Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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'In this informative, readable, altogether useful guide, Harry Moore adds another dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the Great Smoky Mountains. He acquaints us skillfully with the geologist's terminology and shows us how to read for ourselves the ancient language of the rocks.' -Wilma Dykeman
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Library Journal
$8.95. earth sci Among the many titles on regions, states, and parks, this guide by a geologist follows the usual pattern: a couple of introductory chapters on geologic terms, history, etc., with the bulk of the work devoted to the main roads in the park. An unusual quality of this guide is the inclusion of a few hiking trails, ranging from a half-mile to four miles. Descriptions of features, distant and along roads and trails, are clear. There is a decent glossary. U.S. Geological Survey publications are more detailed in analyzing geological structures and history, but less detailed on roadside outcrops and other features. Walter C. Allen, formerly with GSLIS, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870495571
  • Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

Harry L. Moore holds a master's degree in geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Since 1972 he has been a geologist at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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