The Great Basin

The Great Basin

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Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into the sea. This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, and the Bonneville Salt Flats. Donald K. Grayson synthesizes what we now know about the past 25, 000 years in the Great Basina€”its climate, lakes, glaciers, plants, animals, and peoplesa€”based on information gleaned from the regiona€™s exquisite natural archives in such repositories as lake cores, packrat middens, tree rings, and archaeological sites. A perfect guide for students, scholars, travelers, and general readers alike, the book weaves together history, archaeology, botany, geology, biogeography, and other disciplines into one compelling panorama across a truly unique American landscape.Harris, A. H. 1984. Neotoma in the late Pleistocene ... Harris, A. H., and J. S. Findley. 1964. Pleistocene-Recent ... Haynes. C. V., Jr. 2008. Younger Dryas a€œ black matsa€ and the Ran- cholabrean termination in North America. Proceedings of theanbsp;...

Title:The Great Basin
Author:Donald K. Grayson
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2011-01-22


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