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Rough-hewn land a geologic journey from California to the Rocky Mountains by Keith Heyer Meldahl

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geology,
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-279) and index.

StatementKeith Heyer Meldahl
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE79 .M45 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 296 p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25131624M
ISBN 109780520259355
LC Control Number2011026058

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Rough-Hewn Land Book Description: “Unfold a map of North America,” Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, “and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains.”.   Rough-Hewn Land is a worthy successor to one of my favorite geology books, John McPhee's Annals of the Former World McPhee tells the story of plate tectonics and how it came to revolutionize the science and explain the world, Meldahl picks up from there and tells us more about the mysteries that we continue to find - and try to explain/5.   "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."--Los Angeles Times Book Review "An absorbing book A good introduction to the geology of the region."--The Guardian/5(2). "Rough-Hewn Land tells the geologic story of the American West--the story of its rocks, rivers, mountains, earthquakes, and mineral wealth, including gold. It tells it by taking you on a mile-long field trip across the rough side of the continent from the California coast to the Rocky Mountains. This book puts you on the outcrop, geologic hammer in hand, to explore the evidence for how 5/5(1).

In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a mile-long field trip back through more than million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. Rough-Hewn Land (Paperback) A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains. By Keith Heyer Meldahl. University of California Press, , pp. Publication Date: May 1, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (11/15/).   Rough-Hewn Land. A Geologic Journey From California to the Rocky Mountains. Keith Heyer Meldahl. University of California Press: pp., $Author: Bettina Boxall. In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a mile-long field trip back through more than million years of deep time to explore America's most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be.

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