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Geology of the central Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Philip Burke King

Geology of the central Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

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Published by U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geology -- Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Philip B. King.
    SeriesU.S. Geological Survey professional paper -- 349-C, Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina
    ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 148 p. :
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20592509M

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Title: Geology of the central Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Author(s): King, P.B. Publishing Organization: U.S. Geological Survey Series and Number: Professional Paper C Larger Work: Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina Publication Date: Map Scale:Cross Section: Yes North Latitude: 35° 52' 30" N ().

Summary. The geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region of Tennessee and North Carolina was studied from to as part of a cooperative investigation by the U.S. Geological Survey with the National Park Service (NPS). U.S.

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During one of these earlier continental collisions, tremendous pressures and heat were generated, which changed or "metamorphosed" the Smokies sedimentary rocks. Unique in providing a crisp, comprehensive summary of the Smoky Mountains’ geology, A Roadside Guide will serve as a basic planning guide for scenic road trips and hiking trips in the Smokies.

Harry L. Moore holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Great Smoky Mountains are home to many famous waterfalls including Abrams Falls, Grotto Falls, Laurel Falls, Rainbow falls, and Mingo Falls.

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