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Geological Society of America

From the Blue Ridge to the Coastal Plain

New GSA Field Guide Focuses on the Southeastern United States

Boulder, CO, USA In their foreword to this new GSA Field Guide focusing on the Southeastern United States, editors Martha Cary Eppes of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Mervin J. Bartholomew of the University of Memphis invite the intrepid trekker to "grab your machete, your shovel, your bug spray, and perhaps even your night vision goggles, and set off to explore the amazing field experiences that our corner of the planet has to offer."

Prepared in conjunction with the 2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, this collection of 11 papers highlights geology from the Holocene to the Precambrian, with excursions along Carolina coasts, piedmont streams and floodplains, Blue Ridge highlands, the New Madrid fault system, and more. With this guide, you can peruse through Triassic basin, Appalachian, and passive margin geology; dig up the latest on east coast fossils; and investigate evidence of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century seismicity. Everything from old-fashioned compasses and shovels to state-of-the-art cosmogenic isotope and thermochronology techniques were employed to collect the new data presented in these guides.

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased at the GSA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall during the 2012 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, 4-7 October, in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The guide can also be purchased through The Geological Society of America online bookstore, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, gsaservice@geosociety.org.

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting April Leo, aleo@geosociety.org.

Field Excursions in the Southeastern United States
Martha Cary Eppes and Mervin J. Bartholomew (editors)
Geological Society of America Field Guide 29
FLD029, 395 p., $60.00; Member price $48.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-0029-8



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