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Geologic history of the Yosemite Valley.

Francois Emile Matthes

Geologic history of the Yosemite Valley.

by Francois Emile Matthes

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Published by U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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SeriesProfessional papers / United States Geological Survey -- 160
ContributionsUnited States. Geological Survey.
The Physical Object
Pagination136p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21619990M

California Division of Mines and Geology. Bulletin Geologic Guide to the Merced Canyon and Yosemite Valley, California: THE GEOLOGY, GEOMORPHOLOGY, AND SOILS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY IN THE VICINITY OF THE MERCED RIVER, CALIFORNIA By RODNEY J. ARKLEY. 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 .

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. Book Reviews Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley, by François E. Matthes. Washington, Government Printing Office, U. S. 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.

  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" (). Embark on a bus excursion to some of the Yosemite Valley’s most beautiful sites, including Tunnel View, Bridalveil Fall and Sentinel Bridge. Delight in an opportunity to paint .


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Geologic history of the Yosemite Valley by Francois Emile Matthes Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 Geologic history of the Yosemite Valley. book determination within narrow limits of the preglacial depth of the Yosemite Valley and of other.

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.

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 story of the evolution of the Yosemite Valley is so intimately interwoven with the history of the rise of the Sierra Nevada that it can scarcely be told with out reference to that larger history.

Indeed, every stage in the development of the valley corresponds to a definite epoch in the growth of the range and assumes its real significance. 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 appear today. Then, he explains how these features were created through the powerful forces of magma, uplift 1/5(1).

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 ). 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:   Yosemite Geology.

Long involved with teaching Yosemite geology to park interpretive staff, students, and visitors alike, inHuber published a non-technical book, USGS BulletinThe Geologic Story of Yosemite Valley, a “comprehensive geologic view of the natural processes that have created – and are still creating Yosemite.” Later, as a geologist.

Geologic History Of The Yosemite Valley [Matthes, F.E.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geologic History Of The Yosemite Valley5/5(1). Get this from a library. Geologic history of the Yosemite valley.

[François Matthes; Geological Survey (U.S.),]. 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. 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 layman as well as by the specialist.

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.

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.

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. 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.

you can see the Yosemite falls at the valley, there is also a "valley view", you can see El Capitan and Bridalveil falls at the "valley view", There are some easy trails in the Yosemite valley, e.g. the Lower Yosemite fall trail, the Cook's meadow loop.

The view at Swinging /5(K). 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.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 - .