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The Resource California's amazing geology, Donald R. Prothero

California's amazing geology, Donald R. Prothero

Label
California's amazing geology
Title
California's amazing geology
Statement of responsibility
Donald R. Prothero
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the highest and lowest point in the continental US and practically every conceivable geological feature known. This book discusses not only the important geologic features of each region in California, but also the complex geologic four-dimensional puzzle of how California was assembled, beginning over 2 billion years ago. The author provides up-to-date and authoritative review of the geology and geomorphology of each geologic province, as well as recent revelations of tectonic history of California's past. There are separate chapters on some of California's distinctive geologic resources, including gold, oil, water, coastlines, and fossils. An introductory section describes basic rock and mineral types and fundamental aspects of plate tectonics, so that students and other readers can make sense of the bizarre, wild, and crazy jigsaw puzzle that is California's geological history."--Page 4 of cover
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Prothero, Donald R.,
Dewey number
557.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Plate tectonics
  • Plate tectonics
Label
California's amazing geology, Donald R. Prothero
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The golden state -- Building blocks: minerals and rocks -- Dating California: stratigraphy and geochronology -- The big picture: tectonics and structural geology -- Earthquakes and seismology -- Young volcanoes: the Cascades and Modoc plateau -- The broken land: the basin and range province -- Gold, glaciers, and granitics: the Sierra Nevada -- Mantle rocks and exotic terranes: the Klamath mountains -- Oil and agriculture: the great valley -- The San Andreas fault system -- Mélanges, granitics, and ophiolites: the coast ranges -- Compression, rotation, uplift: the transverse ranges and adjacent basins -- Granitics, gravels, gems, and geothermal springs: the peninsular ranges and salton trough -- Assembling California: a four-dimensional jigsaw puzzle -- California's gold -- California's oil and gas -- California's water -- California's coasts -- California's fossil resources
Control code
on1032030008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315371498
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032030008
Label
California's amazing geology, Donald R. Prothero
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
Contents
The golden state -- Building blocks: minerals and rocks -- Dating California: stratigraphy and geochronology -- The big picture: tectonics and structural geology -- Earthquakes and seismology -- Young volcanoes: the Cascades and Modoc plateau -- The broken land: the basin and range province -- Gold, glaciers, and granitics: the Sierra Nevada -- Mantle rocks and exotic terranes: the Klamath mountains -- Oil and agriculture: the great valley -- The San Andreas fault system -- Mélanges, granitics, and ophiolites: the coast ranges -- Compression, rotation, uplift: the transverse ranges and adjacent basins -- Granitics, gravels, gems, and geothermal springs: the peninsular ranges and salton trough -- Assembling California: a four-dimensional jigsaw puzzle -- California's gold -- California's oil and gas -- California's water -- California's coasts -- California's fossil resources
Control code
on1032030008
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 480 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315371498
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1032030008

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