From the Blue Ridge to the Beach: Geological Field Excursions across Virginia
This volume includes seven field guides that explore the diverse geology of Virginia from its Appalachian highlands to the Atlantic shore. The guides cover an array of topics ranging from cave and karst development in the Valley and Ridge to the exceptional fossil localities at the Carmel Church Quarry and the cliffs near Stratford Hall to Precambrian rocks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Three guides focus on the Paleozoic to Proterozoic tectonic history of the Blue Ridge and Piedmont provinces, two guides discuss the stratigraphy and fossil assemblages preserved in Cenozoic deposits on the Atlantic Coastal Plain, one guide examines Paleozoic stratigraphy and cave formation in western Virginia, and the final guide explores the relationship between the geology of the Fall Zone and the Civil War during the Petersburg Campaign in 1864–1865.
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