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Roadside Geology of Florida (Roadside Geology)

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Publisher Comments:

Walt Disney World, the moon landing, shark attacks????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????these are things the average person readily associates with Florida, but geology . . . ? Not so much. Roadside Geology of Florida is fixing to change that. 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. The latest in this one-of-a-kind series, the Roadside Geology of Florida is divided into five regions, following Florida's roads to its geological wonders. Along the roads you'll encounter a sinkhole that swallowed several buildings in Winter Park; sand dunes stranded high and dry with no shoreline in sight; and Titanis walleri, a 6-foot-tall, predatory flightless bird. With its concise descriptions, clearly written explanations, and voluminous color photographs and illustrations, this book will enthrall readers as they tour the Sunshine State, which, by the way, is the most recent addition to the North American continent.

Book News Annotation:

Ryan (geology and oceanography, Okaloosa-Walton College) et al. provide a guide to road trips in different regions of Florida that focus on its geological elements. They first cover the state's geological and paleontological history and how the landscape was shaped, then take the reader on a tour of regions: the panhandle, northern peninsula, central peninsula, southern peninsula, and Florida keys. In each, specific drives along highways are laid out, usually between major cities, with mileage and historical, archaeological, and ecological points of interest along the way. Oceanographic environments and processes are given special emphasis. Additional routes for accessible side roads are given, and maps, color photos of rocks and other items, and diagrams are included. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878425426
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Subject:
Geology
Author:
Scott, Thomas M.
Author:
Bryan, Jonathan R.
Author:
Means, Guy H.
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
United States - South Atlantic - Florida
Subject:
Geology -- Florida.
Subject:
Geology-General
Series:
Roadside Geology
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.00x6.02x.84 in. 1.61 lbs.

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earth Sciences
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
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Travel » North America » United States » Southern States

Roadside Geology of Florida (Roadside Geology)
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