Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Hyndman have written an entirely new book--with expanded coverage, new photos and maps, and the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Learn about earthquake prediction, pillow basalts, gold mining, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide. Used book in Good Condition. Twenty-five years after writing the groundbreaking Roadside Geology of Northern California, David Alt and Donald W.

. Geologic road guides include tours of lake tahoe, lava beds national Monument, Yosemite National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, and the San Francisco Bay area.

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Roadside Geology of Southern California

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - During those four decades which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, crashes, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, and collides. Whether you want to find precious gemstones, or straddle the boundary between the North American and Pacific Plates, ponder the mysteries of the Salton Sea, be sure to bring this book along as your tour guide.

. Since mountain press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. With dazzling color maps, roadside geology of southern california takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, and photographs, diagrams, 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.

Roadside Geology of Southern California #ad - Join arthur sylvester, and elizabeth o black gans, a geologist-illustrator, an award-winning UC Santa Barbara geologist, 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.

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Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Roadside geology of oregon, Second Edition, is a must-have for every Oregon resident, student, and rockhound alike. When the first edition of roadside geology of Oregon was published in 1978, it was revolutionary the first book in a series designed to educate, inspire, and wow nongeologists. Back then, the implications of plate tectonic theory were only beginning to shape geologic research and discussion.

Geologists hadn t yet learned that oregon s Klamath and Blue Mountains were pieces of far-traveled island arcs and ocean basins that had been piled against the growing North American continent. Steaming volcanoes, recent landslides, ghost forests, and towns heated with geothermal energy attest to Oregon s still-prominent position at the edge of an active tectonic plate.

Roadside Geology of Oregon #ad - Geologist, photographer, and author Marli Miller has written a completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon s geology. Spectacular photographs showcase the state s splendor while also helping readers understand geologic processes at work.

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Geology Underfoot in Southern California

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Twenty vignettes each weave a geologic story of a particular scene, relationship, or feature. Reading the rocks like pages in a book, Geology Underfoot in Southern California offers an inside view of the southland's active and sometimes enigmatic landscape. Some spotlight well-known landmarks, while others describe subtle relationships among the earth's awesome forces.

Together these snapshots introduce readers to southern California's rich, dynamic, and even flamboyant geology. Used book in Good Condition.

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Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region California Natural History Guides

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University of California Press #ad - Why does a bit of ocean floor lie on top of Mt. She provides background information on the processes, time frame, and rocks that are the key to understanding the Bay Area landscape and geologic history, then turns to distinct regions of the Bay Area and to San Francisco Bay itself. Superbly illustrated with 139 color photographs, and sonoma counties* gives clear, solano, 41 drawings, santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Napa, and 29 maps* Covers Alameda, San Francisco, Marin, nontechnical explanations of complex topics including plate tectonics and the Bay Area's fault systems* Suggests locales in parks and open space preserves to view Bay Area geology in action Used book in Good Condition.

Diablo? why is red rock, red? why is loma prieta high? this book is for san Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors who want to explore the geologic world of this spectacular area, to learn about its shapes, that small, knobby island in San Francisco Bay, colors, and rocky foundations. Doris sloan illuminates the colorful geologic mosaic that surrounds San Francisco Bay and lucidly explains the complex and fascinating processes that have forged it over millions of years.

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region California Natural History Guides #ad - In a lively and engaging style, erosion, Sloan describes forces such as the movement of tectonic plates, the waves on the coast, and human activity.

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Roadside Geology of Arizona

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The rise of mountains and the spread of deserts has marked the geologic history of Arizona. Roadside Geology of Arizona. Landscape features result, too, more recent forces: the unending attack of water and wind and frost, earthquakes and floods, the short-term geologic happenings like landslides and rockfalls, the building of volcanoes, from more comprehensible, and a gopher digging a hole.

Landscapes that we see today are here because of landscapes of the past, forces that carry continents into collisions and then drag them apart again, and because of tremendous forces deep within the earth, forces of heat and pressure and the slow churning boil of the earth's interior.

