Geology and Soils

References on the geological history of the Merced Fan, the Cherokee Terrace, and the eastern Great Valley (courtesy of Bob Holland)
 
Bussacca, A. J., M. J. Singer, and K. L. Verosub. 1989. Late Cenozoic stratigraphy of the Feather and Yuba river area, California, with a section on soil development in mixed alluvium at Honcut Creek. US Geological Survey 1590-G. 132 pgs.
 
Durrell, C. 1986. Geologic history of the Feather River country, California. University of California Press, Berkeley. 337 pgs.
 
Harden, J. W. 1987. Soils developed in granitic alluvium near Merced, California. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1590-A. 65 pgs.
 
Helley, E. J., and C. Jaworowski. 1985. The Red Bluff Pediment - a datum plane for locating Quaternary structures in the Sacramento Valley, California. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1628. 13 pgs.
 
Howard, A. D. 1979. Geologic history of middle California. University of California Press, Berkeley. 113 pgs.
 
Marchand, D. E., and A. Allwardt. 1981. Late Cenozoic stratigraphic units, northeastern San Joaquin Valley, California. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1470. 70 pgs. + 2 maps.
 
Meldhal, K. H. 2011. Rough-hewn land: a geological journey from California to the Rocky Mountains. University of California Press, Berkeley. 320 pgs.