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Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.by John Means
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Drawing on 30-plus years of experience teaching geology, physical science, and English at Hagerstown Community College, retired academic Means offers educators, students, and general readers a guide to the best geological features found inside and outside the Beltway, in 35 road guides describing the landforms and rocks visible from a car window, along bike paths, and at nearby waysides and parks. The text includes an introductory overview of key geologic concepts and the geographic history of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC; sections covering the Allegheny Plateau, Valley and Ridge and Blue Ridge Provinces, Piedmont Province, and Coastal Plain; and a glossary of terms. Each section opens with a general description of the area's geological features, followed by detailed road guides for routes in the area. The work is illustrated with b&w and color photographs, maps, and diagrams. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the sandstone ridges and shale valleys of western Maryland to the sand dunes and tidal estuaries on Delaware's coast, the geologic features of the Mid-Atlantic region include a diverse array of rocks and landforms assembled during more than 1 billion years of geologic history.
The book's introduction presents an overview of the geologic history of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C., and 35 road guides discuss the landforms and rocks visible from a car window, along bike paths, and at nearby waysides and parks, including Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Rock Creek Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park.
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