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Mountains That Remade America : How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life - (Hardcover)

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From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Whether and where there was gold to be mined redefined land, mineral, and water laws. Where rain falls (and where it doesn’t) determines whose fruit grows on trees and whose appears on slot machines. All this emerges from the geology of the range and how it changed history, and in so doing, changed the country.
The Mountains That Remade America combines geology with history to show how the particular forces and conditions that created the Sierra Nevada have effected broad outcomes and influenced daily life in the United States in the past and how they continue to do so today. Drawing connections between events in historical geology and contemporary society, Craig H. Jones makes geological science accessible and shows the vast impact this mountain range has had on the American West.
Number of Pages: 338
Genre: Science, History
Sub-Genre: Mountains
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Craig H. Jones
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52793508
UPC: 9780520289642
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1948
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