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The Peninsular Ranges

A Geological Guide to San Diego's Back Country, 2nd Edition

You are invited to explore a scientific detective story in San Diego’s diverse mountains and desert spanning over 200 million years. This synthesis of decades of geological research into the complex and spectacular igneous and metamorphic geology of San Diego County rewards the serious lay reader with an understanding of how plate tectonics and shipwrecked island arcs created and formed southern California. Michael J. Walawender takes you on nine excursions to thirty stops. Get up-close and witness scenes of creation and destruction of great Andean-like volcanoes, long-vanished seas, and grinding lithospheric plates whose resurrected ruins shape San Diego’s incomparable back country.