Roadside Geology Of Southern California

Author: Arthur Gibbs Sylvester
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878426531
Size: 79.75 MB
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Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decades―which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides―geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, combining the latest science with accessible stories about the rocks and landscapes visible from winding two-lane byways as well as from the region’s vast network of highways.
Join Arthur Sylvester, an award-winning UC Santa Barbara geologist, and Elizabeth O’Black Gans, a geologist-illustrator, as they motor through mountains and deserts to explore the iconic features of the SoCal landscape, from boulder piles in Joshua Tree National Park and brilliant white dunes in the Channel Islands to tar seeps along the rugged coast and youthful cinder cones in the Mojave Desert. Whether you want to find precious gemstones, ponder the mysteries of the Salton Sea, or straddle the boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates, be sure to bring this book along as your tour guide.

Roadside Geology Of Northern And Central California

Author: David Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878426701
Size: 60.66 MB
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California’s geology makes headlines when faults shift, volcanoes puff steam, and coastal bluffs fall into the sea. The latest edition of this popular book explores the state’s recent rumblings and tremulous past with the aid of full color illustrations. Spectacular photographs showcase multihued rock, from red chert and green serpentinite to blue schist and gray granite. The color geologic road maps, based on the 2010 Geologic Map of California, are detailed and easy to read. The geologic information, particularly for the Klamath Mountains, Modoc Plateau, and northern Sierra Nevada, has been updated to reflect the more recent geologic understanding of these complex areas. For your next road trip, replace your tattered, dog-eared copy of the old edition with this gorgeous new volume.

Roadside Geology Of Northern And Central California

Author: David Alt
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 0878424091
Size: 10.71 MB
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Twenty-five years after writing the groundbreaking Roadside Geology of Northern California, David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman have written an entirely new book--with expanded coverage, new photos and maps, and the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Geologic road guides include tours of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Francisco Bay area. Learn about earthquake prediction, gold mining, pillow basalts, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide.

Roadside Geology Of New Mexico Roadside Geology Series

Author: Halka Chronic
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 0878422099
Size: 44.99 MB
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The "Land of Enchantment," New Mexico is as varied in its scenery as its nickname suggests. With desert lowlands in the south and high, hoary peaks in the north, with rugged volcanic uplands and colorful plateaus, with high plains along its eastern border, and with a great rift valley that quite literally slashes the state in two, New Mexico's landscape tells a dramatic story that spans more than one billion years.

Roadside Geology Of Southern California

Author: Arthur G. Sylvester
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780878426539
Size: 33.71 MB
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Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own.

Roadside Geology Of Southern British Columbia

Author: William Henry Mathews
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780878425037
Size: 43.56 MB
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Southern British Columbia, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alberta border east of Golden, spans the Canadian Cordillera, a mountainous region with a tumultuous geologic history that continues to evolve with every volcanic ...

Geology Underfoot In Death Valley And Owens Valley

Author: Robert Phillip Sharp
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780878423620
Size: 18.38 MB
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Eastern California boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, between 14,499-foot Mt. Whitney in the Sierra Nevada and minus-282-foot Badwater Basin in Death Valley.

Surf Sand And Stone

Author: Keith Heyer Meldahl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961854
Size: 16.99 MB
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Nothing about Southern California’s coast is stable. Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, beaches, bluffs, surfing waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena.

Geology Of The Sierra Nevada

Author: Mary Hill
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520936942
Size: 39.21 MB
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This new edition offers new chapters and sidebars and incorporates the concept of plate tectonics throughout the text. * Written in easy-to-understand language for a wide audience. * Gives detailed information on where to view outstanding ...

Roadside Geology Of Nevada

Author: Frank DeCourten
Publisher: Roadside Geology
ISBN: 9780878426720
Size: 69.98 MB
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The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States, and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin. --Publisher

California S Amazing Geology

Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498707955
Size: 77.54 MB
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This book discusses not only the important geologic features of each region in California, but also the complex geologic four-dimensional puzzle of how California was assembled, beginning over 2 billion years ago.