Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years.
Copious illustrations and witty, page-turning prose guide readers on geologic walking or driving tours of 37 sites in Illinois. Enjoy an unexpected exploration of Chicago's architectural geology. Embark on a fault-seeking expedition in Mark Twain's big-river country. Or try moraine surfing on Interstates 55 and 74. With a touch of curiosity and Geology Underfoot in Illinois in hand, you will view the state with a new sense of wonder.
About the Author
Raymond Wiggers, an Illinois native, holds a bachelor's degree in geology from Purdue University. He served as editor and curator of publications for the Illinois State Museum, as an environmental geologist for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and as a National Park Service botanist and environmental educator. Wiggers has written several books, including The Plant Explorer's Guide to New England and The Amateur Geologist. Wiggers currently resides in Beach Park, Illinois.