Download e-book for iPad: The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory by Donald Grayson

By Donald Grayson

ISBN-10: 0520267478

ISBN-13: 9780520267473

masking a wide swath of the yank West, the good Basin, headquartered in Nevada and together with elements of California, Utah, and Oregon, is called for the weird proven fact that none of its rivers or streams circulate the ocean. This interesting illustrated trip via deep time is the definitive environmental and human heritage of this pretty and little traveled zone, domestic to demise Valley, the nice Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Bonneville Salt residences. Donald ok. Grayson synthesizes what we now learn about the previous 25,000 years within the nice Basin—its weather, lakes, glaciers, vegetation, animals, and peoples—based on info gleaned from the region’s beautiful common information in such repositories as lake cores, packrat middens, tree jewelry, and archaeological websites. an ideal advisor for college kids, students, tourists, and common readers alike, the e-book weaves jointly background, archaeology, botany, geology, biogeography, and different disciplines into one compelling landscape throughout a really designated American landscape.

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