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eBook The Desert's Past: A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin ePub

by Donald K Grayson

  • ISBN: 1560989335
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Donald K Grayson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Smithsonian (October 17, 1993)
  • Pages: 356
  • ePub book: 1604 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1262 kb
  • Other: doc lit lrf rtf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 771

Description

Donald K. Grayson is a professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Burke Memorial Museum at the University of Washington. Grayson covers numerous aspects of the Great Basin's natural history including: Geology, Geomorphology, Paleoclimatology, and Paleonotology.

Donald K. The treatment of ancient lake basins is well worth the investment alone. With the help of Grayson you gain an understanding of why there were large lakes in the western US not too long ago and why most of them vanished. I consider the book to be well suited for scientist and non-scientist.

The Desert's Past book. Main Selection, Natural Science Book Club. Spanning 25,000 years and covering topics that range from Pleistocene glaciers to the ill-fated Donner Party, The Desert's Past presents the first complete synthesis of the environmental and human history of North America's Great Basin.

The Desert’s Past: A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin. by Donald K. Grayson. The ‘present is the key to the past’ is sometimes challenged by the first spadeful of dirt. The Desert’s Past is a book that documents the unique history of the recent past for one particular area - the Great Basin of the United States

The Deserts' Past : A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin. The Desert's Past" is a very readable book about the prehistory of the Great Basin.

The Deserts' Past : A Natural Prehistory of the Great Basin. From the Ice Age flora and fauna to the first evidence of humans around the ancient lakes, Grayson takes the reader on a journey in a time machine. Although many discoveries - especially concerning early humans - have been made since the book was written, most of the book remains valid and is a must-read for anyone interested in the prehistory of the region.

Grayson clearly has a great love for and deep understanding of his subject, and throughout the .

Grayson clearly has a great love for and deep understanding of his subject, and throughout the book he manages to convey a sense of excitement. The informality and readability of the main text will satisfy the needs of a general audience. This is a complete guide to the environmental and archaeological history of the Great Basin.

As a study in prehistory the book represents what all field-based archaeological studies should strive for: a full integration of the geosciences and biosciences . By: Donald K Grayson. 384 pages, 33 b/w illus, 56 line illus.

As a study in prehistory the book represents what all field-based archaeological studies should strive for: a full integration of the geosciences and biosciences with the record of human occupation. It is sure to become a standard regional reference in the geological, biological, and anthropological sciences. Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press. Bestsellers in Natural History of the Americas. Britain's Treasure Islands. Birds & Mammals of the Falkland Islands.

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Comments

Fohuginn Fohuginn
I just received this book but it looks like I'm going to really like it. It is a very detailed account of the Great Basin, it's geology, climate, plants and people. Grayson writes about the Pleistocene epic but has more to say about the Holocene and the peopling of the Americas. The mid third of the Holocene was very dry and hot, a period of about 3,000 years. And the West thinks it is in a drought now! I learned a new way of dating the time periods during the last 10,000 years as well as a new word, "varves". Look it up, it is in Websters dictionary. It worked well before carbon dating. I'm really looking forward to this read.
Erienan Erienan
"The Desert's Past" is a very readable book about the prehistory of the Great Basin. From the Ice Age flora and fauna to the first evidence of humans around the ancient lakes, Grayson takes the reader on a journey in a time machine. He incorporates the research of botonists, archaeologists and other scientists into an easily understood history. Although many discoveries -- especially concerning early humans -- have been made since the book was written, most of the book remains valid and is a must-read for anyone interested in the prehistory of the region. Grayson also has a chapter on the Donner Party, which gives insight into why the survivors (mostly women) made it through the tragedy. Highly recommended!
Kerry Kerry
A very dense, meaty and throughly enjoyable look at the past (and present!) of a very interesting part of the West.
Am considering running away to the Great basin and becoming a paleo-something.
Am puzzled, though, by the lack of mention of two of my other favorite books on the area: Mclane's "Silent Cordilleras" and Houghton's "A Trace of Desert Waters."