The story begins approximately 700 million years ago with the breaking apart of large masses of rocks from Earth’s supercontinent and their movement to the present location forming the Florida Platform, the geological foundation of the state. Using brightly colored charts and photographs, Dr. Hine explains how the changes and collisions with other tectonic plates created underwater caverns, sinkholes, phosphate deposits and the quartz rich sand found on some of Florida’s beautiful beaches. The book continues right through to the current topics of climate change and oil drilling. Each of the ten chapters ends with a summary of essential points, questions and a glossary of terms. Whether you are a student, scholar, or just interested in learning more about Florida, you will enjoy this easy to understand, beautifully illustrated look at the geology of Florida.
This book from the Viva Florida selection was donated by the Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society to the Nassau County Public Library System. Viva Florida books were selected for their contribution to Florida’s history and culture.
--Janet Loveless, Fernandina Beach Branch Library
Find The Geologic History of Florida in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.