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Roadside Geology of Northern & Central California

Roadside Geology of Northern & Central California

by David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman

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Learn about the Geology of California with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 371 pages that are packed with detailed information about California Geology. Second edition. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Northern & Central California
Table of Contents

    Preface to the Second Edition
ix
    Preface to the First Edition
x
1. Introduction
1
    Plate Tectonics
1
    Tale of Three Trenches
4
    San Andreas Fault
5
    Basin and Range
5
    High Cascades
6
    Whither California?
6
2. Sierra Nevada
9
    Subduction and Obduction
9
    Stacked Terranes
12
    Sierra Nevada Batholith
18
    Glaciers
23
    Gold
25
    Sierra Nevada Road Guides
31
        Interstate 80: Sacramento - Reno
31
        US 50: Sacramento - Carson City
36
        CA 20: Marysville - Emigrant Gap
41
        CA 41: Fresno - Yosemite National Park
45
        CA 49: Mariposa - Placerville
49
        CA 49: Placerville - Sierraville
56
        CA 70: Feather River Road, Marysville - Hallelujah Junction
65
        CA 89: South Lake Tahoe - Graeagle
74
        Lake Tahoe
77
        CA 140: Merced - Yosemite National Park
81
        Yosemite National Park
84
        CA 180: Fresno - Kings Canyon National Park
89
3. Klamath Mountains
93
    Terranes
93
    Mining
103
    Klamath Mountains Roadguides
105
        Interstate 5: Redding - Dunsmuir
105
        Interstate 5: Dunsmuir - Oregon
109
        US 199: Crescent City - Oregon
115
        CA 299: Arcata - Redding
119
4. Coast Range
129
    Franciscan Complex
129
    Great Valley Sequence
134
    Plate Boundaries
136
    Younger Rocks
140
    Earthquakes
140
    Landslides
146
    Where Water Meets Land
148
    Point Reyes National Seashore
155
    San Francisco Bay Area
159
      Roads North of the Bay Area
171
        US 101: San Francisco - Leggett
171
        US 101: Leggett - Eureka
177
        US 101: Eureka - Oregon
181
        CA 1: Golden Gate - Point Arena
186
        CA 1: Point Arena - Leggett
193
        CA 20: Calpella - Williams
197
        CA 29: Vallejo - Lakeport
205
      Roads South of the Bay Area
210
        US 101: San Francisco - Salinas
210
        US 101: Salinas - San Luis Obispo
216
        CA 25: CA 198 - Hollister
220
        CA 41: Morro Bay - Interstate 5
223
        CA 58: Santa Margarita - Interstate 5
228
        CA 1: San Francisco - Monterey
234
        CA 1: Monterey - San Luis Obispo
244
5. The Great Valley
253
    The Trench Shifts West
254
    Great Valley Road Guides
257
        Interstate 5: Sacramento - Redding
257
        Interstate 5: Sacramento - US 99
263
        Interstate 80: San Francisco - Sacramento
269
6. High Cascades on the Modoc Plateau
273
    Volcanic Rocks
274
    Shasta
278
    Lassen Volcanic National Park
279
    Medicine Lake Volcano and Lava Beds National Monument
288
    High Cascades and the Modoc Plateau Road Guides
294
        US 97: Weed - Oregon
294
        CA 36: Red Bluff - Susanville
297
        US 395: Susanville - Oregon
304
        Surprise Valley Side Trip
308
        CA 299: Redding - Fall River Mills
311
        CA 299: Fall River Mills - Alturas
316
7. Basin and Range
321
    Normal Faults
322
    Long Valley Caldera
322
    Desert Landscape
325
    Basin and Range Road Guides
326
        US 395: Bishop - Nevada
326
        US 395: Reno - Susanville
343
Glossary
347
Selected Reading
352
Index
359