The Geology of Florida / Edition 1
  • The Geology of Florida / Edition 1
  • The Geology of Florida / Edition 1

The Geology of Florida / Edition 1

by Anthony F. Randazzo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813014964

ISBN-13: 9780813014968

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: University Press of Florida

"A significant contribution to our knowledge of Florida geology. . . . A state-of-the-art volume that will serve as a model for other university presses to follow."--Paul A. Thayer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

"A marvelous and timely overview of the geology of Florida . . . assembled by some of the state's best

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"A significant contribution to our knowledge of Florida geology. . . . A state-of-the-art volume that will serve as a model for other university presses to follow."--Paul A. Thayer, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

"A marvelous and timely overview of the geology of Florida . . . assembled by some of the state's best geoscientists."--Henry T. Mullins, Syracuse University

The first comprehensive geology of the state of Florida published in over thirty years, this volume brings together leading geoscience authorities from academia, state and federal geological surveys, and private industry in a liberally illustrated, up-to-date summary and analysis.

Early chapters introduce the origin and development of the unique landscape of the Florida peninsula and panhandle. Succeeding chapters cover geomorphology, stratigraphy, plate tectonics, petrology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, geologic history, economic geology, coastal and marine geology, and environmental geology.

With the longest coastline of any state except Alaska and a geology noted for its rich fossil record and abundance of living coral reefs, mineral deposits, springs, and sinkholes, Florida’s identity--past, present, and future--is linked intrinsically to its landscape. The definitive reference for that landscape, The Geology of Florida illustrates the importance of basic geological research and its application to issues facing a society that places increasing demands upon its physical world.

Anthony F. Randazzo is professor of geology at the University of Florida and author of numerous articles in Sedimentary Geology, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, American Scientist,   and others.  Douglas S. Jones is curator and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at the Florida Museum of Natural History and author of numerous articles in  Nature, Geology, Science, and others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813014968
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
First
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Plates
List of Tables
Preface
1Geomorphology and Physiography of Florida1
2Tectonic Evolution and Geophysics of the Florida Basement13
3Geochemistry and Origin of Florida Crustal Basement Terranes27
4The Sedimentary Platform of Florida: Mesozoic to Cenozoic39
5Miocene to Holocene History of Florida57
6Hydrogeology of Florida69
7The Marine Invertebrate Fossil Record of Florida89
8Fossil Mammals of Florida119
9The Economic and Industrial Minerals of Florida139
10Geology of the Florida Coast155
11Structural and Paleoceanographic Evolution of the Margins of the Florida Platform169
12Origin and Paleoceanographic Significance of Florida's Phosphorite Deposits195
13Environmental Geology of Florida217
14Geology of the Florida Keys251
References261
List of Contributors299
Index301

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