Written in Stone: A Geographical History of the Northeastern United States

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In vivid, non-technical prose, two university professors-a father and daughter team-trace the geological changes in the American northeast since the continent perched on the equator and dinosaurs were young. Continents collide, oceans disappear, mountain ranges rise and fall, and mass extinctions decimate entire species. This is an indispensable reference to an understanding of the forces that shaped our familiar landscape from Maine to New Jersey.

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Overview

In vivid, non-technical prose, two university professors-a father and daughter team-trace the geological changes in the American northeast since the continent perched on the equator and dinosaurs were young. Continents collide, oceans disappear, mountain ranges rise and fall, and mass extinctions decimate entire species. This is an indispensable reference to an understanding of the forces that shaped our familiar landscape from Maine to New Jersey.

A lyrical, nontechnical geologic history--from continental drift to evolution.

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Editorial Reviews

Yankee Magazine
Compresses billions of years into a slim, lively narrative.
Bookpage
Hard to put down...truly an adventure.
Science News Books
Will captivate the interested layperson and refresh the professional.
Conservationist
The Raymos bring a new sense of wonder to familiar places.
Booknews
A sort of lyrical geology, open to the beauty and drama of unfolding events, combining the macro-abstraction of plate tectonics with the micro-history of the region--from New Jersey north to Maine, from the Adirondacks east to Cape Cod--the sand and stones, ponds and valleys, hills and ridges. Illustrated with maps and line drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883789275
  • Publisher: Black Dome Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 661,971
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Written In Stone

    Written in Stone by Chet and Maureen E. Raymo, was a great book .The book first explained how the super continent Pangea was formed. Alfred Wegener came up with the theory of Pangea. He believed the continents were once a super continent. I also learned the word Pangea means ¿all-earth¿. The book explained Wegeners reasoning for the super continent very well. They explained that Wegener saw that the two sides of the ocean matched like the pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. The authors also added great pictures to go along with the topic of Pangea. Looking at the pictures gave me a better understanding that they could¿ve fit together at one time. Another major topic in the book was sea-floor spreading. Harry Hess came up with the theory that came from a variation on continental drift. They talked about Hess¿ theory about how he thought the oceanic crust is continuously extruded at the mid-ocean ridges, oozed up from Earth¿s hot interior. As new crust is created, the ocean floor is pushed away from the ridges. They also gave a great before and after picture on this topic. I really liked how at major topics like these two, they gave you great detailed pictures that showed you what they were talking about if you didn¿t quite understand it in their words. The next well detailed topic was rocks. The three different types of rocks are Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. I like how they noted there¿s two different types of Igneous Rocks: Intrusive and Extrusive. I learned that Intrusive rocks cool and solidify slowly within the body of the Earth. Also, Extrusive rocks are only on the surface of the Earth, where heat is quickly dissipated. I didn¿t know that Sedimentary rocks are often associated with the long weathering and erosion that tear mountains down. Finally, Metamorphic rocks are formed by any kind of rock altered by high temperature and pressure without remelting. They also mentioned fossils of many animals as well. The part I found most interesting in the book was when they talked about the extinctions. They explained extinctions such as the mass extinction of the dinosaurs which was caused when a huge meteorite hit earth. Another extinction they talked about was the extinction of mammals such as the woolly mammoth and the saber-toothed tiger. They became extinct when humans overhunted them. This was a well detailed book with words and pictures, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to learn about the earth, animals, and about what happened in the past that led the earth to what it is today.

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