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Roadside Geology of Florida

Roadside Geology of Florida

by Jonathan R. Bryan, Thomas M. Scott, and Guy H. Means

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Learn about the Geology of Florida with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 375 pages that are packed with detailed information about Florida Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Florida
Table of Contents

Preface
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
I. Introduction
1
    The Foundations of Eden
1
    Geologic Fieldwork
6
    Common Minerals, Rocks and Fossils
8
    Sedimentary Rocks
12
    The Process of Fossilization
13
    Structural and Geomorphic Regions
17
    The Suwannee Channel
20
II. Geological and Paleontological History
22
    Florida's Plate Tectonic Context
22
    Going Back in Time ... Deep Time
23
    Exotic Terrane--Late Precambrian and Paleozoic Time
    (1,000 to 251 Million Years Ago)
25
    When the Gulf was Young--Triassic and Jurassic Time
    (251 to 145 Million Years Ago)
28
    When Rudists Ruled the Earth--Cretaceous Time
    (145 to 65 Million Years Ago)
31
    Sea World--Paleocene and Eocene Time
    (65 to 34 Million Years Ago)
32
    Tropical Paradise--Oligocene Time
    (34 to 23 Million Years Ago)
35
    Bush Gardens--Miocene and Pliocene Time
    (23 to 1.8 Million Years Ago)
37
    No Frozen Mammoths--Pleistocene Time
    (1.8 Million to 10,000 Years Ago)
39
    Coastal Property--Holocene Time
    (10,000 Years Ago to the Present)
41
    The First Floridians--Geoarchaeology
43
III. Sculpting a Land from the Sea
46
    Sea Level Change--Past and Present
46
    Coastal Strandlines and Terraces
49
    Coastal Environments
50
    Ocean Currents and Coastal Water Flow
52
    Anatomy of a Beach
55
    Origin of Barrier Islands
57
    Coastal Erosion
58
    Hurricanes
58
    Rivers
60
    Wetlands, Lakes and Soils
61
    Aquifer Systems
62
    Karstification--A Dissolving Landscape
65
    Fountains of Youth--Florida's Legendary Springs
68
IV. Panhandle--The Other Florida
73
    US 29 and Florida 4 Pensacola--Century--Crestview
75
    US 90 and Interstate 10 Pensacola--Crestview--DeFuniak Springs
76
        Side Trip on Florida 85
78
        Side Trip to the Highest Point in Florida
80
    US 90 and Interstate 10 DeFuniak Springs--Marianna
82
        Side Trip to Falling Waters State Park
85
        Mermaid's Pennies--Larger Foraminifera
92
        Pearly Nautilus in Florida
95
        Florida Caverns State Park and Speleothems
97
    US 90 and Interstate 10 Marianna--Chattahoochee--Tallahassee
100
        Side Trip to Torreya State Park
103
        Tallahassee
105
    US 20 Niceville--Tallahassee
107
        Side Trip on Florida 73
108
        Side Trip on Florida 12
110
    US 98 Pensacola--Panama City
114
        It Came from the Bog--Carnivorous Plants of the Panhandle
115
        Side Trip to Santa Rosa Island
117
        Dunes and Dune Lakes--A Side Trip on Florida 30A
118
    US 98 Panama City--Port St. Joe--St. Marks
122
        Side Trip to St. Joseph Peninsula
124
        Wakulla Springs State Park
128
        San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
131
V. Northern Peninsula--Upon the Suwannee River
133
    Us 90 and Interstate 10 Tallahassee--Lake City
134
        A Lonely Trilobite in Florida
134
        Withlacoochee and Alapaha Rivers
135
        The Upper Suwannee River
137
        Living Fossil Fish in Florida Waters
144
    US 90 and Interstate 10 Lake City--Jacksonville
145
        Silurian Sea Scorpions
147
    Us 27 Tallahassee--Perry--High Springs
149
        Fossil Echinoids
152
        Some Things Never Change--The Remarkable Bryozoan Nellia tenella
154
        Exposures and Springs on the Lower Suwannee, Santa Fe and Ichetucknee Rivers
154
        Thomas Farm
160
        Fossil Horses
162
    US 98/US 19 St. Marks--Inglis
162
        Paleoindians and Pleistocene Megafauna
166
        Fossil Elephants
166
        The Salt Marsh Environment
171
        Rainbow Springs State Park
173
    Interstate 75 and US 441 Lake City--Gainesville--Ocala
174
        Fossil Ground Sloths
179
        Fossil Rhinoceroses and Tapirs
181
    Florida 100 Lake City--Palatka
187
    Florida A1A (I-95 and US 1) Fernandina Beach--New Smyrna Beach
189
        Living and Fossil Sea Turtles
197
VI. Central Peninsula--We Dig Phosphate
199
    US 98/US 19 Inglis--St. Petersburg--Bradenton
204
        Eocene Molluska--the Tethyan Connection
206
        Fossil Manatees and Dugongs
209
        Fossil Camels
210
        With Love, from South America
219
    Interstate 75 Ocala--Tampa--Bradenton
222
        Fossil Saber-Tooths
226
        Central Florida Phosphate District
228
        Where the Buffalo Roamed, and the Deer and the Antelope Played
230
        Fossil Whales
231
    US 441 Ocala--Orlando--Okeechobee
233
    US 27 Clermont--Venus
237
        Sugarloaf Mountain
239
        The "Mountains of Florida"--Dune Fields Past and Present
242
    Interstate 95, US 1 and Florida A1A New Smyrna Beach--Cape Canaveral--Fort Pierce
244
        Coastal Development--Florida's Beach Ridge Plains
246
        We Serve Anybody--Fossil Crabs of Florida
248
VII. Southern Peninsula--A River of Grass Flows Over It
251
    Interstate 75 and US 41 Bradenton--Fort Myers--Naples
254
        Pliocene and Pleistocene Mollusks
255
        Fossil and Living Sharks and Rays
258
        Fossil Sea Stars of Florida--The Panamanian Connection
263
        The Estuarine Environment
269
    US 41 (Tamiami Trail) Naples--Miami
272
        Mangrove Swamps
272
        Sunniland Oil Field
274
        Big Cypress Swamp and the Everglades
274
        Alligators and Crocodiles
279
        Lake Okeechobee
279
    Florida A1A (I-95 and US 1) Fort Pierce--Miami
282
VIII. Florida Keys--Pleistocene Republic
291
        The Florida Reef Tract
293
    US 1 (Overseas Highway) Biscayne Bay and Upper Keys (Key Largo to Bahia Honda         Key
298
        Holocene History of the Florida Reef Tract
300
        Pleistocene History of the Key Largo Limestone
306
        Florida Land Developer--The Coral Animal
309
        Other Limestone Producers of the Florida Reef Tract
311
        Where's the Reef? Reefs of Florida--Past and Present
313
    US 1 (Overseas Highway) Lower Keys (Big Pine Key to Key West)
316
        Marquesas Keys and Dry Tortugas
317
Glossary
323
Appendices
339
References and Suggested Reading
347
Index
355
About the Authors
376