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Trials and Tribulations of Life on an Active Subduction Zone

Full Title: Trials and Tribulations of Life on an Active Subduction Zone: Field Trips in and around Vancouver, Canada
Editors: Shahin Dashtgard and Brent Ward
Description:
This volume, prepared for the 126th GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, offers guides to trips in the Cascadia subduction zone. The active tectonism of the region has had a profound effect on the bedrock and surficial geology of the area, and on human interactions with the geologic environment. These themes are reflected in the trips associated with the meeting. Trip topics relate to bedrock geology, volcanism and Cordilleran glaciation and deglaciation, as well as human interaction with the natural environment. The trips that discuss human interaction cover archaeology, natural hazards and the urban environment, as well as the role that local geology and tectonism have played in shaping colonization of the region since the last glaciation. The field guide volume has something for everyone!
Product Code:
FLD038
Published:
October 01, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0038-0
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Exploring the Northern Rocky Mountains

Editors: Colin A. Shaw and Basil Tikoff
Description:
The northern Rocky Mountains encompass an array of tectonic provinces representing tectonic and magmatic events spanning more than three billion years of Earth history. This field guide presents a diverse collection of trips highlighting the rich geology of the region, from the Precambrian, through the Sevier/Laramide orogeny, to the Quaternary history of Yellowstone. This volume is an essential update to the classic field-oriented literature of the northern Rocky Mountain Region of Montana and Idaho, and will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of researchers, educators, and students interested in the dynamic geology of the northern Rockies.
Product Code:
FLD037
Published:
April 30, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0037-3
Pages:
203
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Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands

Full Title: Geologic Field Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands and Great Plains: 2014 Meeting of the GSA North-Central Section
Editor: Jesse T. Korus
Description:
Geological and human forces have created some spectacular treasures at the boundary between the Central Lowlands and the Great Plains, and three of them are explored in this guide. In northern Nebraska, the Ashfall Fossil Beds site, a world-class Lagerstätte of articulated mammal, reptile, and bird skeletons, reveals the mass death of a Miocene biotic community. Chapter 1 provides a detailed overview of the geology, paleontology, and reconstructed paleocommunity at Ashfall. The bluffs of the Missouri River in eastern Iowa contain some classic type sections of Pleistocene stratigraphic units. Chapter 2 explores the historical development of Pleistocene stratigraphy in this area and presents new data to refine understanding of the area's complex geological history. Finally, Chapter 3 presents a unique tour of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, which is clad with Indiana limestone and adorned with igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks from European and U.S. quarries. The field guide describes the historical, architectural, and geological aspects of these stones.
Product Code:
FLD036
Published:
April 01, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0036-6
Pages:
63
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Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith

Full Title: Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith: Magmatic and Tectonic Processes and Their Tempos
Editors: Vali Memeti, Scott R. Paterson, and Keith D. Putirka
Description:
This comprehensive field guide takes you on a six-day, west-to-east geologic journey across the Mesozoic magmatic arc of the central Sierra Nevada in California. It contains a summary of field, structural, geochemical, and geochronologic data collected by a number of researchers on individual intrusions (Guadalupe Igneous Complex and nearby Hornitos pluton, Fine Gold Intrusive Suite, Yosemite Valley Intrusive Suite, Tuolumne Intrusive Complex). This guide also includes data on the basement terranes intruded by these intrusions, Mesozoic volcanic-sedimentary sections, and data derived of several Sierra Nevada-wide data sets (plutonic, volcanic and sedimentary geochronology, strain analyses, structures, and geochemistry). Syntheses of these data sets at the end of the guide focus on magmatic processes from the mineral to the arc scale, as well as contemporaneous tectonics, and the tempos controlling magmatism, deformation, exhumation, and erosion/redeposition in the Sierran arc.
Product Code:
FLD034
Published:
March 27, 2014
ISBN Number:
9780813700342
Pages:
116 p.
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Elevating Geoscience in the Southeastern United States

Full Title: Elevating Geoscience in the Southeastern United States: New Ideas about Old Terranes–Field Guides for the GSA Southeastern Section Meeting, Blacksburg, Virginia, 2014
Editors: Christopher M. Bailey and Lorrie V. Coiner
Description:
This volume includes 10 field guides that explore the diverse geology of the southern and central Appalachians. These guides examine both ancient rocks and modern landscape processes, highlighting new research ideas regarding these old terranes. Three guides focus on the geology of the Appalachian Plateau and Valley and Ridge, considering topics such as the enigmatic Eocene igneous rocks, the gas-rich Marcellus and Millboro Shales, and new models for karst formation. The 2011 M5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake literally shook up our understanding of the Piedmont and two guides focus on new research in the epicentral region. Two guides take in the Paleozoic to Proterozoic geology of the Blue Ridge province. The volume is rounded out by three guides focused on Mesozoic geology, including the world-class Lagerstätte fauna in the Dan River basin, a unique uranium deposit at Coles Hill, Virginia, and the tectonics of the Scottsville Basin.
Product Code:
FLD035
Published:
March 19, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-0035-9
Pages:
284
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Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years

