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Sierra Nevada and the Making of California

The Sierra Nevada is our most important mountain range. It influences much of California’s weather and produces most if its water. It was once the greatest barrier to transcontinental transportation and communication. It is a symbol of earthquakes, which created it. Tectonic geologist Eldridge Moores helps host David Yetman decipher the mysteries of the range’s origins and importance.
Season 3 Episode 304 Length 26:46 Premiere: 05/11/22

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In the America's with David Yetman

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Hosted by research social scientist David Yetman, explore the landscapes, peoples and history of North and South America — from the coldest towns in Canada to the tropical islands of the Caribbean.

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