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Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Sloan, Doris, Karachewski, John
"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 consultantSloan, Doris is the author of 'Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region', published 2006 under ISBN 9780520236295 and ISBN 0520236297.