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Cover of The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park showing Tenaya Lake from above Olmstead Point
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The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park (1987) by N. King Huber


About the Author

N. King Huber, September 8, 2004. Photo by Mike Diggles, USGS, http://www.diggles.com/menlo50/album_page3.html
N. King Huber, 2004
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N. King Huber was born January 14, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota. His interest in geology started when he hunted for agates along the Lake Superior shorline. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in Europe and Japan. Huber married Martha Ann Barr June 2, 1951 and they had two sons. He received a BS from Franklin and Marshall College in 1953, and MS and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1952 and 1956, respectively. In 1953 he was elected fellow of The Geological Society of America.

In 1954 King Huber joined the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California as a geologist and worked there for his entire career. Huber first visited Yosemite with his wife in 1955. His specialties were in Yosemite National Park and Sierra Nevada geology, geomorphology, and glacial geology. Dr. Huber has written many professional papers on geology, has authored several geologic maps of the Sierra Nevada, and written books on Isle Royale National Park and Devils Postpile National Monument geology.

King Huber and his wife Martha Ann had two sons, Steven King and Richard Norman Huber.

After retirement, Dr. Huber was Geologist Emeritus with the USGS, contributed several geology-related articles to the Yosemite Association’s member publication Yosemite, and was the de facto geologist for Yosemite National Park, providing geological training for Park Service interpretive staff. Dr. Huber died February 24, 2007. Before his death, he completed a book, Geological Ramblings in Yosemite (2007), a collection of articles published in Yosemite.


Bibliographical Information

Norman King Huber (1926 - 2007), The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1987). USGS Bulletin 1595. LCCN 86600008. Sup. of Docs no.:I 19.3:1595. xi+64 pages. Illustrated (some color), color maps. 28 cm. Perfect bound in paper wrappers with front color photograph. Illustrated by Tau Rho Alpha and Susan Mayfield. Library of Congress call number QE75.B9 no. 1595.

The 1987 printing is no longer available from the USGS. However, it was reprinted in 1989 and later by the Yosemite Association. The only changes were to the title pages and cover. Most of the photographs in the book are available online from the USGS library’s photo archive.

Dear Dan, Yosemite is not to be taken for granite. Linda [Kelly] Digitized by Dan Anderson, September 2005, from a personal copy. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice is left intact.
    —Dan Anderson, www.yosemite.ca.us

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