Tennessee, extending 500 diagonal miles between bristol and memphis, cuts across numerous rock types, from the deformed gneiss of the Blue Ridge along the North Carolina border to the young sediments exposed in the Chickasaw Bluffs that rise 100 feet above the Mississippi River floodplain. The geologic processes are still at work in tennessee, rivers eroding sediment and shifting channels, with sinkholes claiming land in areas of limestone, and some of North America's largest earthquakes occurring every 500 years on the ancient rift faults near Reelfoot Lake.
Roadside Geology of Tennessee #ad - Learn about unusual meteor impact sites on the Highland Rim of Middle Tennessee, the world-famous fossils in the Coon Creek Formation, and the source of saltpeter used for gunpowder in the Civil War. The state's more than 1 billion years of geologic history includes continental collisions that built enormous mountains and rifting forces that almost split the ancient continent apart.
Roadside Geology of West VirginiaMountain Press Publishing Co. #ad - Continents colliding along the eastern coast of North America built huge mountains that shed sediment into a shallow inland sea to the west. From harpers ferry at the edge of the blue ridge through the Allegheny Mountains west to the Ohio River valley, sedimentary rock thickens and thins, hiking valuable layers of coal and reservoirs of oil and gas.
Sidebars provide more details about iconic places such as the New River Gorge, and Dolly Sods, Seneca Rocks, and about unusual geologic features such as the riverless Teays Valley and the karst topography and caverns of the Big Levels. Authors joseph lebold and christopher Wilkinson lead you along roads through the Mountain State, past roadcuts exposing contorted rock layers, coral reefs, and ancient red soils.
Roadside Geology of West Virginia #ad - In west virginia's valley and ridge province, rsistant, titled sandstones form long ridges that parallel the fold axes, while less folded rock forms the horizontal layers of the Appalachian Plateaus to the west. Thick wedges of sandstone, and limestone piled up, shale, all folded by later collisions to the east.
Within west virginia's irregular borders, and the pecularities of colonial land surveys, high ridges, formed by winding rivers, is a sedimentary record of the entire Paleozoic Era.
Roadside Geology of GeorgiaMountain Press #ad - With its engaging prose and 250-plus color photos, and figures, maps, Roadside Geology of Georgia takes you beyond the rocks to unearth the billion-year history of the Empire State of the South. At the cumberland island national seashore you’ll find the ruins of Dungeness, the once-magnificent Carnegie estate built of local mineral resources, and encounter wild horses grazing among windswept dunes.
Ride along with geologists pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State’s varied terrain. You’ll be amazed at georgia’s geological diversity, from its shifting barrier islands along the coast to the sandstone ridges in its northwest corner. In atlanta, the white whaleback of granite called Stone Mountain will impress you with its protruding “cat’s paw” minerals and stony layers that are sloughing off like the layers of an onion.
Roadside Geology of Georgia #ad - In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides, the Roadside Geology of Georgia examines Georgia’s fascinating geology and reveals the stories that lie beneath the surface. And in the iconic okefenokee swamp of south Georgia, you’ll wade through the gator-filled blackwater of one of the largest wetlands in North America.
In the blue ridge mountains you can witness amicalola Falls, and Tallulah Gorge, one of the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, one the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. Mountain Press Publishing Company.
The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of TennesseeUniv Tennessee Press #ad - Written in a clear and engaging style, lay readers, The Last Billion Years will have broad appeal to students, and professionals. Mountain Press Publishing Company. With minimal jargon, this volume provides the tools necessary for readers with little or no background in the subject to learn about the geologic formation of Tennessee, and a glossary of scientific terms, college students, making it an excellent resource for high school students, numerous illustrations and photographs, and interested general readers.
Tennessee’s geologic history has evolved in myriad ways since its initial formation more than a billion years ago, settling into its current place on the North American supercontinent between 300 and 250 million years ago. Featuring a unique time chart that illustrates the state’s geologic history from east to west, The Last Billion Years shows that while the geologic aspects of the state’s three grand divisions are related in many ways, each division has a distinctly different background.
The organization of the book further enhances its usability, allowing the reader to see and compare what was happening contemporaneously across the state during the key sequences of its geologic history. Throughout that long span of “deep time, ” Tennessee’s landscape morphed into its present form.
The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee #ad - The last billion years: a geologic history of Tennessee is the first general overview in more than thirty years to interpret the state’s geological record. Yet, because of the depth of its scholarship, the book is also an invaluable reference for professional geologists. Recognizing that every reader is familiar with the roles of wind, and organisms in their everyday environment, biosphere, showing how the five interacting parts of the Earth—the geosphere, atmosphere, gravity, hydrosphere, water, author Don Byerly employs the Earth Systems Science approach, and cryosphere—have worked together for eons to generate the rock compositions that make up Tennessee’s geologic past.
Roadside Geology of MississippiMountain Press #ad - The failed rift became a linear basin, stretching from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico, and for millions upon millions of years the sea rose and fell in this embayment, leaving behind tens of thousands of feet of sediment. Mountain Press Publishing Company. Mississippi emerged along the edge of a massive tear that formed as tectonics tried to rip the continent asunder.
. True, 600 feet of sediment, it’s buried under 2, but it was red hot and active roughly 79 to 69 million years ago, and evidence of its bulging remains are visible in the Jackson area. A healthy dose of full-color illustrations and photos complements the authors’ illuminating geologic tales. The full rift was never realized, but like a crack in a foundation, everything built on top of it has been affected.
