Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas, a Field Guide to Favorite Places from Chimney Rock to Charleston answers many of our geologic questions. How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North and South Carolina. This book paris a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations.
Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to “read” rocks, the science of place tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families.
Softcover, 298 pages, full-color photographs, b&w photographs & illustrations, maps; 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 “.