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Geology Underfoot in Death Valley and Owens Valley

 
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 at the bottom of this page. Allen F. Glazner and Robert P. Sharp, authors.

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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

 

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