California Geology (2nd Edition)
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California Geology (2nd Edition)

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This interesting book uses plate tectonics as its central theme; it acquaints readers with California geology. Basic principles in the beginning of the book and tables of highlights for each province enable the reader to understand the whole picture of catastrophic national disasters, California history, mining methods, and societal impacts; it brings the lessons of geolo

Hardcover, 576 pages
Published November 14th 2003 by Prentice Hall
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My latest obsession - rocks. My husband asked if I was studying for a midterm since I was reading a textbook. Great stuff, though, and helps explain some of the things Isee in my field study travels.
OK, it's really a textbook. But as textbooks go, it's not too bad. A nice high-level introduction to the many landforms of the Golden State and a reasonably modern take on how they got there.
It's a text book. Read it to gain some information for the CA Geology registration exam.
Fascinating. It was almost like reading a novel.
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