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.
Driving through Nevada, you may be miles from nowhere, but you are never far from an interesting rock, the shoreline of an ice age lake, or an active or historic mine. The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States, and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin. Geologic forces continue to shape Nevada, stretching it apart and bringing magma near the surface. Earthquakes periodically rock its lonely outposts, creating some of the biggest fault scarps in the world. With the help of Roadside Geology of Nevada, you can appreciate geologic features along more than thirty of Nevada's highways.
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