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Author Fiero, Bill, 1936- author.

Title Geology of the Great Basin [electronic resource] / Bill Fiero.

Imprint Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 239 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Max C. Fleischmann series in Great Basin natural history
Max C. Fleischmann series in Great Basin natural history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-230) and index.
Contents PART 1. ROCKS, CONCEPTS, AND PROCESSES: Introduction -- The Great Basin -- Raw materials of the Great Basin -- Understanding the earth -- Time, the relentless flow -- Fossils, the timekeepers -- The restless earth -- Shaping of the land -- PART II. GREAT BASIN HISTORY: The Prepaleozoic -- The Paleozoic -- The Mesozoic -- The Cenozoic -- PART III. THE GREAT BASIN TODAY: Mineral resources -- Water -- Caves -- Selected Great Basin parks -- The future.
Summary "Since its first publication in 1986, Geology of the Great Basin has become the essential introduction to the geology of this physically complex, ever-changing region. Written in a clear, succinct style and generously illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and maps, the book describes the fundamentals of geologic processes, then discusses the physical attributes and geologic history of the Great Basin. The author also offers readers information about specific sites where significant geologic features can be observed."--Page 4 of cover.
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Subject Geology -- Great Basin.
Mines and mineral resources -- Great Basin.
Hydrology -- Great Basin.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fiero, Bill, 1936- Geology of the Great Basin. Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2009 9780874177909 (OCoLC)368045048
ISBN 9780874178036 (electronic bk.)
0874178037 (electronic bk.)