Roadside Geology of Mississippi #ad - With roadside geology of mississippi in hand, you’ll understand the underpinnings of the Magnolia State as never before. The mighty mississippi river, one of state’s youngest and most dynamic features, follows the rift’s contours today. In roadside geology of mississippi geoscientists stan galicki and Darrel Schmitz unearth the state’s deeply buried stories in 63 road logs that traverse the entire state, from the Gulf Coast to the state’s highest point 807 feet! in the northeast corner.
It’s a little-known fact, but Mississippi has a volcano.
Virginia Rocks!: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Old Dominion Geology Rocks!Mountain Press #ad - The piedmont begins at the fall line, the series of east Coast waterfalls that mark the upstream limit to ship navigation, such as Belle Else in Richland, where the turbulent James River erodes potholes in the Petersburg Granite. Farther west, limestones in the valley and Ridge are riddled with caves and sinkholes, with dissolution forming one of the wonders of the world at Natural Bridge State Park.
Along the very western edge of the state is the Appalachian Plateau, where the No. Mountain Press Publishing Company. From the eastern shore to cumberland Gap, Virginia stretches across five distinct regions, each home to unique and amazing geology. Rising up from the rolling hills of the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge forms the spine of the state, its hard basalt and gneisses on display at Shenandoah National Park.
Virginia Rocks!: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Old Dominion Geology Rocks! #ad - Author albert dickas has picked 50 of the best sites in Virginia for discussing the enormous variety of rocks, minerals, and landforms created over the course of the states more than 1 billion years of geologic history. In the coastal plain's wedge of fossil-rich sediments, a meteor impact crater-the sixth largest on Earth-helped determine the location of Chesapeake Bay.
3 coal, know as america's Favorite Fuel was extracted from the historic Pocahontas Mine. Virginia rocks! is part of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series that introduces readers to some of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites in each state.
Roadside Geology of Virginia Roadside Geology SeriesMountain Press #ad - Indeed, in 1985 the highway east of natural bridge was identified as the most geologically interesting 24 kilometers of roadway in the southeastern United States and one of the four most interesting in the country. The geologic features seen in Virginia are as varied as any in the country. Mountain Press Publishing Company.
In addition to natural bridge, and more, geologic structures developed at the end of the Paleozoic era, you can see caverns still developing their unique architecture, fossils of Paleozoic life, preserved beaches from late Precambrian shores, all in a single stretch of highway.
Roadside Geology of IndianaMountain Press #ad - Roadside Geology of Indiana #ad - From the fossil-studded rocks and twisting caverns of the southern hills to the coal seams of the Wabash Valley and the shifting sands of the glacial plains, Roadside Geology of Indiana provides a window to a vibrant and dynamic past. Mountain Press Publishing Company. With this book as your guide, mastodon skeletons, geodes, tour Indiana's timeworn topography and discover fossilized reefs, buried bedrock valleys, and the site of a meteorite impact.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, coral-rich seas deposited mud on the ocean floor, warm, and in time it became limestone--the cornerstone of Indiana geology. Mountain Press Publishing Company.
Roadside Geology of MissouriMountain Press #ad - Mountain Press Publishing Company. Geologic history is still being made here, too. Francois mountains in the south, shale, and from the earthquake-formed sand boils on the Mississippi floodplain in the southeast to the layers of coal, sandstone, and limestone on the Springfield Plateau and Osage Plains in the west.
Mountain Press Publishing Company. With this book as your guide, find out where dinosaur fossils have been found in Missouri, why caves and springs seem to pop up nearly everywhere, and which of Missouri’s mysterious structures were formed by meteorite impacts. In roadside geology of missouri, author Charlie Spencer shows you around the state―from the flat, glaciated plains in the north to the knobs of rhyolite in the St.
Roadside Geology of Missouri #ad - The show-me state has plenty of geology to show, including the biggest entry room of any cave in North America, the largest lead deposit in the United States, and the only exposures in the Midwest of a large province of 1.48-billion-year-old granite and rhyolite. In 1811 and 1812, an unprecedented series of magnitude 7 and 8 earthquakes rocked southeast Missouri, liquefying the floodplain sediments and temporarily blocking the flow of the Mississippi River.
Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania Roadside Geology SeriesEcho Point Books & Media #ad - Highly useful even for those who are just passing through, this guide makes the science behind this state's geology more accessible than ever. Ships from Vermont. Mountain Press Publishing Company. Mountain Press Publishing Company. Van diver 1927-2002, was professor emeritus of Geology at SUNY, Potsdam. Bradford van diver expertly guides the traveler through the wonders of Pennsylvania's complex geology seen from the road.
Van diver was an avid mountaineer, photographer, skier, kayaker, hiker, woodworker, and world traveler. Like a lively storyteller, van diver keeps jargon to a minimum and translates intricate geological processes into basic explanations so you can understand the events that shaped the landscape of Pennsylvania.
Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania Roadside Geology Series #ad - The hundreds of millions of years of history folded within Pennsylvania's rocks tell a remarkable story of destruction, creation, and transformation. He began a history of rock climbing while studying at the University of Colorado and later he earned his PhD from the University of Washington. Bradford B. With an assortment of maps, diagrams, photos, and expert descriptions, Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania is the ultimate travel companion for those who have little or no training in geology.
He taught at a number of institutions and was a member of several associations, including the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Colorado Hiking Club, and the Carolina Mountain Club. Roadside geology of pennsylvania has a place in the library of those who are interested in understanding and seeing firsthand the forces that have shaped the Keystone State.