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Featured Maps! Theme for the Week – Geologic Maps

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:

Theme for the week: Geologic Maps

October 13-20, 2017

Celebrate Geologic Map Day on October 13, 2017!

Welcome to Geologic Map Day, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society.

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Come on over to Shields Library to view these amazing maps that shows water-bearing formations, seismic hazard evaluations, coastal erosion, earthquakes, and more!  A staff favorite is the 1893 geologic map of the United States.  Known surveys of the western states at that time apparently followed the path of the transcontinental railroad.



Title: Reconnoissance map of the United States showing the distribution of the geologic system so far as known

by W J McGee, Julius Bien, and Geological Survey (1893)

Call Number: MAP G3701.C5 1893 .M2

Title: Geologic Map of California

by Charles W. Jennings, Carlos I. Gutierrez, and California Geological Survey (2010)

Call Number: Map G4361.C5 2010 .C3

Title: National atlas. Coastal hazards

by Suzette Kimball, Fred J. Anders, Robert Doland, and Geological Survey (1985)

Call Number: MAP G3701.C2 1985 .K4

Title: A tapestry of time and terrain

by Joe F. Vigil, Richard J. Pike, D.G. Howell, and Geological Survey (2000)

Call Number: MAP G3701.C5 2000 .V4

Title: Reconnaissance erosion survey of the United States

by United States. Soil Conservation Service (1935)

Call Number: MAP G3701.J4 1935 .U6

Title: Coastal erosion and accretion

by Robert Doland, Fred J. Anders, Suzette Kimball, and Geological Survey (1985)

Call Number: MAP G3701.J4 1985 .D6

Title: Nitrate in ground water: using a model to simulate the probability of nitrate contamination of shallow ground water in the conterminous United States

by National Water-Quality Assessment Program, Kerie J. Hitt, Bernard T. Nolan, and Geological Survey (2005)

Call Number: MAP G3701.N856 2005 .N3

Title: California ground water

by Water Education Foundation (1995)

Call Number: MAP G4361.C34 1995 .W2

Title: Geologic map of the Nipomo quadrangle, San Luis Obispo County, California

by T.W Dibblee, John H. Minch, and Dibblee Geology Center (2006)

Call Number: MAP G4361.C5 s24 .D4 no. DF-208

Title: San Francisco Bay area earthquakes

by Geological Survey, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, and National Geographic Society (1990)

Call Number: MAP G4362.S5C55 1990 .U6

Title: Ground shaking in San Francisco

by Jack Boatwright (1995)

Call Number: MAP G4364.S5C55 1995 .B6

Title: City and County of San Francisco official map

by California. Division of Mines and Geology (2000)

Call Number: MAP G4364.S5C55 2000 .C2


Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is open to the public on the Lower Level of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: .

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

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