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Roadside Geology of Texas


Learn about the Geology of Texas with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 432 pages that are packed with detailed information about Texas Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of TexasTable of Contents

I. The Big Picture 1
Geologic Time1
A March Through Geologic Time3
Introduction to the Geology of Texas11
Other Effects of Geology21
Why So Much Oil in Texas26
II. The Gulf Coast:
Salt Domes, Rivers, Beaches, Dunes and Barrier Islands
35
Meandering Rivers38
Geologic History of the Texas Barrier Islands41
Longshore Drift44
Hurricanes Along the Texas Coast47
Salt Domes49
Southeast Texas: Upper Gulf Coast 55
Interstate 10: Houston - San Antonio55
Interstate 10: Houston - Beaumont - Orange57
Interstate 35: Temple - Austin - San Marcos60
Austin63
Interstate 45: Houston - Galveston67
Interstate 45: Houston - Centerville78
US 59: Houston - Victoria79
US 59: Houston - Lufkin79
US 290: Houston - Brenham - Austin80
Texas 36: Richmond / Rosenberg - Damon Mound - Freeport82
Southwest Texas: Lower Gulf Coast 85
Interstate 35: San Marcos - San Antonio85
San Antonio87
Interstate 35: San Antonio - Laredo91
Interstate 37: Corpus Christi - San Antonio93
US 59: Victoria - Goliad - Beeville - I-3795
US 77-83: Brownsville - Corpus Christi96
Padre Island National Seashore98
Rockport / Fulton and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge101
US 83: Laredo - Harlingen104
Texas 100, 48: Port Isabel and South Padre Island107
III. Central Texas: Hill Country, Caves, and Plateaus 113
Interstate 10: San Antonio - Kerrville - Bakersfield125
US 87: Comfort - Fredericksburg129
US 87: Fredericksburg - Mason131
US 87: Mason - Brady132
US 90: Uvalde - Del Rio137
US 90: Del Rio - Langtry - Sanderson138
US 183: Lampasas - Austin146
US 281: Marble Falls - Johnson City147
US 281: Johnson City - Blanco149
US 290: Austin - Johnson City - Fredericksburg - I-10150
Texas 16: Kerrville - Fredericksburg152
Texas 16: Fredericksburg - Llano153
Texas 16: Llano - San Saba154
Texas 29: Llano - Mason156
Texas 29: Llano - Buchanan Dam - Burnet158
Texas 46: New Braunfels - Boerne161
Farm Road 965: Fredericksburg - Enchanted Rock State Park - Texas 16162
Enchanted Rock State Park164
Park 4, Farm Road 2342, Farm Road 1431: Buchanan Dam - Inks Lake State Park -
Longhorn Cavern State Park - Marble Falls
170
Farm Road 2766: Johnson City - Pedernales Falls State Park176
Hill County Drives: Kerrville - Bandera - Lost Maples and Garner State Parks179
IV. Northeast Texas: Lignite and Piney Woods 185
Interstate 20 and 635: South of Dallas - Fort Worth189
Interstate 20: Dallas - Marshall193
Interstate 30: Dallas - Texarkana196
Interstate 35E: Denton - Dallas198
Interstate 35 and 35W: Fort Worth - Waco - Temple198
Interstate 45: Dallas - Corsicana - Centerville199
Interstate 820 and 35W: Fort Worth - Gainesville - Red River201
US 59: Texarkana (I-30) - Marshall (1-20)204
US 59 - 259: Lufkin - Nacogdoches - Kilgore205
V. Northcentral Texas: Red Beds and Dinosaur Tracks 211
Interstate 20: Roscoe - Abilene - Fort Worth214
US 84: Coleman - Abilene219
US 84 - 183: Coleman - Brownwood - Lampass223
US 180 - Texas 16 Loop: Weatherford - Mineral Wells - Possum Kingdom Lake225
US 283: Brady - Coleman235
US 287: Childress - Wichita Falls - Fort Worth237
US 377, Texas 144, Farm Road 205: Fort Worth - Granbury - Glen Rose - Dinosaur Valley State Park241
Dinosaur Valley State Park245
VI. West Texas: Mountain Country255
Interstate 10: Bakersfield - Fort Stockton - Van Horn - El Paso - New Mexico Border259
Interstate 20: Monahans - Pecos - Interstate 10266
US 62 - 180: El Paso - Guadalupe Mountains National Park - New Mexico Border267
US 90: Marfa - Alpine271
US 90: Sanderson - Marathon - Alpine276
US 285: Fort Stockton - Pecos - New Mexico Border283
US 385: Marathon - Big Bend National Park289
Big Bend National Park291
The North Road: Persimmon Gap - Panther Junction298
The East Road: Panther Junction - Boquillas Canyon303
The Basin Road: Main Highway - The Basin on Park Route 4308
The West Road: Panther Junction - West Park Boundary and Study Butte312
Maxwell Drive: West Road - Castolon and Santa Elena Canyon315
Texas 17: Fort Davis - Marfa321
Texas 54: Van Horn - US 62-180 - Guadalupe Mountains National Park322
Guadalupe Mountains National Park325
Texas 118: Study Butte - Alpine329
Texas 118: Alpine - Fort Davis334
Texas 118: Fort Davis - Kent (I-10)336
Texas 170: Study Butte - Terlingua - Lajitas - Presidio344
VII. Northwest Texas: The Panhandle - High Plains 355
Interstate 20: Monahans - Odessa - Midland - Big Spring - Rosco359
Monahans Sandhills State Park361
Odessa Meteor Crater366
Interstate 40: Oklahoma - Amarillo - New Mexico367
US 84: New Mexico - Farwell - Lubbock - Post - Snyder - Roscoe - I-20369
US 287: Amarillo - Childress370
Texas 18: Monahans - Kermit - New Mexico State Line371
Texas 86, 256, 207: Tulia - Silverton - Claude - Quitaque - Turkey372
Caprock Canyons State Park375
Texas 136: Amarillo - Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument376
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument377
Texas 217: Canyon - Palo Duro Canyon State Park378
Palo Duro Canyon State Park379
Texas 349, US 87, Interstate 27: Midland - Lamesa - Lubbock - Plainview - Canyon - Amarillo386
Maps and Information 388
Credits390
Glossary397
Index409