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Geologic history of the Yosemite valley

François Emile Matthes

Geologic history of the Yosemite valley

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Published by U.S. Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Yosemite Valley (Calif.),
  • California,
  • Yosemite Valley.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- California -- Yosemite Valley.,
    • Yosemite Valley (Calif.)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby François É. Matthes.
      SeriesU. S. Geological survey. Professional paper 160
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no. 160
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 137 p. incl. illus., tables.
      Number of Pages137
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL253044M
      LC Control Numbergs 30000277
      OCLC/WorldCa3165042

        Geologic guide to the Merced Canyon and Yosemite Valley, California: with road logs from Hayward through Yosemite Valley, via Tracy, Patterson, Turlock and Merced Falls Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This :   In geologist's Francois Matthes' book published in , "Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley," Matthes confirmed Muir's theory but altered details. In , Dr. King Huber of the U.S. Geologic Survey offered the definitive view of Yosemite's formation in his book, "The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park." How Yosemite Came To Be.


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Geologic history of the Yosemite valley by François Emile Matthes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Yosemite is a glaciated landscape, and the scenery that resulted from the interaction of the glaciers and the underlying rocks was the basis for its preservation as a national park.

Iconic landmarks such as Yosemite Valley, Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, the Clark Range, and the Cathedral Range are known throughout the world by the. The problem of the origin of the Yosemite Valley inherently demands a solution in quantitative terms.

Its essence is, To what extent is the valley a product of glacial action, to what extent a product of stream erosion. The principal result of the investigations upon which this report is based is the determination within narrow limits of the preglacial depth of the Yosemite Valley and of other.

It is condensed from Dr. Matthes’ Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley, Professional Paper No. of the U. Geological Survey (available at the Yosemite Museum). The manuscript for this special issue was reviewed and approved by Dr.

Matthes. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Matthes, François, Geologic history of the Yosemite valley. Washington, U.S. Govt. print. off., Page - The great bulk of the granitic rocks in the Yosemite region belong to two series of intrusions, the members of each series exhibiting an especially close relationship to one another.

These may be termed the biotite granite series of the Yosemite Valley and the Tuolumne intrusive series. The former includes the El Capitan and Taft granites and several minor intrusive masses confined. The exposed geology of the Yosemite area includes primarily granitic rocks with some older metamorphic first rocks were laid down in Precambrian times, when the area around Yosemite National Park was on the edge of a very young North American continent.

The sediment that formed the area first settled in the waters of a shallow sea, and compressive forces from a subduction zone in the. geologic history of the yosemite valley. by françois e. matthes. geological survey professional paper table of contents. In The Geologic Story of Yosemite Valley, the geologist Dr.

King Huber introduces readers to the great natural wonders of Yosemite Valley. Huber describes Yosemite’s famous waterfalls, sheer rock walls, and hanging valleys as they Geologic history of the Yosemite valley book today. Then, he explains how these features were created through the powerful forces of magma, uplift 1/5(1).

Abstract. In no part of the Sierra Nevada have the evidences of glacial action been studied in greater detail than in the Yosemite region. John Muir was the first to engage in this work. During the years of his residence in the Yosemite Valley he devoted a large part of his leisure time to tracing the pathways followed by the ancient glaciers, not only in the immediate vicinity of the valley Cited by: Before his death, he completed a book, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite (), a collection of articles published in Yosemite.

King Huber and James B. Snyder, “A History of the El Capitan Moraine,” Yosemite 64(1) (Winter ). Geologic History Of The Yosemite Valley [Matthes, F.E.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geologic History Of The Yosemite Valley5/5(1). Yosemite's Geologic History karigirl4.

Loading Unsubscribe from karigirl4. Hetch Hetchy: Yosemite's Lost Valley - Duration: Restore Hetch Het views. Get this from a library. Geologic history of the Yosemite valley. [François Matthes; Geological Survey (U.S.),].

The Yosemite National Park region is comprised of portions of 15 minute quadrangles. The original publication of the map in included the map, described map units and provided correlations, as well as a geologic summary and references, all on the same sheet. Softcover Book: The Incomparable Valley - Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite, by; Francois E.

Matthes Measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" - pages - dated Very Nice ConditionSeller Rating: % positive. How Geology Formed Yosemite National Park Yosemite is a dazzling landscape that captivates everyone who sets foot in the park. Stretching from the western foothills to the jagfoot peaks on the Sierra’s crest, Yosemite encompasses some of the most dramatic alpine scenery in America.

Such a Landscape!: A Narrative of the California Geological Survey Exploration of Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon from the Diary, Field Notes, Letters &. Here is a summary of the outcrops and geologic history of that region as I oversimplify it from the Central Valley up the Sierra Nevada slopes.

If this discussion becomes too much geologic detail for beginners, you might start by viewing the images and consulting Chapters 2 and 3 of our book to build your foundation; if you are looking for more. Yosemite Valley (/ j oʊ ˈ s ɛ m ɪ t iː / yoh-SEM-i-tee) is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Central valley is about miles (12 km) long and approximately – feet deep, surrounded by high granite summits such as Half Dome and El Capitan, and densely forested with valley is drained by the Merced River Architectural style: Bungalow/Craftsman, NPS Rustic.

