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Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault

The Field Guide to the San Andreas Fault allows one to get up close and personal to the San Andreas Fault. See and touch the world’s most famous fault on one of twelve easy day trips between Cape Mendocino and the Mexican Border. The book includes over 200 full-color photographs and illustrations, mile-by-mile road logs, GPS coordinates for hundreds of fault features, accurate fault coordinates to within 100 feet, complete geologic explanations, and a glossary. Many of the annotated routes have side trips to seldom visited locales. The day trips are designed to be relaxing, leading to uncrowded areas with spectacular scenery, perfect for family getaways. No off-road vehicle is needed.

About the Author

David K. Lynch

David K. Lynch specializes in infrared spectroscopy of comets, novae, supernovae, young stars and very old stars. He also works in the field of optics in nature (rainbows, mirages, etc.) and geologic mapping. Dave has held research positions at the University of Texas, Sacramento Peak Observatory, Caltech, UC/Berkeley, Hughes Research Laboratories and The Aerospace Corporation. He has published over 160 scientific papers and 10 books. He has organized 12 international scientific meetings. He is currently with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Pasadena, where he studies the southern California plate tectonics, especially those of the San Andreas Fault. Back in the 70's, he was proclaimed "Frisbee Immortal" by the Wham-O company. Dave's recreational activities include playing the fiddle in assorted southern California bands, camping, collecting rocks and rattlesnakes and reading the New Yorker. He also enjoys writing and won the 2004 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (Romance Category), as well as several "dishonorable mentions" since.