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Exploring the Berkshire Hills: A Guide to Geology and Early Industry in the Upper Housatonic Watershed

TitleExploring the Berkshire Hills: A Guide to Geology and Early Industry in the Upper Housatonic Watershed
Publication TypeWebsite
PublisherEarthview LLC
ISBN Number0-9616520-4-7
Keywords#ConnecticutValley, #EducationalResources, #MassGeology, #MassGeologyBooks, Berkshire, book, clay, dinosaurs, field trip guide, footprints, fossils, geologic history, glaciers, hilltown, hitchcock, housatonic, industry, lake, mesozoic, nNew England, site, valley, varves, western Massachusetts
Abstract

After introductory chapters on Berkshire geology, Author Ed Kirby takes you to some of the most scenic and interesting sites throughout the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. As you take the 25 field tours, which include roadside geology, hikes and short walks, you gain field experience with local geology and also appreciate the role geology played in the industrial and historical development of the region. With some humor and excellent illustrations, Ed presents the making of rocks and landscape, the workings of blast furnaces, localities of iron ore, glass sand, and clay. Quotes and stories from Longfellow, Melville, Hawthorne, and Wharton are interspersed with descriptions of unconformities, great faults, waterfalls, and mountaintop vistas.

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University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

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