The Mountains That Remade America: How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life

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-From ski towns to national parks, fresh fruit to environmental lawsuits, the Sierra Nevada has changed the way Americans live. Where there was gold to be mined (and where there was not) redefined land, mineral, and water laws. Where rain falls (and where it doesn't) determines whose fruit grows in trees and whose appears on slot machines. All this emerges from the geology of the range and how it changed history, and in so doing, changed America. The Mountains That Remade America combines geology with history to show how ...

The Mountains That Remade America: How Sierra Nevada Geology Impacts Modern Life 2017, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520289642

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