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Roadside Geology of Nebraska (Roadside Geology)

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Publisher Comments:

If you think Nebraska geology is boring, think again. The state hosts boiling riverbeds, puzzling fossil beds, and sandstone toadstools, not to mention a dormant sea of sand that once moved fast enough to dam rivers — and these Sand Hills could be on the march again as the global climate warms. But that's nothing new. Changing climate influenced much of Nebraska's geology, from the waxing and waning of continental glaciers to the extinction of some of Nebraska's former inhabitants — one-celled organisms that swam the Paleozoic seas and unusual mammals that evolved on Tertiary grasslands.

Roadside Geology of Nebraska introduces you to the state's rich past and its potentially sandy future. Detailed maps, photographs, shaded-relief images, and road guides describe and interpret the rocks, sediments, rivers, and landforms visible from the state's highways. Thirteen sidebars — scattered throughout the book — delve further into the geologic history of specific sites such as Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Ashfall State Historic Park, Toadstool Park, Hudson-Mend Bone Bed, and Indian Cave State Park.

Book News Annotation:

Three geology professors from the U. of Nebraska at Omaha have written an engaging guide to the geology of the state with lots of maps and photos. The initial portion of the book summarizes the state's diverse geological and paleontological features, before they're described in the places they occur, with attention to the controversies surrounding how certain sites are interpreted. This will be a useful text for the undergraduate classroom as well as a guide for amateur naturalists.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Nebraska's geology is as exciting as the Cornhuskers. The state hosts boiling riverbeds, puzzling fossil beds, and sandstone toadstools, not to mention a now-dormant sea of sand that once moved fast enough to dam rivers--and these Sand Hills could be on the march again as the global climate warms. Changing climate influenced much of Nebraska's geology, from the waxing and waning of continental glaciers to the extinction of some of Nebraska's former inhabitants. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-256) and index.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878424573
Author:
Maher, Harmon D., Jr.
Author:
Englemann, George F.
Author:
Shuster, Robert D.
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Location:
Missoula, Mont.
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Nebraska
Subject:
United States - Midwest - Nebraska
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology -- Nebraska.
Subject:
Geology-General
Series:
Roadside geology series
Series Volume:
2194
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.98x6.10x.70 in. 1.01 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Travel » North America » United States » Midwest

Roadside Geology of Nebraska (Roadside Geology)
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Product details 240 pages Mountain Press Publishing Company - English 9780878424573 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Nebraska's geology is as exciting as the Cornhuskers. The state hosts boiling riverbeds, puzzling fossil beds, and sandstone toadstools, not to mention a now-dormant sea of sand that once moved fast enough to dam rivers--and these Sand Hills could be on the march again as the global climate warms. Changing climate influenced much of Nebraska's geology, from the waxing and waning of continental glaciers to the extinction of some of Nebraska's former inhabitants. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-256) and index.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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