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Glaciers of California Bill Guyton

Glaciers of California By Bill Guyton

Glaciers of California by Bill Guyton


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In this volume, Bill Guyton summarizes the history of the discovery of Ice Age glaciation and modern-day glaciers in California, as well as the development of modern ideas about the state's glacial history. The book provides a primer on glaciers and glacial landforms,

Glaciers of California Summary

Glaciers of California: Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada by Bill Guyton

Glaciers in sunny California? Many people will be surprised to learn that there are several hundred in the state, ranging in size from the impressive Whitney Glacier on Mt. Shasta and the Palisade Glacier in the Sierra Nevada to tiny glacierets. While California's glaciers are small compared to those in the northern Rockies or the European Alps, each one is interesting and some are suitable for exploring. Also of note is the fact that Ice Age glaciers carved California's most spectacular mountain scenery - the High Sierra was glaciated several times and glacial landforms are prominent features of the Sierran landscape today. Bill Guyton summarizes the history of the discovery of Ice Age glaciation and modern-day glaciers in California, as well as the development of modern ideas about the state's glacial history. He describes the controversy about the origin of Yosemite Valley and quotes from the colourful accounts of early mountain explorers such as John Muir, Josiah Whitney and Francois Matthes. His book provides a primer on glaciers and glacial landforms, a glossary of technical terms, illustrations, and a 100-mile Sierra field-trip-guide for readers who want to see glaciers and glacial features for themselves.

About Bill Guyton

Bill Guyton is Professor Emeritus of Geosciences at California State University at Chico. He has hiked, backpacked, fished, and climbed in the High Sierra for over 45 years.

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GOR012083185
9780520212954
0520212959
Glaciers of California: Modern Glaciers, Ice Age Glaciers, the Origin of Yosemite Valley, and a Glacier Tour in the Sierra Nevada by Bill Guyton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
University of California Press
1998-10-27
223
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