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Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island

 
Learn about the Geology of Connecticut and Rhode Island with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 262 pages that are packed with detailed information about Connecticut and Rhode Island Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. James W. Skehan, author.

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Roadside Geology of Conn and R. I. - Table of Contents

Introduction

1
    Understanding the Earth
2
        The Rock Cycle Meets Tectonics
5
        Ages of Rocks
7
    Bedrock History of Connecticut and Rhode Island
8
    Glacial History
13
        Pioneers of North American Glacial Geology
13
        A Frozen World
16
        Retreat of the Ice and Formation of Lakes
18
        Glacial Landforms and Deposits
20
    Postglacial History
26
        Sea Level and the Coast
27
        Human Activity
30

Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut

33
    Bronson Hill Volcanic Arc
34
    Eastern Connecticut Thrust Belt
35
    Avalonia: A Geologist's Paradise
38
    Narragansett Basin
41
    Glaciation
48
    Road Guides in Rhode Island
49
        Interstate 95: Pawtucket - Connecticut State Line
49
        US 1: Narragansett - Westerly
55
        US 6 and US 44: East Providence - Connecticut State Line
61
        RI 138 and RI 24: Tiverton - South Kingston
67
        RI 122 and RI 146: Pawtucket - Woonsocket
90
        Block Island
95
    Road Guides in Connecticut
104
        Interstate 84: Massachusetts State Line - Manchester
104
        Interstate 95: Rhode Island State Line - Branford
110
        Interstate 395: Massachusetts State Line - Interstate 95
124
        US 6 and US 44: Rhode Island State Line - Manchester
130
        Connecticut 2: Stonington - Glastonbury
141
        Connecticut 9: Old Saybrook - Middletown
152

The Hartford Basin of Connecticut

163
    Fault Blocks in the Hartford Basin
166
    Rocks of the Hartford Basin
166
    Jurassic Life
168
    Glacial Lakes Middletown and Hitchcock
170
    Road Guides in the Hartford Basin
173
        Interstate 91: New Haven - Massachusetts State Line
173
        Interstate 95: Branford - West Haven
187
        US 44: Manchester - Avon
189
        Connecticut 9: Middletown - New Britain
195

Western Connecticut

201
    Taconic Mountain Building Event
203
    Acadian Mountain Building Event
206
    Mount Prospect and Hodges Complexes
206
    Jurassic Rifting
209
    Glaciation
209
    Road Guides in Western Connecticut
210
        Interstate 84: Southington - Danbury
210
        Interstate 95: West Haven - Greenwich
218
        US 7: Canaan - Norwalk
228
        US 44: Canton - New York State Line
239

Glossary

255

Bibliography

263

Index

269

 

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