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Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail
     

Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

by David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., Susan L. Simpson
 

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders across the state of Wisconsin through scenic glacial terrain dotted with lakes, steep hills, and long, narrow ridges. David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson bring this landscape to life and help readers understand what Ice Age Wisconsin was like. An overview of Wisconsin’s geology and key

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The Ice Age National Scenic Trail meanders across the state of Wisconsin through scenic glacial terrain dotted with lakes, steep hills, and long, narrow ridges. David M. Mickelson, Louis J. Maher Jr., and Susan L. Simpson bring this landscape to life and help readers understand what Ice Age Wisconsin was like. An overview of Wisconsin’s geology and key geological concepts helps readers understand geological processes, materials, and landforms. The authors detail geological features along each segment of the Ice Age Trail and at each of the nine National Ice Age Scientific Reserve sites.
    Readers can experience the Ice Age Trail through more than one hundred full-color photographs, scores of beautiful maps, and helpful diagrams. Science briefs explain glacial features such as eskers, drumlins, and moraines. Geology of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail also includes detailed trail descriptions that are cross referenced with the science briefs to make it easy to find the geological terms used in the trail descriptions. Whatever your level of experience with hiking or knowledge of glaciers, this book will provide lively, informative, and revealing descriptions for a new understanding of the shape of the land beneath our feet.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A book with excellent site-specific glacial geologic illustrations and explanations. It will bring the geology of the Ice Age Trail and Ice Age National Scientific Reserve alive for hikers and non-hikers alike.”—Kent M. Syverson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

“The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a pleasure to hike, and also tells a story: how the advance and retreat of continental glaciers sculpt a landscape. Up until now, those wanting to dig in and better understand that story have not had a comprehensive guide to take along on hikes to interpret the landscape features highlighted on the Ice Age Trail. This book fills in a huge gap in efforts to promote the Ice Age Trail not only as a recreational resource but also as an educational one.”—Mike Wollmer, Executive Director, Ice Age Trail Alliance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299284848
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,316,334
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David M. Mickelson and Louis J. Maher Jr. are both professors emeriti and senior scientists in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Susan L. Simpson is a writer and editor who has worked for the National Park Service and other conservation organizations.

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