Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Northeastern United States
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 manthe 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 professorsa father and daughter teamthe 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.
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