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Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island (Roadside Geology)

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Book News Annotation:

Connecticut and Rhode Island are small but geologically diverse. Skehan (emeritus, geology and geophysics, Boston College), who has a featured trilobite genus named after him, introduces the states' intertwined geologic history. Then he takes readers on road tours of interesting features and historic sites, from the 375-million year old volcanic sediments of Narragansett Basin off Route 95 in Rhode Island, to iron ore mines along Route 44 in western Connecticut. Dinosaur State Park, Marble Valley, and Graniteville are along the way. The guide includes a geologic timeline, maps, color illustrations, and a glossary. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The small chunk of North America enclosed within the state boundaries of Connecticut and Rhode Island includes parts of at least six former continents, microcontinents, and volcanic island chains, each with its own geologic history. Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island introduces readers to the sequence of mountain-building collisions that welded the pieces of land together and to the subsequent upwelling of magma that nearly broke them apart again. Twenty road guides, complete with maps, photographs, and diagrams, locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the state's highways and at nearby parks and historic sites. Readers will discover stretched pebbles at Purgatory Chasm, folded marble at Kent Falls State Park, Eubrontes footprints at Dinosaur State Park, and glacial moraines protruding from the waters of Long Island and Block Island Sounds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878425471
Author:
Skehan, James W.
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
United States - New England - Connecticut
Subject:
United States - New England - Rhode Island
Subject:
Rhode island
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Roadside Geology
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.94x6.10x.65 in. 1.27 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
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Product details 288 pages Mountain Press Publishing Company - English 9780878425471 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The small chunk of North America enclosed within the state boundaries of Connecticut and Rhode Island includes parts of at least six former continents, microcontinents, and volcanic island chains, each with its own geologic history. Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island introduces readers to the sequence of mountain-building collisions that welded the pieces of land together and to the subsequent upwelling of magma that nearly broke them apart again. Twenty road guides, complete with maps, photographs, and diagrams, locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the state's highways and at nearby parks and historic sites. Readers will discover stretched pebbles at Purgatory Chasm, folded marble at Kent Falls State Park, Eubrontes footprints at Dinosaur State Park, and glacial moraines protruding from the waters of Long Island and Block Island Sounds.
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