Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides)

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides)

Doris Sloan


Why does somewhat ocean ground lie on best of Mt. Diablo? Why is crimson Rock, that small, knobby island in San Francisco Bay, pink? Why is Loma Prieta excessive? This publication is for San Francisco Bay region citizens and viewers who are looking to discover the geologic global of this remarkable zone, to profit approximately its shapes, colours, and rocky foundations. Doris Sloan illuminates the colourful geologic mosaic that surrounds San Francisco Bay and lucidly explains the advanced and engaging techniques that experience cast it over thousands of years.

In a full of life and fascinating sort, Sloan describes forces resembling the stream of tectonic plates, erosion, the waves at the coast, and human job. She presents historical past details at the techniques, timeframe, and rocks which are the foremost to knowing the Bay sector panorama and geologic background, then turns to detailed areas of the Bay region and to San Francisco Bay itself.

* beautifully illustrated with 139 colour pictures, forty-one drawings, and 29 maps

* Covers Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties

* supplies transparent, nontechnical motives of advanced themes together with plate tectonics and the Bay Area's fault systems

* indicates locales in parks and open house preserves to view Bay sector geology in action

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