Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region


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Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region by Doris Sloan

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520241268
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Series: California Natural History Guides Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 801,913
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Doris Sloan is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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