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Geology Underfoot in Southern California


Learn about the Geology of California with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 232 pages that are packed with detailed information about California Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Southern CaliforniaTable of Contents

The Big Picture 1
Vignettes:
1. San Onofre Nuclear Reactors and the Cristianitos Fault 9
2. A Migrating Shoreline
The Story in the Bluffs at Torrey Pines State Reserve19
3. A Vanished Landmass
San Onofre Breccia at Aliso Beach29
4. A Growing Fold
Ventura Anticline37
5. Perils of Tampering with Nature
The Harbor at Santa Barbara47
6. An Ice Age Sand Lobe
Nipomo Dunes57
7. Roots of Ancient Volcanoes
Morro Rock and Other Knobs65
8. Sampling the Mysterious Franciscan Formation
San Simeon Beach Pebbles71
9. A Boon To Communication
The Whittier Narrows77
10. Wheeler Ridge
Its Gift to the Edmund G. Brown (California) Aqueduct75
11. The San Andreas Fault and Cajon Creek Cooperate
Cajon Pass89
12. Red Rock Canyon
A Geologic Library101
13. A Great Natural Geological Laboratory
Rainbow Basin111
14. Young Volcanoes in the Mojave Desert
Walking About at Amboy and Pisgah Craters125
15. Flamingos in the Desert
Pluvial Lake Manix141
16. Eighty Seconds of Catastrophe
The Blackhawk Slide147
17. A Huge Pile of Living Sand
Kelso Dunes159
18. A California Rarity
Mitchell Caverns171
19. Volcanic Devastation
The Bishop Tuff181
20. An Intimate Contact with Volcanic Phenomena
Hot Creek191
Glossary201
Sources of Supplementary Information 211
Index 214