Finding Fault in California

- An Earthquake Tourist's Guide

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  1. Beskrivelse

    California has plenty of faults - seismic faults, that is. They shear the Golden State into ribbons and have largely crafted California's geologically diverse and dynamic landscape. With humor and ease, Finding Fault in California leads the earthquake curious to the state's most accessible, active, and earth-shaping faults and tells the stories behind the major temblors that have shaken the region.The book begins with a discussion about what faults are and how to recognize them. The geologic tours follow, exploring the seismic hazards of the Los Angeles Basin, the San Francisco Bay Area, central California, the Mojave Desert, and the Owens Valley. Amateur fault finders can view such features as a seismically dissected hill in the Mojave Desert, a neighborhood that is slowly being wrenched in two by the creeping Calaveras fault, and a now landscaped surface rupture from the 1971 San Fernando quake in a McDonald's parking lot. Photos, maps, and diagrams, most with precise GPS coordinates, illustrate the conversational text.

  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    01-04-2004
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9780878424955
    Sidetal:
    263
    Vægt:
    435 g
    Dybde:
    17 mm
    Bredde:
    152 mm
    Højde:
    228 mm
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Format:
    Paperback
    Udgave:
    0
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