This book helps you to explore the over three billion years of geologic history exposed along the roadside of the Upper Peninsula. The high peaks, rolling hills, valleys, waterfalls, and Lake Superior itself tell a long tale of deep oceans, mountain building, and volcanic activity. All of this happened half a billion years or more before the first person set eyes on Lake Superior. The authors and editors of this book explored the many roadsides and parks of the Upper Peninsula in order to guide you. The book is in full color and there are over fifty stops that will help you identify bedrock outcrops and places of mining interest, as you explore this majestic land. Please join us as we share our knowledge and over two years of photographs with you!
A traveller's guide to 48 sites of geologic interest in Nova Scotia. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten path. Together, these sites reveal the geological history of Nova Scotia. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site.
Author: Barbara W. Murck
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition introduces students to geology and Earth system science through the distinctive mode of visual learning that is the hallmark of the Wiley Visualizing series. Readers learn that the geologic features we see and experience result from interactions among three grand cycles, which extend from Earths core to the fringes of our atmosphere: the tectonic cycle, the rock cycle, and the water cycle.
Author: Robert H. Dott
Publisher: Mountain Press
Release Date: 2004
Robert H. Dott, Jr. and John W. Attig wrote Roadside Geology of Wisconsin to help residents and visitors alike envision mastodons roaming in front of glaciers 12,000 years ago, feel storm waves pounding sea cliffs 500 million years ago, and hear volcanoes exploding 1,900 million years ago. With lively prose, detailed maps, black-and-white photographs, and shaded-relief images, the authors succeed in their goal, unraveling the 2,800 million years of geologic history recorded in Wisconsin's rocks. Introductory sections describe the geology of each region, and thirty-five road guides locate and interpret the rocks, sediments, and landforms visible from the state's highways, including the Great River Road in the Mississippi Valley. Roadside Geology of Wisconsin delves further into the geologic history of specific sites such as Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Wisconsin Dells, the geologically renowned Baraboo Hills, and more than twenty-five state parks. Features of and access points to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are noted.
The first comprehensive rock, mineral and fossil collecting guide of its kind for Washington State. Features over 75 of the best locales througout the state. Maps, site photos, and descriptive text, with GPS coordinates, and access info. guide rockhounds to interesting mineral locations. A full color insert of specimens, glossary, lists of rock & mineral clubs, and mineral locator index make this book an indespensible tool for Washington collectors.