ALL-NEW EDITION! Out From Las Vegas: Adventures A Day Away is a favorite guide to the great getaways and scenic trips just a day or less away from downtown Las Vegas. Author Florine Lawlor, a third generation Nevadan, was born to write about the Silver State. Daughter of a gold miner who once worked at the now abandoned ghost town of Delamar, Florine's grandfather was a pioneer Nevada railroad man. Geologist Andy Zdon, author of Desert Summits: A Climbing Guide to California and Southern Nevada and the American Institute of Professional Geologists handbook, Geology of the Las Vegas Region joined Florine on the update of this new edition.
Listen to the wind in the spires of Cathedral Gorge or is that the voice of Mrs.Godbe's ghost riding over the hill from Bullionville? Look for lost diamonds in the McCulloughs or follow the old dirt road to Alamo. Are there really unidentified flying objects in the skies above the remote Extra Terrestrial Highway or are those just members of the Groom Lake Flying Club? Pack the car, a cooler and a copy of Out From Las Vegas and be prepared for an adventure for the entire family.
North of Las Vegas, Sheep Mountains and Mormon Well, Hidden Forest, The Old Road to Alamo, Sawmill Springs, Warshield Canyon, Meadow Valley Wash, Delamar, Cathedral Gorge and Bullionville, In and around Pioche, Whipple Cave, Lehman Caves, The extra Terrestrial Highway, Tybo's Lost Nuggets, In, Out, and About Red Rock, Fossil Hill, Old Road to Pahrump, Red Rock Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Pah Nyab, Mule Springs Cave, Potosi Mine, etc.!
This introduction is an all-encompassing look at the Earth: how it was formed and how it works. It explores the emerging geological research and explains how new advances in the understanding of plate tectonics, seismology, and satellite imagery have enabled us to begin to see the Earth for what it is, a dynamic and ever changing planet. It introduces the concepts of plate tectonics, continental drift, the earth's structure, and sea-floor spreading.
Our review: "When I came across this little book for the first time in Bookshop Santa Cruz I almost paid full retail for it! I did go straight to the shop and order a bunch of copies. I'm not disappointed. Earth : A Very Short Introduction has become an instant favorite and one of my must have recommendations. Here's a little pocket size book that you can carry with you just about anywhere. It has great coverage of the principles of geology and is presented in a narrative style. This is a fun read, not a dry geological text."
Enjoy the map of 1910 issued by the State Mining Bureau featuring the many mineral deposits of Southern California. This map is divided into four easy to read sections.
The details of Inyo County are outstanding as shown on the map of 1883. The interesting text accompanying this map has been included.
The gemstone site locations have been compiled from many sources and detailed on a modern USGS planometric map. Many sites are may be found east of Owens Lake. The desert area of Southeastern California should be a rockhounds delight.
Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, actinolite, agate, amethyst, andesite, apatite, autunite, aragonite, azurite, anglesite, barite, beryl, bornite, bloodstone, calcite, chalcopyrite, chalcedony, chert, chrysocolla, dumortierite, epidote, feldspar, flourite, fossils, garnet, geodes, hematite, ilmenite, kyanite, jade, jadeite, jasper, limonite, magnetite, malachite, obsidian, olivine, onyx, opal, opalite, petrified palm, petrified wood, psilomelane, quartz, realgar, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, rhyolite, siderite, scheelite, schist, serpentine, stibnite, sphalerite, sphalerite, wollastone, wulfenite, travertine, tourmaline, and turquoise.
Originally shot in the IMAX format, this film includes footage from the rescue helicopters that combed the area looking for survivors after the initial eruption. These amazing scenes reveal an unearthly landscape of mud, ash, and steaming craters, which sharply contrasts with the pre-eruption scenery of pristine snow-covered peaks and the crystal waters of Spirit Lake.
As the film revisits the area a decade later, it is startling to see the rapid recovery after so much devastation. In this celebration of nature, "The Eruption of Mount St. Helens!" explores the power of nature to destroy, and to heal, in a cycle of destruction and creation that constantly changes the world in which we live.
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