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Roadside Geology of Tennessee

Roadside Geology of Tennessee

by Marcy B. Davis

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Learn about the Geology of Tennessee with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6" x 9" paperback has 385 pages that are packed with detailed information about Tennessee Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Tennessee
Table of Contents

Preface
viii
Acknowledgments
xii
TENNESSEE'S LANDSCAPE
1
    Earth's Layers and the Formation of Continents
2
    Minerals and Rocks
5
    Water's Role in Weathering and Erosion
9
        Caves and Springs
12
    Mapping Tennessee
15
        Geologic Structures
17
TENNESSEE'S GEOLOGIC HISTORY
21
    PRECAMBRIAN
22
        Proterozoic Eon: 2,500 to 541 million years ago
22
    PALEOZOIC TIME
26
        Cambrian Period: 541 to 485 million years ago
28
        Ordovician Period: 485 to 444 million years ago
30
        Silurian Period: 444 to 419 million years ago
35
        Devonian Period: 419 to 359 million years ago
36
        Mississippian Period: 359 to 323 million years ago
38
        Pennsylvanian Period: 323 to 299 million years ago
42
        Permian Period: 299 to 252 million years ago
45
    MESOZOIC TIME
45
        Cretaceous Period: 145 to 66 million years ago
46
    CENOZOIC TIME
50
        Paleogene Period: 66 to 23 million years ago
50
        Neogene Period: 23 to 2.6 million years ago
51
        Quaternary Period: 2.6 million years ago to present day
52
            Geology and Humans in Tennessee
54
EAST TENNESSEE - APPALACHIAN HIGHLANDS
59
        Blue Ridge
60
        Valley and Ridge
62
        Cumberland Plateau
66
        Tennessee's Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
69
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
73
        Cades Cove Loop Road
77
        Cataloochee Valley
81
        Clingmans Dome Road
82
        Foothills Parkway
84
            Eastern Segment
84
            Western Segment
86
        Laurel Creek Road
89
        Little River Gorge Road / Fighting Creek Gap Road
90
        US 321: Maryville - Gatlinburg - Cosby
94
        US 441 (Newfound Gap Road)
97
ROAD GUIDES IN EAST TENNESSEE
102
I-24: Monteagle - Chattanooga
102
    Chattanooga Geology
114
I-26: Kingsport - Johnson City - North Carolina State Line
119
I-40: North Carolina State Line - Dandridge (I-81)
125
I-40: Dandridge - Knoxville
129
    Knoxville Geology
132
I-40: Knoxville - Rockwood
137
I-40: Rockwood - Crossville - Cookeville
140
I-75: Chattanooga (East Ridge) - Farragut
146
I-75: Knoxville - Jellico (Kentucky State Line)
150
I-81: I-40 Junction - Bristol
159
US 25E: Morristown - Cumberland Gap
162
    Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
168
US 64 / US 74 / TN 40: Cleveland - Ducktown
170
US 127: Chattanooga - Dunlap - Crossville
177
    Fall Creek Falls State Park
188
US 321 / US 19E: Johnson City - Roan Mountain
191
    Roan Mountain State Park and the Roan Highlands
194
US 421: Bristol - Mountain City - North Carolina State Line
197
TN 52: Livingston - Jamestown
205
    Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
208
TN 68: Ducktown - Sweetwater
211
TN 165 (Cherohala Skyway): Tellico Plains - North Carolina State Line
217
MIDDLE TENNESSEE - INTERIOR LOW PLATEAUS
221
        The Central (Nashville) Basin
221
        The Highland Rim
224
        Western Iron Belt
227
        Impact Craters
229
ROAD GUIDES IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE
233
I-24: Clarksville - Nashville
233
    Dunbar Cave State Park
236
I-24: Nashville - Murfreesboro - Monteagle
239
I-40: Cookeville - Lebanon - Nashville
248
    Burgess Falls State Park
251
    Cedars of Lebanon State Park
257
    Nashville Geology
259
I-40: Nashville - Dickson - Tennessee River
263
    Harpeth River State Park
265
I-65: Alabama State Line - Columbia - Nashville
269
I-65: Nashville - Kentucky State Line
278
TN 52: Portland - Livingston
280
Natchez Trace Parkway: Nashville - Alabama State Line
285
WEST TENNESSEE - GULF COASTAL PLAIN
289
        West Tennessee Uplands
290
        West Tennessee Plain
291
        Mississippi River Valley
294
        New Madrid Seismic Zone
297
ROAD GUIDES IN WEST TENNESSEE
301
I-40: Tennessee River - Jackson
301
I-40: Jackson - Memphis
306
    Memphis Geology
308
US 51: Memphis - Dyersburg
316
US 641 / TN 69: Parsons - Camden - Paris
320
    Ball Clay at Paris and Gleason
329
TN 22: Samburg - Dresden
332
TN 78: Dyersburg - Kentucky State Line
337
    Reelfoot Lake State Park
342
MUSEUMS AND NATURE CENTERS
345
GLOSSARY
347
CITED REFERENCES
361
INDEX
366