Finding Fault in California: An Earthquake Tourist's Guide

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California has plenty of faults -- seismic faults, that is, and they're largely responsible for the Golden State's geologically diverse and dynamic landscape. With humor and ease, geologist Susan Hough leads you to the state's most accessible and active faults, telling the stories behind the major temblors that have shaken the region. Whether you're planning a vacation and want to see the remains of earthquake destruction up close or just want to know whether that cracked sidewalk in front of your house is on a ...
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Overview

California has plenty of faults -- seismic faults, that is, and they're largely responsible for the Golden State's geologically diverse and dynamic landscape. With humor and ease, geologist Susan Hough leads you to the state's most accessible and active faults, telling the stories behind the major temblors that have shaken the region. Whether you're planning a vacation and want to see the remains of earthquake destruction up close or just want to know whether that cracked sidewalk in front of your house is on a fault, you'll find out where to go and what to look for when Finding Fault in California.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424955
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 263
  • Sales rank: 1,168,660
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 10.38 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1 Introduction: History Lessons 1
2 To Find Them You Have to Know What They Are 8
3 Finding Fault in Los Angeles 24
4 Finding Fault in the San Francisco Bay Area 67
5 Finding Fault in Central California 110
6 Finding Fault in the Desert 150
7 Finding Fault in the Owens Valley 193
8 Finding Fault Beyond the Borders 224
Selected Reading and Resources 253
Index 255
About the Author 263
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