Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

Author: Megh Raj Dhital

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319024965

Category: Science

Page: 498

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This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.

50 Classic Hikes In Nevada

From The Ruby Mountains To Red Rock Canyon

Author: Mike White

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 0874176670

Category: Travel

Page: 232

View: 3507

Nevada boasts some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in North America and is rich in trails that embrace the state’s scenic, geologic, and historic resources. Mike White, renowned outdoors writer and instructor, now offers a guide to fifty of the best Nevada hikes, ranging across the entire state from the Mojave Desert to the Sierra Nevada, from sagebrush basins to the alpine heights of the Ruby Mountains. Here are hikes for every taste and level of fitness, including outings suitable for families with small children and full-scale assaults on challenging peaks. Each hike is described in terms of its route and special features, and includes a map and elevation profile. The book also offers information about the geology, wildlife, plants, history, and weather features of Nevada, as well as helpful directions to ensure safe and comfortable travel in Nevada’s rugged and isolated backcountry. This is an indispensable guide for anyone seeking enjoyable adventures in some of the country’s most spectacular natural regions.

Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Archaeology of Bandelier National Monument

Village Formation on the Pajarito Plateau, New Mexico

Author: Timothy A. Kohler

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826330826

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 9453

The pre-Hispanic pueblo settlements of the Pajarito Plateau, whose ruins can be seen today at Bandelier National Monument, date to the late 1100s and were already dying out when the Spanish arrived in the sixteenth century. Until recently, little modern scientific data on these sites was available. The essays in this volume summarize the results of new excavation and survey research in Bandelier, with special attention to determining why larger sites appear when and where they do, and how life in these later villages and towns differed from life in the earlier small hamlets that first dotted the Pajarito in the mid-1100s. Drawing on sources from archaeology, paleoethnobotany, geology, climate history, rock art, and oral history, the authors weave together the history of archaeology on the Plateau and the natural and cultural history of its Puebloan peoples for the four centuries of its pre-Hispanic occupation. Contributors include Craig Allen (U. S. Geological Survey, Los Alamos, New Mexico), Sarah Herr (Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, Arizona), F. Joan Mathien (National Park Service), Matthew J. Root (Rain Shadow Research and Department of Anthropology, Washington Sate University), Nancy H. Olsen (Anthropology Department and Intercultural Studies Division, De Anza College, Cupertino, California), Janet D. Orcutt (National Park Service), and Robert P. Powers (National Park Service).

Rediscovering the Golden State - California Geography

Author: William A. Selby

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119493145

Category:

Page: 576

View: 6614

"In this fourth edition of Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, we are reaching out to a wide audience of people who want to better understand and appreciate California's diverse natural and human systems and landscapes. An important component of this audience is made up of students and teachers studying the geography of California ... This book is designed so that students will be able to: - Examine the forces, processes, systems, and cycles that shape California landscapes and impact its people. - Identify the diversity, connections, and change that define the Golden State, including powerful connections between the state's and the world's many changing physical and human processes and landscapes. - Apply geospatial techniques to research and identify places and events and to ask and answer today's most important questions. - Understand the major issues and solve problems that confront California today. - Rediscover your sense of place." --Provided by publisher.

Cave Science

Transactions of the British Cave Research Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caves

Page: N.A

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The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

Author: R. A. Bagnold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486439313

Category: Science

Page: 265

View: 3316

An expert treatise on the origin and evolution of dunes, this classic work was used by NASA in studying sand dunes on Mars and is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students. The first book to deal exclusively with the behavior of blown sand and related land forms, its accessible style makes it an enduring reference more than half a century after its initial publication. The author studied the sands of North Africa for many years before World War II and is recognized as a leading authority on the subject. His three-part treatment begins with his wind-tunnel experiments, which he conducted to investigate the mechanism of sand transport. First, an account of the observed movement of the individual grains, followed by a chapter on the ground wind and its dependence on the type of surface over which it blows, form a comprehensive view of the interaction between wind and sand. Part Two considers small-scale surface phenomena, such as ripples and ridges, and the closely related subject of size-grading the grains. The third part uses the foregoing results to explain the growth and movement of dunes in general, and the peculiar characteristics of the two main dune types. A method of determining the internal structure of accumulated sand illuminates both the sand's carrying power for motor transport and its water-retention potential. A final chapter, derived from firsthand knowledge, examines the intriguing subject of "singing sand."