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Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.


Learn about the Geology of Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 344 pages that are packed with detailed information about Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Understanding the Earth1
Plate Tectonics1
Rocks5
Geologic Time5
Geologic History of Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C.6
Ancient Cratons, Grenville Mountains, Rifting, and Offshore Deposition6
Taconic Mountain Building Event and the Queenston Wedge10
Acadian Mountain Building Event and the Catskill Wedge12
Alleghanian Mountain Building Event13
The Rifting of Pangea and Triassic Basins16
Erosion of the Appalachians and the Building of the Coastal Plain16
Pleistocene Ice Ages17
Allegheny Plateau19
Road Guides23
Interstate 68 and US 40 Alternate: La Vale-West Virginia Border23
US 219: Keysers Ridge-Backbone Mountain Trailhead, West Virginia28
US 220: McCoole-Cumberland35
Maryland 36: The Narrows-Westernport (Coal Country)37
Maryland 135: Mountain Lake Park-McCoole44
Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge Provinces48
Great Valley of Carbonates51
Road Guides55
Interstate 70 and US 40: Braddock-Hancock55
Interstate 68 (Including MD 144 and US 40): Hancock-La Vale71
Maryland 17: Middletown-Brunswick87
Maryland 34: Boonsboro-Sharpsburg90
Maryland 51: Cumberland-Paw, Paw, West Virginia92
Maryland 67: Boonsboro-Sandy Hook98
Maryland 68: Boonsboro-Clear Spring104
Maryland 77: Thurmont-Smithsburg111
Maryland 491: Smithsburg-Cascade117
Maryland 550: Cascade-Thurmong123
Bear Pond Mountains124
Piedmont Provance128
The Fall Line134
Road Guides to the Maryland Piedmont135
Interstate 70: Frederick-Baltimore135
Interstate 270: Frederik-Rockville139
US 1/Maryland 273: Baltimore-Delaware Border (Cecil and Harford Counties)146
US 15: Point of Rocks-Emmitsburg (the Frederick Valley)155
Maryland 28 and C&O Canal: Point of Rocks-Blockhouse Point162
Maryland 75 and Maryland 31: New Market-Westminster171
Washington, D.C., and the Capital Beltway Area176
Piedmont Sites178
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park: Great Falls-Georgetown178
Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial187
Cabin John Regional Park188
Rock Creek Park189
Capital Crescent Trail192
Sligo Creek Parkway192
Wheaton Regional Park and Northwest Branch Trail193
Coastal Plain Sites193
The Mall and East and West Potomac Parks193
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens196
Bladensburg Waterfront Park and the Anacostia River196
Lake Artemesia Park and Greenbelt Park198
National Arboretum199
Fort Circle Trail199
Watkins Regional Park200
Baltimore and the Baltimore Beltway Area200
I-695: Baltimore Beltway202
Piedmont Sites204
Patapsco Valley State Park204
Gwynns Falls Park211
Bare Hills and Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area212
Cylburn Arboretum and Jones Falls213
Lock Raven Reservoir214
Oregon Ridge Park215
Coastal Plain Sites215
Patterson Park215
Double Rock Park216
Herring Run Park217
The Delaware Piedmont217
Wilmington Area220
Fort Christina Park220
Brandywine Park in Downtown Wilmington220
Rockford Park222
Brandywine Creek State Park222
Bringhurst Woods Park223
Brandywine Springs State Park224
Mt. Cuba Area and Ashland Nature Center225
Fox Point State Park226
Newark Area227
White clay Creek State Park227
Iron Hill Park227
Coastal Plain228
Wedge of Unconsolidated Sediment229
Pleistocene Time233
Chesapeake Bay234
Barrier Beaches239
The Future242
Road Guides to Southern Maryland243
Maryland 2: Annapolis-Solomons243
Maryland 5 and Maryland 235: Washington D.C.-Point Lookout251
Maryland 210, Maryland 224, and Maryland 6: Washington D.C.-Indian Head-Maryland Point-Port Tobacco260
Road Guides to Maryland's Eastern Shore264
US 50: Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Ocean City264
US 50: Assateague Island National Seashore282
US 113: Berlin-Pocomoke City285
Maryland 213: US 301-Elkton289
Road Guides to Delaware's Coastal Plain292
US 301, US 13, and US 113: C&D Canal-Delmar293
Delaware 1: Dover-Cape Henlopen-Fenwick Island297
Delaware 9: Delaware City-Dover305
Glossary311
References321
Index328