roadside geology of southern california

Download Book Roadside Geology Of Southern California in PDF format. You can Read Online Roadside Geology Of Southern California here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Roadside Geology Of Southern California

Author : Arthur G. Sylvester
ISBN : 0878426531
Genre : California, Southern
File Size : 59. 82 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 113
Read : 364

Download Now


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.

Geology Underfoot In Southern California

Author : Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN : 0878422897
Genre : Science
File Size : 71. 6 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 261
Read : 621

Download Now


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

Roadside Geology Of Northern And Central California

Author : David D. Alt
ISBN : 0878426701
Genre : Science
File Size : 31. 85 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 151
Read : 247

Download Now


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

Author : William Henry Mathews
ISBN : 0878425039
Genre : Science
File Size : 76. 37 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 364
Read : 1190

Download Now


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 Of The Sierra Nevada

Author : Mary Hill
ISBN : 0520936949
Genre : Science
File Size : 57. 3 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 611
Read : 976

Download Now


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.

Rough Hewn Land

Author : Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN : 9780520949942
Genre : Science
File Size : 27. 24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 473
Read : 1205

Download Now


"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 Nevada

Author : Frank DeCourten
ISBN : 0878426728
Genre : Science
File Size : 40. 27 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 596
Read : 494

Download Now


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.

Roadside Geology Of Washington

Author : David D. Alt
ISBN : UCSD:31822001959444
Genre : Science
File Size : 35. 63 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 630
Read : 237

Download Now


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

Roadside Geology Of Oregon

Author : Marli B. Miller
ISBN : 0878426310
Genre : Science
File Size : 50. 78 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 494
Read : 466

Download Now


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.

Geology Underfoot In Yosemite National Park

Author : Allen F. Glazner
ISBN : 0878425683
Genre : Science
File Size : 89. 54 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 894
Read : 361

Download Now


This volume will help readers read the Yosemite National Park's landscape the way a geologist does. The authors tell the park's history and describe the origins of its hundreds of little known but surprisingly accessible features. They illustrate it all with illuminating color photographs, maps and clear diagrams. Readers will discover things like why many of Yosemite's domes shed rock shells like onion layers, what happens when a volcano erupts under a glacial lake, and why rocks seem to be almost continually tumbling from the region's cliffs.

Top Download:

Best Books