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Roadside Geology of Louisiana

Roadside Geology of Louisiana

by Darwin Spearing

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Learn about the Geology of Louisiana with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 225 pages that are packed with detailed information about Louisiana Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Louisiana
Table of Contents

I. Preface
ix
II. Acknowledgments
xiii
III. Geologic Overview
1
    A) Geologic Time
1
    B) Geologic History of Louisiana
5
    C) Structure Below
17
    D) Salt Domes
19
    E) Oil and Gas
25
    F) Minerals
30
    G) Rivers in Motion
31
    H) Dynamic Deltas
34
    I) Mississippi Fan
39
    J) How the Mississippi River Grew
41
    K) Wetlands Loss
44
IV. Southeastern Louisiana Uneasy Rivers, Marshes and Deltas
49
    A) Atchafalaya Basin
50
    B) New Orleans
57
    C) Pontchartrain Causeway and Lake Pontchartrain
60
    D) Interstate 10: Baton Rouge-Lafayette
64
    E) Interstate 10: New Orleans-Baton Rouge
67
    F) Interstate 10: New Orleans-Slidell-Mississippi
69
    G) Interstate 55: Hammond (I-12)-Interstate 10-Lake Maurepas
69
    H) US 90: Lafayette-Morgan City
70
    I) US 90: Morgan City-Houma
73
    J) US 90: New Orleans-Des Allemands-Raceland-Houma
75
    K) Louisiana 1: Port Allen-Donaldsonville-Thibodaux-Raceland
76
    L) Louisiana 1: Raceland-Golden Meadow- Grand Isle
78
    M) Louisiana 14, Louisiana 329: Avery Island
83
    N) Louisiana 23: New Orleans-Venice-Tidewater
85
    O) Louisiana 83, Louisiana 319: Weeks Island-Cypremort State Park-Cypremort Point
92
    P) Louisiana 675: Jefferson Island
94
V. Eastern Louisiana Red Hills Above Pontchartrain
97
    A) Interstate 12: Baton Rouge-Hammond-Slidell
101
    B) Interstate 55: Hammond-Kentwood Quarry-Mississippi
103
    C) Interstate 59: Mississippi-Slidell
107
    D) US 61: Baton Rouge-St. Francisville-Mississippi
107
    E) Louisiana 21, Louisiana 41: Mississippi- Bogalusa-Interstate 59
109
VI. Southwestern Louisiana Marsh to the Sea
111
    A) Interstate 10: Lafayette-Jennings-Lake Charles-Sulphur-Texas
115
    B) Louisiana 27: Sulphur-Hackberry-Holly Beach
121
    C) Louisiana 27/14: Lake Charles-Oak Grove
124
    D) Louisiana 82: Sabine Pass-Holly Beach-Cameron
126
    E) Louisiana 82, US167: Cameron-Pecan Island-Abbeville-Lafayette
129
VII. Central Louisiana Great Rocks and Great Rivers
133
    A) Interstate 49: Alexandria-Opelousas-Lafayette
135
    B) Interstate 49: Alexandria-Natchitoches
136
    C) US 84: Tullos-Jena-Archie
140
    D) US 84: Vidalia-Ferriday-Archie
141
    E) US 84, Louisiana 6: Natchitoches-Winnfield Salt Dome-Winnfield
142
    F) US 84, Louisiana 34: Winnfield-Tullos
147
    G) US 165: Alexandria-Georgetown-Tullos
147
    H) US 165: Alexandria-Oakdale-Iowa (I-10)
148
    I) US 167: Alexandria-Winnfield
149
    J) US 171: Lake Charles-DeRidder-Leesville-Many
150
    K) Louisiana 378: Sam Houston Jones State Park
155
    L) Louisiana 1: Baton Rouge-Simmesport-Marksville-Alexandria
157
    M) Louisiana 6: Sabine River-Many-Natchitoches
161
    N) Louisiana 8/28: Alexandria-Leesville-Sabine River
162
    O) Louisiana 15: Ferriday-Three Rivers Area-Old River Control Structures-Lettsworth
163
    P) Louisiana 28: Alexandria-Walters-US 84 Junction
168
    Q) Louisiana 107: Alexandria-Moncla Gap-Marksville
169
    R) Louisiana 129: Features of the Floodplain
172
VIII. Northern Louisiana Oldest Rocks, Highest Hills
177
    A) Interstate 20: Texas-Shreveport-Monroe-Vicksburg
179
    B) Interstate 49: Shreveport-Natchitoches
183
    C) US 65: Tallulah-Ferriday
188
    D) US 65: Tallulah-Lake Providence-Arkansas
189
    E) US 79: Minden-Homer-Haynesville-Arkansas
191
    F) US 165: Monroe-Bastrop-Arkansas
192
    G) US 165: Monroe-Columbia-Tullos
193
    H) US 167: Ruston-Dubach-Bernice-Arkansas
194
    I) US 167: Ruston-Jonesboro-Winnfield
196
    J) US 171: Shreveport-Mansfield-Many
196
    K) Louisiana 1: Shreveport-Oil City Arkansas
197
    L) Louisiana 3: Shreveport-Benton-Plain Dealing-Arkansas
199
    M) Louisiana 7: Dixie Inn-Cotton Valley-Springhill-Arkansas
199
    N) Louisiana 15: Monroe-Winnsboro-Sicily Island-Clayton
200
    O) Louisiana 17, Louisiana 134, Louisiana 577: Delhi-Poverty Point State Commemorative Area
201
IX. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 2005
203
X. Glossary
205
XI. Credits
210
XII. References
211
XIII. Maps and Information
215
XIV. Index
217
XV. About the Author
225