We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today.
Into the West's geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Fremont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today. Toon meer Toon minder. Recensie s The writing is so conversational that it's hard to believe this is science Meldahl has captured the wonder, as well as the facts that produced it [the geologic world of the American West] in this vaguely unsettling so much activity in what we depend on to be still and solid and enlightening book.
The Atlantic Informative and highly readable, Rough-Hewn Land belongs on the shelf of any Westerner curious about how that stunning view through the windshield came to be.
Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains
A good introduction to the geology of the region. The broad coverage has something for every geologist, as well as anyone with an interest in the geography, geology, history, and development of the western United States.
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