Geology of northern California Edgar H. Bailey, editor United States Geological Survey Bulletin 190 California Division of Mines and Geology. San Francisco: California Division of Mines and Geology, 1966. 27.8x21.5 cm, pp. [i-ii] iii-xiii 1-508 167 illustrations, 75 figures, 102 maps (including large folded map in color labeled "Bulletin 190, plate 1, Miscellaneous Geological Investigations Map I-512" in pocket on rear paste-down), original pictorial gray cloth printed in black on front and spine panels. First edition. Following a historical overview of geological maps of California, a chapter is devoted to each of California's geological "provinces." The leading article for each chapter summarizes the main geologic features of the province. Shorter papers supplement these summary articles by treating geologic features of interest. Chapter IV, "The Sierra Nevada Province," consists of a summary article, "Geology of the Sierra Nevada" by Paul C. Bateman and Clyde Wahrhaftig, pages 107-172, followed by five papers on various facets of Sierra geology: "Geology of the Taylorsville Area, Northern Sierra Nevada" by Vernon E. McMath, pages 173-183; "Tertiary and Quaternary Geology of the Northern Sierra Nevada" by Cordell Durrell, pages 185-197; "Cenozoic Volcanism of the Central Sierra Nevada, California" by David B. Slemmons, pages 199-208; "Economic Mineral Deposits of the Sierra Nevada" by William B. Clark, pages 209-214; and "Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Batholith" by Lorin D. Clark, pages 487-502. In their article, one of the best overviews of Sierra Nevada geology, Bateman and Wahrhaftig survey the important literature, discuss rocks, structure, mineral deposits, and geomorphology (including late Cenozoic deformation and glaciation), and summarize the region's geologic history. A nearly fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#166292).
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