The Geology of Florida / Edition 1

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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: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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
1 Geomorphology and Physiography of Florida 1
2 Tectonic Evolution and Geophysics of the Florida Basement 13
3 Geochemistry and Origin of Florida Crustal Basement Terranes 27
4 The Sedimentary Platform of Florida: Mesozoic to Cenozoic 39
5 Miocene to Holocene History of Florida 57
6 Hydrogeology of Florida 69
7 The Marine Invertebrate Fossil Record of Florida 89
8 Fossil Mammals of Florida 119
9 The Economic and Industrial Minerals of Florida 139
10 Geology of the Florida Coast 155
11 Structural and Paleoceanographic Evolution of the Margins of the Florida Platform 169
12 Origin and Paleoceanographic Significance of Florida's Phosphorite Deposits 195
13 Environmental Geology of Florida 217
14 Geology of the Florida Keys 251
References 261
List of Contributors 299
Index 301
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