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Geological & Planetary Sciences (GPS): California

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Frequently Consulted Books

Books (all call numbers and locations are in the Geology Library, unless otherwise noted)

Geology of California, second edition, by Robert M. Norris and Robert W. Webb. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1990. QE89.N67 1990.

California Geology, by Deborah R. Harden. Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall, 1998. QE89.H37 2004.

Assembling California, by John McPhee. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993. QE89.M37 1993.  Reprinted with some additional material in Annals of the Former World, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.  QE77.M338 1998.

Geology of Southern California, edited by Richard H. Jahns. San Francisco, California Division of Mines, 1954. QE90.S68.G464 1954.  Also cataloged as: California Division of Mines Bulletin 170, Geology E-2.

Geology Underfoot in Southern California, by Robert P. Sharp and Allen F. Glazner. Missoula, Montana, Mountain Press, 1993. QE90.S65.S524 1993.

A Field Guide to Southern California, third edition, by Robert P. Sharp. Dubuque, Iowa, Kendall/Hunt, 1994. QE90.S65.S5 1994.

Geology of Northern California, Edgar H. Bailey, editor. San Francisco, California Division of Mines and Geology, 1966. QE89.B3 1966.  Also cataloged as: California Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin 190, Geology E-2.

Check library catalog under the subject heading geology california. You can also do a keyword search for the name of the quadrangle, county, or feature.

Check GeoRef.


Determine the name of the quadrangle on which your feature is to be found, using: