Introduction to the Geology of Southern California and Its Native Plants (Hardcover)

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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.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520249325
ISBN-10: 0520249321
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2007
Pages: 512
Language: English