Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen
Author: Megh Raj Dhital
This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.
A guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes for every taste and level of fitness includes outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks, from the basin-and-range sagebrush country to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Original.
Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico
Author: Timothy A. Kohler
Publisher: UNM Press
The pre-Hispanic pueblo settlements of the Pajarito Plateau, whose ruins can be seen today at Bandelier National Monument, date to the late 1100s and were already dying out when the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century. Until recently, little modern scientific data on these sites was available. The essays in this volume summarize the results of new excavation and survey research in Bandelier, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s. Drawing on sources from archaeology, paleoethnobotany, geology, climate history, rock art, and oral history, the authors weave together the history of archaeology on the Plateau and the natural and cultural history of its Puebloan peoples for the four centuries of its pre-Hispanic occupation. Contributors include Craig Allen (U. S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos, New Mexico), Sarah Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, Arizona), F. Joan Mathien (National Park Service), Matthew J. Root (Rain Shadow Research and Department of Anthropology, Washington Sate University), Nancy H. Olsen (Anthropology Department and Intercultural Studies Division, De Anza College, Cupertino, California), Janet D. Orcutt (National Park Service), and Robert P. Powers (National Park Service).
"In this fourth edition of Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, we are reaching out to a wide audience of people who want to better understand and appreciate California's diverse natural and human systems and landscapes. An important component of this audience is made up of students and teachers studying the geography of California ... This book is designed so that students will be able to: - Examine the forces, processes, systems, and cycles that shape California landscapes and impact its people. - Identify the diversity, connections, and change that define the Golden State, including powerful connections between the state's and the world's many changing physical and human processes and landscapes. - Apply geospatial techniques to research and identify places and events and to ask and answer today's most important questions. - Understand the major issues and solve problems that confront California today. - Rediscover your sense of place." --Provided by publisher.
Grand Canyon/ Colorado Plateau/ San Francisco Peaks/ Mogollon Rim/ Sedona/ Sky Islands/ Sonora Desert
Author: Scott Warren
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
•17 all-new hikes •More than half the color photos are new •All hikes completely reviewed and re-checked 100 Classic Hikes: Arizona, 4th Edition, is the newest update in the popular Classic Hikes series of full-color coffee-table-quality hiking guidebooks. This informative and easy-to-use guide is also so beautifully produced, it makes a terrific gift for an outdoor enthusiast, visitor, or new neighbor in Arizona. Previous editions of this guidebook have been very popular, and readers on Goodreads.com give it four stars. All hikes have been vetted by public lands.
Some of the most striking and beautiful of all landscapes that can be formed by natural geological and climatic processes can be found in Arizona. This volume is designed to present the reader with visual images of many of the spectacular landscapes of Arizona, their relationship to each other, and explanations of the dynamic aspects of their development over millions of years.
How fortunate the people of Australia are to belong to a continent so rich in natural beauty. Today, Australia is recognised as one of only a few places in the world which can boast of large tracts of unspoilt wilderness.This is wilderness in the strictest sense, where it is necessary to go on foot, often for many kilometres, to visit these spectacular areas. These are Australia's best wild places, those with a reputation for wild scenery, dramatic climates and isolation. And only those prepared to walk can experience these rich and often breathtaking environments.Classic Wild Walks of Australia is more than simply a pictorial celebration of wild Australia. It is also a very practical volume. As well as providing a showcase for a fine photographic collection, the book contains highly detailed descriptions of what is considered to be the pick of Australia's wildest bushwalks. There are extensive route descriptions (which include tactical advice, grades and estimates of trip times), finely detailed maps of each region, and notes on natural history and weather conditions. This is indispensable information for those intent on responding to a challenge to see Australia on foot for themselves, or simply interested in chalking up successes on Australia's top twenty five (25) bushwalks!