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  Desert rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Desert Rock is a term given to several bands that hail from the California desert.
A sub-genre of desert rock is robot rock, a phrase coined by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.
The term was previously applied, in the 1980s, to a kind of psychedelic country-flavored punk music generally evocative of the desert's dry open spaces, often characterized by epic instrumental passages and lyrically populated with drifters, eccentrics and other people living on the margins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Desert_rock   (159 words)

  
 Rock and roll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rock and roll (also spelled rock 'n' roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in American South in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world.
Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in America in the 1950s, though elements of rock and roll can be heard in rhythm and blues records as far back as the 1920s.
Early rock and roll combined elements of blues, boogie woogie, jazz and rhythm and blues, and is also influenced by traditional Appalachian folk music, gospel and country and western.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rock_and_roll   (1761 words)

  
 Analysis of the Petroglyphs
Rocks with petroglyphs are scattered throughout the valley, some in groupings that appear aligned with points in the mountainous surroundings, others placed in seemingly random locations.
The coating is sometimes known as desert varnish or patina and is commonly composed of iron and manganese oxides that form slowly over geologic time." The designs vary—some are complicated and hard to distinguish, while others seem to be obvious depictions of people or animals.
Thus, one cross could represent the rock art site and the other could represent the water source, in which case the hands would depict that the area was holy due to the proximity of water.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/2351/petro.html   (2733 words)

  
 HOHOKAM ROCK ART -- DESERT FARMERS AT THE RIVERS EDGE
Petroglyphs are images pecked into the rock by hammerstones and are the most common type of rock art produced by the Hohokam.
Rock art took a considerable amount of time and energy to produce, and some panels of rock art are in practically inaccessible areas high on cliff walls or in caves.
This would suggest that the rock art left by the Hohokam was something more than just a means of keeping hands busy, but had a special significance for them.
www.ci.phoenix.az.us /PUEBLO/dfrokart.html   (582 words)

  
 Desert Rock Climbing: Sheer Fear! - DesertUSA
After talking with Michelle, who schedules all of the classes and is an avid rock climber herself, I learned that approximately half of the students who sign up for their classes are women.
The students were instructed to meet at Turtle Rock in the Hidden Valley Picnic Area located in the north end of Joshua Tree National Park.
The class walked to the rock face, where the routes were set up with top ropes, and stared silently at it.
www.desertusa.com /magdec97/jtclimb/climbing_dec.html   (2737 words)

  
 Rock Climbing in Colorado ~ Canyonlands ~ Moab, Utah with Colorado Alpine & Desert Adventures ~ Desert Crags & Cracks
Castleton is the most popular and has the best rock quality of the desert towers." The climb takes a full day and is somewhat strenuous, but once you're on top it's all worth it.
Unaweep Canyon (5.5 to 5.13) A rock climber's dream, Unaweep Canyon is lined on both sides with 25 miles of beautiful, solid granite cliffs, crags, boulders, and cracks.
In "Rock Climbing Colorado," Stewart M. Green notes that Unaweep Canyon "offers an excellent variety of climbing routes that include some of Colorado's best crack lines." Unaweep is appropriate for every skill level and has enough uncrowded walls to keep you busy for days.
www.desertcrags.com   (689 words)

  
 Mount Desert Rock
Mount Desert Rock is a remote, treeless island situated approximately 25 nautical miles south of College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Mount Desert Rock became the base of summer operations for Allied Whale, and provided a foundation for important studies such as the development of photo-identification techniques for humpback and finback whales.
As such, Mount Desert Rock is an integral part of that mission, providing an offshore research platform that permits the study of marine mammals in their natural environment, while also providing a communal, educative and enriching atmosphere that promotes the growth of student' skills and knowledge.
www.coa.edu /html/mountdesertrock.htm   (1636 words)

