Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- University of California Press
With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.65(d)|
About the Author
Clarence A. Hall, Jr., is Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth and Space Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, Director Emeritus of the University of California's White Mountain Research Station, and Dean Emeritus of the Division of Physical Science, College of Letters and Science, UCLA. He is editor of Natural History of the White-Inyo Range, Eastern California (UC Press) among other books.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgment sPART ONE: INTRODUCTIONPART TWO: THE EARTH AND GEOLOGIC TIMEPART THREE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH GEOLOGIC TIMEPART FOUR: GEOLOGY AND BOTANY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S GEOMORPHIC PROVINCESPART FIVE: BOTANY AND PLANT FAMILIESBotanical Glossary Main GlossaryS uggested Readings in Natural HistoryReferences CitedSpecies IndexMain Index