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Maryland's Geology

Maryland's Geology - 93 edition

Maryland's Geology - 93 edition

ISBN13: 9780870334375

ISBN10: 0870334379

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Tidewater Publishers
International: No

ISBN13: 9780870334375

ISBN10: 0870334379

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Invitation and Introduction

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-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