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Geology of the Lake Superior Region

 
Lake Superior Geology In clear, concise, jargon-free prose, Geology of the Lake Superior Region integrates a discussion of basic physical geology into a chronological view of the geological processes that formed the Upper Midwest around Lake Superior. Includes tons of photographs, maps, diagrams and expert descriptions. This 6"x9" paperback has 313 pages that are packed with detailed information about one of the most interesting geological areas in North America. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Gene L. LaBerge, author.
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Geology of the Lake Superior Region - Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1
    The Beginning
2
    Geologic Time
6
    The Rock Cycle
8
    The Theory of Plate Tectonics
11

Part 2: The Archean

21
    Greenstone - Granite Terranes
24
    Gneiss Belts
45

Part 3: The Early Proterozoic

51
    The "Eparchean Interval"
52
    Rifting and Continental Breakup
53
    Convergent (Active) Margin
92
    The Penokean Mountains
110
    Summary of Early Proterozoic Events in the Lake Superior Region
125

Part 4: The Middle Proterozoic

129
    The Wolf River Batholith
131
    The Syenite Bodies Near Wausau
135
    Quartzites
141
    The Keweenawan
145

Part 5: The Paleozoic

183
    The Encroaching Seas
184
    The Paleozoic History of the Lake Superior Region
207
    Economic Importance of Paleozoic Rocks
226

Part 6: The Pleistocene

237
    Before the Ice
238
    Development of Continental Glaciers
243
    Glacial Erosion and Transport
245
    Glacial Deposition
249
    Pleistocene Stratigraphy
260
    Glimpses of Our Glacial Heritage
263
    Pleistocene Life
293
    Economic Aspects of Glaciation
294

References Cited

301

Glossary

305

Index

311

 

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