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Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charlestonby Kevin G. Stewart
Synopses & Reviews
"Stewart is clearly enthusiastic . . . and Roberson . . . ensures that complex ideas are explained in a way that's intelligible to the general public."
— Mountain XPress Outdoors
"Organized superbly. . . . Well-suited for geology enthusiasts."
— Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences "A wonderful field guide to geologic features in North and South Carolina. . . . A delight to read."
— American Reference Books Annual "Well suited for geology enthusiasts. . . . Useful, entertaining, and informative."
— Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences "With Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas, authors Kevin G. Stewart and Mary-Russell Roberson have put together an interesting amalgamation of textbook and travel guide." — State (Columbia, SC) "This book will be a must for any naturalist traveling in the Carolinas."
— Willie Calloway, executive director of the South Carolina State Museum "Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas fills a long-standing void in the plethora of regional field guides."
— Joe Miller, outdoors writer, Raleigh News and Observer
This book pairs a brief geological history of the N.C./S.C. region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Stewart and science writer Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "read" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain.
How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Where is there gold in the Carolinas? Find answers to these questions and many more in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina.
About the Author
Kevin G. Stewart is associate professor of geological sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mary-Russell Roberson is a freelance writer living in Durham, North Carolina.
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