Donald Grayson, "The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory"
English | ISBN: 0520267478 | 2011 | EPUB | 480 pages | 14 MB
Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada & including parts of California, Utah, & 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 & human history of this beautiful & little traveled region, home to Death Valley, the Great Salt Lake, Lake Tahoe, & the Bonneville Salt Flats. Donald K. Grayson synthesizes what we now know about the past 25,000 years in the Great Basin-its climate, lakes, glaciers, plants, animals, & peoples-based on information gleaned from the regions exquisite natural archives in such repositories as lake cores, packrat middens, tree rings, & archaeological sites. A perfect guide for students, scholars, travelers, & general readers alike, the book weaves together history, archaeology, botany, geology, biogeography, & other disciplines into one compelling panorama across a truly unique American l&scape.