Two years ago, when picking flowers in the mountains back of Yosemite Valley, I found a book. It was blotted and storm-beaten; all of its outer pages were mealy and crumbly, the paper seemed to dissolve like the snow beneath which it had been buried; but many of the inner pages were well preserved, and though all were more or less stained and torn, whole chapters were easily readable.

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This property is closed. Report incorrect address. Ways to Experience Yosemite Valley. Yosemite and Glacier Point Day Tour. Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day /5(K).

History of Glaciers in Yosemite Modern Glaciers Rivers and Streams in Yosemite Geologic Study of Yosemite 1 Bones of the Earth: Granite, Granodiorite, and the Bedrock of Yosemite 2 Vertical Exposure: The Geology of Yosemite Climbing 3 Pushed Off a Cliff: The Origin of Yosemite Falls 4 Giant Steps: Vernal and Nevada Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.

This geologic marvel, a 4,foot/1,meter-deep trough lined by towering cliffs and glacially sculpted, polished rock, is the prized jewel of Yosemite National Park. Although glacially carved valleys with similar features exist elsewhere in the world, none can compete with what legendary naturalist John Muir called “Incomparable Valley.” "Take a seat to watch the setting sun cast its.

Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Full text of "Geologic guide to the Merced Canyon and Yosemite Valley, California: with road logs from Hayward through Yosemite Valley, via Tracy, Patterson. Geologic History of Yosemite Greyson Gottschalk. Yosemite • ARRIVING IN THE VALLEY for sunset - Duration: Zane's Worldviews.

Yosemite's Geologic History. Rita Adams has been involved with promoting and teaching art in the mountain community of Oakhurst, Calif., since She is a past president of Yosemite Western Artists, and an instructor for Vision Academy of the Arts.

With passion, she has introduced students to art as an instructor for the Bass Lake Educational Foundation's Art Club. Rita. Book Reviews Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley, by François E. Matthes. Washington, Government Printing Office, U.

Geol. Survey Professional Paper $ This long-awaited monograph on the Yosemite Valley sets forth the evolution of the valley in language understandable by the lay- man as well as by the specialist. Hike on top of glaciated domes to gain views of the Sierras as far as the eye can see; Connect with a local naturalist and discover the flora, fauna and geologic history of the majestic Yosemite Valley; Walk amid the giant sequoias, Yosemite's ancient trees, many of which are thousands of years old; Bike your way past Yosemite's iconic features, including Half Dome, Royal Arches and Clouds Rest.

Learn about the Geology of Yosemite National Park with maps, photos and expert descriptions. This 6"x9" paperback has pages that are packed with detailed information about Yosemite Geology.

See table of contents below. The Incomparable Valley book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Start by marking “The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite” as Want to Read: Want to Read saving A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite.

Write a review. Tyler rated it /5(6). The major landforms of the Yosemite Valley area are due to erosion-first by streams and later by glaciers. These processes were described at length in Francois Matthes' classic report "Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley" () and in his book "The Incomparable Valley" ().

The scope of the book is more than glaciers and Yosemite Valley, and it is a good summary of the rocks and geologic history of Yosemite Park. Huber writes about uplift of the Sierra Nevada during the last 25 million years. The glacial history of Yosemite Valley provides a first-order estimate of the age of the El Capitan Meadow rock avalanche: The deposit must postdate glacial occupation of the valley below El Capitan, since any debris falling onto the glacier would have been transported to the.

The noted scientist Joseph LeConte was so impressed with one of his theories—that the Yosemite Valley had been formed by glacial activity rather than a prehistoric cataclysm, as was widely, and. Yosemite as seen through time, the subject of "Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park" by Allen F.

Glazner and Greg Stock _____ Few places in. The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. Matthes, Francois E[mile].

GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF THE YOSEMITE VALLEY. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 29x23 cm (large octavo), pp. [i-ii] iii-vi [ blank], double columns, 46 plates, 38 figures in the text, 6 maps (some folded), buff wrappers printed in black.

First edition. United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Professional Paper   Richard Schweickert on the Geologic History of Yosemite, Oct. Schweickert, geology professor at the University, will discuss the geologic history of Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra Nevada range.

Bill Rowley on National Park Conservation, Nov. Rowley, history professor, will address the environmental history of Yosemite National Park. rocks of Yosemite, get a copy of U.S. Geological Survey Map I Bedrock Geologic Map of Yosemite Valley.

Also, get the excellent publication The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park by Huber, Both of these publications are available at the visitor center. Trip 7.

Yosemite Valley. Visitor Centers & Information. In the park, the biggest visitor center is the Valley Visitor Center and Bookstore, in Yosemite Village (tel.

/), which provides all sorts of information, offers daily ranger programs, and is conveniently located near restaurants and can talk with park rangers about your plans for exploring the park; check out bulletin boards that display.

Inwhen a friend told him Yosemite was hiring its first staff geologist, Stock jumped at the chance; he’s been conducting rockfall research and other geologic studies for the park service.Filled with vivid color photography and informed writing, Yosemite: The Complete Guide puts the best of Yosemite National Park at your fingertips.

Fully updated to include current travel info (including the new rules for hiking Half Dome), the second edition offers expanded chapters on .Map of Bedrock Geology of Yosemite Valley, () Download citation as: RIS | Dublin Core Abstract.