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Geology of Death Valley

Landforms, Crustal Extension, Geologic History

by Martin Miller

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • DEATH VALLEY (CALIF. AND NEV.),
  • GEOLOGY,
  • Travel / Parks & Campgrounds

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9594624M
    ISBN 100787288705
    ISBN 109780787288709
    OCLC/WorldCa49281150


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Geology of Death Valley: Landforms, Crustal Extension, Geologic History, Road Guides 3rd edition by MILLER MARLI () Paperback on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Geology of Death Valley: Landforms, Crustal Extension, Geologic History, Road Guides 3rd edition by MILLER MARLI () Paperback/5(9). Robert P. Sharp first visited Death Valley and Owens Valley as a child aroundand he continues to lead geology field trips to the are.

Sharp is a professor emeritus at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and received the /5(27). Death Valley National Park show-cases the subtle beauty and uniqueness of desert environments. What events conspired to create Death Valley. Why is the landscape so varied, and so extreme.

Badwater Basin contains the lowest point in North America, at feet below sea level, yet it lies in the afternoon shadow of 11,foot Telescope Peak. Geology of Death Valley book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. For the general reader, geologists Miller (U. of Oregon) and Wrigh /5(8). Geology of the Death Valley Borate-Region Surface-Relief. The principal borate-deposits of the Death Valley region are interbedded with clay and friable sandstone formations of Tertiary age.

These beds are best exposed in the Amargosa range, in Death valley, and in the Panamint mountains. This belt of mountain and valley is miles long and.

Geology of Death Valley National Park book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Get to know Death Valley in a unique way.3/5(1). Learn about the Geology of Death Valley and Owens Valley with maps, photos and expert descriptions.

This 6"x9" paperback has pages that are packed with detailed information about Death Valley and Owens Valley Geology. See table of contents below. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

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The geologic history of Death Valley is complex: it involves not only fault activity at various times, but also crustal sinking, volcanic activity and erosion. In literal geological terms, Death Valley is a graben; that is, a rift valley formed by the sinking of the bedrock lying between parallel, uplifted, tilt-block mountain ranges.

So when it comes to geology, Death Valley definitely rocks. Here’s a quick look at the national park’s top geological attractions.

In cooler months, you can also join ranger-led outings that explore the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and Golden Canyon. Geology of the Death Valley area is a featured article; it (or a previous version of it) has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Wikipedia so, if you can update or improve it, please do so.

This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on August 8, Death Valley National Park– Geology Overload.

Death Valley I can’t wait. Tomorrow this time, I’ll be walking on the salt pan with my structural geology students, gawking at the incredible mountain front –and soon after that, we’ll be immersed in fault zones, fractures, and fabrics. Geology of Death Valley National Park Stand at Badwater, feet below sea level, and you can gaze up to Telescope Peak, which towers overhead at 11, feet above sea level.

Between that low point and high point is a vast panorama of Western geology, one containing more than three dozen different formations.

Geology. With an abundance of amazing hikes, surreal sites and wondrous vistas, any visit to Death Valley National Park necessarily includes an appreciation for its unique geology. To further this appreciation, be sure to visit the. Top Geologic Wonders of Death Valley: Eureka Sand Dunes; The RacetrackAuthor: Jenn Mccarthy.

Spread across the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Nevado, California, Utah and Colorado, the Moenkopi is a Lower Triassic formation, red in color and typically sandstone. In Monument Valley, the formation is represented by shale deposits. Parts of the valley have been mined for uranium, which is found in some areas of the Shinarump siltstone.

The Devil's Golf Course is a large salt pan on the floor of Death Valley, located in the Mojave Desert within Death Valley National Park, in eastern California. Although its exact boundaries are poorly defined, it extends from the vicinity of the Ashford Mill site to the Salt Creek Hills, a distance of about 40 miles.

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah by Richard L. Orndorff, Robert W. Wieder and David G. Futey Store Home Geology Tools Rock & Mineral Kits Geology Books Wall Maps Waterproof Paper Topo Maps Store Home. Death Valley Geology A Walk Through Time A rock formation is a body of rock of considerable extent with distinctive characteristics that allow geologists to map, describe, and name it.

The sample rocks in this tour are only "some" of the major. As such, the Death Valley area has been a popular destination for geology field trips for many years. There are many geologic guides available for the Death Valley region that range from extremely technical refereed journal articles to pamphlets written for the general public.

Death Valley is a fantastic place to learn about the processes that shaped it and the planet in  its whole. Several distinctive geological features are exposed and easy to access to. Thanks for years of geologists’ work, we have a much.

