Roadside Geology of Maine

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Author: Dabney W. Caldwell

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423750

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Exploring Maine just got easier. Whether you plan to view the geology from the highway, the beach, or the top of Mt. Katahdin, Roadside Geology of Maine distills each scene's geologic history into easily understood stories of rocks and landscape. In this

Under New England

The Story of New England's Rocks and Fossils

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Author: Charles Ferguson Barker

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584656968

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Describes the geologic history of New England, including how the land mass was formed, and the different types of rock and fossils found there.

Glaciers and Granite

A Guide to Maine's Landscape and Geology

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Author: David L. Kendall

Publisher: North Country Press (ME)

ISBN: 9780945980407

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Rockbound, granite-ribbed, rivercarved, and lake-dotted, Maine is characterized by its geology, and yet most of us simply admire the scenery without knowing the fascinating story behind it. Glaciers & Granite tells us that story, the why behind all of Maine's scenic splendor. David Kendall vividly explains why Maine's landscape is so geologically varied and interesting. Whether you want to read about one particular place or to explore all of the state's outstanding features, Glaciers & Granite is the perfect guide.

Roadside Geology of Wisconsin

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Author: Robert H. Dott,John W. Attig

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424924

Category: Science

Page: 345

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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.

Roadside Geology of Massachusetts

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Author: James William Skehan

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424290

Category: Travel

Page: 379

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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

Geology Underfoot in Illinois

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Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi

Guide to the Geology of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park

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Author: Duane Braun,Ruth Braun

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623170540

Category: Science

Page: 232

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This richly-illustrated, full-color guide to the geology of Mount Desert Island, Maine, the home of Acadia National Park, makes the spectacular scenery and rich geological history accessible to outdoor explorers, geology enthusiasts, and armchair travelers alike. The Guide grounds readers in basic geologic concepts before chronicling the unique history of the area from 550 million years ago to the present. Including information-packed self-guided trips with stops at 31 points of interest, this book is lavishly illustrated with 100 full color photos, maps, and illustrations that enhance appreciation of this national treasure. Duane and Ruth Braun relate the fascinating story of the region’s formation, explaining how a slice of South America with Mount Desert Island bordering its southern side landed on the edge of North America to form Maine. Another piece of South America collided with this landing, causing Mount Desert Island to erupt violently in a ten mile wide volcanic caldera. The Island then underwent a long period of stream erosion culminating in a period of glacial erosion to form the present landscape. The exceptional scenery that resulted has attracted visitors from around the world. This book unlocks the many secrets of the formations, offering a deeper understanding of the land and its origins.

Rockhounding New England

A Guide to 100 of the Region's Best Rockhounding Sites

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Author: Peter Cristofono

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301224X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best sites with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Written by a collector with over 35 years of experience, Rockhounding New England is the first comprehensive rock and mineral collecting guide to New England and a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

Wabanaki Homeland and the New State of Maine

The 1820 Journal and Plans of Survey of Joseph Treat

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Author: Joseph Treat,Micah A. Pawling

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495784

Category: History

Page: 299

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Documents an extraordinary journey into the world of the Wabanaki peoples in early nineteenth-century America.

A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States

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Author: Ralph W. Tiner

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235382

Category: Nature

Page: 285

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Coastal wetlands are among our most important fish and wildlife habitats. For example, over two-thirds of our recreationally and commercially important marine fishes depend on coastal marshes and associated waters for nursery and spawning grounds. This book is arranged in four major sections: (1) Coastal Wetland Ecology: A General Overview, (2) Identification of Coastal Wetland Plants, (3) Wetland Plant Descriptions and Illustrations, and (4) Places to Observe Coastal Wetlands, and (5) Sources of Other Information. In addition , a list of references used in preparing this book and a glossary of technical terms are provided.

Connecticut Wildlife

Biodiversity, Natural History, and Conservation

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Author: Geoffrey A. Hammerson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653691

Category: Science

Page: 465

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The best comprehensive look at wildlife in Connecticut.

How to Build a Habitable Planet

The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind

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Author: Charles H. Langmuir,Wally Broecker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841976

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. This classic account of how our habitable planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced readers to planetary, Earth, and climate science by way of a fascinating narrative. Now this great book has been made even better. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker, one of the world's leading Earth scientists, to revise and expand the book for a new generation of readers for whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative. Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth’s complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind. The book also addresses the search for other habitable worlds in the Milky Way and contemplates whether Earth will remain habitable as our influence on global climate grows. It concludes by considering the ways in which humankind can sustain Earth’s habitability and perhaps even participate in further planetary evolution. Like no other book, How to Build a Habitable Planet provides an understanding of Earth in its broadest context, as well as a greater appreciation of its possibly rare ability to sustain life over geologic time. Leading schools that have ordered, recommended for reading, or adopted this book for course use: Arizona State University Brooklyn College CUNY Columbia University Cornell University ETH Zurich Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard University Johns Hopkins University Luther College Northwestern University Ohio State University Oxford Brookes University Pan American University Rutgers University State University of New York at Binghamton Texas A&M University Trinity College Dublin University of Bristol University of California-Los Angeles University of Cambridge University Of Chicago University of Colorado at Boulder University of Glasgow University of Leicester University of Maine, Farmington University of Michigan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Georgia University of Nottingham University of Oregon University of Oxford University of Portsmouth University of Southampton University of Ulster University of Victoria University of Wyoming Western Kentucky University Yale University

Geology of Nova Scotia

Field Guide

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Author: Sandra Barr,Martha Hickman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781927099438

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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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.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi

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Author: Richard W. Hazlett,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike

Roadside Geology of New York

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Author: Bradford B. VanDiver

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 397

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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

Moon Maine

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Author: Hilary Nangle

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1631215094

Category: Travel

Page: 650

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Discover Maine with Moon Travel Guides! Explore the best of Maine's spruce-studded mountains, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character with Moon Maine. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries for any budget and timeline, whether you're craving fall foliage, winter sports, spring markets, or summer beaches, ranging from a ten-day road trip through the whole state, to a week exploring the coast Detailed maps and handy reference photos throughout Curated advice for history buffs, foodies, beach-goers, outdoor adventurers, and more Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Hike or bike through lush timberland forests, ski the slopes at Sugarloaf, or canoe down the Allagash. Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farmers markets, find the best beachfront lobster shack, or mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah." Discover maritime history in a traditional fishing village, or hit the galleries, museums, and performing arts centers in Portland. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, unwind on a sandy pocket beach, or immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Acadia National Park Honest advice from Maine native Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from luxury hotels and historic inns to budget campgrounds Recommendations for getting there and getting around by plane, car, train, or bus Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history With Moon's local insight, diverse activities, and expert tips on experiencing the best of Maine, you can plan your trip your way! Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip. If you're headed north, try Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island or Moon Montréal & Québec City.