Roadside Geology of Maine by Dabney W. Caldwell
(Roadside Geology Series)

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Exploring Maine just got easier. Whether you plan to view the geology from the highway, the beach, or the top of Mount Katahdin, Roadside Geology of Maine distills each scene's geologic history into easily understood stories of rocks and landscape. In this odd and spectacular north country, where even standard geology is unusual, contorted layered rock shows the strain of surviving the collision of continents. Glaciers sculpted the battered bedrock and left behind some of Maine's most useful and aggravating geologic features. Readers will learn why ice-age delta mud--highly sought after for making bricks--challenges bridge engineers, and why Maine's plowed fields seem to produce more rocks than crops.

Author D. W. Caldwell divides Maine into four geographically distinct regions: the coast, the central slate belt, the mountains, and the north, and describes the geology of each region's major roads. Detailed maps guide readers through the Maine woods, locating glacially polished pink granite quarried for national monuments, 100-mile-long eskers meandering through boggy lowlands, frozen patterned ground in the alpine highlands, and pillow basalts along the coast. Geologic roadlogs include tours of Acadia National Park and some trails in Baxter State Park.

About Dabney W. Caldwell

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Laura Caldwell is a Lawyer-turned-Author-turned-Born-Again-Lawyer. She is a former civil trial attorney, now Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Director of Life After Innocence, and published author of 10 novels and 1 nonfiction bookLaura began her writing career in women's fiction and soon turned to mystery/thriller. Her first book, "Burning the Map" was voted as one of the best books the year by "Booklist" declared ?Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive?writers around, ? after the release of "The Year of Living Famously" and "The Night I got Lucky." The release of her trilogy in 2009 received critical acclaim and nominations for prestigious industry awards.While researching her sixth novel, " The Rome Affair", Caldwell was led to the criminal case of Jovan Mosley, a young man charged with murder, sitting in a Cook County holding cell for nearly six years with no trial date. After hearing about his case, Caldwell joined a renowned criminal defense attorney to defend him, ultimately proving his innocence and inspiring her first nonfiction book, "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him" (Free Press, Simon & Schuster).She is published in over 22 countries and translated into more than 13 languages. Laura is also a freelance magazine writer and has been published in "Chicago Magazine, Woman's Own, The Young Lawyer, Lake Magazine, Australia Woman's Weekly, Shore Magazine "and others.
Published June 1, 1998 by Mountain Press Publishing Company. 317 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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