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101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta See


This book describes 101 fantastic geological locations in the United States. Each location receives a two-page presentation with text, photos and a map. A great summary of America's best. There is at least one geo-site in each state. This paperback book has 243 pages. See table of contents below.

101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta SeeTable of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Relative Age Dating1
Absolute Age Dating4
Plate Tectonics Theory5
A Short History of the Earth11
Hadean Eon: 4,600-4,000 MYA11
Archean Eon: 4,000-2,500 MYA12
Proterozoic Eon: 2,500-542 MYA12
Cambrian Period: 542-488 MYA12
Ordovician Period: 488-443 MYA13
Silurian Period: 443-416 MYA13
Devonian Period: 416-359 MYA14
Carboniferous Period: 359-299 MYA14
Permian Period: 299-251 MYA15
Triassic Period: 251-199 MYA15
Jurassic Period: 199-145 MYA15
Cretaceous Period: 145-65 MYA16
Paleogene Period: 65-23 MYA16
Neogene Period: 23-2.6 MYA17
Quaternary Period: 2.6 MYA to Today17
GEO-SITES11
1. Wetumpka Crater, Alabama20
2. Exit Glacier, Alaska22
3. Antelope Canyon, Arizona24
4. Meteor Crater, Arizona26
5. Monument Valley, Arizona28
6. Prairie Creek Pipe, Arkansas30
7. Wallace Creek, California32
8. Racetrack Playa, California34
9. Devils Postpile, California36
10. Rancho La Brea, California38
11. El Capitan, California40
12. Boulder Flatirons, Colorado42
13. Interstate 70 Roadcut, Colorado44
14. Florissant Fossil Beds, Colorado46
15. Dinosaur Trackway, Connecticut48
16. Wilmington Blue Rocks, Delaware50
17. Devil's Millhopper, Florida52
18. Stone Mountain, Georgia54
19. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii56
20. Borah Peak, Idaho58
21. Menan Buttes, Idaho60
22. Great Rift, Idaho62
23. Balmeyer Anticline, Illinois64
24. Hanging Rock Klint, Indiana66
25. Fort Dodge Gypsum, Iowa68
26. Monument Rocks, Kansas70
27. Ohio Black Shale, Kentucky72
28. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky74
29. Four Corners Roadcut, Kentucky76
30. Avery Island, Louisiana78
31. Schoodic Point, Maine80
32. Calvert Cliffs, Maryland82
33. Purgatory Chasm, Massachusetts84
34. Nonesuch Potholes, Michigan86
35. Quincy Mine, Michigan88
36. Grand River Ledges, Michigan90
37. Sioux Quartzite, Minnesota92
38. Thomson Dikes, Minnesota94
39. Soudan Mine, Minnesota96
40. Petrified Forest, Mississippi98
41. Elephant Rocks, Missouri100
42. Grassy Mountain Nonconformity, Missouri102
43. Chief Mountain, Montana104
44. Madison Slide, Montana106
45. Butte Pluton, Montana108
46. Quad Creek Quartzite, Montana110
47. Ashfall Fossil Beds, Nebraska112
48. Scotts Bluff, Nebraska114
49. Crow Creek Marlstone, Nebraska116
50. Sand Mountain, Nevada118
51. Great Unconformity, Nevada120
52. Flume Gorge, New Hampshire122
53. Palisades Sill, New Jersey124
54. White Sands, New Mexico126
55. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico128
56. Ship Rock, New Mexico130
57. State Line Outcrop, New Mexico132
58. American Falls, New york134
59. Taconic Unconformity, New York136
60. Giboa Forest, New York138
61. Pilot Mountain, North Carolina140
62. South Killdeer Mountain, North Dakota142
63. Hueston Woods, Ohio144
64. Big Rock, Ohio146
65. Kelleys Island, Ohio148
66. Interstate 35 Roadcut, Oklahoma150
67. Mount Mazama, Oregon152
68. Lava River Cave, Oregon154
69. Drake's Folly, Pennsylvania156
70. Hickory Run, Pennsylvania158
71. Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania160
72. Beavertail Point, Rhode Island162
73. Crowburg Basin, South Carolina164
74. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota166
75. Mammoth Site, South Dakota168
76. Pinnacles Overlook, South Dakota170
77. Reelfoot Scarp, Tennessee172
78. Enchanted Rock, Texas174
79. Capitan Reef, Texas176
80. Paluxy River Tracks, Texas178
81. Upheaval Dome, Utah180
82. Checkerboard Mesa, Utah182
83. San Juan Goosenecks, Utah184
84. Salina Canyon Unconformity, Utah186
85. Bingham Stock, Utah188
86. Whipstock Hill, Vermont190
87. Great Falls, Virginia192
88. Natural Bridge, Virginia194
89. Millbrig Ashfall, Virginia196
90. Catoctin Greenstone, Virginia198
91. Mount St. Helens, Washington200
92. Dry Falls, Washington202
93. Seneca Rocks, West Virginia204
94. Roche-A-Cri Mound, Wisconsin206
95. Van Hise Rock, Wisconsin208
96. Amnicon Falls, Wisconsin210
97. Green River Wyoming212
98. Devils Tower, Wyoming214
99. Fossil Butte, Wyoming216
100. Steamboat Geyser, Wyoming218
101. Specimen Ridge, Wyoming220
Glossary223
References229
Index243