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Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park

 
Learn about the Geology of Yosemite National Park with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 299 pages that are packed with detailed information about Yosemite Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Allen F. Glazner and Greg M. Stock are the authors.

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Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park Table of Contents

Preface

vii

Introduction

1
  Yosemite's Geologic Backdrop
1
  How Glaciers Work and How They Shaped Yosemite
10
    What Is a Glacier?
11
    How Glaciers Erode
16
    Glacial Modification of Landscapes
18
    What Glaciers Leave Behind
22
    History of Glaciers in Yosemite
24
    Modern Glaciers
29
  Rivers and Streams in Yosemite
30
  Geologic Study of Yosemite
36

1. Bones of the Earth

    Granite, Granodiorite, and the Bedrock of Yosemite
41

2. Vertical Exposure

    The Geology of Yosemite Climbing
57

3. Pushed of a Cliff

    The Origin of Yosemite Falls
71

4. Giant Steps

    Vernal and Nevada Falls
77

5. Free-Falling Granite

    The 1996 Happy Isles Rockfall and Its Unusual Air Blast
85

6. That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

    The 1982 Cookie Cliff Rockslide
95

7. The Walls Came Tumbling Down

    Earthquakes and Rock Avalanches in Yosemite Valley
103

8. How Water Sculpts Yosemite

    The Flood of 1997
111

9. A Natural Dam Across Yosemite Valley

    The El Capitan Moraine
121

10. Cracks in the Earth

    The Fissures of Taft Point
131

11. Half a Dome Is Better Than None

    Sentinel Dome and Half Dome
139

12. The Earth as an Onion

    Exfoliation Joints
147

13. The Ice Went Thataway!

    The Shaping of Pothole Dome
155

14. Exotic Erratics

    Glacially Transported Boulders at Olmsted Point
165

15. Why are There Trees Poking Out of Tenaya Lake?

    The Great Medieval Megadrought
171

16. Soda Springs

    That Fizzy Taste Carries a Geochemical Surprise
181

17. Runaway Rocks

    Metamorphic Rocks at May Lake
187

18. Root of an Ancient Volcano

    Little Devils Postpile
195

19. Tombstone Rocks, Slate and Greenstone

    Rocks of the Western Approaches
205

20. Inverted Landscape

    The Stanislaus Table Mountain Lava Flow
217

21. Eocene Erosion

    Ancient, Weathered Landscapes of the Sierra Nevada
225

22. An Ancient, Ice-Bound Sea

    Mono Lake and Ancestral Lake Russell
235

23. An Underwater Volcano

    Mono Lake's Black Point
247

24. Evidence of the Ice Ages

    Glacial Deposits In and Around Lee Vining Canyon
255

25. Dreams of Silver

    The Mines of Bennettville and Dana Village
267

Glossary

274

Sources of More Information

282

Index

289

 

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