Roadside Geology of Nebraska

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Three geology professors from the U. of Nebraska at Omaha have written an engaging guide to the geology of the state with lots of maps and photos. The initial portion of the book summarizes the state's diverse geological and paleontological features, before they're described in the places they occur, with attention to the controversies surrounding how certain sites are interpreted. This will be a useful text for the undergraduate classroom as well as a guide for amateur naturalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,...
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Overview

Three geology professors from the U. of Nebraska at Omaha have written an engaging guide to the geology of the state with lots of maps and photos. The initial portion of the book summarizes the state's diverse geological and paleontological features, before they're described in the places they occur, with attention to the controversies surrounding how certain sites are interpreted. This will be a useful text for the undergraduate classroom as well as a guide for amateur naturalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878424573
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 682,473
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface ix
Reading Geologic Maps x
Geologic Time Scale xiii
Geologic Summary of Nebraska 1
Geologic Time 4
Understanding Sedimentary Rocks 5
Defining Rock Units 7
Gaps in the Record 8
Fossil Formation 10
Precambrian Time 11
Paleozoic Time 15
Cambrian through Devonian Subsurface Rocks 17
Late Paleozoic Arches and Basins 18
Oscillating Seas of Pennsylvanian and Permian Time 18
Late Paleozoic Life 24
Shallow Marine Communities 24
Fossils from the Black Shales 30
Freshwater and Terrestrial Communities 32
Cretaceous Time 33
Cretaceous Stratigraphic Units 35
Western Interior Seaway 39
Life in the Seas and along the Coast 41
Tertiary Time 43
Tertiary Sediments 44
Mammals and Other Life 51
Intercontinental Exchange via Land Bridges 58
Pliocene-Pleistocene Gravels 60
Quaternary Geology and the Modern Landscape 61
Ice and the Missouri River Valley 62
Where Did All the Mammoths Go? 65
Dust of the Plains 67
The Sand Hills 70
Groundwater 75
Rivers Running Amok 76
Road Guides
Interstate 80: Omaha--Wyoming 80
Schramm Park State Recreation Area 81
University of Nebraska State Museum 86
U.S. 6: Arapahoe--Colorado 99
U.S. 20: U.S. 275--Valentine 101
U.S. 20: Valentine--Wyoming 103
Toadstool Geologic Park 109
Hudson-Meng Bone Bed 116
U.S. 26: Ogallala--Wyoming 121
Ash Hollow State Historical Park 125
U.S. 75: Omaha--South Sioux City 139
U.S. 75: Omaha--Kansas 144
Indian Cave State Park 149
U.S. 83: North Platte--Valentine 152
U.S. 136: Missouri--Arapahoe 159
U.S. 275: Omaha--U.S. 20 169
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park 173
U.S. 281: Red Cloud--Spencer 177
Scotia Chalk Mine 184
U.S. 385: Alliance--Chadron 193
Nebraska 2: Grand Island--Alliance 197
Nebraska 12: South Sioux City--Valentine 204
Ponca State Park 205
Niobrara State Park 211
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge 225
Nebraska 29: Scottsbluff--Harrison 227
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument 231
Nebraska 71: Kimball--Scottsbluff 235
Scotts Bluff National Monument 240
Glossary 247
Suggested Reading and Further References 251
Websites with Information on Nebraska Geology 255
Index 257
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