms, a glossary of technical terms, helpful illustrations, and a 100-mile Sierra field trip guide for readers who want to see glaciers and glacial features for themselves. Glaciers of California will make any visit to the mountains more interesting, whether one is carrying a camera, crampons, or a fishing pole.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: California Natural History Guides, 59
Release date: 2001
First published: 2001
Authors: Bill Guyton
Dimensions: 232 x 156 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 213
Edition: Revised Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-22683-8
Barcode: 9780520226838
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Regional geography
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LSN: 0-520-22683-6

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