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Main Title Death Valley : geology, ecology, archaeology /
Author Hunt, Charles B. ; Hunt, Charles Butler
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 1975
OCLC Number 01975862
ISBN 0520030133; 9780520030138; 0520024605; 9780520024601
Subjects Geology--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) ; Ecology--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) ; Indians of North America--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)--Antiquities. ; Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)--Description and travel. ; Indians of North America--Antiquities. ; United States--Death Valley.
Additional Subjects Geology--Death Valley ; Ecology--Death Valley ; Indians of North America--Death Valley--Antiquities ; Death Valley--Description and travel
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EJBM  QE90.D35H86 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
Collation ix, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-228) and index.
Contents Notes
1. What is Death Valley?. The landscape ; Salt ; Water ; Sand dunes ; Gravel fans ; Mountains ; Climate ; Plant and animal geography ; People -- 2. Water. Lakes, wet and dry ; Quantity and quality of Death Valley water ; Sources ; Streams ; Springs ; Estimating discharge -- 3. The salt pan: orderliness in the natural environment. Salt minerals: their zoning and geologic history ; Patterned ground ; The salt pan: an outdoor museum -- 4. Gravel fans. Differences in fans ; Fan patterns ; Ages of gravel ; Kinds and sizes of stones ; Faulting across the mouth of Furnace Creek Wash ; Desert pavement ; Desert varnish: the black stain ; Wind effects ; Mudflows -- 5. Rocks: a billion years of Death Valley history. Time sequence ; Kinds of rocks and their locations -- 6. How the rocks broke. Present-day earth movements ; Death Valley's last major earthquake ; Earlier earthquakes ; Valleys before Death Valley ; Faults, granite intrusions, and volcanism -- 7. Mines and mining. Present problem in Death Valley ; Mining history -- 8. Archaeology of Indian occupation. Chronology ; Death Valley I Indians ; Death Valley II Indians ; Third stage: arrival of the bow and arrow ; Death Valley IV Indians: arrival of pottery -- 9. Archaeology since 1949. Old trails ; Archaeology of litter -- 10. Plant an animal geography. Climatic zoning of plants ; Water supply of plants ; Changes in plant stands ; Burros and bighorns ; Other big game ; Small game ; Reptiles ; Fish ; Birds and pests.