Over the Coasts

Over the Coasts

An Aerial View of Geology

Book - 2009
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Geology comes alive as Michael Collier flies over North America's coasts.

Geology usually takes its time -- about a few million years, generally. Yet there is one place where the geological processes often occur right before our eyes: along the coastline of a great body of water.

The latest book in this acclaimed series takes the reader on aerial tours over the coastlines of the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf, Great Lakes and Alaska. Along these coasts the earth is in perpetual motion, for example:

Barrier islands are constantly torn apart and reshaped by violent storms Powerful waves jackhammer rocks into smithereens, carving coastal cliffs Deltas, marshes, beaches, dunes, bays, lagoons, estuaries and fjords are created and recreated by the action of water against land.

Over the Coasts combines beautiful images with natural history and makes geological science readily accessible to the general reader. Science that is most apparent in these spectacular aerial portraits of our restless coasts.

Publisher: New York : Mikaya Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781931414425
Branch Call Number: 551.458 COL 2009
Characteristics: 120 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 32 cm


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Mar 02, 2010

The photography is great, buy trying to cover all the coasts of North America (except the Arctic Ocean) does not leave room for more than minimal explanations.

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