  
 Desert Tortoise: diet and nutrition of a desert rock dweller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The tortoise is basically a tropical animal whose ancestors evolved in tropical deciduous forests long before the North American deserts formed in the Miocene (15-8 million years ago).
Diets were studied through the analyses of their scat and reveal that tortoises eat a great variety of plants from annuals to trees, shrubs, and cacti.
In January of 1997, the Museum sponsored a symposium, "The Natural History and Biology of the Sonoran Desert Tortoise," which is being developed into a book edited by Van Devender and Schwalbe to be published by the University of Arizona Press.
www.desertmuseum.org /programs/tap_deserttortoise.html   (483 words)

  
 Ayers Rock, Uluru
The Rock is arkose, a course-grained sandstone rich in feldspar at least 2.5 km thick.
They were painted on cave walls, which we title rock art, drawn on the interiors of their huts, drawn on their bodies, and carved in wood.
The gray lichen on the rock face is the smoke from the fire and the lizard men are two half-buried boulders.
www.crystalinks.com /ayersrock.html   (1288 words)

  
 Arizona Desert Hills Decorative Rock, Granite, Marble, Landscape Rocks - Material Provider - Boulders, River Rock, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Desert Hill Rock and Granite is a full service supplier of decorative landscape rock.
Desert Hills Rock and Granite has set itself apart from other competitors.
Desert Hills Rock and Granite is innovating the industry by providing "one stop" service for purchasing landscaping rock.
www.deserthillsrock.com   (235 words)

  
 Black Rock Desert, stock, images, pictures, photos, Nevada, NV, Stan White Photography
A large part of this area, about 100 miles north of Reno, is administered by the BLM and now known as the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area.
In 1849, an emigrant "shortcut" to the promised lands of California and Oregon crossed the desert.
The Black Rock playa (dry lake bed) is 100 miles long and one of the flattest places in the world, making for lots of fun blasting along and raising a rooster tail of fine dust.
www.stanwhite.com /blackrock.html   (966 words)

  
 SPAN - April 2000 - Wadi Rum Desert
The desert country of the Wadi Rum is 290 kms south of the capitol city of Amman, or 40 kms north of Aqaba (Red Sea).
The second arch (Figure 5), a large rock shelter of about 26 meters length, is only 200 meters from the first and is located at 29°48'31"N, 35°27'15"E. It is the first arch that is visible when you approach the area.
He led me in the desert and fixed a rendezvous near 4 pm, and stayed during my exploration with his teapot and his "narghile." By chance I quickly found the arch, located at the east entrance of "Barrah Canyon" (at 29°34'29"N, 35°30' 12"E).
www.naturalarches.org /span-0004-WadiRum.htm   (1710 words)

  
 Southwest Desert Towers Rock Climbing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most of the towers described in Desert Towers Select are on public land, with the exception of the routes in Canyonlands and Arches, which are outside national parks and thus have limited regulation.
The center of the universe for desert climbers is Moab, Utah, a former uranium-mining backwater, resurrected as a tourism and mountain-biking mecca.
Moab Desert Adventures is the main guide service and offers group trips and private guiding to climbs and canyons within a two hours of Moab.
www.supertopo.com /climbingareas/towers.html   (2439 words)

  
 DesertUSA 2005
In this article, the tenth in the DesertUSA series on the food chains of the desert, we focus on some invasive species of the desert plants and how they are altering the food chain.
In the best of times, drought, intense heat, variable weather and organically impoverished soils conspire to make desert food chains a game of chance, a stressful venue in which only the most biologically nimble and resourceful of the plants and animals can adapt and survive.
The Filming of an Unsettling Desert Classic - In the production of the motion picture The Misfits, released in 1961, some of the 20th century's most beguiling cinematic talent gathered in the Nevada desert in what, for several of them, would be a final stab at creating art.
www.desertusa.com /index.html   (754 words)

