Roadside Geology of Florida

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Author: Jonathan R. Bryan,Thomas M. Scott,Guy H. Means

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425426

Category: Science

Page: 376

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From the panhandle through the Central Lakes District all the way to the Dry Tortugas, authors Bryan, Scott, and Means lead you through a world of cavernous limestone, roiling springheads, and rock strata containing the remains of some of the strangest animals that ever walked the Earth.

The Geology of Florida

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Author: Anthony F. Randazzo,Douglas S. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813014968

Category: Science

Page: 327

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"A significant contribution to our knowledge of Florida geology. . . . A state-of-the-art volume that will serve as a model for other university presses to follow."--Paul A. Thayer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington "A marvelous and timely overview of the geology of Florida . . . assembled by some of the state's best geoscientists."--Henry T. Mullins, Syracuse University The first comprehensive geology of the state of Florida published in over thirty years, this volume brings together leading geoscience authorities from academia, state and federal geological surveys, and private industry in a liberally illustrated, up-to-date summary and analysis. Early chapters introduce the origin and development of the unique landscape of the Florida peninsula and panhandle. Succeeding chapters cover geomorphology, stratigraphy, plate tectonics, petrology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, geologic history, economic geology, coastal and marine geology, and environmental geology. With the longest coastline of any state except Alaska and a geology noted for its rich fossil record and abundance of living coral reefs, mineral deposits, springs, and sinkholes, Florida's identity--past, present, and future--is linked intrinsically to its landscape. The definitive reference for that landscape, The Geology of Florida illustrates the importance of basic geological research and its application to issues facing a society that places increasing demands upon its physical world. Anthony F. Randazzo is professor of geology at the University of Florida and author of numerous articles in Sedimentary Geology, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, American Scientist, and others. Douglas S. Jones is curator and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at the Florida Museum of Natural History and author of numerous articles in Nature, Geology, Science, and others.

Florida's Fossils

Guide to Location, Identification, and Enjoyment

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Author: Robin C. Brown

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561644094

Category: Science

Page: 212

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For 50 million years Florida was home to hordes of strange and wonderful animals. Their remains accumulated in rivers, springs, and oceans. Today fossilized bones and teeth wash up along streams, banks, and beaches and lie in limerock quarries. This guide teaches how and where to hunt fossils--with maps, means of identification, and the history of these fossil treasures. Complete, accurate, and fully illustrated, including an outstanding identification section.

Roadside Geology of Georgia

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Author: Pamela J. W. Gore,William D. Witherspoon

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426027

Category: Science

Page: 347

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Ride along with geologists Pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State's varied terrain. In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides, the authors examine Georgia's fascinating geology and reveal the stories that lie beneath the surface. 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. 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. In Atlanta, the white whaleback of granite called Stone Mountain will impress you with its protruding cat's eye minerals and stony layers that are sloughing off like the layers of an onion. In the Blue Ridge Mountains you can witness Amicalola Falls, one of the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, and Tallulah Gorge, one the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. 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. With its engaging prose and 250-plus color photos, maps, and figures, Roadside Geology of Georgia takes you beyond the rocks to unearth the billion-year history of the Empire State of the South.

Geologic History of Florida

Major Events that Formed the Sunshine State

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Author: Albert C. Hine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813044217

Category: History

Page: 229

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An explanation of the geological processes that formed Florida.

Fossiling in Florida

A Guide for Diggers and Divers

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Author: Mark Renz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813016771

Category: Nature

Page: 202

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From the preface: "Mr. Renz has assembled a friendly read from the standpoint of a serious, well-read amateur. His work promises to be an excellent educational guide for those interested in paleontology or seeking information about their fortuitous discovery of fossil remains."--James S. Dunbar, archaeological field supervisor, Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research With boundless enthusiasm, Mark Renz stumbles onto the skeletal remains of fierce saber-toothed cats, gentle sea cows, massive mammoths and mastodons, Volkswagen-size armadillos, and an ancient 5-ton giant ground sloth, and then shares these experiences in a humorous, illustrated book for beginning fossil collectors. Want to look for fossils yourself but not sure how to get started? Renz tells how and where to hunt and how to preserve your finds for another million years, and he provides more than 250 photographs that help you to identify those bones and teeth and distinguish a prehistoric bison from a farmer's lost cow. He also provides information about what's there to be found, the hurdles and hazards to be overcome, and the legalities to be observed. Guided by an appreciation for the professional paleontologist and also for the laws that regulate his hobby, Renz explains, for example, why it is okay to dig for fossils in a state-owned creek bed (providing one possesses a state permit and does not dig in a state park), and why it is illegal to engage in the same activity in search of artifacts. With writing that's free of technical jargon but full of love for fossiling, this illustrated book will inspire you to explore the huge number of rich fossil deposits in Florida that can be found with just a shovel and a keen eye.

Roadside Geology of Louisiana

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Author: Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425303

Category: Science

Page: 225

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After Hurricane Katrina, the fanlike pile of sand, mud, and silt that formed near a breached levee was unique in the urban environment of New Orleans. Over the 7,500-year history of the modern Mississippi River delta, however, it was just another splay deposit. Author Darwin Spearing explains the geologic forces behind the formation of the delta, shedding light on the human struggle to control the powerful river that breaches its own levees and switches its own deltas. With sections on wetland loss and land subsidence, Roadside Geology of Louisiana is a must-read for understanding the vulnerability of the Mississippi River delta to floods and hurricanes. First published in 1995, Roadside Geology of Louisiana is back in print by popular demand, with several updated sections. The introduction presents an overview of Louisiana's geologic history, and 57 road guides discuss the landforms visible from a car window, including sand ridges, natural levees, oxbow lakes, and the Five Islands salt domes.

