The Mountains That Remade America
How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life
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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.
Praise For The Mountains That Remade America: How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life…
— Environment, Space, Place
"This book serves both as a deep dive into how the Sierra Nevada range was formed (Jones is a geology professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder) and the montains' importance in American history (the Gold Rush, the perservation of Yellowstone and Yosemite, and more)."
— Landscape Architecture Magazine
University of California Press, 9780520325500, 360pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2020