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The Secret Of The Southwest Solved By Talkative Tree Rings

Andrew Ellicott Douglass

The Secret of the Southwest Solved by Talkative Tree Rings is a book written by Andrew Ellicott Douglass. It is a fascinating exploration of the history and culture of the Southwest region of the United States, as revealed through the study of tree rings. Douglass, who was a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, became interested in dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, as a way to better understand the climate patterns of the Southwest. However, he soon discovered that the rings could also reveal important information about the history of the region, including the rise and fall of civilizations, the impact of droughts and other environmental factors, and even the occurrence of major events such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. In the book, Douglass shares his insights and discoveries, weaving together scientific analysis with engaging storytelling to create a compelling narrative. He describes the techniques used to study tree rings, including the process of cross-dating, which allows researchers to match the rings of different trees to create a continuous record of climate and environmental conditions. He also delves into the history and culture of the Southwest, exploring the lives of the indigenous peoples who have lived in the region for thousands of years, as well as the Spanish explorers and settlers who arrived in the 16th century. The Secret of the Southwest Solved by Talkative Tree Rings is a fascinating and informative book that offers a unique perspective on the history and culture of the American Southwest. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the region's rich and complex past, as well as for those who are fascinated by the science of dendrochronology and the secrets that can be revealed by the study of tree rings.Horizons Of American History Are Carried Back To A.D. 700 And A Calendar For 1,200 Years Established By National Geographic Society Expeditions.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25in - 7.50in - 0.22in - 0.44lb
  • EAN: 9781428632639
  • Categories: GeneralUnited States - State & Local - Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)United States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT