The basin and range province is a vast physiographic region covering much of the inland western united states and northwestern mexico it is defined by unique basin and range topography characterized by abrupt changes in elevation alternating between narrow faulted mountain chains and flat arid valleys or basins. The great basin the basin and range provinces dynamic fault history has profoundly affected the regions water drainage system most precipitation in the great basin falls in the form of snow that melts in the spring rain that reaches the ground or snow that melts quickly evaporates in the dry desert environment. Born in park city utah basin range offers apparel and accessories that reflect the spirit of its hometown basin range pieces offer outdoor utility unmatched value and carefully considered. In basin and range mcphee accompanied at times by princeton geologist kenneth s deffeyes demonstrates how the contorted and tilted rocks seen in these road cuts reveal how islands of the earths crust have floated across the earths surface crashing and folding to form basin and range this is a masterful and sometimes even poetic volume . I read basin and range while driving through the basins and ranges of the western us a few years ago this is a great piece of lay science although the prose is at times over the top this is a great piece of lay science although the prose is at times over the top
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