Roadside Geology of Missouri


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.

Missouri Geology

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


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.

Geology Underfoot in Illinois


Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi

Roadside Geology of Indiana


Author: Mark J. Camp,Graham T. Richardson

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878423965

Category: Science

Page: 315

View: 6338

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

A Geologic Trip Across Tennessee by Interstate 40


Author: Harry L. Moore

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870498329

Category: Science

Page: 339

View: 2067

Spanning Tennessee from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Mississippi River, Interstate 40 is more than just a convenient roadway. It afford travelers the opportunity to observe the state's geologic and physiographic features in all their variety. In this accessible and profusely illustrated book, Harry Moore offers a fascinating guided tour of that roadside geology.

Roadside Kansas

A Traveler's Guide to Its Geology and Landmarks


Author: Rex Buchanan,J. R. McCauley

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

ISBN: 9780700617005

Category: History

Page: 376

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Covering more than 2,600 miles, Buchanan and McCauley organize their book by highway and milepost markers, so that modern-day explorers can follow the road logs easily, learning about the land as they travel through the state. Featuring more than 100 photographs, drawings, and maps, the book also provides deft descriptions of fascinating contemporary and historical features to be seen all across Kansas.

Roadside Geology of South Dakota


Author: John Paul Gries

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423385

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 1048

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

Iowa's Geological Past

Three Billion Years of Earth History


Author: Wayne I. Anderson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587292675

Category: History

Page: 424

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Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their mark. In "Iowa's Geological Past, " Wayne Anderson gives us an up-to-date and well-informed account of the state's vast geological history from the Precambrian through the end of the Great Ice Age. Anderson takes us on a journey backward into time to explore Iowa's rock-and-sediment record. In the distant past, prehistoric Iowa was covered with shallow seas; coniferous forests flourished in areas beyond the continental glaciers; and a wide variety of animals existed, including mastodon, mammoth, musk ox, giant beaver, camel, and giant sloth. The presence of humans can be traced back to the Paleo-Indian interval, 9,500 to 7,500 years ago. Iowa in Paleozoic time experienced numerous coastal plain and shallow marine environments. Early in the Precambrian, Iowa was part of ancient mountain belts in which granite and other rocks were formed well below the earth's surface. The hills and valleys of the Hawkeye State are not everlasting when viewed from the perspective of geologic time. Overall, Iowa's geologic column records an extraordinary transformation over more than three billion years. Wayne Anderson's profusely illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of the state's remarkable geological past.

The Common Fossils of Missouri


Author: N.A

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826205889

Category: Nature

Page: 98

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The Missouri Handbooks are intended to bring the products of extensive research to the general public in nontechnical yet scholarly terms and in a convenient paperback format.

Weird Missouri

Your Travel Guide to Missouri's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets


Author: James Strait,Mark Moran,Mark Sceurman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402745553

Category: Travel

Page: 253

View: 3359

Each fun and intriguing volume in the award-winning series offers more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually don't venture: the oddball curiosities, ghostly sites, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions.

Exploring Missouri's Legacy

State Parks and Historic Sites


Author: Susan Flader

Publisher: University of Missouri

ISBN: 9780826208347

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 4228

Shows and describes state parks, covered bridges, battlefields, and historic buildings

Kansas Geology

An Introduction to Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils


Author: Rex Buchanan

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

ISBN: 9780700617265

Category: Nature

Page: 227

View: 1605

A profusely illustrated nontechnical survey of the state's geological landforms and features.

Roadside Geology of Mississippi


Author: Stan Galicki,Darrel W. Schmitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878426713

Category: Science

Page: 271

View: 7833

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.

The People of the River's Mouth

In Search of the Missouria Indians


Author: Michael Dickey

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219144

Category: History

Page: 157

View: 7445

From rare printed sources, scattered documents, and oral tradition, Dickey has gathered the most information about the Missouria and their interactions with French, Spanish, and early American settlers that has ever been published. The People of the River's Mouth recalls their many contributions to history, such as assisting in the construction of Fort Orleans in the 1720s and the trading post of St. Louis in 1764. Many European explorers and travelers documented their interactions with the Missouria, and these accounts offer insight into the everyday lives of this Indian people. Dickey examines the Missouria's unique cultural traditions through archaeological remnants and archival resources, investigating the forces that diminished the Missouria and led to their eventual removal to Oklahoma. Today, no full-blood Missouria Indians remain, but some members of the Otoe-Missouria community of Red Rock, Oklahoma, continue to identify their lineage as Missouria.

Roadside Geology of Southern California


Author: Arthur G. Sylvester

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426539

Category: Science

Page: 389

View: 6266

Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decades-which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides-geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, combining the latest science with accessible stories about the rocks and landscapes visible from winding two-lane byways as well as from the region's vast network of highways. Book jacket.

Roadside Geology of Arizona


Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878421473

Category: Science

Page: 314

View: 4656

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Arizona'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

The Wilderness Underground

Caves of the Ozark Plateau


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0826208118

Category: Nature

Page: 113

View: 823

Looks at the underground world of the Ozark Plateau, one of the world's richest cave regions, and discusses the natural history of the caves

Roadside Geology of Washington


Author: Marli Bryant Miller,Darrel S. Cowan

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426775

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 2512

Washington is alive with geologic activity: It's home to the most active volcanoes in the lower 48, earthquakes regularly rattle the populated Puget Sound region, the potential of landslides increases with each soaking rain, and tsunami evacuation routes alert tourists in Olympic National Park to the active plate boundary just off the coast. The only geologic hazard Washingtonians need not fear, at least not with the continued trend of global warming, is another Ice Age flood. More than forty of the biggest floods known in the history of Earth scoured the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington, the most recent only about 15,000 years ago. Since the first edition of Roadside Geology of Washington appeared on the book shelves in 1984, several generations of geologists have studied the wild assortment of rocks in the Evergreen State, from 45-million-year-old sandstone exposed in sea cliffs at Cape Flattery to 1.4-billion-year-old sandstone near Spokane. In between are the rugged granitic and metamorphic peaks of the North Cascades, the volcanic flows of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade magmatic arc, and the 2-mile-thick flood basalts of the Columbia Basin. With the help of this brand new, completely updated second edition, you can appreciate spectacular geologic features along more than forty of Washington's highways.