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

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Most Wisconsin citizens share a deep appreciation of the shape and texture of their familiar landscapes—the abundance of fresh water, the fertile soils, the northern forests, the varied landforms. All these features are directly related to a special set of geologic processes and materials that collectively define the land on which we all live, work, and play. But how did it come to be this way? How did it look in the past? What kinds of creatures lived here before us? In Wisconsin’s case, the geologic story is long, complex, and incomplete, beginning over three billion years ago and still in progress. Wisconsin’s Foundations is just the book for a broad audience of interested citizens who simply want to know more about the origins, evolution, and geological underpinnings of the Wisconsin landscape.

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Writing in language understandable to nonspecialists, Schultz (geography, emerita, University of Wisconsin) explains the origins, evolution, and geological underpinnings of the Wisconsin landscape and shows how geologic conditions have affected people's lives and activities. To make material accessible, cumbersome geologic terms, and terms whose definitions are not universally agreed upon, have been avoided, and controversial and speculative topics are not discussed in depth. B&w photos are included. Readership for the book includes students, environmentalists, public workers, and general readers.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Most people in Wisconsin share a deep appreciation of the shape and composition of their familiar landscapesandmdash;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. Wisconsinandrsquo;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.

About the Author

Gwen Schultz is emerita professor of geography at the University of Wisconsinandndash;Madison and author of several books including Ice Age Lost and The Bucky Badger Story.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1

A Synopsis of Wisconsin's Geologic History

Chapter 2

The Cryptic Crystalline Shield

Chapter 3

Precambrian Wisconsin, by Regions

Chapter 4

The Paleozoic Storyandmdash;Layer upon Layer

Chapter 5

The Eroding Paleozoic Rocksandmdash;Their Meaning to Us

Chapter 6

Wisconsinandrsquo;s Ice Age Heritage

Epilogue

Glossary

Selected References

Plates 1andndash;6

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299198749
Author:
Schultz, Gwen
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Foreword by:
Robertson, James M.
Foreword:
Robertson, James M.
Author:
Robertson, James M.
Location:
Madison
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology -- Wisconsin.
Subject:
Human geography -- Wisconsin.
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
2
Series Volume:
2001-21
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
289 b/w illus., 3 colored maps
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.6 in

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Most people in Wisconsin share a deep appreciation of the shape and composition of their familiar landscapesandmdash;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. Wisconsinandrsquo;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.
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