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Roadside geology of Wisconsin

Author: Robert H Dott; John W Attig
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2004.
Series: Roadside geology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discover the ice-sculpted landscape that intrigued and inspired John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Frank Lloyd Wright. From potholes carved into Precambrian basalt by torrentials floods of glacial meltwater to the fossil tracks of ancient sluglike creatures that crawled across tidal flats 500 million years ago, the rocks and landforms of Wisconsin reveal a captivating geologic story that spans 2.8 billion years.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dott, Robert H., 1929-
Roadside geology of Wisconsin.
Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2004
(OCoLC)624630774
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Dott; John W Attig
ISBN: 087842492X 9780878424924
OCLC Number: 53331683
Description: xiii, 345 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction to Wisconsin geology --
Northern Highlands --
Western Uplands --
Baraboo, Dells, and Central Plain --
Eastern Uplands and Door Peninsula.
Series Title: Roadside geology series.
Responsibility: Robert H. Dott, Jr. and John W. Attig.
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Discover the ice-sculpted landscape that intrigued and inspired John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Frank Lloyd Wright. From potholes carved into Precambrian basalt by torrentials floods of glacial meltwater to the fossil tracks of ancient sluglike creatures that crawled across tidal flats 500 million years ago, the rocks and landforms of Wisconsin reveal a captivating geologic story that spans 2.8 billion years. Thirty-five road guides interpret the geology visible from the state's highways and at more than 60 state, county, and city parks.

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