9780878426911-0878426914-Roadside Geology of Tennessee

Roadside Geology of Tennessee

ISBN-13: 9780878426911
ISBN-10: 0878426914
Author: Davis, Marcy
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Mountain Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780878426911
ISBN-10: 0878426914
Author: Davis, Marcy
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Mountain Press
Format: Paperback 400 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Davis, Marcy wrote Roadside Geology of Tennessee comprising 400 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0878426914 and 9780878426911. Since then Roadside Geology of Tennessee textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.20 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

Tennessee, extending 500 diagonal miles between Bristol and Memphis, cuts across numerous rock types, from the deformed gneiss of the Blue Ridge along the North Carolina border to the young sediments exposed in the Chickasaw Bluffs that rise 100 feet above the Mississippi River floodplain. The state's more than 1 billion years of geologic history includes continental collisions that built enormous mountains and rifting forces that almost split the ancient continent apart. The geologic processes are still at work in Tennessee, with sinkholes claiming land in areas of limestone, rivers eroding sediment and shifting channels, and some of North America's largest earthquakes occurring every 500 years on the ancient rift faults near Reelfoot Lake.

Learn about unusual meteor impact sites on the Highland Rim of Middle Tennessee, the world-famous fossils in the Coon Creek Formation, and the source of saltpeter used for gunpowder in the Civil War. An extensive section on Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes guides to nine roads, some extending in to North Carolina. With Roadside Geology of Tennessee as your guide, explore the geologic significance of many of the stat's natural and historic sties such as Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Harpeth River State Park, Dunbar Cave State Natural Area, and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book