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Roadside Geology of Utah Roadside Geology Series

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Arches National Park. Perhaps more so than any other state, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides. Zion. To the east, arches, the Colorado Plateau s flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, and breaks.

When one thinks of utah, it s rocks and iconic landforms preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments come immediately to mind. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah s rocks. Bryce Canyon. Used book in Good Condition.

Roadside Geology of Utah Roadside Geology Series #ad - Roadside Geology of Arizona. Utah s high mountains, folds, and breaks itself apart, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the west is the immense great basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.

Roadside geology of utah s 65 road guides traverse the state s major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. The beehive state is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast.

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Roadside Geology of Nevada

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Roadside Geology of Arizona. Some of nevada s geologic highlightsgreat basin national park s limestone cavernsvirginia city and the comstock lodetule springs Fossil BedsValley of Fire s bright red rockBerlin-Ichthyosaur State Park s fossil reptilesLake Tahoe s granitic eastern shorePyramid Lake s tufa towers Ruby Mountains glacially carved Lamoille Canyon Red Rock Canyon s Jurassic sandstoneAlamo s extraterrestrial impactVirgin Valley s fossils and opalCathedral Gorge s lakebed badlandsFrenchman Mountain s Great UnconformityHoover Dam s tough tuff Used book in Good Condition.

Driving through nevada, the shoreline of an ice age lake, you may be miles from nowhere, but you are never far from an interesting rock, or an active or historic mine. Earthquakes periodically rock its lonely outposts, creating some of the biggest fault scarps in the world. With the help of roadside Geology of Nevada, you can appreciate geologic features along more than thirty of Nevada s highways.

Roadside Geology of Nevada #ad - 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. Geologic forces continue to shape Nevada, stretching it apart and bringing magma near the surface.

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Roadside Geology of Washington Roadside Geology Series

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Two hundred million years ago most of Washington consisted of two large islands, each one a scrap of continent, lying somewhere in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. One after the other they docked onto the North American continent, each adding its distinctive bit to the complex geologic and geographic mosaic of western North America.

Used book in Good Condition. Roadside Geology of Arizona. The geology of washington is a story of islands--micro-continents--coming in from the sea.

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Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Together, these snapshots introduce readers to eastern California's rich, dynamic geology. Eastern california boasts the greatest dryland relief in the contiguous United States, between 14, 499-foot Mount Whitney in the Sierra Nevada and minus-282-foot Badwater Basin in Death Valley. That relief offers a rich variety of environments--and spectacular geology.

Illustrated with photographs, and diagrams, maps, feature, each geological vignette weaves the tale of a particular scene, or relationship in the landscape. Used book in Good Condition. Roadside Geology of Arizona. Still others focus on less obvious but equally powerful geologic processes: boulders shattered by salt crystals and rocks blasted by windblown sand.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Through driving and walking tours, geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley provides an on-the-ground look at the processes sculpting the terrain in this land of extremes. Some sketches ponder questions that have puzzled geologists: what formed the turtlebacks in the Black Mountains and how do stones mysteriously slide on desolate Racetrack Playa? Others spotlight the role of volcanoes and earthquakes as landscape artists: the superb lava columns of Devil's Postpile, the massive steam explosion at Ubehebe Crater, and fault scarps that shape a golf course's greens.

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Roadside Geology of Colorado Roadside Geology Series

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Mountain Press Publishing Company #ad - Updated text includes information about new discoveries, and new parks, such as the mastodons and other Pleistocene fossils found at Snowmass, such as Chimney Rock National Monument. Detailed color maps and diagrams clearly distill the state s complex bedrock geology. Roadside geology of Colorado is a must-have for any Colorado rock enthusiast.

Used book in Good Condition. The third edition of this popular guide is now even better it s full color. Roadside Geology of Arizona. Colorado s multihued rocks from white and red sandstones to green shales and pink granites are vividly splashed across the pages in stunning color photographs. Used book in Good Condition.

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