9780757509506

Geology of Death Valley: Landforms Crustal Extension Geologic History Road Guides

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  • ISBN13:

    9780757509506

  • ISBN10:

    0757509509

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 5/3/2013
  • Publisher: Kendall-Hunt
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Table of Contents

About the Authors v
Preface vi
Introduction vii
Death Valley's Active Geology
1(32)
Active Faulting Along the Black Mountains Front
2(5)
Alluvial Fans
7(4)
Badlands Topography
11(1)
The Black Mountains and the Basin Ranges from Dante's View
12(2)
Playa Lakes and the Death Valley Salt Pan
14(3)
Racetrack Playa
17(3)
Lake Manly
20(4)
Young Volcanic Features
24(1)
Sand Dunes
25(2)
Springs
27(4)
Ventifacts
31(2)
Shaping of the Present Landscape: Extensional Tectonics and the ``Basin and Range Event''
33(16)
The Faults
34(6)
The Ranges
40(2)
The Basins
42(2)
The Central Death Valley Plutonic-Volcanic Field
44(2)
Amount and Style of Crustal Extension in Death Valley
46(3)
Geologic History
49(14)
The Ancient Basement and Prolonged Erosion
50(1)
The Pahrump Group: Proterozoic Basins and Uplands
51(2)
The Noonday Dolomite, Ibex Formation and Johnnie Formation: Foreshadowing the Environment of a Passive Continental Margin
53(1)
The Stirling Quartzite, Wood Canyon Formation, and Zabriskie Quartzite: The Clastic Wedge of a Developing Continental Margin
54(2)
The Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic Carbonate Shelf
56(2)
The Closing of the Paleozoic Ocean in Mesozoic Time
58(2)
The Missing Sedimentary Record and Beginnings of the Basin and Range Event
60(1)
The Oligocene and Early Miocene Flood Plain and the Bordering Upland
60(1)
Late Cenozoic Extension
61(2)
Death Valley Road Guides
63(46)
Road and Field Guide to the Northern Black Mountains
66(15)
Road to Dante's View
81(2)
Road to Ubehebe Crater and Scotty's Castle (Northern Death Valley)
83(5)
Beatty Cut-off Road to Start of Titus Canyon Road
88(3)
Titus Canyon
91(9)
Western Park Boundary to Stovepipe Wells (Western Death Valley)
100(9)
Appendices 109(2)
Glossary 111(4)
References 115

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