Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Roadside Geology of Florida


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Series: Roadside Geology
Media: Paperback

Item #: 235   Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-87842-542-6
Pages: 376   Size: 6 x 9

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Walt Disney World, Apollo missions to the moon, orange juice--these are things the average person readily associates with Florida, but geology...? Not so much. Roadside Geology of Florida will change that. From the panhandle through the Central Lakes District all the way to the Dry Tortugas, authors Bryan, Scott, and Means lead you through a world of cavernous limestone, boiling spring heads, and rock strata containing the remains of some of the strangest animals that ever walked the Earth.

The latest in this one-of-a-kind series, Roadside Geology of Florida is divided into five regions, following Florida's roads to its geological wonders. Along the way you'll encounter a sinkhone that swallowed several buildings in Winter Park; coastal sand dunes stranded high and dry with no shoreline in sight;and Titanis walleri, a 6-foot tall, predatory flightless bird. With its concise descriptions, clearly written explantations, and voluminous color photographs and illustrations, this book will enthrall you as you tour the Sunshine State, which, by the way, is the most recent addition to the North American continent.