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Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston - Southern Gateways Guides (Paperback)
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Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas: A Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston - Southern Gateways Guides (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 28/02/2007
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How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to ""read"" rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families - anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807857861
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas" fills a long-standing void in the plethora of regional field guides.

Joe Miller, outdoors writer, Raleigh "News and Observer"


This book will be a must for any naturalist traveling in the Carolinas.

Willie Calloway, executive director of the South Carolina State Museum


"Organized superbly. . . . Well-suited for geology enthusiasts."
-- "Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences"
"A wonderful field guide to geologic features in North and South Carolina. . . . A delight to read."
-- "American Reference Books Annual"
"Well suited for geology enthusiasts. . . . Useful, entertaining, and informative."
-- "Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences"
"This book will be a must for any naturalist traveling in the Carolinas."

-- Willie Calloway, executive director of the South Carolina State Museum


""Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas" fills a long-standing void in the plethora of regional field guides."

-- Joe Miller, outdoors writer, Raleigh "News and Observer"


"Stewart is clearly enthusiastic . . . and Roberson . . . ensures that complex ideas are explained in a way that's intelligible to the general public."
-- "Mountain XPress Outdoors"

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