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Roadside Geology of Missouri

 
Learn about the Geology of Missouri with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 273 pages that are packed with detailed information about Missouri Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Charles G. Spencer, author.

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Roadside Geology of Missouri - Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

iv

Preface

v

Show Me the Geology

1
    Understanding the Earth
1
        Plate Tectonics
1
        Getting Down to Bedrock
3
    The Geologic Story of Missouri
13
        Protorozoic Eon: 2.5 Billion to 542 Million Years Ago
13
        Paleozoic Era: 542 to 251 Million Years Ago
16
            Cambrian and Ordovician Time
19
            Silurian and Devonian Time
22
            Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian Time
24
            Folds and Faults in Paleozoic Rocks
31
            The Thirty-Eighth Parallel Lineament
33

            Get the Lead (and Zinc) Out!

34
        Mesozoic Era: 251 to 65 Million Years Ago
37
        Cenozoic Era: 65 Million Years Ago to the Present
38
            Paleogene and NeogeneTime
39
            Quaternary Time and the Pleistocene Ice Age
40
            Caves, Springs, and Sinkholes
44
            A Tale of Two Rivers
47
                Harnessing the Mighity Mississippi
49
                Narrowing the Wide Missouri
50

The Glaciated Plains

54
        Drainage Patterns, Then and Now
56
   Road Guides in the Glaciated Plains
57
        St. Louis Metropolitan Area
57
        Interstate 29: Iowa Border - Kansas City
64
        Interstate 35: Iowa Border - Kansas City
67
        Interstate 70: Columbia - Missouri River at St. Louis
69
        US 36: St. Joseph - Hannibal
71
        US 61: Alexandria - Hannibal
76
        US 61: Hannibal - Missouri River at St. Louis
80
        US 63: Iowa Border - Jefferson City
85

The Osage Plains and Springfield Plateau

93
        The Southern Edge of the Ice
93
   Road Guides in the Osage Plains and Springfield Plateau
96
        Kansas City Metropolitan Area
96
        Interstate 44: Oklahoma Border - Northview
107
        Interstate 70: Kansas City - Columbia
112
        US 50: Kansas City - Sedalia
116
        US 54: Kansas Border - Preston
118
        US 65: Springfield - Arkansas Border
121
        US 71: Harrisonville - Arkansas Border
127

The Ozarks and the St. Francois Mountains

135
        Filled-Sink Structures
137
        Meandering Valleys in the Ozarks
140
        Caldera Eruptions of the St. Francois Mountains
141
            Volcanic Rocks
143
            Granite Rocks
145
            Skrainka Diabase
147
        Fault-Bound Basins and the Great Unconformity
147
   Road Guides in the Ozarks and the St. Francois Mountains
148
        Interstate 44: Northview - Rolla
148
        Interstate 44: Rolla - St. Louis
152
        Interstate 55: St. Louis - Cape Girardeau
163
        US 50: Sedalia - Jefferson City
170
        US 50: Jefferson City - Interstate 44
173
        US 54: Preston - Jefferson City
178
        US 60: Poplar Bluff - Springfield
184
        US 63: Jefferson City - Cabool
189
        US 65: Sedalia - Springfield
199
        US 67: Festus - Poplar Bluff
204
        Arcadia Valley Loop through the St. Francois Mountains
211

The Southeast Lowlands

223
        New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812
226
            Sand Boils, Sand Blows, and Sand Fissures
229
            Could It Happen Again?
230
   Road Guides in the Southeast Lowlands
231
        Interstate 55: Cape Girardeau - Arkansas Border
231
        US60/Interstate 57: Illinois Border - Poplar Bluff
236

Glossary

240

References

247

Index

259

 

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