Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

by John Means, Matthew Moran, Suzannah Moran
     
 

From the sandstone ridges and shale and limestone valleys of western Maryland to the sand dunes and tidal estuaries on Delaware's coast, Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C, steers you to the some of the best geologic features found inside and outside the Beltway. Thirty-five road guides discuss the landforms and rocks visible from a car

Overview

From the sandstone ridges and shale and limestone valleys of western Maryland to the sand dunes and tidal estuaries on Delaware's coast, Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C, steers you to the some of the best geologic features found inside and outside the Beltway. Thirty-five road guides discuss the landforms and rocks visible from a car window, along bike paths, and at nearby waysides and parks, including Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Rock Creek Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park. With this book as your guide, find out how the sixth largest impact crater on earth helped shape Chesapeake Bay; discover what moved the rocks at Devils Racecourse in Catoctin Mountain Park; and learn how early settlers put the geology to work, locating major ports where deep tidal rivers issued from mill-friendly, rocky streams.

Editorial Reviews

Beneath our feet is a billion years of geologic history that we habitually ignore. Mountain Press' Roadside Geology series is designed to begin filling that chasm with fascinating, accessible scientific information. Written and edited by professional geologists, these paperbacks invite readers to learn about the rocks and landforms that they glimpse on car rides, bike "hikes," and short walks. John Means' Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. introduces reader to the surprisingly rich prehistory of the Chesapeake region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878425709
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
589,284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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