Colossal Cataract: The Geologic History of Niagara Falls

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Irving H. Tesmer, Jerold C. Bastedo
SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Geology - 219 pages
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For the reader who wants to extend appreciation of the "Thunder of Waters" to a deeper knowledge of the geological formation of Niagara Falls, Colossal Cataract is the guide.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
History of Geological Observations
8
The Geologic Past
16
Niagara Rock Strata
30
Silurian Fossils of the Niagara Frontier
34
Quaternary Geology
41
Ancient Niagara River Gravels and Their Fossils
54
Structural Geology
57
Silurian Paleontology
123
Depositional Environments and Fossil Distribution
147
References Cited
163
Road Guide For Points of Interest
173
Museum Exhibits
197
Niagara Statistics
199
Subsurface Stratigraphy
201
Glossary
203

Present Dynamics of Niagara
63
Future of Niagara Falls
88
Detailed Stratigraphy
94
Contributors
209
Index
211
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About the author (1981)

Irving H. Tesmer is Professor of Geology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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