The Resource The great basin : a natural prehistory, Donald K. Grayson, (electronic resource)

The great basin : a natural prehistory, Donald K. Grayson, (electronic resource)

Label
The great basin : a natural prehistory
Title
The great basin
Title remainder
a natural prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Donald K. Grayson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--
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Grayson, Donald K
Dewey number
508.79
Index
index present
LC call number
QE697
LC item number
.G8 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Grayson, Donald K
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  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
  • Indians of North America
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Great Basin
Label
The great basin : a natural prehistory, Donald K. Grayson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The desert's past. c1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. The Great Basins -- pt. 2. Some Ice Age background -- pt. 3. The late Ice Age Great Basin -- pt. 4. The last 10,000 years -- pt. 5. Great Basin archaeology -- pt. 6. Conclusions
Control code
ebr10461072
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xiii, 418 pages
Form of item
electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)716211105
Label
The great basin : a natural prehistory, Donald K. Grayson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Rev. ed. of: The desert's past. c1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. The Great Basins -- pt. 2. Some Ice Age background -- pt. 3. The late Ice Age Great Basin -- pt. 4. The last 10,000 years -- pt. 5. Great Basin archaeology -- pt. 6. Conclusions
Control code
ebr10461072
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xiii, 418 pages
Form of item
electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)716211105

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