The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas

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Painting a complete picture of the history of the Everglades, The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas brings together theperspectives of various geoscientists to provides an overview of the geology, paleontology, and paleoceanography of the Everglades region. It emphasizes the upper 300 m of the geologic framework of the area and gives insight into the local stratigraphy, geomorphology, lithology, and historical geology. Building upon the geologic nomenclature and stratigraphic sequences set down by the Florida Geological Survey, the book includes redefinitions of some previously poorly known formations, the chronological fine-tuning of other poorly known units, and the description of 7 new members.

Designed to be a field guide as well as a reference, the book is illustrated with photographs of exposed geologic sections, stratotype localities, collection sites, and details of interesting fossil beds. It contains 124 full-page illustrations with 69 black and white figures, 43 black and white plates of index fossils, and 12 full color plates of simulated space shuttle images of Florida’s ancient seas and coastlines. This text is accompanied by a CD-ROM that features animated maps along with a Power Point presentation of simulated space shuttle imagery of Eocene-to-Holocene Florida.

The book is arranged by geologic time, ranging from the late Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene to the Holocene. The authors place lithostratigraphic descriptions of the geologic formations and members into this chronological framework, along with the paleogeography of the seas and lakes within which they were deposited. They also emphasize biostratigraphy with over 1000 index fossils listed and over 400 illustrated. The book brings together information previously spread through innumerable publications, saving you the time and effort it would take to assemble and cross-reference multiple sources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420045581
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Everglades, Final Landscape of the Okeechobean Sea Fundamentals of Everglades Geology
History of Geologic Exploration in the Everglades
Geomorphology of the Everglades Region
Geologic Framework of the Everglades Region
Everglades Mollusk Ages and Relative Dating
Paleoceanography of the Everglades
Late Paleogene to Early Miocene Southern Florida
The Paleogeography of the Ocala Sea
Megatsunamis and the Everglades Unconformity
Paleogeography of the Dade Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Suwannee Formation, Vicksburg Group
Paleogeography of the Tampa Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Arcadia Formation, Hawthorn Group
Paleogeography of the Arcadia Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
Middle and Late Miocene to Early Pliocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Polk Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Peace River Formation, Hawthorn Group
Paleogeography of the Charlotte Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Bayshore Formation, Hawthorn Group
The Paleogeography of the Murdock Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Murdock Station Formation, Hawthorn Group Middle and Late Pliocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Tamiami Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Tamiami Formation, Okeechobee Group
Latest Pliocene to Earliest Pleistocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Caloosahatchee Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Caloosahatchee Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Nashua Formation, Okeechobee Group Middle Pleistocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Loxahatchee Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Bermont Formation, Okeechobee Group
Paleogeography of the Belle Glade Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
Late Pleistocene to Holocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Lake Worth Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Fort Thompson Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Miami Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Anastasia Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Key Largo Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Surficial Complex
The Lake Flirt Formation, Surficial Complex
The Pamlico Formation, Surficial Complex
References Index

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