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Roadside Geology of Northern California (Roadside Geology Series #16)

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The year 1997 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Roadside Geology Series. With nearly one million Roadside Geology books sold, Mountain Press strives to preserve the original intent of the series -- to provide scientific information in an engaging and accessible way for everyone interested in how the earth works.Professional geologists write and edit the Roadside G ...more
Paperback, 251 pages
Published June 1st 1976 by Mountain Press Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1975)
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Kirsten Mortensen
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a delight to have this book in the car while making a road trip. My only regret is that there are so many roads not covered!
Joyce
Dec 30, 2013 added it
Describes the rocks you're looking at as you drive the roads of Northern California -- which in this case means San Francisco and north. Even if you're not too interested in geology and don't want to read the whole book in sequence, it's a nice companion as you drive to Tahoe or Pt Reyes. Really good sections on gold country: when you think about environmental problems today, don't forget that the 19th century had enough technology to fuck up an awful lot of shit with just coal, steam, and railr ...more
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Dec 08, 2007 rated it liked it
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I'd love to say that I have the fortitude to just sit down and read through this book. It is knowledge that I would love to have... but have a hard time getting. It is arranged as a serious of surveys along various highways in Northern California. One problem is that "Northern" California always tends to start right in my town as far as books are concerned. So many of the areas I would be interested in get split into another volume. But to the best of my knowledge, "Roadside Geology" doesn't exi ...more
Jonelle
Apr 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great fun on the drive from Cayucos to Reno. Every road cut is discussed. Save the roadcuts!
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