Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania

Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania

by Bradford B. Van Diver

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Overview

The hundreds of millions of years of history folded within Pennsylvania's rocks tell a remarkable story of destruction, creation, and transformation. With an assortment of maps, diagrams, photos, and expert descriptions, Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania is the ultimate travel companion for those who have little or no training in geology.

Bradford Van Diver expertly guides the traveler through the wonders of Pennsylvania's complex geology seen from the road. Like a lively storyteller, Van Diver keeps jargon to a minimum and translates intricate geological processes into basic explanations so you can understand the events that shaped the landscape of Pennsylvania.

Highly useful even for those who are just passing through, this guide makes the science behind this state's geology more accessible than ever. Roadside Geology of Pennsylvania has a place in the library who are interested in understanding and seeing firsthand the forces that have shaped the Keystone State.

Bradford B. Van Diver (1927-2002), was professor emeritus of Geology as SUNY, Potsdam. He began a history of rock climbing while studying at the University of Colorado and later he earned his PhD from the University of Washington. He taught at a number of institutions and was a member of several associations, including the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Colorado Hiking Club, and the Carolina Mountain Club. Van Diver was an avid mountaineer, hiker, photographer, woodworker, kayaker, skier, and world traveler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635610840
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 01/18/2019
Edition description: Reprint ed.
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface........................................................iii

Getting Started...........................................1


Rocks - Fossils of Time................................1

The Pennsylvania Landscape......................11

Pennsylvania and the Ice Age......................16

Plate Tectonics..............................................23

Oil and Gas...................................................35

Coal...............................................................39

I. Allegheny Plateau.....................................45

I-70: West Virginia Border - New Stanton......49

I-76: Ohio Border - Somerset.........................53

I-79: West Virginia Border - Zelienople...........59

I-79: Zelienople - Erie.....................................69

I-80: Ohio Border - Brookville.........................77

I-80: Brookville - Bellefonte.............................81

I-81: Wilkes-Barre - New York Border.............89

I-84: Matamoras - I-380 Interchange..............95

I-90: Ohio Border - New York Border..............99

US 6: Scranton - Mansfield............................105

US 6: Mansfield - Lantz Corners....................113

US 6: Lantz Corners - Meadville.....................119

US 15: Williamsport - New York Border..........127

US 62: Franklin - Junction US 6.....................131

US 219: Bradford - McGees Mills...................139

US 219: McGees Mills - Maryland Border......145

US 220: South Waverly - Williamsport...........149

II. Valley and Ridge Province......................159

I-70: Breezewood - Warfordburg....................163

I-76: Somerset - Carlisle................................167

I-80: Bellefonte - Bloomsburg........................179

I-80: Bloomsburg - Delaware Water Gap.......183

I-81: Junction I-78 - Wilkes-Barre..................197

I-380: Scranton - Crescent Lake....................209

US 15: Amity Hall - Williamsport....................215

US 209: Matamoras - Delaware Water Gap...221

US 209: Stroudsburg - Jim Thorpe.................227

US 220: Williamsport - Port Matilda................233

US 322: Amity Hall - Martha Furnace.............247

PA 61: Sunbury - Frackville...........................253

III. Southeastern Pennsylvania.......................259

I-76: Carlisle - Philadelphia.............................261

I-78: Junction I-81 - Allentown........................275

I-81: Maryland Border - Junction I-78.............279

I-83: Maryland Border - Junction I-76.............291

US 15: Maryland Border - Amity Hall..............295

US 30: Breezewood - Gettysburg...................303

US 30: Gettysburg - Lancaster.......................311

US 222: Lancaster - Allentown.......................317

PA 9: Philadelphia - Junction I-80...................320

Glossary..........................................................330

References......................................................337

Index...............................................................340

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