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.

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 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.

Diverse Excursions in the Southeast: Paleozoic to Present

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Author: Ann E. Holmes

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700396

Category: Science

Page: 266

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"This volume contains field guides to the 2015 GSA Southeastern Section Meeting's field trips. The guides explore geologic history and visit four regional geologic provinces--the Nashville dome, Blue Ridge, Valley and Ridge, and Cumberland Plateau"--

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.

Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington

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Author: John Means

Publisher: Wild Horizons Pub

ISBN: 9780878425709

Category: Science

Page: 346

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From the sandstone ridges and shale and limestone valleys of western Maryland to the sand dunes and tidal estuaries on Delaware's coast, Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C, steers you to the some of the best geologic features found inside and outside the Beltway. Thirty-five road guides discuss the landforms and rocks visible from a car window, along bike paths, and at nearby waysides and parks, including Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Rock Creek Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park. With this book as your guide, find out how the sixth largest impact crater on earth helped shape Chesapeake Bay; discover what moved the rocks at Devils Racecourse in Catoctin Mountain Park; and learn how early settlers put the geology to work, locating major ports where deep tidal rivers issued from mill-friendly, rocky streams. 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

View: 1961

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

Georgia O'keeffe, a Private Friendship

Walking the Sun Prairie Land

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Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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At 12 years of age, Georgia OKeeffe had a defining moment when she declared, "I want to be an artist." In this two-part biography, Reily chronicles Georgias defining days within the arenas of landscape, culture, people, and the history surrounding each.

Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part I

Walking the Sun Prairie Land

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Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611390079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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The time is 1887. From any window in Georgia O’Keeffe’s Sun Prairie, Wisconsin birthplace home she only saw the Wisconsin prairie with its traces of roads veering around the flat marshlands and a vast sky that lifted her soul. At twelve years of age Georgia had a defining moment when she declared, “I want to be an artist.” Years later from her east-facing window in Canyon, Texas she observed the Texas Panhandle sky with its focus points on the plains and a great canyon of earth history colors streaking across the flat land. Georgia’s love of the vast, colorful prairie, plains and sky again gave definition to her life when she discovered Ghost Ranch north of Abiquiu, New Mexico. She fell prey to its charms which were not long removed from the echoes of the “Wild West.” These views of prairie, plains and sky became Georgia’s muses as she embarked on her step-by-step path with her role models--Alon Bement, Arthur Jerome Dow and Wassily Kandinsky. In this two-part biography of which this is Part I covering the period 1887-1945, Nancy Hopkins Reily “walks the Sun Prairie Land,” as if in Georgia’s day as a prologue to her family’s friendship with Georgia in the 1940s and 1950s. Reily chronicles Georgia’s defining days within the arenas of landscape, culture, people and the history surrounding each, a discourse level that Georgia would easily recognize. NANCY HOPKINS REILY was a classic outdoor color portraitist for more than twenty years and has taught portrait workshops at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas where she had a one-woman show of her portraits. Her advance studies included an invitational workshop with Ansel Adams. Reily graduated from Southern Methodist University and lives in Lufkin, Texas. She is also the author of “Classic Outdoor Color Portraits” and “Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos,” both from Sunstone Press.

Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country

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Author: William J. Fritz

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 144

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Yellowstone'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 unde

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

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Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Geology of British Columbia

A Journey Through Time

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Author: Sydney Cannings,Richard Cannings,JoAnne Nelson

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553658167

Category: Science

Page: 178

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This book tells the story of the province’s geology and the history of its living creatures. The first edition of Geology of British Columbia,, with its accessible but rigorous science, struck a chord with readers. Since it was first published, theories about plate tectonics and the geological history of British Columbia have evolved, and this new edition reflects the current thinking. This book also features updated content throughout, seven new maps, and a number of new photographs. A brand new appendix lists and describes key geological sites in British Columbia, adding a field-guide component to this informative book that will engage readers and compel them to go see these rocks for themselves.

Volcanoes to Vineyards

Geologic Field Trips Through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest

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Author: Jim E. O'Connor,Rebecca J. Dorsey,Ian Madin

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700159

Category: Science

Page: 874

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"This volume contains guides for 34 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region's geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest - insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world."--Publisher's description.

Geologisches Wörterbuch

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Author: Hans Murawski,Wilhelm Meyer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662540509

Category: Science

Page: 221

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Das Ziel des Buches ist es, vor allem in der Deutschen Literatur auftretende Fachwörter aus der Geologie und ihren Grenzgebieten in möglichst umfassender, jedoch knapper Form zu erklären. Diese Grundkonz- tion verlangt eine sehr starke textliche Verdichtung, was sich vor allem bei den Texten der Sammelstichworte bemerkbar macht. Durch die Einführung dieser Erläuterungsmethode finden sich vielfach im Text Einzelsti- worte, die lediglich einen Hinweis auf die Erläuterung bei einem bestimmten Sammelstichwort aufweisen (z. B. : Axialgefälle? Querfaltung). Weiterhin wurde zur sinnvollen Verknüpfung von Stichwörtern im Text selber oder im Anschluss an ihn ein Hinweis auf verwandte Stichwörter gegeben (z. B. : bei ,Benthos‘, s. a. Nekton, Plankton). Weiterhin ist in der vorliegenden Auflage des Buches wieder – dem Wunsche zahlreicher Rezensenten folgend – in verstärktem Maße der Hinweis auf die jeweiligen Erstautoren der einzelnen Begriffe angebracht worden. Es ist hier zu beachten, dass die Signatur: (*L. MILCH, 1894) angeben soll, dass der genannte Autor diesen Begriff zum genannten Zeitpunkt in die wissenschaftliche Literatur eingeführt hat. Dabei wurde keine Rücksicht darauf genommen, ob der Begriff heute noch im gleichen Definitionssinne gebraucht wird. Vielfach gelang es trotz mühsamen Suchens nicht, den Erstautor zu entdecken (keine Angabe im Text oder – wenn möglich – der Vermerk: z. B. ,... schon bei C. F. NAUMANN, 1850‘), oder es blieb ungewiss, ob der Genannte wirklich der Erstautor gewesen ist (z. B. ,... wahrscheinlich A. G. WERNER‘ oder ,? *E. SUESS, 1883‘).

Roadside geology of Mount Rainier National Park and vicinity

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Author: Patrick T. Pringle,Newell P. Campbell,Katherine M. Reed,Anne C. Heinitz,Washington (State). Division of Geology and Earth Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 190

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Native Orchids of the Southern Appalachian Mountains

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Author: Stanley L. Bentley

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620359

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This authoritative guide showcases the unmatched beauty and diversity of the native orchids of the southern Appalachian mountains. Based on Stanley Bentley's many years of nature study, it covers the 52 species--including one discovered by Bentley and named after him--found in a region encompassing western Virginia and North Carolina and eastern West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The entry for each orchid provides the plant's scientific and common names, a description of the flower (including color, shape, and size), and information on the time of flowering, range, and typical habitat, all in the context of the southern mountains. A range map accompanies each description, and Bentley's own superb photographs are an additional aid to identification. Using straightforward language yet incorporating the most up-to-date scientific information and nomenclature, the book will be welcomed by amateur naturalists or professional botanists looking for species in the field and by those who simply enjoy photographs of beautiful wildflowers.