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9781883789275

Written in Stone : A Geographical History of the Northeastern United States

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  • ISBN13:

    9781883789275

  • ISBN10:

    1883789273

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-01
  • Publisher: Amazon.Com

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Summary

In this journey through 500 million years, "Written in Stone" translates the slow motion of geologic time into a gripping account of the tearing down and reconstruction of the land, fossil records, past climates, the birth of oceans, the rifting of the ocean floor, the movement of glaciers, the evolution of plants and animals, and the coming of man-the forces that shaped our familiar landscape from New Jersey to Maine. Continents collide, oceans disappear, mountain ranges rise and fall, and mass extinctions decimate entire species. Written in vivid, non-technical prose by two university professors-a father and daughter team-the book traces the geologic changes in the American northeast since the continent perched on the equator and dinosaurs were young. An indispensable reference, including charts, maps, timelines & illustrations.

Author Biography

Chet Raymo is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. For more than forty years he has explored the relationships between science, nature and the humanities as a teacher, writer and columnist for the Boston Globe. He is the author of seventeen books of fiction and nonfiction.Maureen E. Raymo, Chet's daughter, is a professor of Earth Sciences at Boston University. She has authored over sixty scientific publications on the topic of Earth's climate and how it has changed in the past.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(5)
Prelude 5(1)
A Geological Revolution
6(15)
The Writing in the Stone
21(15)
Laying the Foundation
36(14)
The Taconic Upheaval
50(16)
Exotic Terranes, Green Terrain
66(14)
An African Affinity
80(16)
Birth of an Ocean
96(17)
Quiet Before the Storm
113(15)
Age of Ice
128(20)
Going with the Grain
148(13)
Bibliography 161(3)
Index 164

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