Take a journey though ancient continental collisions, the Ice Age, and the first human settlement of the White Mountains. See how geologic events and forces created the landscape of the Granite State’s highest peaks and explore Earth history in northern New Hampshire with the scientists who helped unravel it.
“What better way to explore the iconic landscape of the White Mountains of New Hampshire than with this team of experienced geologists. This visually stunning book makes the science behind the scenery accessible to Granite State visitors and residents alike.”
—Rick Chormann, State Geologist and Director New Hampshire Geological Survey.
Posted by Richard J. Ouellette on 15th Oct 2013
I was pleased to purchase this book to add to my four shelves of geology and natural history books and I rate this one near the top. It is difficult to produce a book that is as concise and as well done as this one, especially when you have seven different authors. Everybody has their own style but this is a gem in that it blends together as a whole. It contains clear explanations and has plenty of charts, maps, and beautiful photos that explain the text. It also answered a long time question that I had in that why did Raymond Cataract not form a cirque like its neighbors. It also brought me up to date on some of the new technology that is being used such as Cosmogenic Nuclide Exposure Dating and work on pollen. The Paleoindian information was very interesting and brought together a lot of information that I had not seen before. I have taken field studies with Woody Thompson and P. Thom Davis so I am familiar with their work and find this book compliments their work precisely. I found the statement that there is PHD material in many bedding exposures very interesting as well as an explanation of some of the different historic thoughts on the moraines. Thank you for bringing this valuable book to us. I especially appreciated some of the writing on the early geologists of New Hampshire as the Goldthwait's are in my family tree on my mothers side. It will be my to go to book whenever I am looking for information on the White Mountain Geology.