This is the story of a very old rock.
The "'big rock" is a granite boulder that began as molten rock millions of years ago. Through the ages, the mountains above it wore down, the ocean flooded the region, and then new mountains heaved the rock upward, to the surface of a New York State forest.
Even though the dinosaurs and other living things have come and gone, the rock remains as a survivor of the Ice Age and silent witness to the earth's continuing evolution. Once you know its story, you will never again overlook another rock like this one.
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I recieved a signed copy of this book as a baby shower gift in 2011. My son (and now daughter, too!) are still a bit young to really appreciate it in its entirety, but they like to call it "Mommy's book" because I am a geologist :) I see this book being a go-to gift for me to give to others, to share the wonder of our natural world, especially in our own backyard...which is why I'm getting another copy today!