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 South Dakota

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Author: John Paul Gries

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423385

Category: Science

Page: 358

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This book gracefully ties the glaciated eastern half of the state, where artesian wells flow with water that fell as precipitation in the Black Hills, with the arid western half, where sedimentary layers contain fossilized sea creatures. South Dakota fil

Roadside Geology of Nebraska

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Author: Harmon D. Maher,George Felix Engelmann,Robert Duncan Shuster

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424573

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Nebraska's geology is as exciting as the Cornhuskers. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere.

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World

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Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

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Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

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

Prairie

A Natural History

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Author: Candace Savage

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553655885

Category: Nature

Page: 305

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Told in the author's distinctively enchanting style, this bestselling guide to one of the largest ecosystems in North America is now updated. Authoritative, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History provides a comprehensive, non-technical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, the Great Plains grasslands of North America. This edition has been updated to include a new preface, new information about declining bird species, enhanced protection of bison, the effect of industrialization on the prairies, and the effect of the increase in coyote numbers on red foxes and swift foxes. Extending from Alberta south to the Mississippi River, the prairies are among the largest ecosystems in North America. Until recently, they were also one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today they are among the most altered environments on Earth. Illustrated with spectacular full-colour photographs and elegant black-and-white line drawings, this authoritative reference and easy-to-read guide is a must for anyone who wants to know more about the dazzling natural variety of the prairies. Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Missouri Geology

Three Billion Years of Volcanoes, Seas, Sediments, and Erosion

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Author: Athel Glyde Unklesbay,Jerry D. Vineyard

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826208361

Category: Science

Page: 189

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Intended for the general reader, Missouri Geology is a well-illustrated introduction to the fascinating geology of Missouri.

Prairie

A Natural History

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Author: Candace Sherk Savage

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 308

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Stunningly presented illustrations capture the beautiful and haunting vistas of North America's central grasslands, as well as sidebars illuminating a wide variety of species, and other aspects of natural history and tales of successful conservation projects.

Roadside Geology of Indiana

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Author: Mark J. Camp,Graham T. Richardson

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878423965

Category: Science

Page: 315

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

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.

Die Zutaten zum Glück

Roman

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Author: Louise Miller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752021

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Ein Roman wie frischer Apfelkuchen – Lesegenuss mit Gute-Laune-Garantie! Die Zutaten zum Glück erzählt von der jungen Patissiere Olivia, deren Karriere sich buchstäblich in Rauch auflöst und die einen völligen Neuanfang wagen muss – in der ländlichen Idylle Vermonts, wo das Leben noch einem anderen Takt folgt und das größte Glück im Duft von frischem Apfelkuchen steckt ... Wer rechnet schon damit, dass aus einem Flammeninferno das große Glück erwächst? Am wenigsten die Patissiere Olivia, als sie mit ihrem flambierten Dessert einen Bostoner Luxusclub in Brand setzt. Hals über Kopf flüchtet sie sich zu ihrer besten Freundin nach Vermont. Wo sie nicht nur das Geheimnis einer störrischen alten Dame, sondern auch das um den besten Apple Pie lüften muss – und ganz nebenbei auch ein neues Zuhause samt Familienanschluss und eine Liebe auf Umwegen findet. Bleibt nur die Frage: Ist es das, was Olivia vom Leben will? Ein köstlicher Roman, der Freundschaft, Familie, Liebe und Genuss mit Gefühlslagen aller Art und der oft holprigen Suche nach dem Glück zusammenbringt und ein vielstimmiges, herzergreifendes und unterhaltsames Feel-Good-Leseerlebnis zaubert!

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

Lewis and Clark and the geology of Nebraska and parts of adjacent states

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Author: Robert Francis Diffendal,Anne P. Diffendal,University of Nebraska--Lincoln. School of Natural Resources,University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Institute and Natural Resources. School of Natural Resources. Conservation and Survey Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 32

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A School of Natural Resources geologist and his historian wife have written two books on the geology seen by the Lewis and Clark expedition designed to be excellent field guides for those following the duos route during the journeys bicentennial. Lewis and Clark and the Geology of the Great Plains, a 126-page volume with 125 color illustrations, looks at all accessible stops made by the Corps of Discovery from southeastern Nebraska to the continental divide in Montana. Lewis and Clark and the Geology of Nebraska, 32 pages with 21 illustrations, examines more stops along the Nebraska reach of the Missouri River. Both offer photos of the sites and modern scientific explanations alongside journal quotations.

Roadside Geology of Wisconsin

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Author: Robert H. Dott,John W. Attig

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424924

Category: Science

Page: 345

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Robert H. Dott, Jr. and John W. Attig wrote Roadside Geology of Wisconsin to help residents and visitors alike envision mastodons roaming in front of glaciers 12,000 years ago, feel storm waves pounding sea cliffs 500 million years ago, and hear volcanoes exploding 1,900 million years ago. With lively prose, detailed maps, black-and-white photographs, and shaded-relief images, the authors succeed in their goal, unraveling the 2,800 million years of geologic history recorded in Wisconsin's rocks. Introductory sections describe the geology of each region, and thirty-five road guides locate and interpret the rocks, sediments, and landforms visible from the state's highways, including the Great River Road in the Mississippi Valley. Roadside Geology of Wisconsin delves further into the geologic history of specific sites such as Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Wisconsin Dells, the geologically renowned Baraboo Hills, and more than twenty-five state parks. Features of and access points to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are noted.