Roadside Geology of Mississippi

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Author: Stan Galicki,Darrel W. Schmitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878426713

Category: Science

Page: 271

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It's a little-known fact, but Mississippi has a volcano. True, it's buried under 2,600 feet of sediment, but it was red hot and active roughly 79 to 69 million years ago and evidence of its bulging remains is visible in the Jacksonville. Mississippi emerged along the edge of a massive tear that formed as tectonics tried to rip the continent asunder. The full rift was never realized, but like a crack in a foundation, everything built on top of it has been affected. The failed rift became a linear basin, stretching from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.

Physical Geology and Geological History of South America

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Author: Edward Revollo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499032536

Category: History

Page: 554

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This work intent to give an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of geology for all those are interested in the understanding and learn about all the processes and phenomena that formed and shaped the Earth, since its formation, around 4,800 million years before present (BP). Early geologists, makes its task of studying and interpreting these processes, contributed to display the history of the planet and the origin of the life. Their work were the basis for future generations of scientists deepened and made new discoveries that contributed in the understanding of our planet and give a new view about its formation. Thanks to all these discoveries, geologists were able to put all the pieces together and understand all the processes that contributed to the formation of the South American continent that began in the first moments of the formation of the Earth’s crust 3,800 million years BP. This book, compile the geological history of the continent into a single text, while pointing out new aspects that were not covered at first.

Roadside Geology of New York

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Author: Bradford B. VanDiver

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 397

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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

What Your Fossils Can Tell You

Vertebrate Morphology, Pathology, and Cultural Modification

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Author: Robert W. Sinibaldi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813034256

Category: Nature

Page: 369

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Offers both experienced and novice fossil hunters and collectors with the information needed to correctly identify and interpret the significance of their discoveries.

Forgotten Grasslands of the South

Natural History and Conservation

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Author: Reed F. Noss

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091225X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and persisted over time and addresses questions that are fundamental for conserving these vital yet poorly understood ecosystems. The author examines: the natural history of southern grasslands their origin and history (geologic, vegetation, and human) biological hotspots and endangered ecosystems physical determinants of grassland distribution, including ecology, soils, landform, and hydrology fire, herbivores, and ecological interactions. The final chapter presents a general conservation strategy for southern grasslands, including prioritization, protection, restoration, and management. Also included are examples of ongoing restoration projects, along with a prognosis for the future. In addition to offering fascinating new information about these little-studied ecosystems, Noss demonstrates how natural history is central to the practice of conservation. Natural history has been on a declining trajectory for decades, as theory and experimentation have dominated the field of ecology. Ecologists are coming to realize that these divergent approaches are in fact complementary, and that pursuing them together can bring greater knowledge and understanding of how the natural world works and how we can best conserve it. Forgotten Grasslands of the South explores the overarching importance of ecological processes in maintaining healthy ecosystems, and is the first book of its kind to apply natural history, in a modern, comprehensive sense, to the conservation of biodiversity across a broad region. It sets a new standard for scientific literature and is essential reading not only for those who study and work to conserve the grasslands of the South but also for everyone who is fascinated by the natural world.

A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States

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Author: Ralph W. Tiner

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235382

Category: Nature

Page: 285

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Coastal wetlands are among our most important fish and wildlife habitats. For example, over two-thirds of our recreationally and commercially important marine fishes depend on coastal marshes and associated waters for nursery and spawning grounds. This book is arranged in four major sections: (1) Coastal Wetland Ecology: A General Overview, (2) Identification of Coastal Wetland Plants, (3) Wetland Plant Descriptions and Illustrations, and (4) Places to Observe Coastal Wetlands, and (5) Sources of Other Information. In addition , a list of references used in preparing this book and a glossary of technical terms are provided.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Roadside History of Colorado

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Author: Candy Vyvey Moulton

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425204

Category: History

Page: 277

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Colorado's roads wind through country that is steeped in history, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own, from the Santa Fe Trail to the Million Dollar Highway. But no matter where you roam in this beautiful state, this book can guide you. Like other books in this popular series, _Roadside History of Colorado_ is divided into geographical-historical areas, making it easy to explore the state region by region. Mesmerizing tales of adventure and tragedy - including canibalism on the Starvation Trail, the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, the jailing of Mother Jones, and the Big Thompson River flood of 1976 - will thrill both Coloradans and visitors. Includes 120 black-and-white photographs, 7 maps, chronology, bibliography, and index.

Roadside Geology of Ohio

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Author: Mark J. Camp

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 411

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The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other-from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River

Roadside Geology of Missouri

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Author: Charles G. Spencer

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425730

Category: Science

Page: 273

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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. Geologic history is still being made here, too. 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. 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. Francois Mountains in the south, and from the earthquake-formed sand boils on the Mississippi floodplain in the southeast to the layers of coal, shale, sandstone, and limestone on the Springfield Plateau and Osage Plains in the west. 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.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi

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Author: Richard W. Hazlett,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike

Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

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"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.