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by David L. Kendall,Marie E. Litterer,Roy L. Farnsworth

eBook Glaciers  Granite: A Guide to Maine's Landscape  Geology download ISBN: 094598040X
Author: David L. Kendall,Marie E. Litterer,Roy L. Farnsworth
Publisher: North Country Press (April 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 240
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by David L. ISBN-13: 978-0945980407. The book begins with a short chapter on the seven varied regions of Maine, from the sandy southwest coast to the high mountain upland. I found myself regularly referring back to this chapter to orient myself.

Glaciers and Granite book. Glaciers & Granite tells us that story, the why behind all of Maine's scenic splendor. David Kendall vividly explains why Maine's landscape is so geologically varied and interesting. Rockbound, granite-ribbed, rivercarved, and lake-dotted, Maine is characterized by its geology, and yet most of us simply admire the scenery without knowing the fascinating story behind it.

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In Glaciers & Granite David Kendall vividly explains why Maine's landscape is so geologically varied and interesting. Whether you want to read about one particular place or to explore all of the state's outstanding features, Glaciers & Granite is the perfect guide. ladushka Product arrives in poor condition, binding falling apart Delagamand Great information for amateur and pros alike.

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The geology of Maine is part of the broader geology of New England and eastern North America

The geology of Maine is part of the broader geology of New England and eastern North America. The state is made up of three distinct terranes, including Laurentia, Iapetus Ocean terranes and the former microcontinent of Avalonia.

Even during full glacial times, the glacier was always melting at its fringes. Maine was left with its own local icecap and spreading center from which ice flowed in all directions (even, strange as it may seem, north!).

Unlike a river that erodes to sea level, a glacier may form valleys that are deeper than sea level. Glacial Deposits When sediment-laden water wears away bedrock in swirling eddies it forms potholes and plunge pools at the base of waterfalls. Even during full glacial times, the glacier was always melting at its fringes.

Vividly explaine why Maine's landscape is so geologically varied and interesting. Whether you want to read about one particular place or to explore all of the state's outstanding features, this is the perfect guide.
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Ynonno
Nice copy and came via mail quickly, thank you.
DEAD-SHOT
This book offers a wonderful introduction to the landscape of Maine, The author shares the geological story behind Maine's natural features - why mountains exist where they are, how the shoreline was shaped, and how glaciers and rivers have sculpted the land. The book begins with a short chapter on the seven varied regions of Maine, from the sandy southwest coast to the high mountain upland. I found myself regularly referring back to this chapter to orient myself. The next chapter delves into how glaciers during the last Ice Age changed Maine. The author clearly explains a complicated topic, which involved not only flows of ice and rock but submerging and rebounding shores. The next three chapters cover major features of Maine and how they change through time: "The Battered Coast," "Mountains," and "Water on the Land: Weathering, Lakes, and Rivers." The sixth chapter gives one of the best overviews of geology I've come across, including five diagrams about the major kinds of rocks and how they are formed and transformed, all with examples from across Maine. I felt like "aha, I finally get it now!" after reading this chapter - e.g., how granite is different from basalt and gneiss. While the chapter on glaciers covered recent (geologically speaking) Maine history, the seventh and eighth chapters step back into deep geological time, describing global changes over the millennia and how Maine's story fits into this record. The short chapter on "Geology in Human Affairs" is a departure from the overall themes of the book but may be of interest to readers wondering about the importance of geological resources to the state's history. The final two chapters are handy references to the landscapes that travelers will see and pointers to some of the state's most interesting vistas and waterfalls that are well-worth visiting.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Beyond the educational aspects, I was impressed by moments of lyrical writing on a topic one might expect to be dull and dry. For example: "the ocean relentlessly beats at the rocky coast, searching out any zone of weakness to feed the ceaseless mill of waves grinding and smoothing the shoreline." Or, "Glaciers build as well as carve. With the debris from their sculpting they heap up hills and fill in hollows. They spread a veneer of crushed rock over the land...Huge lakes of muddy water, dammed temporarily by ice blockades, gently settle a mantle of silt and clay over their beds."
snowball
Readable and fascinating. Anyone with a geology background and a love of Maine will love this book.