All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Lithosphere  Regional & Local Geology

The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas

By: Edward J Petuch(Author), Charles E Roberts(Author)
224 pages, 12 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, includes DVD-ROM
Publisher: CRC Press
The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas ISBN: 9781420045581 Hardback Apr 2007 Usually dispatched within 6 days
    £96.99
    #166155
Selected version: £96.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Painting a complete picture of the history of the Everglades, The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas brings together theperspectives of various geoscientists to provides an overview of the geology, paleontology, and paleoceanography of the Everglades region. It emphasizes the upper 300 m of the geologic framework of the area and gives insight into the local stratigraphy, geomorphology, lithology, and historical geology. Building upon the geologic nomenclature and stratigraphic sequences set down by the Florida Geological Survey, the book includes redefinitions of some previously poorly known formations, the chronological fine-tuning of other poorly known units, and the description of 7 new members.

Designed to be a field guide as well as a reference, The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas is illustrated with photographs of exposed geologic sections, stratotype localities, collection sites, and details of interesting fossil beds. It contains 124 full-page illustrations with 69 black and white figures, 43 black and white plates of index fossils, and 12 full color plates of simulated space shuttle images of Florida's ancient seas and coastlines. This text is accompanied by a DVD-ROM that features animated maps along with a Power Point presentation of simulated space shuttle imagery of Eocene-to-Holocene Florida.

The Geology of the Everglades and Adjacent Areas is arranged by geologic time, ranging from the late Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene to the Holocene. The authors place lithostratigraphic descriptions of the geologic formations and members into this chronological framework, along with the paleogeography of the seas and lakes within which they were deposited. They also emphasize biostratigraphy with over 1000 index fossils listed and over 400 illustrated. The book brings together information previously spread through innumerable publications, saving you the time and effort it would take to assemble and cross-reference multiple sources.

Contents

Introduction: The Everglades, Final Landscape of the Okeechobean Sea

Fundamentals of Everglades Geology
History of Geologic Exploration in the Everglades
Geomorphology of the Everglades Region
Geologic Framework of the Everglades Region
Everglades Mollusk Ages and Relative Dating
Paleoceanography of the Everglades
Late Paleogene to Early Miocene Southern Florida
The Paleogeography of the Ocala Sea
Megatsunamis and the Everglades Unconformity
Paleogeography of the Dade Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Suwannee Formation, Vicksburg Group
Paleogeography of the Tampa Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Arcadia Formation, Hawthorn Group
Paleogeography of the Arcadia Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
Middle and Late Miocene to Early Pliocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Polk Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Peace River Formation, Hawthorn Group
Paleogeography of the Charlotte Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Bayshore Formation, Hawthorn Group
The Paleogeography of the Murdock Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Murdock Station Formation, Hawthorn Group

Middle and Late Pliocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Tamiami Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Tamiami Formation, Okeechobee Group
Latest Pliocene to Earliest Pleistocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Caloosahatchee Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Caloosahatchee Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Nashua Formation, Okeechobee Group

Middle Pleistocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Loxahatchee Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Bermont Formation, Okeechobee Group
Paleogeography of the Belle Glade Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
Late Pleistocene to Holocene Southern Florida
Paleogeography of the Lake Worth Subsea, Okeechobean Sea
The Fort Thompson Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Miami Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Anastasia Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Key Largo Formation, Okeechobee Group
The Surficial Complex
The Lake Flirt Formation, Surficial Complex
The Pamlico Formation, Surficial Complex

References
Index

Customer Reviews

By: Edward J Petuch(Author), Charles E Roberts(Author)
224 pages, 12 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, includes DVD-ROM
Publisher: CRC Press
Media reviews

"This book is destined to become the new standard reference work [...] The accompanying DVD carries a Quick Time movie showing an animated simulated space shuttle map of the development of the Florida peninsula from about 38 million years ago to the present [...] The authors have updated and revised the stratigraphic column for the Oligocene to Holocene sedimentary units of southern Florida. They have provided ample illustrations and faunal lists for index and guide fossils for these units, as well as detailed lithographic description, paleogeography, and paleoecology of all segments of the geologic column in the area. Recommended."
Choice, Vol. 45, No. 2

" [...] brings together the work of hydrologists, structural geologists, geophysicists, sedimentologists, geomorphologists, stratigraphers, and paleontologists into a single resource. This is the first comprehensive book on the subject [...] . [...] detailed insight into the local stratigraphy, geomorphology, lithology, and historical geology. The authors of this book have conducted field research within the Everglades and reported it in this book just at the right time."
–  Philip E. LaMoreaux in Environmental Geology, Volume 54, No. 2, 2008

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife