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.

Wisconsin's Foundations

A Review of the State's Geology and Its Influence on Geography and Human Activity

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Author: Gwen Schultz

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299198749

Category: Science

Page: 211

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Most people in Wisconsin share a deep appreciation of the shape and composition of their familiar landscapes—the abundance of fresh water, the fertile soils, the northern forests, the varied landforms. All these features relate to a process that is long, complex, and still in progress. Wisconsin's Foundations is just the book for a broad audience of people who want to know more about the origins, evolution, and geological underpinnings of the Wisconsin landscape.

Wisconsin State Parks

Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History

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Author: Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870208500

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Hit the trail for a dramatic look at Wisconsin’s geologic past. The impressive bluffs, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes of Wisconsin’s state parks provide more than beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities. They are windows into the distant past, offering clues to the dramatic events that have shaped the land over billions of years. Author and former DNR journalist Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state’s natural history. The book includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history for themselves.

Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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Author: David M. Mickelson,Louis J. Maher,Susan L. Simpson

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299284832

Category: Science

Page: 395

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders across the state of Wisconsin through scenic glacial terrain dotted with lakes, steep hills, and long, narrow ridges. David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson bring this landscape to life and help readers understand what Ice Age Wisconsin was like. An overview of Wisconsin’s geology and key geological concepts helps readers understand geological processes, materials, and landforms. The authors detail geological features along each segment of the Ice Age Trail and at each of the nine National Ice Age Scientific Reserve sites. Readers can experience the Ice Age Trail through more than one hundred full-color photographs, scores of beautiful maps, and helpful diagrams. Science briefs explain glacial features such as eskers, drumlins, and moraines. Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail also includes detailed trail descriptions that are cross referenced with the science briefs to make it easy to find the geological terms used in the trail descriptions. Whatever your level of experience with hiking or knowledge of glaciers, this book will provide lively, informative, and revealing descriptions for a new understanding of the shape of the land beneath our feet.

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

Wisconsin's Natural Communities

How to Recognize Them, Where to Find Them

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Author: Randy Hoffman

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299170837

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Cattails grow in a marsh, pitcher plants grow in a bog, jewelweed grows in a swamp, right? Do sandhill cranes live among sandy hills? Frogs live near lakes and ponds, but can they live on prairies, too? What is a pine barrens, an oak opening, a calcareous fen? Wisconsin’s Natural Communities is an invitation to discover, explore, and understand Wisconsin’s richly varied natural environment, from your backyard or neighborhood park to stunning public preserves.Part 1 of the book explains thirty-three distinct types of natural communities in Wisconsin—their characteristic trees, beetles, fish, lichens, butterflies, reptiles, mammals, wildflowers—and the effects of geology, climate, and historical events on these habitats. Part 2 describes and maps fifty natural areas on public lands that are outstanding examples of these many different natural communities: Crex Meadows, Horicon Marsh, Black River Forest, Maribel Caves, Whitefish Dunes, the Blue Hills, Avoca Prairie, the Moquah Barrens and Chequamegon Bay, the Ridges Sanctuary, Cadiz Springs, Devil’s Lake, and many others. Intended for anyone who has a love for the natural world, this book is also an excellent introduction for students. And, it provides landowners, public officials, and other stewards of our environment with the knowledge to recognize natural communities and manage them for future generations.

Along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail

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Author: Bart Smith,Eric Sherman,Andrew Hanson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299226640

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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Essays by notable writers--including journalists, scientists, poets, and others--add depth to the stunning images in a collection of photographs that were captured as the photographer hiked the Ice Age National Scenic Trail over the course of the four seasons. Original.

Geology of the Lake Superior Region

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Author: Gene L. LaBerge

Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : Geoscience Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 313

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Considered one of the classic geologic areas of the world, the Lake Superior region is one of the most interesting geological areas in North America. An excellent resource for the reader, this book includes examples, photos, maps, and diagrams of the geology of this region.

