Table of Contents
I. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY.
1. Plate Tectonics and California.
2. California's Rocks and Minerals.
3. Geologic Time, Dating Earth Materials, and California Fossils—Basics of Faults and Folds.
4. Geologic Maps and Sources of Information Including Web Sites.
II. GEOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF CALIFORNIA.
5. Young Volcanoes: The Cascades, the Modoc Plateau, and the Long Valley Caldera.
6. California's Deserts: Climate, Changing Environments, and Resources.
7. The Basin and Range and Mojave Desert: Old Rocks and Young Faults.
8. The Sierra Nevada: Granite, Gold, and Glaciers.
9. The Klamath Mountains: Accreted Terranes and a View of the Mantle.
10. Water in California.
11. The Great Valley: Sediments and Soils.
12. The Coast Ranges: Mountains of Complexity.
13. Earthquakes, Faults, and Seismic Safety.
14. The San Andreas Fault System.
15. The California Coast.
16. The Transverse Ranges, The Los Angeles Basin, and the Offshore Islands: Compression and Rapid Change.
17. The Peninsular Ranges.
III. CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY: AN INTEGRATED VIEW.
18. The Evolution of California Through Geologic Time.
19. Geology and California Citizens—Including Resources, Hazardous Geologic Processes, Climate Change, Changing Calif. Landscape.
PLATES: INSIDE FRONT AND BACK COVERS.
Plate 1. Geologic Map of California.
Plate 2. Fault Map of California.
Plate 3. Digital Shaded Relief Map of California.
Plate 4. Map Showing Major Mountain Ranges, Streams, Lakes, Highways, and Cities of California.