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Geology Underfoot in Illinois

Geology Underfoot in Illinois

by Raymond Wiggers

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Learn about the Geology of Illinois with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 317 pages that are packed with detailed information about Illinois Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Illinois
Table of Contents

Illinois Back When: An Overview
1
Tips for Exploring the Sites Described in This Book
11
1. Lead Mines and Lovely Hills
    Galena and Environs
13
2. A Diversionary Tale
    Apple River Canyon State Park
21
3. A Scenic Bluff, A Zone of Faults, and the Track of a Mighty River
    Mississippi Palisades State Park
27
4. The Upper Rock River: Part One
    Lowden State Park
33
5. The Upper Rock River: Part Two
    Castle Rock State Park to Dixon
39
6. A World of Wind and Melting Glaciers
    The Princeton Area and the Green River Lowland
45
7. Cliffs, Canyons, and Catastrophes: The Upper Illinois River
    Buffalo Rock and Starved Rock State Parks
51
8. A Land Like the Rolling Sea
    Glacial Park and Environs
59
9. A Pocket History of a Freshwater Sea
    Illinois Beach State Park
67
10. A Primer of North Shore Geology
    Lake Bluff to Evanston
75
11. In the Land of the Fox
    Batavia and Environs
85
12. The Architectural Geology of Downtown Chicago: A Sampler
    The Near North Side and the Loop
93
13. Exploring the Lower Des Plaines
    Lockport and Lemont
107
14. Blue Island Bracketed
    Chicago's South Side
113
15. A Deep Look at the Distant Past
    Thornton Quarry
119
16. In the Path of the Kankakee Torrent
    Kankakee River State Park and Environs
127
17. The Realm of Fossil Forests
    The Mazon Creek Area and the Longwall District
135
18. Across a Lazy River
    Henry and Environs
141
19. A Landscape Throws Off Its Glacial Burden
    The Galesburg Plain
145
20. Homage to the Mississippian
    Nauvoo to Warsaw
149
21. The Havana Lowland
    Pekin to Havana
157
22. Reconstructing a Coal Age Stream
    North of Ripley
165
23. A Mystery from the Age of the Dinosaurs
    The Beverly-Baylis Upland
171
24. The 120-Million-Year Hike
    Pere Marquette State Park
177
25. Moraine-Surfing Down the Interstate
    Pontiac to Le Roy
183
26. A Tale of Two Rivers
    Monticello and Environs
191
27. Coal Country and Pennsylvanian Cyclothems
    Forest Glen County Preserve and Environs
197
28. On the Edge of Two Ages
    Shelbyville and the Interlobate Complex
203
29. The Black Bounty of the Illinois Basin
    Robinson to Rose Hill
209
30. The Lower Wabash Considered
    Beall Woods State Park and Environs
217
31. Caverns, Sinkholes, and Falling Water:
    The World According to Karst
    Dupo to Illinois Caverns State Natural Area
223
32. A Fault-Seeking Expedition
    Fountain Bluff to the Pine Hills Escarpment
231
33. Sandstone Gorges, Rock Shelters, and a Natural Bridge
    Bell Smith Springs
239
34. What Goes Down Must Come Up
    The Garden of the Gods and the Eagle Valley Syncline
245
35. The Geologic Wonders of an (Almost) Undiscovered Country
    Hicks Dome to Cave-in-Rock State Park
253
36. The Little River That Couldn't
    Hamletsburg to Cache River State Natural Area
263
37. The Meeting of the Waters
    Olmsted to Cairo
271
Glossary
279
Annotated Bibliography
287
Index
295