California has plenty of faults - seismic faults that is, and they are largely responsible for the Golden State's geologically diverse and dynamic landscape. With humor and ease, geologist Susan Hough leads you to the state's most accessible and active faults, telling the stories behind the major tremors that have shaken the region.
1.Precise GPS coordinates to help you locate sites.
2.Photographs of earthquake faults and damage.
3.Profiles of earthquake scientists and their cutting edge research techniques
4.Diagrams and maps illustrating individual faults and how they work.
5.Regional information, including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Central California, the Owens Valley, Death Valley and the Mojave Desert.
6.Bonus chapter on earthquake and volcanic activity in California's neighbors: Nevada, Mexico and the Pacific Northwest. A related website where you can view photos from the book in color and access up-to-the-minute earthquake info.