Geology of southern California.

by California. Division of Mines.

Publisher: California, Division of Mines in San Francisco

Written in English
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  • Geology -- California, Southern.,
  • Geology, Structural -- California, Southern.,
  • Physical geography -- California, Southern.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesGeology of the natural provinces
Statementedited by Richard H. Jahns ; contributing authors, Thomas L. Bailey ... [et al.] ; prepared in cooperation with an organizing committee of the Geological Society of America: John C. Crowell ... [et al.].
SeriesBulletin / California. Division of Mines -- no. 170, ch. 2, Bulletin (California. Division of Mines) -- 170, ch. 2.
ContributionsJahns, Richard H. 1915-, Crowell, John C., Bailey, Thomas L., Geological Society of America.
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL22952200M

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