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Description - Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas by Mary-Russell Roberson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807857861
ISBN-10: 0807857866
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary-Russell Roberson

KEVIN G. STEWART is associate professor of geological sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MARY-RUSSELL ROBERSON is a freelance writer living in Durham, North Carolina.