Mountain Press  Roadside Geology of Georgia

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From shifting coastal barrier islands to sandstone ridges and deep gorges, Roadside Geology of Georgia guides you along 35 routes across the Peach State filled with rich geological diversity.

Features

  • Features 35 thoroughly detailed and densely illustrated road guides, covering everything from the wetlands and Stone Mountain to the Tallulah Gorge in the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Expert examinations reveal the stories lying beneath the surface, explaining what they are, when they formed, what they mean, and how they fit into the greater picture

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From the publishers:Ride along with geologists Pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State's varied terrain. In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides, the Roadside Geology of Georgia examines Georgia's fascinating geology and reveals the stories that lie beneath the surface.

You'll be amazed at Georgia's geological diversity, from its shifting barrier islands along the coast to the sandstone ridges in its northwest corner. At the Cumberland Island National Seashore you'll find the ruins of Dungeness, the once-magnificent Carnegie estate built of local mineral resources, and encounter wild horses grazing among windswept dunes. In Atlanta, the white whaleback of granite called Stone Mountain will impress you with its protruding "cat's paw" minerals and stony layers that are sloughing off like the layers of an onion. In the Blue Ridge Mountains you can witness Amicalola Falls, one of the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, and Tallulah Gorge, one the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. And in the iconic Okefenokee Swamp of south Georgia, you'll wade through the gator-filled blackwater of one of the largest wetlands in North America.

With its engaging prose and 250-plus color photos, maps and figures, Roadside Geology of Georgia takes you beyond the rocks to unearth the billion-year history of the Empire State of the South.
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Technical Specs

Item #184287
Best Use

Travel

Dimensions

6 x 9 inches

Author(s)

Pamela Gore and William Witherspoon

Number of Pages

360

Format

Paperback

ISBN-13

9780878426027

Publisher

Mountain Press

Copyright Year

2013

State / Province

Georgia

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