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The desert's past :a natural prehistory of the Great Basin

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Publisher Comments:

Main Selection, Natural Science Book Club. Spanning 25,000 years and covering topics that range from Pleistocene glaciers to the ill-fated Donner Party, The Desert's Past presents the first complete synthesis of the environmental and human history of North America's Great Basin.

Book News Annotation:

A thoroughly informed but highly accessible narrative synthesis of the environmental and human history of the Great Basin--a 165,000 square mile region centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah. Grayson recounts the historical development of the Great Basin, reconstructing the defining environmental features, cataloging the existence of such mammals as lions, camels, and mammoths, and discussing the rise and fall of huge lakes that were once found here. He also characterizes some 11,500 years of human history within the Great Basin, in the context of the past environments of the region. Includes b&w maps and photographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560982227
Author:
Grayson, Donald
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Author:
GRAYSON DONALD K
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Geology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Great basin
Subject:
Great Basin Antiquities.
Subject:
Paleo-Indians.
Series Volume:
9339
Publication Date:
19930817
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xvii, 356 p.
Dimensions:
11.24x8.76x1.15 in. 2.86 lbs.

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