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Geologic history of Florida : major events that formed the Sunshine State / Albert C. Hine ; illustrated by Carlie Williams.

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Author/Creator:
Hine, Albert C.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • xx, 229 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Florida defined
  • Florida lost : wandering the globe and finding home (~700 Ma to ~200 Ma)
  • The big split : formation of three oceans and the establishment of the Florida basement (~225 Ma to ~140 Ma)
  • The carbonate factory cranks up : Florida being born from the sea (~160 Ma to present)
  • An environmental crisis : drowning of the West Florida margin and development of the West Florida escarpment (~100 Ma to ~80 Ma)
  • Clash of geologic terrains : colliding with Cuba (~56 Ma to ~40 Ma)
  • Dissolution tectonics : sinkhole development (~140 Ma to present)
  • Sands from the north : the quartz sand invasion (~30 Ma to present)
  • Erosion in the ocean, marine fertility, and huge sharks : the Florida phosphate story (~22 Ma to ~5 Ma)
  • The finish line in sight : approaching modern Florida and the emergence of South Florida (~2.5 Ma to ~10 ka)
  • Epilogue.
Summary:
An explanation of the geological processes that formed Florida.
Contributor:
Williams, Carlie.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780813044217
0813044219

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