on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State's varied
terrain. In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides,
the authors examine Georgia's fascinating geology and
reveal the stories that lie beneath the surface.
You'll be amazed at Georgia's geological diversity, from
its shifting barrier islands along the coast to the sandstone
ridges in its northwest corner. At the Cumberland Island
National Seashore you'll find the ruins of Dungeness, the
once-magnificent Carnegie estate built of local mineral
resources, and encounter wild horses grazing among
windswept dunes. In Atlanta, the white whaleback of granite
called Stone Mountain will impress you with its protruding
cat's eye minerals and stony layers that are sloughing off like
the layers of an onion. In the Blue Ridge Mountains you
can witness Amicalola Falls, one of the highest cascading
waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, and Tallulah Gorge,
one the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. And
in the iconic Okefenokee Swamp of south Georgia, you'll
wade through the gator-filled blackwater of one of the
largest wetlands in North America.
With its engaging prose and 250-plus color photos,
maps, and figures, Roadside Geology of Georgia takes you
beyond the rocks to unearth the billion-year history of the
Empire State of the South.