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Geology of New York : a simplified account

Author: Yngvar W Isachsen; New York State Geological Survey.
Publisher: Albany, NY : New York State Museum/Geological Survey, State Education Dept., University of the State of New York, 2000.
Series: Educational leaflet (New York State Museum), no. 28.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation):
Geology of New York.
Albany, NY : New York State Museum/Geological Survey, State Education Dept., University of the State of New York, 2000
(DLC) 00326298
(OCoLC)43854360
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yngvar W Isachsen; New York State Geological Survey.
OCLC Number: 681450623
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Ann Arbor, Mich.?] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL Electronic reproduction. [Albany, N.Y.] : New York State Department of Education, New York State Geological Survey, 2012. NYS
Description: 1 online resource ([xx], 294 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface to second edition --
Part I: Background --
First things first: introduction --
Clocks in the rocks: measuring geologic time --
Continents adrift: the plate tectonic history of New York State --
Part II: Bedrock geology --
New mountains from old rocks: Adirondack Mountains --
Collision!: Hudson highlands and Manhattan prong --
A view from the Hudson: Hudson-Mohawk lowlands and Taconic Mountains --
Sand, salt, and "scorpions": northern lowlands and Tug Hill plateau --
Oldest forests and deep seas: Erie lowlands and Allegheny plateau --
Dinosaur country: Neward lowlands --
Part III: Surficial geology --
The missing record: the Tertiary period --
The big chill: the Pleistocene epoch --
Ice sculpting: glacial features of New York State --
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow: the Holocene epoch --
Part IV: Geology and people --
Money from rocks: mineral resources --
Water, water everywhere: hydrogeology --
Earthquake!: what, where, when and why --
To build or not to build: engineering geology --
Say what? Glossary of technical terms.
Series Title: Educational leaflet (New York State Museum), no. 28.
Responsibility: Y.W. Isachsen, E. Landing, J.M. Lauber, L.V. Rickard, and W.B. Rogers, editors.

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