Extension in Death Valley is usually interpreted as a combination of low-angle Basin and Range–style extension and strike slip associated with the developing Pacific-North America plate boundary in western North America, with these two tectonic regimes operating synchronously in Cited by: Hildreth, Wes.

Death Valley Geology: Rocks and Faults, Fans and Salts. Death Valley Natural History Association, Unmarked. Some nicks around the edges. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Michel Digonnet * * * A Death Valley Geology Primer by Michel Digonnet Author, Hiking Death Valley & Hiking Western Death Valley National Park For anyone interested in geology, Death Valley is a fascinating playground.

With little vegetation and soil, there is nothing in the way to see the rocks, and geologic events proceed in. Robert P. Sharp first visited Death Valley and Owens Valley as a child aroundand he continues to lead geology field trips to the are. Sharp is a professor emeritus at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and received the Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of : Mountain Press.

GEOLOGY OF THE NORTHERN BLACK MOUNTAINS, DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA By Robert C. Greene ABSTRACT The Black Mountains are an east-dipping tilted fault block of the Basin and Range province, located on the east side of Cited by: 7.

Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, offering a rich variety of environments and spectacular geology. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley provides an on-the-ground look at the processes sculpting the terrain in this land of extremes for everyone interested in how.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley (Book): Sharp, Robert P.: Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, offering a rich variety of environments -- and spectacular geology.

Illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley provides an on-the-ground look at the.

A gravel route off Badwater Road leads to trailhead parking, which is about 13 ½ miles south of The Oasis at Death Valley. Ubehebe Crater. Take a hike along the rim of a volcanic crater just over an hour northwest of The Oasis at Death Valley.

Six hundred feet deep and a half-mile across, Ubehebe Crater looks like something you might find on. Earth is a five-day/four-night field course to study the geology and geologic history of the Death Valley region.

Death Valley contains some of the most spectacular vistas anywhere including places where both the highest and lowest spots in the contiguous United States can be seen simultaneously. Geology Death Valley Field Studies. What is it about. Death Valley is possibly the most spectacular geologic exposure in the entire western United States.

The oldest rocks and fossils are found here, as well as rocks from every geologic era. Death Valley: Geology, Ecology, Archæology by Charles B. Hunt and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at ii Groundwater Geology and Hydrology of Death Valley National Park, California and Nevada NPS /, December The National Park Service, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science office in Fort Collins, Colorado, publishes a range of reports that address natural resource topics of interest and applicability to a broad audience in the.

Geologists cabin is in the southern reaches of Death Valley. Accessed either through the NP from the East or from the West through Goler Wash Goler is a very serious 4wh drive. We arrived in a 4Runner with a locked out rear axle, 15lbs of air in the tires and had a very 5/5(7). What made the experience of listening to Badwater: The Forensic Geology Series the most enjoyable.

It reminds me of the entertaining, suspense writings of Kathy Reichs (and the tv series 'Bones') which focuses on the use of forensic anthropology. Here instead, the subject is forensic geology - which very few, if any suspense authors write about.

The Exploratorium's What's New in the World, covers science, art and human perception. New issues are published on the 15th of every month I'd like to thank Allen Glazner, coauthor of "Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley" for his time and his insight into the geology of Death Valley.

About Death Valley Lodging. The Oasis at Death Valley, situated in a lush oasis surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park, California is just miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada and miles northeast of Los Angeles, California.

Buy a cheap copy of Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and book by Robert P. Sharp. Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, betwfoot Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada and minusfoot Free shipping over $ When combined with this geology, Death Valley’s harsh climate makes it unique.

As the hottest and driest area in North America, both its geological record and landforms are unusually visible to geolo-gists and non-geologists alike. It is for this reason that the national park overflows with geology field trips. Not only is Death Valley an amazing place of extremes, this hottest place in the United States boasts many evidences for the global Flood.

Concepts that are hard to understand in a geology book come alive as children and teens (and adults) see the incredible formations in.

Authors Emmett Harder and Judy Palmer in their book, These Canyons Are Full of Ghosts: The last of the Death Valley Prospectors, put forth an alternative theory that the cabin was actually built by a Dr.

Wallace Todd, Capt William Fison, and Dr. John and Wolff were both geologists which is probably where the “Geologist” moniker came about. Geologic Map of Death Valley National Park, California.

For a series of photos about Death Valley's geology, click here. For more photos of Death Valley National Park, go to the search and type "Death Valley".Mastodon Tusk weathering out of the Upper Pleistocene Rogers Lake Beds, Death Valley; this is a black and white photograph courtesy the book, Geological Story of Death Valley, by Thomas Clements (long-time professor of geology at the University of Southern California).

By the way, the black and white photograph of the fossil mastodon tusk from that book by Dr. Clements was .