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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 below.

Roadside Geology of Connecticut and Rhode IslandTable of Contents

Introduction1
Understanding the Earth2
The Rock Cycle Meets Tectonics5
Ages of Rocks7
Bedrock History of Connecticut and Rhode Island8
Glacial History13
Pioneers of North American Glacial Geology13
A Frozen World16
Retreat of the Ice and Formation of Lakes18
Glacial Landforms and Deposits20
Postglacial History26
Sea Level and the Coast27
Human Activity30
Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut33
Bronson Hill Volcanic Arc34
Eastern Connecticut Thrust Belt35
Avalonia: A Geologist's Paradise38
Narragansett Basin41
Glaciation48
Road Guides in Rhode Island 49
Interstate 95: Pawtucket - Connecticut State Line49
US 1: Narragansett - Westerly55
US 6 and US 44: East Providence - Connecticut State Line61
RI 138 and RI 24: Tiverton - South Kingston67
RI 122 and RI 146: Pawtucket - Woonsocket90
Block Island95
Road Guides in Connecticut 104
Interstate 84: Massachusetts State Line - Manchester104
Interstate 95: Rhode Island State Line - Branford110
Interstate 395: Massachusetts State Line - Interstate 95124
US 6 and US 44: Rhode Island State Line - Manchester130
Connecticut 2: Stonington - Glastonbury141
Connecticut 9: Old Saybrook - Middletown152
The Hartford Basin of Connecticut 163
Fault Blocks in the Hartford Basin166
Rocks of the Hartford Basin166
Jurassic Life168
Glacial Lakes Middletown and Hitchcock170
Road Guides in the Hartford Basin173
Interstate 91: New Haven - Massachusetts State Line173
Interstate 95: Branford - West Haven187
US 44: Manchester - Avon189
Connecticut 9: Middletown - New Britain195
Western Connecticut201
Taconic Mountain Building Event203
Acadian Mountain Building Event206
Mount Prospect and Hodges Complexes206
Jurassic Rifting209
Glaciation209
Road Guides in Western Connecticut 210
Interstate 84: Southington - Danbury210
Interstate 95: West Haven - Greenwich218
US 7: Canaan - Norwalk228
US 44: Canton - New York State Line239
Glossary255
Bibliography263
Index269