Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

Book - 2016 | Second edition
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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.
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.

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For this edition new contributors have retraced Alt and Hyndman's routes for the original, taking photographs in the same places where possible, adding GPS coordinates for most photographs so readers can find the place--either on the computer or in the flesh--and created new color maps using the digital data from the 2010 Geologic Map of California. They have also updated the geologic information based on the work of geographers during the past decade and a half. The gross arrangement is by region or range: the Sierra Nevada, Klamath Mountains, Coast Range, the Great Valley, High Cascades on the Modoc Plateau, and basin and range. The finer arrangements within these are by road and town. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2016
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780878426706
0878426701
Branch Call Number: 557.94 ALT
Characteristics: xi, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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