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

Donald K. Grayson
Format
Book
Published
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1993.
Language
English
ISBN
1560982225, 1560989335 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Discovering a Great Basin
  • Modern definitions of the Great Basin
  • Glaciers, sea levels, and the peopling of the New World
  • The End of the North American Pleistocene: extinct mammals and early peoples
  • The Late Pleistocene physical environment: lakes and glaciers
  • The Late Pleistocene vegetation of the Great Basin
  • The Late Pleistocene vertebrates of the Great Basin
  • The Great Basin during the Holocene
  • The Prehistoric archaeology of the Great Basin
  • Historic archaeology and the Donner Party
  • Cougars, cheatgrass, and the natural landscape.
Description
xvii, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-342) and index.
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