Full Title: Classic Concepts and New Directions: Exploring 125 Years of GSA Discoveries in the Rocky Mountain Region
Editors: Lon D. Abbott and Gregory S. Hancock
Description:
The Rocky Mountain Region has been the subject of continuous, exhaustive scientific work since the first organized geologic trips to the area began in the 1860s. Despite almost 150 years of scrutiny, the region's magnificent geology continues to challenge, perplex, and astound modern geoscientists. It is a testing ground for geologists and for big geologic ideas. This volume, prepared for the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, serves both as a progress report on what we have learned over those years of study and a guide to forthcoming scientific questions about the region. The guide's fourteen chapters, which span the region's 1.7-billion-year history, give a retrospective glimpse of early geologic ideas being forged, bring the latest mapping and analytical results from classic locations, and introduce techniques that will form the bedrock of our geologic understanding in the years to come.
Product Code:
FLD033
Published:
October 16, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700335
Pages:
388 p.
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A Tour of California’s Iconic Geology

Full Title: Geologic Excursions from Fresno, California, and the Central Valley: A Tour of California’s Iconic Geology
Editor: Keith Putirka
Description:
In this volume we present seven field trip guides that span the breadth of the geology of central California. The trips are associated with the 2013 Cordilleran Section meeting of the Geological Society of America, convened in Fresno, California. These trips provide guides to some of the most remarkable of geologic localities, which are not only iconic, but form type examples of key geologic phenomena and include Yosemite National Park, the San Andreas fault, the Franciscan complex, and the Sierra Nevada Foothills near Fresno, California. The topics covered by these field trips include the nature of continental transform faults, the initiation of subduction, the origin of the Sierra Nevada batholith, the initiation of the Sierra Nevada arc, Pleistocene vertebrate fossils of the Central Valley, and debris flows triggered from burned watersheds.
Product Code:
FLD032
Published:
May 07, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700328
Pages:
162
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Insights into the Michigan Basin

Full Title: Insights into the Michigan Basin: Salt Deposits, Impact Structure, Youngest Basin Bedrock, Glacial Geomorphology, Dune Complexes, and Coastal Bluff Stability
Editor: Robb Gillespie
Description:
This volume is a compilation of field excursions offered at the 47th annual meeting of the GSA North-Central Section, held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2013. Early depositional events within the Michigan Basin are examined deep underground in the Detroit Salt Mine. Located in northwest Indiana, Kentland Quarry is the site of a Cretaceous-aged meteorite impact. This site permits surface examination of a similar impact event that occurred in now buried Ordovician-age rocks in Cass County, Michigan. The field trip near Grand Ledge, Michigan, examines Mississippian-aged fluvial deposits that have been traditionally classified as the youngest bedrock exposed in Michigan. Younger, recently identified, Pennsylvanian rocks are the subject of a core workshop at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education in Kalamazoo. Three trips showcase the surficial geology of southwest Michigan: The first trip details the glacial landforms and sedimentary features formed by the differing dynamics of the Laurentide Ice Sheet’s Michigan and Saginaw lobes. The other trips follow the eastern Lake Michigan shoreline and examine sand-dune complex development and coastal bluff stability and erosion issues.
Product Code:
FLD031
Published:
April 19, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700311
Pages:
148
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Strata and Fossils of Texas

Full Title: Late Cretaceous to Quaternary Strata and Fossils of Texas: Field Excursions Celebrating 125 Years of GSA and Texas Geology, GSA South-Central Section Meeting, Austin, Texas, April 2013
Editors: Brian B. Hunt and Elizabeth J. Catlos
Description:
This volume, prepared in conjunction with the 47th Annual Meeting of the GSA South-Central Section, contains four guides that focus on sedimentology and paleontology in Texas. A theme of exploration threads its way through the trips, all of which can trace their roots to the work of early geologic explorers. One trip retraces part of the 1889 Dumble survey that explored the geology along the Colorado River between Austin and La Grange, Texas, while another takes readers to an internationally famous Quaternary vertebrate paleontology site, studied since the beginning of the twentieth century, inside Friesenhahn Cave in the central Texas Hill Country. Another guide visits Paleocene- to Eocene-age sediments derived from the Rocky Mountains and transported via rivers to the Houston Embayment, building out the continental shelf, while a fourth explores Late Cretaceous Gulf Series strata in the Dallas area.
Product Code:
FLD030
Published:
March 14, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813700304
Pages:
52
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$25.00
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$25.00
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From the Blue Ridge to the Coastal Plain

Full Title: From the Blue Ridge to the Coastal Plain: Field Excursions in the Southeastern United States
Editors: Martha Cary Eppes and Mervin J. Bartholomew
Description:
Prepared in conjunction with the 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, this collection of 11 papers highlights geology from the Holocene to the Precambrian with excursions along Carolina coasts, piedmont streams and floodplains, Blue Ridge highlands, the New Madrid fault system, and more. With this guide, you can peruse through Triassic basin, Appalachian, and passive margin geology; dig up the latest on East Coast fossils; and investigate evidence of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century seismicity. Everything from old-fashioned compasses and shovels to state-of-the-art cosmogenic isotope and thermochronology techniques were employed to collect the new data presented in these guides.
Product Code:
FLD029
Published:
October 26, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813700298
Pages:
402
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