Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks
What better way to introduce geology to any reluctant science student than a book full of breathtaking 'who knew?' moments. Luckily, the writer and mountaineer ... Mary Caperton Morton knows.
New York Times
Sit back and enjoy a new view.
Aerial Geology is an up-in-the-sky exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations. Crisscrossing the continent from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to the Great Salt Lake in Utah and to the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico, Mary Caperton Morton brings you on a fantastic tour, sharing aerial and satellite photography, explanations on how each site was formed, and details on what makes each landform noteworthy. Maps and diagrams help illustrate the geological processes and clarify scientific concepts.
Fact-filled, curious, and way more fun than the geology you remember from grade school, Aerial Geology is a must-have for the insatiably curious, armchair geologists, million-mile travelers, and anyone who has stared out the window of a plane and wondered what was below.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 308 pp.
- Book dimensions: 9½ x 10¾ in. (275 x 240 mm.)
- Images: 281 color photos, 16 illustrations
- ISBN-10: 1604697628
- ISBN-13: 9781604697629
- Product code: 689762
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"Offering a bird’s eye view that makes geology come alive, science and travel writer Mary Caperton Morton’s book feels like a personal helicopter ride across North America. It’s an extensive journey that covers Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to Maine’s Mount Katahdin to Mexico’s Chicxulub Crater, among many other breathtaking formations.…Filled with beautiful photographs and fun facts."
"Geological history and information about each feature offers readers a richer understanding of the landscape than a coffee table book would provide. However, it must be said that the most eye-catching aspect of the book is its glorious photographs.…a reminder that these spectacular landscapes are, if not just around the corner, relatively close to home."
—NYBG Plant Talk
"We highly encourage you to pick up a copy of Aerial Geology to read and enjoy. Or better yet, send it as a gift to your friends and family. Earth is an amazing place. Once you read Aerial Geology, you’ll have a whole new appreciation for our wonderful planet."
—A Mountain Journey
"What better way to introduce geology to any reluctant science student than a book full of breathtaking 'who knew?' moments. Luckily, the writer and mountaineer ... Mary Caperton Morton knows."
—New York Times
"Morton’s guide to amazing North American land formations would be notable for its gorgeous aerial photos alone, but it also contains a wealth of information on each location’s history."
"A visual feast.…A beautiful and massive tome.…This book would make an ideal gift for anyone who has an affinity for earth processes and breathtaking pictures."
"Filled with incredible images, descriptive illustrations and fact-filled, geology-based explanations of how each site was formed and what makes each landform noteworthy."
—Stuck at the Airport blog
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