California Rocks!

California Rocks!

A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Golden State

Book - 2010
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Self Realization Fellowship Pub
California is a land in motion. In fact, rocks on the west side of the San Andreas Fault have moved northward nearly 200 miles in the last 20,000 years. With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places.

Baker & Taylor
Californians live on the edge . . . of a tectonic plate, that is. In this geologically tenuous location, where a tsunami, earthquake, or volcanic eruption is just another hazard, the rocks and landforms are dynamic too. From erupting geysers and boiling mud pots to collapsing sea arches and crawling landslides, California is a land in motion. In fact, rocks on the west side of the San Andreas Fault have moved northward nearly 200 miles in the last 20 million years. With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places. Learn why so many saber-toothed cats were preserved in La Brea Tar Pits, how hollow tubes formed in the flowing lava of Lava Beds National Monument, and what forms the big waves at Mavericks surf break.

Mountain Pr
Californians live on the edge . . . of a tectonic plate, that is. In this geologically tenuous location, where a tsunami, earthquake, or volcanic eruption is just another hazard, the rocks and landforms are dynamic too. From erupting geysers and boiling mud pots to collapsing sea arches and crawling landslides, California is a land in motion. In fact, rocks on the west side of the San Andreas Fault have moved northward nearly 200 miles in the last 20,000 years. With lively prose and beautiful photographs, California Rocks! explores sixty-five geologic sites at parks and other publicly accessible places. Learn why so many saber-toothed cats were preserved in La Brea Tar Pits, how hollow tubes formed in the flowing lava of Lava Beds National Monument, and what forms the big waves at Mavericks surf break.

Book News
A geologist and geographer, Baylor is well suited for the role of guide to California's geologic wonders. Whether describing sites little known outside the state, such as Panum Crater and the Black Diamond Mine, or world-famous locales like Death Valley and Yosemite, the author gives clear explanations of the geologic processes at work underfoot and on view at 65 different locations. Generously illustrated with maps and photographs, this book is an excellent resource for geologic travelers in the Golden State. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell Publishing
Californians live on the edge of a tectonic plate, that is In this geologically tenuous location, where a tsunami, earthquake, or volcanic eruption is just another hazard, the rocks and landforms are dynamic too. From erupting geysers and boiling mud pots to collapsing sea arches and crawling landslides, California is a land in motion. Let this book be your guide to the action-packed geology of sixty-five sites scattered throughout the state. Learn why so many saber-toothed cats were preserved in La Brea Tar Pits, how hollow tubes formed in the flowing lava of Lava Beds National Monument, and what forms the big waves at Mavericks Surf Break.

Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9780878425655
0878425659
Characteristics: viii, 114 p.: col. ill., col. maps ; 21 x 23 cm

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