  
 The Playa- Black Rock Desert
A desert is defined as an area with low precipitation (less than 10 inches/year) and high evaporation (due to high irradiation, wind and temperature).
For more information about the Black Rock Desert and its environs, see the Bureau of Land Management home page at http://www.blm.gov/ and the Winnemucca district of BLM home page at http://www.nv.blm.gov/winnemucca/.
Black Rock Country is a small portion of the Great Basin and encompasses the Black Rock Desert, Hualapai Flat, Fly Hot Springs and surrounding mountain ranges with names such as Granite, Calico, Black Rock and Selenite.
www.blackrockrangers.org /desert.html   (1143 words)

  
 Black Rock Desert Wilderness Nevada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Black Rock Desert is one of the largest, virtually undeveloped desert valley floors in the United States.
The Black Rock Desert Wilderness is surrounded on the west by the Pahute Peak Wilderness and the North Black Rock Range Wilderness.
Along the east edge of the Black Rock Desert are the North and South Jackson Mountains Wilderness areas.
www.nevadawilderness.org /northwest/blackrock.htm   (249 words)

  
 Western Skies - Desert Rock Power Plant - April 16, 2005
The proposed two point two billion dollar Desert Rock plant would be a sort of extension cord from the Four Corners area, selling its fifteen hundred megawatt annual output to rapidly growing urban areas like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, enough electricity to serve at least one hundred fifty thousand average households annual needs.
Sithe officials boasts the Desert Rock's pollution will be a fraction of the existing plants.
An expansion of the coalmine to serve Desert Rock prompted the second round of Scoping Meetings, but participant concerns remain centered on pollution from existing plants.
westernskies.krcc.org /transcripts/4-16-2005/WS_4162005_A.html   (1027 words)

  
 Atacama Desert Photos
When Nomad's tires were designed, the variety and surface density ("unit density") of the desert floor was an important factor.
The unusual terrain of the Atacama Desert is one of the major reasons it was picked as the site for this trek.
Every rock collected in the field is marked with the coordinates of where it was picked up.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs/project/lri-13/www/atacama-trek/photo_gallery/MikePhotoComments.html   (414 words)

  
 Mount Desert Rock Light History
Far-flung Mount Desert Rock is one of the most dramatic and isolated of all American lighthouses.
Over 20 miles from the nearest port at Mount Desert Island, the waveswept rock is, as historian Edward Rowe Snow put it, like "part of another world." George Putnam, for many years the commissioner of the Bureau of Lighthouses, regarded Mount Desert Rock as the most exposed light station in the United States.
On the shores of Mount Desert and the other islands around the mouth of the Penobscot and on the main land it was very severe, and out on Mount Desert Rock it must have been terribly wild...
www.lighthouse.cc /mountdesertrock/history.html   (1988 words)

  
 Black Rock Desert
But the Black Rock Desert has many great experiences to offer those who venture there when the festival revelers are elsewhere.
The Black Rock is a two-hour drive north of Reno and still in the long, narrow Washoe County.
The most popular attractions of the Black Rock are the hot springs surrounding the desert and the dry lakebed itself.
www.jour.unr.edu /outpost/destinations/des.vance.blackrock.html   (1131 words)

  
 Exploring the Oregon Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On our most recent trip to the Black Rock Desert in July 1996, my daughter and I picked up an interesting section of this trail from our base camp in Lovelock.
From Rabbithole, the trail headed northwest towards Black Rock Spring, the next available water, situated out in the middle of the Black Rock Desert.
The passable section, heading directly across the bare rolling mud and sand toward Black Rock Point, deadends at the Quinn River (actual flowing water!), one of the inlets to the vast Black Rock "dry" lake.
home.earthlink.net /~cyberkiwi/desertexploration/troregon.htm   (885 words)

  
 Desert Rock Climbing - Moab Cliffs and Canyons
Hiring a climbing guide is one of the best ways to develop specific skills, climb many routes in a day, try rock climbing for the first time, or just get to know an area new to you.
This fun introduction to desert rock climbing allows you to learn the essentials, while still providing ample time to ascend the walls and get a feel for the local rock.
Mileage on the rock is the main focus of this day; we believe that a low client-to-guide ratio and much on-rock experience with a knowledgeable instructor speeds up the learning process and increases the confidence in ones' climbing skills.
www.cliffsandcanyons.com /desert_climbing.php   (474 words)

