Roadside Geology of Southern California

Roadside Geology of Southern California Author Arthur G. Sylvester
ISBN-10 0878426531
Year 2016-02-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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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

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California Author David D. Alt
ISBN-10 0878426701
Year 2016-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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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 Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia Author William Henry Mathews
ISBN-10 0878425039
Year 2005
Pages 403
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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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 eruption, landslide, and earthquake. Introductory sections of this guidebook interpret the geologic complexity of four regions-Vancouver Island, the Coast, the Interior Plateaus, and the Columbia and Rocky Mountains-and thirty-one road guides describe the rocks and landforms that are visible from the province's highways and ferry routes. Discover lava that chilled beneath ice, learn how engineers blew up a shoal in the narrowest part of the Inside Passage, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow. Book jacket.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley Author Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN-10 0878423621
Year 1997
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing
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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

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

Geology of the Sierra Nevada Author Mary Hill
ISBN-10 0520936949
Year 2006-05-15
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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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.

Roadside Geology of Nevada

Roadside Geology of Nevada Author Frank DeCourten
ISBN-10 0878426728
Year 2017
Pages
Language en
Publisher Roadside Geology
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Driving through Nevada, you may be miles from nowhere, but you are never far from an interesting rock, the shoreline of an ice age lake, or an active or historic mine. 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. 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.

Rough Hewn Land

Rough Hewn Land Author Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN-10 9780520949942
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. We see California and its gold assembled from pieces of old ocean floor and the relentless movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today. Into the West’s geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today.

Roadside Geology of Oregon

Roadside Geology of Oregon Author Marli B. Miller
ISBN-10 0878426310
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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Author, photographer, and geologist Marli Miller has written a completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology.

Surf Sand and Stone

Surf  Sand  and Stone Author Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN-10 9780520280045
Year 2015-10-13
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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"Meldahl tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast by blending research from geology and oceanography with a compelling narrative and clear illustrations that take readers out in the field with the author to learn about the processes that have generated the coast as it exists today and how the region will change in the future. The author's geographic scope spans from San Diego to Point Conception, taking in coastal portions of San Diego, Orange, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties"--Provided by publisher.

Birds of Southern California

Birds of Southern California Author Kimball Garrett
ISBN-10 0964081083
Year 2012-09-01
Pages 506
Language en
Publisher R.W. Morse Company
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This pocket-sized guide features over 550 stunniing color photographs of the birds of Southern California along with their descriptions, voice, behavior, and where and when to find each species. Local bird habitats are described as well as the basics of observing and identifying birds.

Roadside Geology of Alaska

Roadside Geology of Alaska Author Cathy Connor
ISBN-10 0878426191
Year 2014-10-01
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press
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Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

Geology For Dummies

Geology For Dummies Author Alecia M. Spooner
ISBN-10 1118036778
Year 2011-07-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether you?re looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format, it features a thorough introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes. Tracks to a typical college-level introductory geology course An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels Covers geological processes; rock records and geologic times; matter, minerals, and rock; and more Geology For Dummies is an excellent classroom supplement for all students who enroll in introductory geology courses, from geology majors to those who choose earth science courses as electives.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

Roadside Geology of Wyoming Author David R. Lageson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014894573
Year 1988-01-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Mountain Press Publishing Company
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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming'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 understa