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Mississippi Environmental Geology

Mississippi Environmental Geology is a textbook on Environmental Geology with case histories from Mississippi. The sixteen chapters of the book chronical how bedrock geology impacts the environment and how geology is used to prevent and remediate environmental problems.

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The Geology of Mississippi

An encyclopedic work by authors with extensive experience in Mississippi's surface geology mapping program. Among over a thousand images are fossil illustrations of Devonian trilobites, Mississippian scale trees, Pennsylvanian brachiopods, Cretaceous dinosaur bones, Paleocene lignite and petrified wood, Eocene seashells, whales, Oligocene marine fossils and rare land mammal finds, Miocene plants and animals, Paleozoic marine fossils, and the bones of giant ice-age mammals. The text is arranged by geologic age.

Economic Minerals cited in the book include oil and gas (both methane and carbon dioxide), lignite, dimension stone, crushed stone, sand and gravel, various clay deposits, limestone, and potential economic deposits of bauxite, heavy minerals, and iron ore. Finally, The Geology of Mississippi, coupled with site-specific surface geologic maps, provides information for the wise use of land and the environmental protection of the state's resources.