Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426706

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Sierra Nevada -- Klamath mountains -- Coast range -- The great valley -- High Cascades on the Modoc plateau -- Basin and range.

A Coast to Explore

Coastal Geology and Ecology of Central California

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Author: Miles O. Hayes,Jacqueline Michel

Publisher: Pandion Books

ISBN: 0981661815

Category: Science

Page: 352

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From wave-cut rock cliffs and sea caves to gravel beaches and coastal dunes, California’s coastline has enthralled visitors from around the world. A Coast to Explore describes the origins of these coastal features and unravels the wonderful mystery of how the birth of the San Andreas Fault system created what we see today. Miles O. Hayes and Jacqueline Michel have been mapping the coast of California since the 1980s as part of a larger initiative to protect coastlines around the world from hazardous oil spills. A Coast to Explore is the culmination of their work. Through a delightful narrative, it details the geological evolution of central California’s coast from Bodega Bay to Point Conception, including the effects of erosion during El Niños, the impacts of tsunamis, and the formation of spectacular raised marine terraces. Key ecological resources are described for each of the major subdivisions of the coast. Through richly illustrated diagrams, full-color photographs, and satellite images, A Coast to Explore takes readers on a fascinating journey of discovery so they can better understand why the Central California coast is so remarkable.

Geology Underfoot in Southern California

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Author: Robert Phillip Sharp,Allen F. Glazner

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878422890

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A non-technical guide describes twenty significant geological sites in Southern California

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Revised Edition

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Author: Mary Hill

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520936942

Category: Science

Page: 468

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Writing with verve and clarity, Mary Hill tells the story of the magnificent Sierra Nevada—the longest, highest, and most spectacular mountain range in the contiguous United States. Hill takes us from the time before the land which would be California even existed, through the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more recent history of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed. The author introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which tell the mountains' tale, and explains how nature's forces, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation formed the range's world-renowned scenery and mineral wealth, including gold. For thirty years, the first edition of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological history for nature lovers, travelers, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. 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 Sierra Nevada geology in some of the world's most beloved natural treasures and national parks, including Yosemite. * Provides specific information on places to see glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and exhibits of gold mines and mining equipment, many from Gold Rush times. * Superbly illustrated with 117 new color illustrations, 16 halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and also features an easy-to-use, interactive key for identifying rocks and a glossary of geological terms.

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region

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Author: Doris Sloan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241266

Category: Nature

Page: 335

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"You can't really know the place where you live until you know the shapes and origins of the land around you. To feel truly at home in the Bay Area, read Doris Sloan's intriguing stories of this region's spectacular, quirky landscapes."—Hal Gilliam, author of Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region "This is a fascinating look at some of the world's most complex and engaging geology. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an understanding of the beautiful landscape and dynamic geology of the Bay Area."—Mel Erskine, geological consultant "This accessible summary of San Francisco Bay Area geology is particularly timely. We are living in an age where we must deal with our impact on our environment and the impact of the environment on us. Earthquake hazards, and to a lesser extent landslide hazards, are well known, but the public also needs to be aware of other important engineering and environmental impacts and geologic resources. This book will allow Bay Area residents to make more intelligent decisions about the geological issues affecting their lives."—John Wakabayashi, geological consultant

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

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Author: Robert Phillip Sharp,Allen F. Glazner

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423620

Category: Science

Page: 319

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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. That relief offers a rich variety of environments--and spectacul

Roadside Geology of Southern California

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Author: Arthur G. Sylvester

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426539

Category: Science

Page: 389

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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. Book jacket.

Geology of California

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Author: Robert Matheson Norris,Robert Wallace Webb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 541

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This introduction to the geology of California covers all major geomorphic provinces and is organized from north to south.

California's Amazing Geology

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Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498707955

Category: Science

Page: 480

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California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the highest and lowest point in the continental US and practically every conceivable geological feature known. 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. The author provides up-to-date and authoritative review of the geology and geomorphology of each geologic province, as well as recent revelations of tectonic history of California’s past. There are separate chapters on some of California’s distinctive geologic resources, including gold, oil, water, coastlines, and fossils. An introductory section describes basic rock and mineral types and fundamental aspects of plate tectonics, so that students and other readers can make sense of the bizarre, wild, and crazy jigsaw puzzle that is California's geological history.

Roadside Geology of Nevada

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Author: Frank DeCourten,Norma Biggar

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426720

Category: Science

Page: 405

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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 Rocks!

A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Golden State

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Author: Katherine J. Baylor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425655

Category: Nature

Page: 114

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California is a land in motion. In fact, rocks on the west side of the San Andreas Fault have moved northward nearly 200 miles in the last 20,000 years. With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi

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Author: Richard W. Hazlett,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike

Shaping the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast

Exploring the Coastal Geology of Northern California

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Author: Thomas Cochrane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998510606

Category:

Page: N.A

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Here's a compelling examination of the complex processes involved inside our planet which began eons ago. With an introduction to Deep Time and the Geologic Time Clock, geologist Thomas Cochrane provides a detailed yet approachable overview for the layperson of how and why the Sonoma-Mendocino region's coastline appears as it does today.

Roadside Geology of Idaho

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 393

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Idaho's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understand

Roadside Geology of Washington

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 282

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Washington's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to under

Geologic trips

San Francisco and the Bay Area

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Author: Ted Konigsmark

Publisher: Geopress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 174

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Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

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"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Roadside Geology of Washington

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller,Darrel S. Cowan

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426775

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Washington is alive with geologic activity: It's home to the most active volcanoes in the lower 48, earthquakes regularly rattle the populated Puget Sound region, the potential of landslides increases with each soaking rain, and tsunami evacuation routes alert tourists in Olympic National Park to the active plate boundary just off the coast. The only geologic hazard Washingtonians need not fear, at least not with the continued trend of global warming, is another Ice Age flood. More than forty of the biggest floods known in the history of Earth scoured the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington, the most recent only about 15,000 years ago. Since the first edition of Roadside Geology of Washington appeared on the book shelves in 1984, several generations of geologists have studied the wild assortment of rocks in the Evergreen State, from 45-million-year-old sandstone exposed in sea cliffs at Cape Flattery to 1.4-billion-year-old sandstone near Spokane. In between are the rugged granitic and metamorphic peaks of the North Cascades, the volcanic flows of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade magmatic arc, and the 2-mile-thick flood basalts of the Columbia Basin. With the help of this brand new, completely updated second edition, you can appreciate spectacular geologic features along more than forty of Washington's highways.