Geological ramblings in Yosemite

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Heyday Books , Berkeley, Calif
Geology -- California -- Yosemite National Park, Natural history -- California -- Yosemite National
StatementN. King Huber ; foreword by Jim Snyder.
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LC ClassificationsQE90.Y6 H78 2007
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL17179299M
ISBN 139781597140720
LC Control Number2007009805

The story behind Yosemite's breathtaking landscape. Written for a non-technical audience interested in geology, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite is a collection of essays by N.

King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey who has extensive field experience in Yosemite.

Written for a non-technical audience interested in geology, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite is a collection of essays by N. King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey who has extensive field experience in Yosemite National Park.

Huber tells the dramatic story of how the park has been shaped by volcanoes, glaciers, stream /5(4). Get this from a library. Geological ramblings in Yosemite.

[N King Huber] -- This volume tells the story Geological ramblings in Yosemite book Yosemite National Park's (in California) breathtaking landscape. The author, writing as both scientist and science historian, tells the dramatic story of how the park.

Written for a non-technical audience interested in geology, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite is a collection of essays by N. King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S.

Geological Survey who has extensive field experience in Yosemite National Park. Huber tells the dramatic story of how the park has been shaped by volcanoes, glaciers, stream patterns, erosion, and rock slides. Written for a non-technical audience interested in geology, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite is a collection of essays by N.

King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S. Geological Survey who has extensive field experience in Yosemite Pages: out of 5 stars Geological Ramblings in Yosemite. August 1, Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Another great, introductory book on Yosemite that is easy to understand.

I highly recommend this. Helpful. 0 Comment Report abuse Amazon Customer. out of 5 stars Three Stars /5(4). Long involved with teaching Yosemite geology to park interpretive staff, students, and visitors alike, inHuber published a non-technical book, USGS BulletinThe Geologic Story of Yosemite Valley, a “comprehensive geologic view of the natural processes that have created – and are still creating Yosemite.” Later, as a geologist.

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Regular price $ Sale price $ Sale. Granite, Water & Light. Granite, Water &. Geology: Yosemite is a classic example of a glaciated landscape, where glaciers have carved the smooth domes of Tuolumne Meadows, the jagged high country peaks, and the dramatic walls of Yosemite Valley.

This scenery was the basis for Yosemite's preservation as a national park. Yosemite Ice Age Geological ramblings in Yosemite book. The last glaciers to sweep through the park mel years ago. In geological terms, 10, years is the blink of an eye. If the age of the Earth ( billion years) was represented by a hour clock, the p years would only represent a.

A Narrative of the California Geological Survey Exploration of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon from the Diary, Field Notes, Letters & Reports of William Henry Brewer (Paperback) by William H. Brewer. King Huber filled in the story in his wonderful book, published posthumously, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite.

I've told the story in a previous post, but in a nutshell, the river used to follow the left channel until it was diverted by a glacial moraine during one of the last ice ages, causing it to spill over the cliff instead.

Within years, Yosemite has moved from great obscurity to worldwide fame as one of the most visited of our national parks. As a remarkable place where people can enjoy unparalleled scenes of natural beauty and where many easily observed geologic features are concentrated, the park is rivaled by few other areas on the planet.

The majesty and immense variety of these features have inspired. Look at Yosemite Falls from another angle: in this case I was perched atop Taft Point, which is reached by trail from the Glacier Point Road.

Like a number of other geological mysteries over the years something bothered me, but never to the point that I solved it with insight and creativity.

His final book, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite. The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park () by N. King Huber N.

King Huber none. His newest book, "Geological Ramblings in Yosemite," is a collection of articles originally written for the quarterly journal of the Yosemite Association. In the absence of a professional geologist on the staff at Yosemite National Park, King served.

The original path of Yosemite Creek was far less spectacular than the sheer leap off the cliff that characterizes the falls today. As N. King Huber notes in his book Geological Ramblings in Yosemite, the original creek followed the cleft to the left that the trail to the falls follows today.

A moraine from the last glacier blocked the original. He wrote two popular books on the topic, "The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park," which has been reprinted three times, and "Geological Ramblings in Yosemite. 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.

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King Huber, a geologist emeritus with the U.S.

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Rock falls from Glacier Point above Camp Curry, Yosemite National Park, California by Gerald F. Wieczorek and James B. Snyder () (USGS website) “Formation of Yosemite Valley—How Yosemite Valley was Created from Glaciers” () François Matthes and the Marks of Time; Yosemite and the High Sierra by François E.

Matthes (). A posthumous collection of popular articles by. A professor of geology at the University of California, LeConte first visited Yosemite in with 10 of his students. In Yosemite Valley he met John Muir, who traveled with the party for 10 days.

The journals LeConte wrote during this excursion were published in his book, A Journal of Ramblings. LOCATION AND CHARACTER OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY.

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The Yosemite (yo-sem-i'ity) Valley 20 is situated about miles due east of San Francisco, on the west flank of the Sierra Nevada, the great mountain range that extends lengthwise through eastern California.

(See pl. 1.) It is the principal scenic feature of the Yosemite National Park, which embraces a tract 1, square miles in extent—almost. François Émile Matthes (() Ma – () J ) was a geologist and an expert in topographic mapping, glaciers, and climate change. He mapped remote areas of the American West for the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

His maps coincided with the development of those areas into national is one of the founders of the Association of American Geographers and served. As a lover of Yosemite and of reading, I couldn’t help but create a page featuring my reviews of Yosemite books. If you’re looking for a Yosemite National Park book for trip planning or just general information, read on.

I’ve reviewed some of my top choices below, along with direct links to Amazon so you can find Continue reading Yosemite Books →. Geological Ramblings in Yosemite. Heyday. ISBN Jones, Ray (). It Happened In Yosemite National Park: Remarkable Events That Shaped History.

Globe Pequot. ISBN Matthes, François (). Geologic history of the Yosemite valley. United States Government Printing Office. Null, Sarah (December ). The Yosemite Guide-book: A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California: Author: Geological Survey of California: Publisher: authority of the Legislature, Original from: Harvard University: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

The geologic story of Yosemite National Park: a comprehensive geologic view of the natural processes that have created and are still creating the stunning terrain we know as Yosemite Hydraulic and Geomorphic assessment of the Merced River and historic bridges in eastern Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California.

Ramblings through the High Sierra () appeared in the Sierra Club Bulletin as Le Conte's edited version of a journal he kept in the summer ofwhen several members of the first class of the University of California invited him to join them on a camping trip to the Yosemite.

"From there the next morning we hiked into Little Yosemite Valley via the Panorama Trail and John Muir Trail, which afforded amazingly beautiful views without the steep climb of the mist trail." "This hike is quite strenuous so be prepared to be tired by the end, but along your trip you can see Nevada and Vernal Falls, Little Yosemite Valley and a great view of the entire Yosemite Valley as well.".Historic Yosemite National Park: The Stories Behind One of America’s Great Treasures, by Tracy Salcedo; and/or; Geological Ramblings in Yosemite, by N.

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