Geology of Illinois

Dennis R. Kolata (Editor), Cheryl K. Nimz (Editor)

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Geology of Illinois has been compiled from more than a century of earth science investigations in Illinois. For the first time, this information has been summarized and made accessible in one volume to help both geologists and non-geologists better understand how the state's mostly unseen geology affects, and is affected by, life on the surface. More than 200 color photographs, maps, and drawings illustrate the text. Topics include : the history of geological investigations in Illinois; the impact of the state's tectonic and structural history; the properties and classification of its rocks and sediments; the rich heritage of its land, water, and mineral resources; the threats from its geological hazards; and the application of geological information to societal issues.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois State Geological Survey
Number of pages530
ISBN (Print)9780615417394
StatePublished - 2010


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