Wisconsin's Foundations: A Review Of The State's Geology And Its Influence On Geography And Human…

Paperback | June 24, 2004

byGwen SchultzForeword byJames M. Robertson

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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 people who want to know more about the origins, evolution, and geological underpinnings of the Wisconsin landscape.

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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 bro...

Gwen Schultz is emerita professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of several books including Ice Age Lost and The Bucky Badger Story.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 24, 2004Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:029919874X

ISBN - 13:9780299198749

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"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

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1
A Synopsis of Wisconsin's Geologic History

Chapter 2
The Cryptic Crystalline Shield

Chapter 3
Precambrian Wisconsin, by Regions

Chapter 4
The Paleozoic Story—Layer upon Layer

Chapter 5
The Eroding Paleozoic Rocks—Their Meaning to Us

Chapter 6
Wisconsin’s Ice Age Heritage

Epilogue
Glossary
Selected References
Plates 1–6
Index

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"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 in "Wisconsin's Foundations,""-- from the foreword by James M. Robinson, Wisconsin State Geologist