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Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.

 
Learn about the Geology of Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 344 pages that are packed with detailed information about Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. John Means, author.

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Acknowledgments

ix

Introduction

1
  Understanding the Earth
1
    Plate Tectonics
1
    Rocks
5
    Geologic Time
5
  Geologic History of Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.
6
    Ancient Cratons, Grenville Mountains, Rifting, and Offshore Deposition
6
    Taconic Mountain Building Event and the Queenston Wedge
10
    Acadian Mountain Building Event and the Catskill Wedge
12
    Alleghanian Mountain Building Event
13
    The Rifting of Pangea and Triassic Basins
16
    Erosion of the Appalachians and the Building of the Coastal Plain
16
    Pleistocene Ice Ages
17

Allegheny Plateau

19
  Road Guides
23
    Interstate 68 and US 40 Alternate: La Vale-West Virginia Border
23
    US 219: Keysers Ridge-Backbone Mountain Trailhead, West Virginia
28
    US 220: McCoole-Cumberland
35
    Maryland 36: The Narrows-Westernport (Coal Country)
37
    Maryland 135: Mountain Lake Park-McCoole
44

Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge Provinces

48
    Great Valley of Carbonates
51
  Road Guides
55
    Interstate 70 and US 40: Braddock-Hancock
55
    Interstate 68 (Including MD 144 and US 40): Hancock-La Vale
71
    Maryland 17: Middletown-Brunswick
87
    Maryland 34: Boonsboro-Sharpsburg
90
    Maryland 51: Cumberland-Paw, Paw, West Virginia
92
    Maryland 67: Boonsboro-Sandy Hook
98
    Maryland 68: Boonsboro-Clear Spring
104
    Maryland 77: Thurmont-Smithsburg
111
    Maryland 491: Smithsburg-Cascade
117
    Maryland 550: Cascade-Thurmong
123
    Bear Pond Mountains
124

Piedmont Provance

128
    The Fall Line
134
  Road Guides to the Maryland Piedmont
135
    Interstate 70: Frederick-Baltimore
135
    Interstate 270: Frederik-Rockville
139
    US 1/Maryland 273: Baltimore-Delaware Border (Cecil and Harford Counties)
146
    US 15: Point of Rocks-Emmitsburg (the Frederick Valley)
155
    Maryland 28 and C&O Canal: Point of Rocks-Blockhouse Point
162
    Maryland 75 and Maryland 31: New Market-Westminster
171
 Washington, D.C., and the Capital Beltway Area
176
    Piedmont Sites
178
      Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park: Great Falls-Georgetown
178
      Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial
187
      Cabin John Regional Park
188
      Rock Creek Park
189
      Capital Crescent Trail
192
      Sligo Creek Parkway
192
      Wheaton Regional Park and Northwest Branch Trail
193
    Coastal Plain Sites
193
      The Mall and East and West Potomac Parks
193
      Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
196
      Bladensburg Waterfront Park and the Anacostia River
196
      Lake Artemesia Park and Greenbelt Park
198
      National Arboretum
199
      Fort Circle Trail
199
      Watkins Regional Park
200
 Baltimore and the Baltimore Beltway Area
200
    I-695: Baltimore Beltway
202
    Piedmont Sites
204
      Patapsco Valley State Park
204
      Gwynns Falls Park
211
      Bare Hills and Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area
212
      Cylburn Arboretum and Jones Falls
213
      Lock Raven Reservoir
214
      Oregon Ridge Park
215
    Coastal Plain Sites
215
      Patterson Park
215
      Double Rock Park
216
      Herring Run Park
217
 The Delaware Piedmont
217
    Wilmington Area
220
      Fort Christina Park
220
      Brandywine Park in Downtown Wilmington
220
      Rockford Park
222
      Brandywine Creek State Park
222
      Bringhurst Woods Park
223
      Brandywine Springs State Park
224
      Mt. Cuba Area and Ashland Nature Center
225
      Fox Point State Park
226
    Newark Area
227
      White clay Creek State Park
227
      Iron Hill Park
227

Coastal Plain

228
    Wedge of Unconsolidated Sediment
229
    Pleistocene Time
233
    Chesapeake Bay
234
    Barrier Beaches
239
    The Future
242
  Road Guides to Southern Maryland
243
    Maryland 2: Annapolis-Solomons
243
    Maryland 5 and Maryland 235: Washington D.C.-Point Lookout
251
    Maryland 210, Maryland 224, and Maryland 6: Washington D.C.-Indian Head-Maryland Point-Port Tobacco
260
  Road Guides to Maryland's Eastern Shore
264
    US 50: Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Ocean City
264
    US 50: Assateague Island National Seashore
282
    US 113: Berlin-Pocomoke City
285
    Maryland 213: US 301-Elkton
289
  Road Guides to Delaware's Coastal Plain
292
    US 301, US 13, and US 113: C&D Canal-Delmar
293
    Delaware 1: Dover-Cape Henlopen-Fenwick Island
297
    Delaware 9: Delaware City-Dover
305

Glossary

311

References

321

Index

328

 

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