Summary: Did you ever wonder why there are rolling hills and valleys in the area around Baltimore, but the land on the Eastern Shore is mostly very flat? What about those tilted and bent layers of rock along the sides of roads in the mountains of Western Maryland -- how did they get that way? The answers to such questions can be found in this enlightening book. No advanced degree is required -- the author has explained all the basic principles of geology, and especially those that apply in Ma
ryland, so that the layman will be able to grasp the information without special knowledge. Maryland's Geology includes a multitude of diagrams, and its maps will prove useful for those interested in a particular area.
Summary: Did you ever wonder why there are rolling hills and valleys in the area around Baltimore, but the land on the Eastern Shore is mostly very flat? What about those tilted and bent layers of rock along the sides of roads in the mountains of Western Maryland -- how did they get that way? The answers to such questions can be found in this enlightening book. No advanced degree is required -- the author has explained all the basic principles of geology, and especially those that apply in Maryland, so that the layman will be able to grasp the information without special knowledge. Maryland's Geology includes a multitude of diagrams, and its maps will prove useful for those interested in a particular area. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Tidewater Publishers Year Published: 1993 International: No
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Invitation and Introduction Acknowledgments
1. The Landforms of Maryland
The Coastal Plain Province The Piedmont Province The Blue Ridge Province The Valley and Ridge Province The Appalachian Plateaus Province
2. Geologic Processes That Shaped Maryland's Landscape
Landform Development - The Big Picture Weathering: The Story of Strong and Weak Rocks Rock Structure: The Bends and Breaks in Rocks
3. How the Landscape of Maryland Was Made
Coastal Plain Allegheny Plateau Valley and Ridge Blue Ridge Piedmont Piedmont-Coastal Zone Boundary: The Fall Zone
4. Determining Maryland's Geologic History
Principles of Historical Geology Geologic Time Sea Level Changes Plate Tectonics
5. The Geologic History of Maryland
Maryland's Early Geologic History Taconic Orogeny and Erosion Acadian Orogeny and Erosion Alleghany Orogeny to the Present
6. Maryland's Geological Resources and Hazards
Maryland Soils Water Supplies of Maryland Mineral Resources Geologic Hazards and Limitations A. Summary of the Features of the Physiographic Provinces of Maryland B. Rock Types Found in Maryland Igneous Rocks Sedimentary Rocks Metamorphic Rocks C. Comparative Resistances of Major Rock Types in Maryland D. Geologic Time Scale E. Geologic Column and Summarized History for Maryland F. Rock and Sediment Types of Named Formations in Maryland Appalachian Plateau, Valley and Ridge, and Coastal Plain Formations Blue Ridge and Piedmont Formations G. References and Sources of Geological Information Index
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