Full Title: Adventures Through Deep Time: The Central Mississippi River Valley and Its Earthquakes
Author: Roy Van Arsdale
This volume presents the geologic history of the central Mississippi River Valley and the surrounding area from the Precambrian through the Holocene. Its focal point is the New Madrid seismic zone that both threatens and intrigues us. The book begins with a brief presentation of the geologic history of the southeastern United States, and subsequent chapters expand upon particular periods of time, discussing the most important regional geologic events and how those events affected the central Mississippi River Valley. The concluding chapters discuss the geology and seismology of the New Madrid seismic zone. This work is written to engage a wide range of geologists, from beginners to those who are thinking of conducting research in the Mississippi River Valley. The author’s casual writing style makes the book a pleasure to read while also updating readers on the geology of the Mississippi Valley and its earthquakes.