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Exploring the Land and Rocks of Southern Illinois [PDF]

by Stanley E. Harris
The geological story of the Southern Illinois landscape and rock formations is introduced in this highly readable guide written and illustrated for every­one who enjoys exploring the outdoors.



The book presents a lively and clear account of the geology and landscape of Southern Illinois that will deepen the reader’s knowledge of the earth’s past as well as serve as a handbook for excur­sions into the outdoors. Residents and visitors alike will learn to identify land­scape features created in the medium of sedimentary rocks and shaped by bed­rock geology, the dynamic local cli­mate, movements of the earth’s crust, and circulations of groundwater. Photo­graphs and drawings provide visual examples of the landscape features dis­cussed, and small index maps simplify locating them by showing their princi­pal distribution. Many segments of topographic maps aid in identifying typical formations and associated land-forms.


Exploring the land and rocks, wheth­er on foot or by car or boat, increases in fascination through enriched under­standing of the story nature has left in the landscape. Nature’s story in South­ern Illinois is superbly introduced in Exploring the Land and Rocks of Southern Illinois.
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eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
File size1.3 Mb
Release date 01.06.1977
Pages count256
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1. Persia Emily | 05.03.2011 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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