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Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber's Guide to Geology (How to Climb)

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Publisher Comments:

Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, its about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, its about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding why a local crag exists. For most of them, curiosity about rocks comes as naturally as their desire to climb them. Geology is the fundamental control on the sport, and yet until now, there have been no practical guides for the climber interested in the science of rocks.

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters fills this niche. With an informal Q&A format and fun, informative language, this user-friendly guide brings the often esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Covering topics from how to use a geologic map and find new crags to why Europe has the best limestone and how El Capitans North America Wall got its name, it addresses a fact for every climbers ponderings. Stunning photographs of worldwide destinations and easy-to-read artists renderings of geologic concepts make this essential new resource as visually engaging as it is entertaining and edifying.

Synopsis:

With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers.

About the Author

Sarah Garlick is a leading rock climber, an accomplished research geologist, and a published author in both rock climbing and scientific literature. She has climbed extensively throughout the Americas on all terrains.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762748372
Author:
Garlick, Sarah
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Geology -- United States.
Subject:
Geology -- North America.
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Mountains
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
How To Climb Series
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 color photos and illustrations
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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With an informal Q-and-A format and fun, informative language, this book brings the often-esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers.

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