Roadside Geology of Ohio

ISBN-10: 0878425241
ISBN-13: 9780878425242
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Mark J. Camp
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 411
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Ohio's bedrock reveals a rich story of the ancient landscapes and animals--foot-long clams, massive meat-eating reptiles, lumbering mammoths--that existed thousands to hundreds of millions of years ago. Fluctuating seas full of marine life, widespread floodplains and rivers chocked with sediment, and mile-thick ice sheets from the north all shaped Ohio's present landscape. But Ohio's geologic tale has a human side too. Native Americans fashioned razor-sharp flint spear points; oil, gas, and coal fueled several economic booms; sandstone and limestone built communities and thriving economies. The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other--from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River valley to the Lake Erie shoreline. Mark Camp's clear writing explains how caverns and disappearing streams form in karst; why mud cracks, ripple marks, and cross-bedding layers are entombed in sedimentary rock; and how grooves up to 10 feet deep were gouged into the limestone of Kelleys Island. From deserted boomtowns to Ohio's big cities, Roadside Geology of Ohio thoroughly reveals the Buckeye State's fascinating and dynamic geology.

Mark J. Camp is a geology professor at the University of Toledo and serves as a national director of the Railroad Station Historical Society. This is his sixth Arcadia book.

Prefacep. vii
Introduction to Ohio's Geologyp. 1
A Geologic Calendarp. 1
Plate Tectonics and Ohio's Originsp. 2
Ohio's Basementp. 4
Paleozoic Timep. 5
North American Mountain-Building Eventsp. 5
The Ordovician Worldp. 7
The Silurian Worldp. 7
The Devonian Worldp. 8
The Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, and Permian Worldsp. 9
The Missing Recordp. 11
Arches and Sedimentary Basinsp. 11
The Pleistocene Ice Agep. 12
Glacial Erosion and Depositionp. 14
Windblown Sedimentsp. 16
Record in the Rocksp. 17
Common Ohio Fossilsp. 19
Rocks as Resourcesp. 22
Sand and Gravelp. 24
Ohio's Common Mineralsp. 24
Other Notable Geologic Featuresp. 27
Groundwater and Karstp. 27
Rivers and Streamsp. 29
Flooding Rivers and Flash Floodsp. 30
Slides and Slumpsp. 31
Western Ohio-The Till Plainsp. 35
Ordovician Formationsp. 35
Silurian Formationsp. 40
Devonian Formationsp. 45
The Pleistocene Ice Agep. 48
The Great Black Swampp. 50
Lima-Indiana Oil and Gas Fieldp. 52
The Stone Industryp. 53
Road Guides
I-70 and U.S. 40: Buckeye Lake-Indiana Linep. 54
I-71: Columbus-Cincinnatip. 58
I-75: Toledo-Cincinnatip. 63
I-80/90 (Ohio Turnpike) and U.S. 20: Toledo-Indiana Linep. 78
U.S. 23: Toledo-Chillicothep. 83
U.S. 24: Toledo-Indiana Linep. 99
U.S. 30 and U.S. 224: Crestline and Willard-Indiana Linep. 104
U.S. 50: Chillicothe-Indiana Linep. 110
U.S. 68: Findlay-Aberdeenp. 120
U.S. 127: Michigan Line-Cincinnatip. 136
Ohio 32: Peebles-Cincinnatip. 143
Ohio Uplands-The Allegheny Plateaup. 149
Devonian and Mississippian Formationsp. 150
Pennsylvanian Formationsp. 153
Coal Formationp. 158
Permian Formationsp. 158
Coal Miningp. 160
The Clay Industryp. 162
The Pleistocene Ice Agep. 163
The Teays Drainagep. 164
Road Guides
I-70 and U.S. 40: Bridgeport-Buckeye Lakep. 166
I-71: Cleveland-Columbusp. 185
I-77: Cleveland-Mariettap. 198
I-80 and U.S. 422: Pennsylvania Line-Clevelandp. 217
U.S. 23: Chillicothe-Portsmouthp. 227
U.S. 30 and U.S. 224/I-76: East Liverpool and the Pennsylvania Line-Crestline and Willardp. 231
U.S. 33: Columbus-Pomeroyp. 249
U.S. 50: Coolville-Chillicothep. 273
U.S. 250: Sandusky-The Ohio Riverp. 277
Ohio 11: Ashtabula-East Liverpoolp. 285
Ohio 32: Albany-Peeblesp. 297
Lakeshore Ohiop. 304
History of Lake Eriep. 304
Lake Erie Basinsp. 308
Shoreline Dynamicsp. 308
Road Guides
I-90 and U.S. 20 (Including I-80 between Elyria and Toledo): Pennsylvania Line-Toledop. 313
The Ohio Valley-A Product of the Ice Agep. 342
History of the Ohio Riverp. 343
Notable Floodsp. 346
Road Guides
U.S. 52: Sybene-Indiana Linep. 348
Ohio 7: East Liverpool-Chesapeakep. 363
Glossaryp. 380
Additional Readingp. 387
Indexp. 390
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