A classic is back in print—not just for geology majors!
Most people in Wisconsin share a deep appreciation of the shape and composition of their familiar landscapes-the abundance of fresh water, the fertile soils, the northern forests, the varied landforms. All these features relate to a process that is long, complex, and still in progress. Wisconsin's Foundations is just the book for a broad audience of interested people who want to know more about the origins, evolution, and geological underpinnings of the Wisconsin landscape.
"At the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, I see on an almost daily basis the hunger that the public has for the kind of understandable information Gwen Schultz has supplied."—from the foreword by James M. Robertson, Wisconsin State Geologist
Gwen Schultz is emeritus professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of several books including Ice Age Lost and The Bucky Badger Story.
This book has received awards from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
Introductory sections describe the geology of each region, and thirty-five road guides locate and interpret the rocks, sediments, and landforms visible from the state's highways, including the Great River Road in the Mississippi Valley. Roadside Geology of Wisconsin delves further into the geologic history of specific sites such as Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Wisconsin Dells, the geologically renowned Baraboo Hills, and more than twenty-five state parks. Features of and access points to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail are noted.
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