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Roadside Geology of Wisconsin (Roadside Geology)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

University of Wisconsin geology professors offer 35 interpretive road guides to the geologic history of their state's landscapes, maps, photos, and a glossary. Access points to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are noted.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878424924
Author:
Dott, Robert H., Jr.
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Author:
Attig, John W.
Author:
Dott, Robert H.
Location:
Missoula, Mont.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
United States - Midwest - Wisconsin
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Series:
Roadside geology series
Series Volume:
no. 2002-16
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.08x6.08x.85 in. 1.28 lbs.

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