Geologic Trips, Sierra Nevada; Author: Ted Konigsmark
If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of California's majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the best known scenic and geologic attractions in the Sierra. Vivid descriptions are enhanced by detailed directions, location maps, and abundant illustrations. Konigsmark covers the vast area ranging from Mount Whitney and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park in the south to Nevada City and Sierra Buttes in the north.
This clear and up-to-date guide will help readers understand the geologic processes that have made the Sierra one of the most beautiful and enjoyed places on earth. The author's lifelong love and study of the Sierra is evident throughout this fascinating and cogent guide. Book includes 122 photographs, 27 tables and charts, 92 maps, 22 diagrammatic sketches, glossary, and index.