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Geology Underfoot in Illinois

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Enjoy an unexpected exploration of Chicago's architectural geology. Embark on a fault-seeking expedition in Mark Twain's big- ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Mountain Press Publishing Company
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My former geology professor gave me this book when I was considering majoring in geology. Finley was an amazing man and this is the best book you could ever read if you want to know what truly shaped the world that exists beneath your feet right here in Illinois.
Wow. An incredible book! Wiggers talks knowledgeably with humor about the geology of Illinois. Main locales are state parks (hence, visitable!) and the wonders he describes make me desire very much to see them! Articles cover Chicago, Galena, Cairo, oil country, faults, and glaciation; sinkholes, karsts, ancient aquifers, Pangaea, and plate tectonics. Truly a masterpiece! One to be read and re-read!
Billy McCarthy
If geology field trips in Illinois are your game this book is a must read. If not maybe you can fig a book of your local geology!
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