Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks With Dr. Jim Lacefield At FLPL

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lost worldsA Geological History of the Muscle Shoals Area
with Dr. Jim Lacefield, author of Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks


The event will take place Tuesday, December 3 with the Book Signing at 6 pm, Presentation at 6:30 pm

The Shoals Environmental Alliance is hosting this special event at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. Dr. Jim shoals env allLacefield’s presentation will use color photographs, Google Earth images, paleogeographic maps, and original artwork to describe how the 400-million-year history of
northwest Alabama is preserved in the rocks and fossils of the area. The talk summarizes the geological evidence that documents the long-term evolution of North Alabama’s landscape as well as newly discovered clues to the development of the modern course of the Tennessee River. The presentation explains how geology has shaped our local geography and history, controlled the path of area streams, and determined how humans have put the land to use since it was first settled.

Dr. Jim Lacefield

Dr. Jim Lacefield

Dr. Jim Lacefield, EdD, is a retired adjunct professor of biology and Earth science at the University of North Alabama. He is the author of a popular-level guidebook to Alabama’s rocks and fossils entitled Lost Worlds in Alabama Rocks: A Guide to the State’s Ancient Life and Landscapes. His heavily-illustrated book has been used as an introductory Earth science and geology textbook from the middle school through the college levels, including at nine universities in three Southern states. A revised and expanded second edition of the book has recently been published by the Alabama Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa. Signed copies of the book will be available before and following the presentation. For more information,call  256-764-6564, ext. 28

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