  
 SeacoastNH.com - Mount Desert Rock Light
Over 20 miles from the nearest port at Mount Desert Island, this waveswept rock with its granite lighthouse is like a barren planet unto itself..
The Rock is only about 17 feet above sea level at its highest point and waves batter it mercilessly in storms.
The first lighthouse on Mount Desert Rock went into operation in 1830 to mark the entrances to Frenchman and Blue Hill Bays.
www.seacoastnh.com /Travel/Lighthouse_Guide/Mount_Desert_Rock_Light   (665 words)

  
 Desert Rock Festival, Dubai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But all that glitters is not always gold in Dubai, with the territory's staunchly conservative Arab authorities greeting the prospect of a band that shines as much as it shrieks with as much disdain as if it were Janet Jackson getting on stage to read the Koran through her nipples.
However, it being the middle of the day in the desert there are better things to be doing, like sipping cheap cocktails by a palm-surrounded pool.
Ok, so maybe it's all been done before and maybe the joke with The Darkness is one where you laugh at rather than with, but the line is a fine one and one easily forgetable once in their spell.
www.virtualfestivals.com /festivals/article.cfm?articleid=1720   (1047 words)

  
 Petroglyphs, pictographs and rock art
In many cases the rock art and stone tools they left behind is all that remains of their culture.
Rock art sites have survived for thousands of years and will continue to survive for many thousands more...
Sounds bleak for the rock art, and it is. Maybe public attitude and the situation will change, but until it does, there are some things that each of us can do.
www.petroglyphs.us   (1379 words)

  
 AERO-PAC - Association of Experimental Rocketry of the Pacific - To Black Rock
Black Rock is a "dry" lake about 100 miles north of Reno Nevada.
It's very empty country, just about the only town nearby is the town of Gerlach.
Look for a pair of rock columns on your right.
www.aeropac.org /gettingtobr.shtml   (906 words)

  
 Slide 2: Desert Rock
In January 1987 I visited a good climbing buddy Joe Terravecchia in Tuscon, and spent two weeks rock climbing with he and Haroon Kheshgi.
We spent many days climbing low on Mt. Lemmon, but the highlight of the trip was a visit to Cochise's Stronghold, about 2 hours southeast of Tuscon.
I returned in the Spring of 1995 with Greg Opland, Bill Wright and Tim Schneider, and we did the nearby route "What's My Line", followed by "Days of Future Passed", capped off by a wild 3rd+ class spelunking route through the very center of the RockFellow domes called "The Inner Passage".
www.geocities.com /~gibell/shows/desert2.html   (281 words)

  
 Red Rock Canyon
Red Rock has had several wildfires lately....fire danger remains high....please use extreme caution.
Red Rock is an area of world wide geologic interest and beauty.
Red Rock's many hiking trails are described in brochures available at the Visitor Center.
www.redrockcanyonlv.org   (445 words)

  
 GeekChat! - what is desert rock?
but i was not impressed with "desert rock" it doesn't sound much different from just other kinds of rock.
They call them desert rock because they are from used to live near palm springs...
Ok I hate to reserrect old threads, especially really old threads, but I love "desert rock," and if there was already this thread, then I didn't want to get another thread going about it.
www.guitargeek.com /chat/showthread.php?threadid=1334   (715 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Rock Climbing Desert Rock III: Moab to Colorado National Monument: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Rock Climbing Desert Rock IV: The Colorado Plateau Backcountry: Utah by Eric Bjornstad
Desert Rock I Rock Climbs in the National Parks (Regional Rock Climbing Series) by Eric Bjornstad
Desert Rock II Wall Street to the San Rafal Swell: Wall Street to the San Rafal Swell by Eric Bjornstad
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1560447540?v=glance   (540 words)

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