Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island

ISBN-10: 0878425470

ISBN-13: 9780878425471

Edition: 2008

Authors: James William Skehan

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With Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island as your guide, examine the eroded remnants of enormous mountains, tropical beaches, and fiery volcanoes. Twenty road guides locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the states' highways and at nearby parks and historic sites, including a tour of Block Island. Book jacket.
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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Understanding the Earthp. 2
The Rock Cycle Meets Tectonicsp. 5
Ages of Rocksp. 7
Bedrock History of Connecticut and Rhode Islandp. 8
Glacial Historyp. 13
Pioneers of North American Glacial Geologyp. 13
A Frozen Worldp. 16
Retreat of the Ice and Formation of Lakesp. 18
Glacial Landforms and Depositsp. 20
Postglacial Historyp. 26
Sea Level and the Coastp. 27
Human Activityp. 30
Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticutp. 33
Bronson Hill Volcanic Arcp. 34
Eastern Connecticut Thrust Beltp. 35
Avalonia: A Geologist's Paradisep. 38
Narragansett Basinp. 41
Glaciationp. 48
Road Guides in Rhode Islandp. 49
Interstate 95: Pawtucket-Connecticut State Linep. 49
US 1: Narragansett-Westerlyp. 55
US 6 and US 44: East Providence-Connecticut State Linep. 61
RI 138 and RI 24: Tiverton-South Kingstonp. 67
RI 122 and RI 146: Pawtucket-Woonsocketp. 90
Block Islandp. 95
Road Guides in Connecticutp. 104
Interstate 84: Massachusetts State Line-Manchesterp. 104
Interstate 95: Rhode Island State Line-Branfordp. 110
Interstate 395: Massachusetts State Line-Interstate 95p. 124
US 6 and US 44: Rhode Island State Line-Manchesterp. 130
Connecticut 2: Stonington-Glastonburyp. 141
Connecticut 9: Old Saybrook-Middletownp. 152
The Hartford Basin of Connecticutp. 163
Fault Blocks in the Hartford Basinp. 166
Rocks of the Hartford Basinp. 166
Jurassic Lifep. 168
Glacial Lakes Middletown and Hitchcockp. 170
Road Guides in the Hartford Basinp. 173
Interstate 91: New Haven-Massachusetts State Linep. 173
Interstate 95: Branford-West Havenp. 187
US 44: Manchester-Avonp. 189
Connecticut 9: Middletown-New Britainp. 195
Western Connecticutp. 201
Taconic Mountain Building Eventp. 203
Acadian Mountain Building Eventp. 206
Mount Prospect and Hodges Complexesp. 206
Jurassic Riftingp. 209
Glaciationp. 209
Road Guides in Western Connecticutp. 210
Interstate 84: Southington-Danburyp. 210
Interstate 95: West Haven-Greenwichp. 218
US 7: Canaan-Norwalkp. 228
US 44: Canton-New York State Linep. 239
Glossaryp. 255
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 269
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