Sedimentation and Tectonics: Geologic History of the Appalachian Basin
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Allen, P.A., and Allen, J.R., 1990, Basin Analysis: Principles and Applications: Blackwell, 451 p.: Figure 1.12. The three basic mechanisms for basin subsidence (p. 14); and Figure 6.11. Sequence of diagrammatic cross-sections of the Appalachian foreland basins (p. 156).
Einsele, G., 1992, Sedimentary basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget: Springer-Verlag, 628 p.: Figure 12.30. Model showing transition from remnant oceanic basin to foreland basin (p. 486).
Wilkerson, M.S., and Hsui, A.T., 1989, Application of sediment backstripping corrections for basin analysis using microcomputers: Journal of Geological Education, v. 37, p. 337-340.
Larrieu, T.L., 1995, Basin analysis with a spreadsheet: Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 43, p. 107-113
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Tectonic history of the Appalachians:
Hatcher, R.D., Jr., 1989, Tectonic synthesis of the U.S. Appalachians, in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., Thomas, W.A., and Viele, G.W., eds., The Appalachian-Ouachita Orogen in the United States: The Geology of North America, v. F-2, p. 511-535. Focus on Figure 9.
Prothero, D.R., and Dott, R.H., 2004, Evolution of the Earth, 7th edition: McGraw Hill, 524 p.: Figure 11.36. Early Ordovician paleotectonic map showing inferred relationships of North America to Europe and Africa (p. 255); Figure 12.44. Paleotectonic map showing final closure of the proto-Atlantic (Iapetus) Ocean in middle Paleozoic time (p. 293); Figure 12.45. Hypothetical evolution of northern Appalachian-Caledonian orogenic system (p. 294); and Figure13.28. Hypothetical scenario for the evolution of the southern Appalachian orogenic belt (p. 320).
The Paleomap Project by Christopher R. Scotese (http://www.scotese.com/).
Depositional history of eastern Tennessee:
Walker, K.R., (ed) 1985, The geologic history of the Thorn Hill Paleozoic Section (Cambrian-Mississippian), eastern Tennessee, SE-GSA Filed Trip 6: University of Tennessee, Department of Geological Sciences, Studies in Geology 10, 128 p.
COSUNA Charts: Correlation of Stratigraphic Units of North America (COSUNA) Project by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1985: Southern Appalachian region, and Northern Appalachian Region.