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mountain ranges of the Great Basin

Davis, William Morris

mountain ranges of the Great Basin

by Davis, William Morris

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Published by Printed for the Museum in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- West (U.S.),
  • Great Basin.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby W.M. Davis.
    SeriesBulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College, Geological series -- v. 6, no. 3, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology -- v. 42, [no. 3], Geological series (Cambridge, Mass.) -- v. 6, no. 3
    The Physical Object
    PaginationP. [129]-177, 7 leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages177
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19024125M

    Great Basin mountain ranges, several of which are now known to have two or more times as many plant species than reported by Harper et al. (). When new data for 12 of the larger Great Basin mountain ranges were analyzed, similarities between floras in-creased and strong Pacific affinities were detected east. Category:Mountain ranges of the Great Basin. English: Mountain ranges of the Great Basin — mountain ranges in the Great Basin region of the Western United States. The ranges are within the Basin and Range .

    The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North is noted for both its arid climate and the basin and range topography that varies from the North American low point at Badwater Basin to the highest point of the contiguous United States, less than miles ( km) away at the summit of Mount region spans several . Great Basin National Park is also famous for the Lehman Caves, fascinating caverns that were once a national monument but later became part of the national park after it was created in Guided tours (fee required) of the caves are available year-round, but access to the rest of the park is difficult between November and May; these high 97%(67).

    The park encompasses both sagebrush- and greasewood-dominated flats of the Great Basin Desert and the high peaks of the Snake Range, o feet above sea level. Wheeler Peak, at 13, feet. New records of Douglas’s squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii) document the species in 2 mountain ranges of the Great Basin where tree squirrels have not been previously reported, including 2 sites in the White Mountains, California, and 1 site in the Desert Creek Mountains, Nevada. In the White Mountains, squirrels were photographed by a camera trap on 9 different dates in Author: Constance I Miller, Kenneth T. Hickman.


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Mountain ranges of the Great Basin by Davis, William Morris Download PDF EPUB FB2

The landscape around Great Basin National Park is a good example of what is found throughout the Basin and Range province - long mountain ranges separated by equally long, flat valleys. Great Basin National Park encompasses most of the South Snake Range.

evised and updated. this definitive guidebook covers the vast, rugged landscape of the Great Basin region, an arid land broken by hundreds of mountain ranges (with peaks rising to as high as 14, feet), breathtaking canyons and cliffs, pine forests and aspen groves, lush-banked streams, even waterfalls and lakes.

Veteran hiker John Hart offers a wealth of /5(3). The Great Salt Lake, Pyramid Lake, and the Humboldt Sink are a few of the "drains" in the Great Basin.

The Basin and Range region is the product of geological forces stretching the earth's crust, creating many north-south trending mountain ranges. These ranges are separated by flat valleys or basins.

rows  A list of peaks organized by state and county. Tell Congress: Don't Bomb the. The Great Basin, an isolated area bounded by the Sierra Nevada Range, the Wasatch Range, the Mojave Desert, and the Snake River Plain, boasts more than 2, species of wildflowers, providing spectacular mosaics of color/5(11).

Category:Mountain ranges of the Great Basin. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mountain ranges of the Great Basin. Mountain ranges of the Great Basin — in the Western United States.

The main section for this category is in the article Great Basin. The mountain ranges of the Great Basin have been likened, in an old survey report, to a group of caterpillars all crawling irregularly northward. The ranges are from 60 to miles (95 to km) long and 3 to 15 miles (5 to 24 km) wide.

Great Basin ranges in general share many more plant (and perhaps animal) species with the Rocky Mountains than with the Sierra Nevada. For example, all eleven conifer species found above the pinyon-juniper zone in the central Great Basin also occur in the Rockies, but only three of them are found in the Sierra.

Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs Volume 2Intermountain Biogeography: A Symposium Article 6 The flora of Great Basin mountain ranges: diversity, sources, and dispersal ecology K.

Harper Department of Botany and Range Science, Cited by: The Great Basin is a vast, arid, elevated region between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierras centered on Nevada but including sizeable portions of Utah, Oregon, and California.

It is a hydrological term and means that the rivers and lakes in the basin have no outlet to the sea. The water either evaporates from the lakes or sinks into the sand. Pages in category "Mountains of the Great Basin" The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes (). The Great Basin is the largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds in North spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Oregon and Utah, and portions of California, Idaho, and is noted for both its arid climate and the basin and range topography that varies from the North American low point at Badwater Basin in Death Valley to the highest point of the Coordinates: 40°40′N °40′W /.

This book is indispensable for anyone with a serious interest in the Great Basin, or indeed in the environmental and human prehistory of North America. A work of deeply impressive scholarship, The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory synthesizes a staggering wealth of information about the geology, paleontology, natural history, and anthropology Cited by: The first of John McPhee’s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from 3/5(7).

Books shelved as great-basin: The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin by Stephen Trimble, Believing In Place: A Spiritual Geography Of.

Great Basin National Park covers a majority of the southern Snake Range, a mountain range with a maximum elevation of 13, feet (3, m) at the summit of Wheeler Peak. The south-ern Snake Range is primarily composed of quartzite, shale, and limestone intruded by small bodies of granite.

Quartzite is sandstone that Limestone forms in warm. Curiously, there is one Great Basin range rising ab feet, the White Mountains of California (14,' at White Mountain Peak); one more rising ab feet, the Snake Range of Nevada (13,' at Wheeler Peak); and one more rising ab feet, the Deep Creek Mountains of Utah (12,' at Ibapah Peak).

The mountains in much of the Great Basin are large blocks of rock that have been uplifted and tilted by normal activity along fault lines.

The basins between the mountains, on the opposite sides of the faults, have slipped downward, and have been filled in and leveled by erosion of the mountains above.

The Alvord is a desert basin ringed by large fault block mountain ranges, the Pueblos and Steens along the western edge; and in the southeast is the Trout Creek Range. Runoff from these high ranges has created several desert playas, dry 97%(60).

It should be explained that basin, as used here, doesn’t refer to Great Basin but rather to the many small basins that separate the mountain ranges. The first person to make sense of this region was the famous 19th century geologist Grove Karl Gilbert.

The region is one of high, silent valleys, numerous mountain ranges and many rivers. Great Basin National Park protects the South Snake Range near the Utah border east of Ely, Nevada.

The Snake Range provides a good example of biogeography, the relationship between living things and the landscape.The numerous ranges within the province in the United States are collectively referred to as the "Great Basin Ranges", although many are not actually in the Great Basin.

Major ranges include the Snake Range, the Panamint Range, the White Mountains, the Sandia Mountains, and the Tetons.Basin and range topography is an alternating landscape of parallel mountain ranges and valleys. It is a result of crustal extension/stretching (extensional tectonics) of the lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) due to mantle upwelling, gravitational collapse, crustal thickening, or relaxation of confining stresses.

Crustal extension causes the thinning and deformation of the upper crust .