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2020, Softcover
384 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9"
ISBN: 9780878426973
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Roadside Geology of Oklahoma

English Language: English

Author: Neil H. Suneson

"Dinosaur tracks preserved in sandstone, knobs of granite rising from the plains, and springs cascading down limestone cliffs are just a few of the fascinating geologic features discussed in Roadside Geology of Oklahoma, a guide to more than 35 roads that crisscross the Sooner State. Longtime Oklahoma Geological Survey geologist Neil Suneson tells you what to look for along the roads, points you in the direction of nearby parks with interesting rocks and crystals, and recounts historical gems about radium mineral baths, coal mines, fossil excavations, and the early days of petroleum extraction, not to mention the rush for nonexistent gold in the Wichita Mountains. And lest you think nothing has happened recently, geologically speaking, in this Great Plains state, you'll learn about a fault that broke the land surface a meer 1,250 years ago and is capable of generating a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Suneson also gets you up to speed on more modern considerations such as groundwater depletion, petroleum fracking, and strip mine reclamation. Take this book along for a ride as you roll across the red plains east to the Ozark Plateau, west to the Panhandle, or south to the Ouachita, Arbuckle, and Wichita Mountains"--

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