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By Arthur G. Sharp

The founding fathers--reframed!

Tired of studying approximately stiff, snooze-worthy progressive rebels? How approximately lackluster wars and mind-numbing legislation? Not Your Father's Founders breathes lifestyles again into background with dynamic profiles of the politicos, wartime heroes, and lesser-known yet both vital avid gamers who equipped this country.

Featuring countless numbers of wierd information and quirky tales, you'll love studying all concerning the thinkers, doers, and maintainers who spearheaded the uprising. This re-read of yank background also will continue you in your feet with unique proof, quotations, and revelations. for instance, Samuel Adams' father was once a service provider and brewer. younger Samuel labored for some time on the family members brewery, yet he didn't have the top for it--or enterprise more often than not.

The beginning of our country was once something yet dull--and Not Your Father's Founders will pay right tribute to our country's creators with pleasing stories you'll always remember.

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The lake swelled and shrank with the ice ages, but eventually it broke through the coastal hills at 15,000 years ago End of last Ice Age—sea level approximately 400 feet below present level; rivers not shown 10,000 years ago Formation of Farallon Islands and intrusion into the “Golden Gate” 125 years ago Landward edge of undiked tidal marsh Today Includes changes due to hydraulic mining sediment deposition, land reclamation, and filling of wetland areas 5,000 years ago Formation of Bay and Delta Basins Figure 1.

This phenomenon gives rise to the fog so characteristic of Bay Area summers, as evaporation from the ocean condenses above cold, upwelled waters. The higher pressure of this cold air mass pushes a river of fog through the Golden Gate and other Coast Range gaps toward the warmer, lower pressure region of the Central Valley. As air over the Central Valley cools, marine air retreats, returning hot weather to the region again in a repeating cycle. When fall arrives, shorter days prevent Central Valley temperatures from rising to summertime peaks.

The rivers—two large ones and nearly a dozen tributaries—deliver most of the fresh water in the estuary. These rivers, in turn, gather their water from the runoff of rain and the melting of snow into creeks, streams, drains, and culverts from a watershed that encompasses 40 percent of the state of California. Nearly half the land area of the state drains into San Francisco Bay. The drainage itself is significant. Between 1921 and 1990, flows into the bay from upstream ranged from six million acre feet (maf) to more than 69 maf, depending on whether California was experiencing drought or deluge, and on how much was diverted for human use.

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