Roadside Geology of Southern California

Author: Arthur G. Sylvester

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426539

Category: Science

Page: 389

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Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decades-which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides-geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, 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. Book jacket.
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Field Excursions in Southern California

Field Guides to the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting

Author: Brian Kraatz,Jade Star Lackey,Joan E. Fryxell

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700450

Category: Electronic books

Page: 251

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"This guidebook volume for the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, which was held in Ontario, California, explores varied geological features of southern California and Nevada, including the Mojave Desert and Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument"--
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Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Author: William Henry Mathews,Bill Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

ISBN: 9781926613345

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 403

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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.
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Rediscovering the Golden State - California Geography

Author: William A. Selby

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119493145

Category:

Page: 576

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"In this fourth edition of Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography, we are reaching out to a wide audience of people who want to better understand and appreciate California's diverse natural and human systems and landscapes. An important component of this audience is made up of students and teachers studying the geography of California ... This book is designed so that students will be able to: - Examine the forces, processes, systems, and cycles that shape California landscapes and impact its people. - Identify the diversity, connections, and change that define the Golden State, including powerful connections between the state's and the world's many changing physical and human processes and landscapes. - Apply geospatial techniques to research and identify places and events and to ask and answer today's most important questions. - Understand the major issues and solve problems that confront California today. - Rediscover your sense of place." --Provided by publisher.
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Geology Underfoot in Illinois

Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

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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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Geology Underfoot in Southern California

Author: Robert Phillip Sharp,Allen F. Glazner

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878422890

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A non-technical guide describes twenty significant geological sites in Southern California
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Roadside Geology of Ohio

Author: Mark J. Camp

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 411

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The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other-from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River
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Geology and the Environment

Author: Bernard W. Pipkin,Dee D. Trent,Richard Hazlett,Paul Bierman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133418341

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Pipkin/Trent/Hazlett/Bierman's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT explores the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. This stellar author team has the most field expertise, and the greatest depth of experience in bringing this knowledge to the student of any in this market. In the 6th edition of this tested market leader the authors have fully integrated coverage of how climate change and global warming impact geologic processes. Both human and non-human-induced climate change topics are discussed in a newly developed chapter called The Earth System and Climate Change. This chapter sets the context for understanding how Man's interaction with the Earth System is a contributor to climate change and global warming. The acclaimed Case Studies feature at the end of chapters now includes 10 cases on climate change and global warming topics. GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT is written with an emphasis on how geology can improve the human condition. This new edition updates demographic statistics and the problems of overpopulation, reviewing what we have to do in order to create a sustainable society for the next generation. The new edition also introduces a new feature called Questions to Ponder, which further encourages students to think critically about pressing issues of social and environmental importance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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