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The geomorphic evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada landscapes

solving the riddles in the rocks

by Jeffrey P. Schaffer

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Published by Wilderness Press in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • Yosemite Valley.,
  • Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
    • Subjects:
    • Geomorphology -- California -- Yosemite Valley.,
    • Geomorphology -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-382) and index.

      StatementJeffrey P. Schaffer.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB428.C3 S33 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 388 p. :
      Number of Pages388
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL669836M
      ISBN 100899972195
      LC Control Number97015708
      OCLC/WorldCa36883841

        Wilderness Press books authored or coauthored by Jeff include Hiker's Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite, The Pacific Crest Trail: and The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscape. Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada Kathy Morey. out of 5 stars s: Much of what I read in the cite was statements of fact with little supporting evidence (which in understandable considering the book I read was a natural history guide). But I'm sure his earlier work The GeoMMORPGhic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada Landscapes .

      Virtually every single trail in Yosemite National Park is described in this classic guidebook, together with the scenery and natural history found along each trail. View the soaring granite cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, or take in the breathtaking vista from Glacier Point. Hetch Hetchy is the name of a valley, a reservoir and a water system in California in the United glacial Hetch Hetchy Valley lies in the northwestern part of Yosemite National Park and is drained by the Tuolumne thousands of years before the arrival of settlers from the United States in the s, the valley was inhabited by Native Americans who practiced subsistence.

      It is possible that when Matthes began writing his Sierra essays he contemplated a series, dealing mainly with the Yosemite, which eventually might be assembled in book form. At any rate, between and he wrote five essays for the Sierra Club Bulletin all entitled “Little Studies in the Yosemite Valley,” each with an appropriate. This handy book and map is the perfect guide to the best of the canyons, domes, peaks, waterfalls, and creeks of John Muir’s “Range of Light.” One of Wilderness Press’s best-selling authors, Jeffrey P. Schaffer has written numerous guides to the spectacular Sierra Nevada. 7th edition.


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The author agrees with little previous work, which he labels as “conventional Reviews: 1. If you are looking fof a book that thoroughly details the geologic history of the Sierra Nevada with major emphasis on Yosemite Valley including extensive analysis of competing theories of origin and geologic evolution, then this book would likely be a terrific addition to your shelf.4/5.

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Not Available. Publication: Quaternary Research. Pub Date: September DOI: /qres Bibcode: QuResB. The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes Jeffrey P. Schaffer Berkeley, Calif.: W ilderness Press, Reviewed by Jeffrey R. T r u s t California State University, Northridge Je ffre y Schaffer has initiated a conflict reminiscent of that which occurred over a century ago between Josiah Dwight Whitney and John Muir.

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Trust California State University, Northridge Jeffrey Schaffer has initiated a conflict reminiscent of that which occurred over a century ago between Josiah Dwight Whitney and John Muir. The exposed geology of the Yosemite area includes primarily granitic rocks with some older metamorphic first rocks were laid down in Precambrian times, when the area around Yosemite National Park was on the edge of a very young North American continent.

The sediment that formed the area first settled in the waters of a shallow sea, and compressive forces from a subduction zone in the. The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes: Solving the Riddles in the Rocks by Jeffrey P.

Schaffer. Glaciers of California: Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada by Bill Guyton. The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes: Solving the Riddles in the Rocks Ronald Dorn Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes Solving the Riddles in the Rocks - Amateur Geologist, Inc This book provides a new interpretation of the formation of Yosemite Valley and the entire Sierra Nevada range.

Interested (and scientifically literate readers) should look for Schaffer's The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes. Having noted these cavils, I still must add this is a fun book. A better read than most popular natural history titles, this book makes a good companion on any visit to s: 5.

The Merced River (/ m ɜːr ˈ s ɛ d /), in the central part of the U.S. state of California, is a mile ( km)-long tributary of the San Joaquin River flowing from the Sierra Nevada into the San Joaquin is most well known for its swift and steep course through the southern part of Yosemite National Park, where it is the primary watercourse flowing through Yosemite Valley.

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63–70 [Chapter 8]) and Matthes’ “benchmark paper” (), giving the reader the impression that I support their paper, which I do not. Large rock slope failures from near‐vertical cliffs are an important geomorphic process driving the evolution of mountainous landscapes, particularly glacially steepened cliffs.

The morphology and age of a 219 × 10 6 m 3 rock avalanche deposit beneath El Capitan in Yosemite Valley indicates a massive prehistoric failure of a large expanse. Wilderness Press books authored or coauthored by Jeff include Hiker's Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite, The Pacific Crest Trail: The Tahoe Sierra, and The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscape.

Reviews:. Landscape evolution, geomorphic processes, and natural hazards as related to glacier changes are closely interconnected.A prominent phenomenon is the formation and growth of new lakes, commonly located at the terminus of the glacier or behind terminal moraines (Figure 22).The phenomenon as such is not new, and hazards due to formation of glacier lakes have been recognized for quite a while.The Geomorphic Evolution of the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Landscapes: Solving the Riddles in the Rocks by Jeffrey P.

Schaffer. Tenaya Lake, Mount Conness, Yosemite National Park by Ansel E. Adams Exploring the Highest Sierra by James Gregory Moore The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite by Michael Frye.

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