Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston / Edition 1

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston / Edition 1

by Kevin G. Stewart, Mary-Russell Roberson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807857866

ISBN-13: 9780807857861

Pub. Date: 02/26/2007

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston

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Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807857861
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/26/2007
Series:
Southern Gateways Guides Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
668,919
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
How to Use this Book     xiii
The Changing Face of the Carolinas over Geologic Time     1
How to Read Rocks     6
Adding to the Body of Geologic Knowledge     18
Geologic Time     27
The Geologic History of the Carolinas     31
Field Trips: Map of the field-trip locations     46
The Blue Ridge
Chimney Rock Park: Stretched, Folded, Cracked, and Faulted     49
DuPont State Forest: Waterfalls Galore     56
Whiteside Mountain: A Geologic Puzzle     62
Grandfather Mountain: From Valley to Peak in 750 Million Years     68
Linville Falls: Falls, Faults, and Geologic Windows     75
Mount Mitchell State Park: Which Peak Is the Tallest and Why     81
Stone Mountain State Park: A Beautiful Bare Mountain     90
Woodall Shoals: Beautiful Rocks That Have Been Through a Lot     97
Caesars Head and Table Rock State Parks: The View from the Blue Ridge Escarpment     102
The Piedmont
South Mountains State Park: Stuck between a Continent and a Hard Place     113
Crowders Mountain State Park: A Mountain of Quartz and Blue Daggers     121
Reed Gold Mine: The Glory Days of Gold     127
Pilot Mountain State Park: Beach Sands in a Mountain     135
Morrow Mountain State Park: A Beautiful Quarry     143
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area: A Mine with a View     151
The Museum of Life and Science and Penny's Bend: Diabase Sills in the Durham Triassic Basin     156
Landsford Canal State Park: Transportation and Geology     164
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: Gems and Meteorites     170
Raven Rock State Park: Everything's Happening at the Fall Zone     178
Medoc Mountain State Park: Granite and Grapes     185
Forty Acre Rock: The Battle between Rock and the Forces of Erosion     190
The Coastal Plain
The Roanoke River: From the Mountains to the Sea     199
Sugarloaf Mountain in Sand Hills State Forest: Sand and Longleaf     208
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park: Under the Sea     215
Santee State Park: Mule-Eating Sinkholes     220
Jones Lake State Park: The Mystery of the Carolina Bays     224
Flanner Beach: The Rise and Fall of Sea Level     232
Jockey's Ridge State Park: A Mountain of Sand     238
Oregon Inlet: The Fickle Nature of Barrier Islands and Inlets     247
Carolina Beach State Park: Sugarloaf, Shells, and Sinkholes     254
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site: The Charleston Earthquake of 1886     260
Glossary     267
Additional Resources     281
Index     285

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