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Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

by Allen F. Glazner and Robert P. Sharp

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Learn about the Geology of Death Valley and Owens Valley with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 329 pages that are packed with detailed information about Death Valley and Owens Valley Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley
Table of Contents

The Geology of Eastern California
1
Part 1: Death Valley and Vicinity
7
1. An Intrepid Explorer
    The Mojave River
9
2. A Collector of Volcanic Ashes
    Ancient Lake Tecopa
19
3. It's a Coal Seam, It's a Dike, It's a Welded Tuff!
    The Resting Spring Pass Volcanic Tuff
27
4. A Lunar Landscape
    The Trona Pinnacles of Searles Lake
33
5. A Huge Bathtub without a Drain
    Pleistocene Lake Manly and the Salt Pan
41
6. Dynamic Desert Landforms
    Alluvial Fans and Debris Cones
55
7. Youthful Tectonism
    Fault Scarps in Fans
67
8. Rocks Split Asunder
    Salt Weathering
79
9. A Tale of Two Mysteries
    Turtlebacks and Missing Rocks
87
10. True Grit
    Sandblasted Stones on Ventifact Ridge
99
11. A Diversionary Tale
    Gower Gulch
107
12. Nature's Crafted Mosaics and the Tanning Process
    Desert Pavement and Desert Varnish
119
13. Wind at Play in Nature's Sandbox
    The Mesquite Dunes
129
14. A Cut-and-Fill Saga
    Mosaic Canyon
139
15. A Big Explosion
    Ubehebe Crater
153
16. Wind at Work
    The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa
161
Part 2: Owens Valley and Vicinity
175
17. The Falls of an Ice Age
    Fossil Falls on Glacial Owens River
177
18. A Story of Desiccation
    Once-Blue Owens Lake
185
19. A Frightful Earthquake
    The Owens Valley Shock of 1872
195
20. A Buried, Weathered Giant
    The Alabama Hills
203
21. Basins and Ranges
    The Waucobi Lakebeds
211
22. The Oldest Living Things
    Bristlecone Pines and the Rocks They Prefer
219
23. Dating an Old Glaciation
    The Big Pumice Cut
225
24. A Disappearing Fault
    The Hilton Creek Fault
233
25. East Meets West
    Glacial Moraines at Convict Lake
241
26. A Crack Runs through It
    The Earthquake Fault and Inyo Craters
251
27. Fun and Games on Living Volcanoes
    Mammoth Mountain and Long Valley Caldera
259
28. Columnar Jointing at Its Best
    Devils Postpile
271
29. An Ominous Ooze
    Obsidian Dome
279
30. Mountains of Glass
    The Mono Domes
289
Glossary
297
Sources of Supplemental Information
308
Index
313