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Roadside Geology of Nebraska

Roadside Geology of Nebraska


Learn about the Geology of Nebraska with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 276 pages that are packed with detailed information about Nebraska Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of NebraskaTable of Contents

Geologic Summary of Nebraska 1
Geologic Time4
Understanding Sedimentary Rocks5
Defining Rock Units7
Gaps in the Record8
Fossil Formation10
Precambrian Time11
Paleozoic Time15
Cambrian through Devonian Subsurface Rocks17
Late Paleozoic Arches and Basins18
Oscillating Seas of Pennsylvanian and Permian Time18
Late Paleozoic Life24
Shallow Marine Communities24
Fossils from the Black Shales30
Freshwater and Terrestrial Communities32
Cretaceous Time33
Cretaceous Stratigraphic Units35
Western Interior Seaway39
Life in the Seas and Along the Coast41
Tertiary Time43
Tertiary Sediments44
Mammals and Other Life51
Intercontinental Exchange via Land Bridges58
Pliocene-Pleistocene Gravels60
Quaternary Geology and the Modern Landscape61
Ice and the Missouri River Valley62
Where Did All the Mammoths Go?65
Dust of the Plains67
The Sand Hills70
Ground Water75
Rivers Running Amok76
Road Guides
Interstate 80: Omaha - Wyoming80
Schramm Park State Recreation Area81
University of Nebraska State Museum86
US 6: Arapahoe - Colorado99
US 20: US 275 - Valentine101
US 20: Valentine - Wyoming103
Toadstool Geologic Park109
Hudson-Meng Bone Bed116
US 26: Ogallala - Wyoming121
Ash Hollow State Historical Park125
US 75: Omaha - South Sioux City139
US 75: Omaha - Kansas144
Indian Cave State Park149
US 83: North Platte - Valentine152
US 136: Missouri - Arapahoe159
US 275: Omaha - US 20169
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park173
US 281: Red Cloud - Spencer177
Scotia Chalk Mine184
US 385: Alliance - Chadron193
Nebraska 2: Grand Island - Alliance197
Nebraska 12: South Sioux City - Valentine204
Ponca State Park205
Niobrara State Park211
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge225
Nebraska 29: Scottsbluff - Harrison227
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument231
Nebraska 71: Kimball - Scottsbluff235
Scotts Bluff National Monument240
Glossary247
Suggested Reading and Further References251
Websites with Information on Nebraska Geology 255
Index257