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Title:
Maryland's geology
Author:
Schmidt, Martin F., 1948-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Centreville, Md. : Tidewater Publishers, [1993]

©1993
Physical Description:
xi, 164 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780870334375
Format :
Book

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Did you ever wonder why there are rolling hills and valleys in the area around Baltimore, but the land on the Eastern Shore is mostly very flat? What about those tilted and bent layers of rock along the sides of roads in the mountains of Western Maryland -- how did they get that way?

The answers to such questions can be found in this enlightening book. No advanced degree is required -- the author has explained all the basic principles of geology, and especially those that apply in Maryland, so that the layman will be able to grasp the information without special knowledge. Maryland's Geology includes a multitude of diagrams, and its maps will prove useful for those interested in a particular area.


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The geological divisions of Maryland--the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge, the Valley and Ridge, and the Appalachian Plateaus provinces--make it among the most physically representative of states; within a few miles, landscapes vary radically, from those around Chesapeake Bay to the worn-down Alleghenies. Schmidt, moreover, is writing for a lay audience, and his many charts and maps are exquisitely done in two colors. (Reviewed June 1993)0870334379John Mort