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From: Rich Thomson
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:55:40 -0800 Subject: Book on the Great Basin I've just started reading a book on the natural history of the Great Basin (a physiographic area of the western US roughly bounded by the Sierra Nevada on the west, the Oregon/Nevada border on the north, the Wasatch Range on the east and the Colorado river on the south). Its quite interesting reading for anyone who spends a great deal of time in the G.B. (which includes the entire state of Nevada). Here are the details on the book from www.amazon.com: The Desert's Past : A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin by Donald K. Grayson Hardcover, 356 pages Published by Smithsonian Inst Pr Publication date: October 1,1993 Dimensions (in inches): 11.24 x 8.76 x 1.15 ISBN: 1560982225 Book News, Inc., 02/01/94: A thoroughly informed but highly accessible narrative synthesis of the environmental and human history of the Great Basin--a 165,000 square mile region centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah. Grayson recounts the historical development of the Great Basin, reconstructing the defining environmental features, cataloging the existence of such mammals as lions, camels, and mammoths, and discussing the rise and fall of huge lakes that were once found here. He also characterizes some 11,500 years of human history within the Great Basin, in the context of the past environments of the region. Includes b&w maps and photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Table of Contents Figures Tables Preface Acknowledgments Ch. 1. Discovering a Great Basin Ch. 2. Modern Definitions of the Great Basin Ch. 3. Glaciers, Sea Levels, and the Peopling of the New World Ch. 4. The End of the North American Pleistocene: Extinct Mammals and Early Peoples Ch. 5. The Late Pleistocene Physical Environment: Lakes and Glaciers Ch. 6. The Late Pleistocene Vegetation of the Great Basin Ch. 7. The Late Pleistocene Vertebrates of the Great Basin Ch. 8. The Great Basin during the Holocene Ch. 9. The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Great Basin Ch. 10. Historic Archaeology and the Donner Party Ch. 11. Cougars, Cheatgrass, and the Natural Landscape Appendix: Concordance of Common and Scientific Plant Names Literature Cited Index [Glenn, you might want to consider adding this item to your catalog.] -- ``Between stimulus and response is the will to choose.'' -- Steven Covey =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 3D Paint: The Power to Create in 3D; Rich Thomson email me for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
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