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.

Life Traces of the Georgia Coast

Revealing the Unseen Lives of Plants and Animals

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Author: Anthony J. Martin

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253006090

Category: Science

Page: 692

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Have you ever wondered what left behind those prints and tracks on the seashore, or what made those marks or dug those holes in the dunes? Life Traces of the Georgia Coast is an up-close look at these traces of life and the animals and plants that made them. It tells about the how the tracemakers lived and how they interacted with their environments. This is a book about ichnology (the study of such traces), a wonderful way to learn about the behavior of organisms, living and long extinct. Life Traces presents an overview of the traces left by modern animals and plants in this biologically rich region; shows how life traces relate to the environments, natural history, and behaviors of their tracemakers; and applies that knowledge toward a better understanding of the fossilized traces that ancient life left in the geologic record. Augmented by numerous illustrations of traces made by both ancient and modern organisms, the book shows how ancient trace fossils directly relate to modern traces and tracemakers, among them, insects, grasses, crabs, shorebirds, alligators, and sea turtles. The result is an aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate book that will serve as both a source book for scientists and for anyone interested in the natural history of the Georgia coast.

The Natural Communities of Georgia

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Author: Leslie Edwards,Jonathan Ambrose,L. Katherine Kirkman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820330213

Category: Nature

Page: 704

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The Natural Communities of Georgia presents a comprehensive overview of the state’s natural landscapes, providing an ecological context to enhance understanding of this region’s natural history. Georgia boasts an impressive range of natural communities, assemblages of interacting species that have either been minimally impacted by modern human activities or have successfully recovered from them. This guide makes the case that identifying these distinctive communities and the factors that determine their distribution are central to understanding Georgia’s ecological diversity and the steps necessary for its conservation. Within Georgia’s five major ecoregions the editors identify and describe a total of sixty-six natural communities, such as the expansive salt marshes of the barrier islands in the Maritime ecoregion, the fire-driven longleaf pine woodlands of the Coastal Plain, the beautiful granite outcrops of the Piedmont, the rare prairies of the Ridge and Valley, and the diverse coves of the Blue Ridge. With contributions from scientists who have managed, researched, and written about Georgia landscapes for decades, the guide features more than four hundred color photographs that reveal the stunning natural beauty and diversity of the state. The book also explores conservation issues, including rare or declining species, current and future threats to specific areas, and research needs, and provides land management strategies for preserving, restoring, and maintaining biotic communities. The Natural Communities of Georgia is an essential reference for ecologists and other scientists, as well as a rich resource for Georgians interested in the region’s natural heritage.

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

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Author: William Henry Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 403

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Southern British Columbia, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alberta border east of Golden, spans the Canadian Cordillera, a mountainous region with a tumultuous geologic history that continues to evolve with every volcanic eruption, landslide, and earthquake. Introductory sections of this guidebook interpret the geologic complexity of four regions-Vancouver Island, the Coast, the Interior Plateaus, and the Columbia and Rocky Mountains-and thirty-one road guides describe the rocks and landforms that are visible from the province's highways and ferry routes. Discover lava that chilled beneath ice, learn how engineers blew up a shoal in the narrowest part of the Inside Passage, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow. Book jacket.

Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country

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Author: William J. Fritz,Robert Curtiss Thomas

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878425815

Category: Science

Page: 311

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A collection of 19 road guides that explore the region's broad and deep geologic story.

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.

How to Build a Habitable Planet

The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind

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Author: Charles H. Langmuir,Wally Broecker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841976

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. This classic account of how our habitable planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced readers to planetary, Earth, and climate science by way of a fascinating narrative. Now this great book has been made even better. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker, one of the world's leading Earth scientists, to revise and expand the book for a new generation of readers for whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative. Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth’s complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind. The book also addresses the search for other habitable worlds in the Milky Way and contemplates whether Earth will remain habitable as our influence on global climate grows. It concludes by considering the ways in which humankind can sustain Earth’s habitability and perhaps even participate in further planetary evolution. Like no other book, How to Build a Habitable Planet provides an understanding of Earth in its broadest context, as well as a greater appreciation of its possibly rare ability to sustain life over geologic time. Leading schools that have ordered, recommended for reading, or adopted this book for course use: Arizona State University Brooklyn College CUNY Columbia University Cornell University ETH Zurich Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard University Johns Hopkins University Luther College Northwestern University Ohio State University Oxford Brookes University Pan American University Rutgers University State University of New York at Binghamton Texas A&M University Trinity College Dublin University of Bristol University of California-Los Angeles University of Cambridge University Of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Glasgow University of Leicester University of Maine, Farmington University of Michigan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Georgia University of Nottingham University of Oregon University of Oxford University of Portsmouth University of Southampton University of Ulster University of Victoria University of Wyoming Western Kentucky University Yale University

Waterfall Hikes of North Georgia

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Author: Jim Parham

Publisher: Milestone Press (NC)

ISBN: 9781889596228

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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"Lists sixty day hikes to over 200 waterfalls on public lands in the mountains of north Georgia. Each hike entry includes driving and hiking directions, map and elevation profile, distance, and estimated hiking time, with a photograph of each waterfall"--Provided by publisher.

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas

A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston

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Author: Kevin G. Stewart,Mary-Russell Roberson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469625733

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "read" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families--anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots. Includes field trips to: Grandfather Mountain, N.C. Linville Falls, N.C. Caesars Head State Park, S.C. Reed Gold Mine, N.C. Pilot Mountain State Park, N.C. Raven Rock State Park, N.C. Sugarloaf Mountain, S.C. Santee State Park, S.C. Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C. Carolina Beach State Park, N.C. and 21 more sites in the Carolinas! Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

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Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 274

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

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Author: John B. Jensen

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331119

Category: Nature

Page: 575

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Featuring more than 475 full-color photographs and 182 maps, this comprehensive guide to the state's diverse herpetofauna makes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles, including species attributes, behavior, life cycles, habitat, and more.

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.

Roadside Bedrock and Mining Geology of the Upper Peninsula Michigan, United States

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Author: Steven Baumann,Elisa Piispa

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516841042

Category:

Page: 148

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This book helps you to explore the over three billion years of geologic history exposed along the roadside of the Upper Peninsula. The high peaks, rolling hills, valleys, waterfalls, and Lake Superior itself tell a long tale of deep oceans, mountain building, and volcanic activity. All of this happened half a billion years or more before the first person set eyes on Lake Superior. The authors and editors of this book explored the many roadsides and parks of the Upper Peninsula in order to guide you. The book is in full color and there are over fifty stops that will help you identify bedrock outcrops and places of mining interest, as you explore this majestic land. Please join us as we share our knowledge and over two years of photographs with you!

Roadside Geology of Virginia

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Author: Keith Frye

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 278

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The geologic features seen in Virginia are as varied as any in the country. 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 fo

Roadside Geology of Montana

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 427

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Montana's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

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Author: Page Keeley,Cheryl M. Rose

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483351793

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The Curriculum Topic Study (CTS) process provides a professional development strategy that links mathematics standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Rock City Barns

A Passing Era

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Author: David B. Jenkins

Publisher: Silver Maple Press

ISBN: 9780965230803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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