Summary: Doris Sloan presents a text for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors who want to explore the geologic world of this area, to learn about its shapes, colours and rocky foundations.
Edition/Copyright:06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:University of California Press Published: 06/27/2006 International: No
''You can't really know the place where you live until you know the shapes and origins of the land around you. To feel truly at home in the Bay Area, read Doris Sloan's intriguing stories of this region's spectacular, quirky landscapes.''--Hal Gilliam, author of Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region ''This is a fascinating look at some of the world's most complex and engaging geology. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an understanding of the beautiful landscape and dynamic geology of the Bay Area.''--Mel Erskine, geological consultant ''This accessible summary of San Francisco Bay Area geology is particularly timely. We are living in an age where we must deal with our impact on our environment and the impact of the environment on us. Earthquake hazards, and to a lesser extent landslide hazards, are well known, but the public also needs to be aware of other important engineering and environmental impacts and geologic resources. This book will allow Bay Area residents to make more intelligent decisions about the geological issues affecting their lives.''--John Wakabayashi, geological consultant
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SECTION I OVERVIEW AND SOME BASIC GEOLOGY TO SET THE STAGE INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1 THE SETTING AND THE PROCESSES THAT SHAPE IT Time: Human and Geologic Geological Processes: Shaping the Landscape At the Surface: Weathering and Erosion Where Sea Meets Land The Sand On (and Off) the Beach
CHAPTER 2 THE PLATE TECTONIC FRAMEWORK The Dance of the Plates California's Dynamic Past The Bay Area's Network of Faults Squeezing the Bay Area The Bay Area's Complex Structure
CHAPTER 3 THE REMARKABLE ROCKS OF THE BAY AREA The Foundation under our Feet: The 'Basement' Rocks The World-Famous Franciscan Complex Assembling the Franciscan Great Valley Complex Salinian Complex: Visitor from Down South The Younger Rocks: Emerging from the Sea Tertiary Volcanoic Rocks At the Top of the Heap SECTION II BAY AREA GEOLOGY
CHAPTER 4 MARIN COUNTY - A DIVIDED LANDSCAPE The San Andreas Fault West of the San Andreas Fault Sierran Rocks in the Bay Area? East of the San Andreas Fault The Franciscan Complex The Great Valley Complex The Younger Rocks Some Special Places to Visit The Marin Headlands Ring Mountain: the Bay Area's Unusual Metamorphic Rocks Mt. Tamalpais: Cross-Section through Subduction
CHAPTER 5 SAN FRANCISCO - GEOLOGY BENEATH THE PAVEMENT The Streams and Lakes that Once Were The City on the Dunes Ice-Age Sand Modern Sand along the Shore Under the City: The Rocky Foundation Alcatraz Terrane Marin Headlands Terrane San Bruno Mountain Terrane Melange Zones On Top of the Basement Rocks
CHAPTER 6 THE BAY AND THE ISLANDS The Estuary and its Surprises Water that Flows 'Upstream' Secrets of the Sediments Early History of the Bay Marshes and Plains Around the Bay Islands in the Bay: the Drowned Landscape
CHAPTER 7 THE PENINSULA: COAST, REDWOODS, AND BAY The Coastal Landscape The Land Uplifted Down to the Sea Faults That Carve Up the Peninsula The Basement Rocks A Record of Past Seas The Youngest Rocks of the Peninsula
CHAPTER 8 THE SOUTH BAY The Valley That Was: The Santa Clara Valley South Bay Faults and Structure The South Bay's Diverse Rocks The Basement Rocks The South Bay Tertiary Rocks: From Sea to Land Volcanic Rocks Special Places to Explore Alum Rock Park: The Bay Area's Hot Spring Resort Almaden Quicksilver County Park
CHAPTER 9 THE EAST BAY A Young Landscape The Delta, a Subsided Marsh Creeks that Go the Long Way Round The East Bay Fault System The Hayward Fault Rocks Old and Young The Mesozoic Subduction Record From Sea to Land The Livermore Valley Special Places to Explore Mount Diablo State Park Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve The East Bay Hills
CHAPTER 10 THE NORTH BAY The Sonoma Coast: Lifted Up and Slumping Down Faults and Fault Slices The Hole in the Head Assembling the North Bay The Basement Rocks The Salinian Block Across the Fault Sidebar: Goat Rock State Beach After Subduction Ended The North Bay's Volcanic Eruptions Rivers and Bay
SECTION III Credits Further Reading Glossary Index
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