Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island

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With Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island as your guide, examine the eroded remnants of enormous mountains, tropical beaches, and fiery volcanoes. Twenty road guides locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the states' highways and at nearby parks and historic sites, including a tour of Block Island.
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Overview

With Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island as your guide, examine the eroded remnants of enormous mountains, tropical beaches, and fiery volcanoes. Twenty road guides locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the states' highways and at nearby parks and historic sites, including a tour of Block Island.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878425471
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 596,483
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Understanding the Earth 2 The Rock Cycle Meets Tectonics 5 Ages of Rocks 7 Bedrock History of Connecticut and Rhode Island 8 Glacial History 13 Pioneers of North American Glacial Geology 13 A Frozen World 16 Retreat of the Ice and Formation of Lakes 18 Glacial Landforms and Deposits 20 Postglacial History 26 Sea Level and the Coast 27 Human Activity 30 Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut 33 Bronson Hill Volcanic Arc 34 Eastern Connecticut Thrust Belt 35 Avalonia: A Geologist's Paradise 38 Narragansett Basin 41 Glaciation 48 Road Guides in Rhode Island 49 Interstate 95: Pawtucket-Connecticut State Line 49 US 1: Narragansett-Westerly 55 US 6 and US 44: East Providence-Connecticut State Line 61 RI 138 and RI 24: Tiverton-South Kingston 67 RI 122 and RI 146: Pawtucket-Woonsocket 90 Block Island 95 Road Guides in Connecticut 104 Interstate 84: Massachusetts State Line-Manchester 104 Interstate 95: Rhode Island State Line-Branford 110 Interstate 395: Massachusetts State Line-Interstate 95 124 US 6 and US 44: Rhode Island State Line-Manchester 130 Connecticut 2: Stonington-Glastonbury 141 Connecticut 9: Old Saybrook-Middletown 152 The Hartford Basin of Connecticut 163 Fault Blocks in the Hartford Basin 166 Rocks of the Hartford Basin 166 Jurassic Life 168 Glacial Lakes Middletown and Hitchcock 170 Road Guides in the Hartford Basin 173 Interstate 91: New Haven-Massachusetts State Line 173 Interstate 95: Branford-West Haven 187 US 44: Manchester-Avon 189 Connecticut 9: Middletown-New Britain 195 Western Connecticut 201 Taconic Mountain Building Event 203 Acadian Mountain Building Event 206 MountProspect and Hodges Complexes 206 Jurassic Rifting 209 Glaciation 209 Road Guides in Western Connecticut 210 Interstate 84: Southington-Danbury 210 Interstate 95: West Haven-Greenwich 218 US 7: Canaan-Norwalk 228 US 44: Canton-New York State Line 239 Glossary 255 Bibliography 263 Index 269
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