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Roadside Geology of Southern California

 
roadside geology of southern California Learn about the Geology of Southern California with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 389 pages that are packed with detailed information about Southern California Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. By authors Arthur Gibbs Sylvester and Elizabeth O'Black Gans

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Roadside Geology of Southern California - Table of Contents

PREFACE

VIII

INTRODUCTION

1
    Understanding the Earth
3
        Rocks and Rock Formation
3
        Plate Tectonics
4
        Faults, faulting, and Earthquakes
6
        Geologic Processes in Desert Environments
8
    Geologic Evolution of Southern California
12
     PROTEROZOIC EON
12
        Gneissic Basement Rock
12
     PALEOZOIC ERA
13
        The Continental Shelf
13
     MESOZOIC ERA
13
        Subduction and Batholith Formation
13
     CENOZOIC ERA
16
        Crustal Breakup, Rift Volcanism, and Basin Sedimentation
16
        Development of the San Andreas Fault
17
        Rotation of the Western Tranverse Ranges
20
        The Present
21

MOJAVE DESERT

25
    Detachment Faults
28
    Joshua Tree National Park
28
     ROAD GUIDES FOR THE MOJAVE DESERT
34
        Interstate 10: Indio - Blythe
34
        Interstate 15: Cajon Summit - Barstow
39
        Interstate 15: Barstow - Baker
44
        Interstate 15: Baker - Primm, Nevada
54
        Interstate 40: Barstow - Needles
59
        US 66: Ludlow - Fenner
64
        US 93: Blythe - Needles
70
        CA 14: Palmdale - Mojave - Red Rock Canyon
77
        CA 58: Tehachapi - Barstow
83
        CA62: North Palm Springs - Arizona Border
89
        Kelbaker Road: Interstate 40 - Baker
92
        CA 247: Yucca Valley - Barstow
99

SALTON TROUGH

105
    Salton Trough Earthquakes
108
    Lake Cahulla and the Salton Sea
109
    Algodones Dunes
110
     WORLD-CLASS GEOLOGIC SITES
111
        Mecca Hills: Box Canyon and Painted Canyon
111
        Split Mountain Gorge
123
     Road Guides for the Salton Trough
128
        Interstate 8 and CA 98: Ocotillo - Yuma, Arizona
128
        Interstate 10: Beaumont - Indio
133
        CA 86: Coachella - Brawley
140
        CA 111: Calexico - Mecca
144

PENINSULAR RANGES

153
    Peninsular Ranges Batholith
155
    Elsinore, San Jacinto, and Rose Canyon Faults
157
    The Old Erosion Surface, Perris Plain and the Poway Conglomerate
158
    Coastal Terraces
161
     Road Guides for the Peninsular Ranges
162
        Interstate 5: San Ysidro - San Clemente
162
        Interstate 8: Ocean Beach - Ocotillo
171
        Interstate 10: Los Angeles - Beaumont
180
        Interstate 15: San Diego - Corona
183
        CA 78: Carlsbad - Ocotillo Wells
194

LOS ANGELES BASIN

200
    Formation of the Basin
200
    Oil Fields and the Monterey Formation
204
        Long Beach Oil Field and Signal Hill
205
        Baldwin Hills and Inglewood Oil Field
207
        Huntington Beach Oil Field
208
        Seal Beach Oil Field
209
        Wilmington Oil Field
209
    Los Angeles River
210
    La Brea Tar Pits
212
    San Juan Capistrano
213
    Coastal Region of the Basin
214
        Dana Point
214
        Laguna Beach
218
        Crystal Cove State Park
218
        Newport Bay
220
        Marshes and Lagoons
221
        Palos Verdes Hills
222
        Redondo Submarine Canyon and Sand Dunes
223
        Marina del Rey Breakwater
233

TRANSVERSE RANGES

224
    Western Transverse Ranges
225
        Ventura Basin
225
        Conejo and Santa Cruz Island Volcanics
227
    Eastern Transverse Ranges
228
        San Bernardino Mountains
228
        San Gabriel Mountains
229
     Road Guides for the Transverse Ranges
231
        Interstate 5: Sylmar - Grapevine
231
        Interstate 15 and Interstate 215: San Bernardino - Cajon Summit
242
        Interstate 210: Sylmar - San Bernardino
249
        Interstate 405: West Los Angeles - Sylmar
255
        US 101: Hollywood - Ventura
262
        US 101 and CA 1: Ventrua - Buellton and Lompoc
267
        CA 1: Santa Monica - Oxnard
287
        CA 2: Eagle Rock - Wrightwood
296
        CA 14: Sylmar - Palmdale
305
        CA 33: Ventrua - Cuyama
311
        CA 38 and CA 18: Redlands - Big Bear City - Lucerne Valley
320
        CA 126: Ventura - Santa Clarita
331

CHANNEL ISLANDS

337
    San Miguel Island
338
    Santa Rosa Island
339
    Santa Cruz Island
340
    Anacapa Island
341
    Santa Barbara Island
342
    Santa Catalina Island
343
    San Clemente Island
344
    San Nicolas Island
345

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

346

GLOSSARY

350

FURTHER READING AND REFERENCES

361

INDEX

371

 

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