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Roadside Geology of Northern & Central California

 
Learn about the Geology of California with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 384 pages that are packed with detailed information about California Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. David D. Alt and Donald W. Hyndman, authors.

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Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California -
Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1
    Plate Tectonics
1
    The Old Continent
2
    Tale of Three Trenches
2
    Modoc Seaway
4
    Flood Basalt Flows
4
    Basin and Range
6
    San Andreas Fault
6
    High Cascades
6
    Whither California?
6

II. Sierra Nevada

9
    Subduction and Obduction
9
    Stacked Terranes
12
    Sierra Nevada Granite Batholith
17
    Glaciers
22
    Gold
24
    Sierra Nevada Roadguides
30
        Interstate 80: Sacramento - Reno
31
        US 50: Sacramento - Carson City
36
        California 20: Marysville - Emigrant Gap
41
        California 41: Fresno - Yosemite National Park
45
        California 49: Mariposa - Placerville
49
        California 49: Placerville - Sierraville
57
        California 70: Feather River Road, Marysville - Hallelujah Junction
65
        California 89: South Lake Tahoe - Graeagle
74
        Lake Tahoe
77
        California 140: Merced - Yosemite National Park
81
        Yosemite National Park
84
        California 180: Fresno - Kings Canyon National Park
89

III. Klamath Mountains

93
    Terranes
95
    Klamath Block Moves West
99
    Mining
100
    Klamath Mountains Roadguides
102
        Interstate 5: Redding - Dunsmuir
102
        US 199: Crescent City - Oregon
106
        California 299: Arcata - Redding
109

IV. Coast Range

117
    Franciscan Complex
117
    Great Valley Sequence
122
    Plate Boundaries
124
    Younger Rocks
128
    Earthquakes
129
    Landslides
133
    San Francisco Bay Area
136
    Coast Range Roadguides
147
        US 101: San Francisco - Leggett
147
        US 101: Leggett - Eureka
155
        California 20: Calpella - Williams
157
        California 29: Vallejo - Lakeport
165
        US 101: San Francisco - Salinas
170
        US 101: Salinas - San Luis Obispo
176
        California 25: California 198 - Hollister
180
        California 41: Morro Bay - Interstate 5
183
        California 58: Santa Margarita - Interstate 5
188

V. The Magnificent Coast

195
    Coastal Bedrock
195
    Where Water Meets Land
196
    Great Earthquakes of the North Coast
201
    Point Reyes National Seashore
203
    Coast Roadguides
206
        US 101: Eureka - Oregon
206
        California 1: San Francisco - Monterey
211
        California 1: Monterey - San Luis Obispo
222
        California 1: Golden Gate - Point Arena
231
        California 1: Point Arena - Leggett
238

VI. The Great Valley

243
    The Trench Shifts West
244
    Great Valley Roadguides
247
        Interstate 5: Sacramento - Redding
247
        Interstate 5: Sacramento - US 99
253
        Interstate 80: San Francisco - Sacramento
259

VII. High Cascades

263
    Volcanic Rocks
263
    Shasta
268
    Lassen Volcanic National Park
269
    High Cascades Roadguides
278
        Interstate 5: Dunsmuir - Oregon
278
        US 97: Weed - Oregon
284
        California 36: Red Bluff - Susanville
287

VIII. Modoc Plateau

295
    Before the Flood Basalts
295
    Flood Basalts
296
    After the Flood Basalts
298
    Medicine Lake Volcano and Lava Beds National Monument
299
    Modoc Plateau Roadguides
305
        US 395: Susanville - Oregon
305
        Surprise Valley Side Trip
310
        California 299: Redding - Fall River Mills
313
        California 299: Fall River Mills - Alturas
319

IX. Basin and Range

321
    Curving Faults
322
    Long Valley Caldera
322
    Desert Landscape
325
    Basin and Range Roadguides
327
        US 395: Bishop - Nevada
327
        US 395: Reno - Susanville
343

Glossary

348

Selected Reading

353

Index

360

 

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