Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Latest Far West Section Field Guide Available: Geologic Diversity Around Los Angeles and Vicinity

The latest geologic guidebook from the Far West Section is now available for purchase at http://nagt-fws.org/publications.html. The guide was developed for the just-completed Spring Field Conference at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. Sales of these guides supports the yearly scholarships awarded to geology/earth science students by the Far West Section of the NAGT.

The guide is called Geologic Diversity Around Los Angeles and Vicinity and includes five field trips and a walking tour. It was edited by Mario Caputo of Mt. SAC. Trips include:
  • Evidence for Tertiary Floodplains, Oceans, and Volcanoes in the Santa Monica Mountains by A. Eugene Fritsche
  • Martian Analogs in the Mojave Desert by Nathan Bridges
  • Geology of the Conejo Valley and Western Santa Monica Mountains, Ventura County by William Bilodeau
  • Natural Hazards, Past and Impending, in the Eastern San Gabriel Mountains by Jonathan A. Nourse
  • Major Landslides of the Southern Palos Verdes Hills, Los Angeles County by Edward A. Steiner
  • Walking Tour of the Wildlife Sanctuary at Mt. San Antonio College: Biologic, Ecologic, and Geologic Features by Kathryn Sanchez and David Munoz

These guides are a great way to learn about the geology of California, Nevada and Hawaii! Check them out. Cost of the new guide is $25.

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