Wisconsin's Past and Present

A Historical Atlas

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Author: Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299159405

Category: History

Page: 123

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Despite Wisconsin's rich history, no historical atlas has been produced in the state since 1878. Wisconsin's Past and Present, created by the Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild, has filled this void with a fascinating and colorful portrait of the state's complex development. This useful and entertaining guide, produced to mark 150 years of statehood, provides a lasting resource for map lovers and history buffs of all ages, and anyone interested in Wisconsin's heritage. The Atlas features more than 100 pages of historic and geographic data, including full-color maps, descriptive text, photos, and illustrations. The Atlas highlights the peoples and cultures, economy and land, and socio-political landscape of Wisconsin—from Native American mounds to weather hazards to labor history. Situated at the intersections of natural and cultural regions, Wisconsin has always been an area "on thecutting edge." It formed a boundary between the glaciated and unglaciated regions of North America, which evolved into the "tension line" between the Northwoods and the Central Plains. It later became the meeting ground among Native American nations, and a new home to diverse groups of immigrant settlers, who introduced cutting-edge political and economic ideas to the rest of the country. Wisconsin still serves as a borderland between the agricultural Midwest, the industrial Great Lakes, and the Northern forests. The Atlas explores the history of indigenous cultures, immigrant groups, natural resources, agriculture, industries, boundaries, political and social movements, and government institutions in lively detail.

Minnesota's Geology

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Author: Richard W. Ojakangas

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816609536

Category: Science

Page: 255

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Have you ever wondered how the Mississippi River was formed? Or why shark teeth have been found in the Iron Range of the Upper Midwest? Towering mountain ranges, explosive volcanoes, expansive glaciers, and long-extinct forms of both land and sea life were an important part of Minnesota's ancient history. Today the evidence of this remarkable heritage is revealed in the state's rocky outcroppings, stony soils, and thousands of lakes.

Iowa's Geological Past

Three Billion Years of Earth History

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Author: Wayne I. Anderson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587292675

Category: History

Page: 424

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Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their mark. In "Iowa's Geological Past, " Wayne Anderson gives us an up-to-date and well-informed account of the state's vast geological history from the Precambrian through the end of the Great Ice Age. Anderson takes us on a journey backward into time to explore Iowa's rock-and-sediment record. In the distant past, prehistoric Iowa was covered with shallow seas; coniferous forests flourished in areas beyond the continental glaciers; and a wide variety of animals existed, including mastodon, mammoth, musk ox, giant beaver, camel, and giant sloth. The presence of humans can be traced back to the Paleo-Indian interval, 9,500 to 7,500 years ago. Iowa in Paleozoic time experienced numerous coastal plain and shallow marine environments. Early in the Precambrian, Iowa was part of ancient mountain belts in which granite and other rocks were formed well below the earth's surface. The hills and valleys of the Hawkeye State are not everlasting when viewed from the perspective of geologic time. Overall, Iowa's geologic column records an extraordinary transformation over more than three billion years. Wayne Anderson's profusely illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of the state's remarkable geological past.

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.

Wisconsin Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Author: Michael Feldman,Diana Cook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461747252

Category: History

Page: 256

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Popular public radio show host Michael Feldman and coauthor Diana Cook introduce Wisconsin's weirdest, wackiest, and most outrageous people, places, and things including a man who owes his life to a foam rubber cheesehead, a worm that plays basketball, and the best place to savor chicken in a hubcap.

Roadside Geology of Montana

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 427

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Montana's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Landforms of Iowa

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Author: Jean Cutler Prior

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291951

Category: Science

Page: 165

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Roadside Geology of Ohio

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Author: Mark J. Camp

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 411

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The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other-from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River

Rockhounding Wisconsin

A Guide to the State's Best Sites

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Author: Robert Beard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028553

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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Explore the mineral-rich region of Wisconsin with veteran rockhound Robert Beard’s Rockhounding Wisconsin and unearth the state’s best rockhounding sites, ranging from popular and commercial sites to numerous lesser-known areas. Featuring an overview of the state’s geologic history as well as a site-by-site guide to the best rockhounding locations, Rockhounding Wisconsin is the ideal resource for rockhounds of all ages and experience levels.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

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Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 1976

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Roadside Geology of Alaska

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Author: Cathy Connor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878426195

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

Roadside Geology of Indiana

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Author: Mark J. Camp,Graham T. Richardson

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878423965

Category: Science

Page: 315

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