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Geology Underfoot In Southern California

Author : Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN : 0878422897
Genre : Science
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A non-technical guide describes twenty significant geological sites in Southern California

Roadside Geology Of Northern And Central California

Author : David D. Alt
ISBN : 0878424091
Genre : Science
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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 turb

Roadside Geology Of Southern British Columbia

Author : William Henry Mathews
ISBN : 1926613341
Genre : Automobile travel
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British Columbia was built by some 500 million years of geologic discord along the western margin of the North American tectonic plate. That turmoil continues today, as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate inches beneath Vancouver Island, triggering earthquakes and generating the magma that feeds the volcanoes of the Cascades. This book explains the province's geologic history in simple terms, covering southern British Columbia from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alberta border. Thirty-one descriptive road guides, complete with maps, photographs and diagrams, help you locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the provinces highways and ferry routes. Discover a lava flow that chilled beneath ice, learn how Ripple Rock claimed 24 ships before engineers finally blew it up, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow that has played havoc with roads since the gold-rush days. The book a sense of the geology's importance to everyone who lives in and passes through the province.

Geology Underfoot In Death Valley And Owens Valley

Author : Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN : 0878423621
Genre : Science
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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

Rough Hewn Land

Author : Keith Heyer Meldahl
ISBN : 9780520949942
Genre : Science
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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 Along Sunrise Highway San Diego County California

Author : Michael J. Walawender
ISBN : 0916251195
Genre : Science
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When you go down San Diego's beautiful back country and want a better understanding of the local geology - grab this book! It covers the roadside geology along one of the most wondrous mountain roads in San Diego County - The Sunrise Highway. This self-guided tour starts just 47 miles east from downtown San Diego, off of Interstate Highway 8. It was written by one of San Diego's hard rock experts, Dr. Michael Walawender, Emeritus Professor from San Diego State University.

Geology Underfoot In Illinois

Author : Ray Wiggers
ISBN : 087842346X
Genre : Science
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Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi

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