Under Michigan The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils by Charles Ferguson Barker
  

Synopsis

Under Michigan The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils by Charles Ferguson Barker

Most people recognize Michigan by its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula and the Great Lakes embracing the state. Underneath the earth's surface, however, is equally distinctive evidence of an exciting geologic history. The center of Michigan rests on sedimentary rocks that reach down into the earth's crust more than fourteen thousand feet - a depth three-and-a-half times more than the layers of rock in the Grand Canyon. Within these layers of rock rest all sorts of ancient fossils and minerals that date back to the eras when tropical seas spread across Michigan and hot volcanoes flung molten rock into its skies - all this long before mile-thick glaciers buildozed over Michigan and plowed through ancient river valleys to form the Great Lakes. Under Michigan is the first book for young readers about the geologic history of the state and the structure scientists call the Michigan Basin. A fun and educational journey, Under Michigan explores Earth's geological past, taking readers far below the familiar sights of Michigan to explain the creation of the varying layers of rocks and fossils and show where they can be found. Readers will learn about the hard rock formations that define Michiga

About the Author

Charles Ferguson Barker teaches introductory geology at Wayne State University and is a member of the Geological Society of America and the Michigan Science Teachers Association. In the environmental consulting field for eighteen years, he has been involved with issues ranging from groundwater contamination to air quality, and has also worked aboard the Research Vessel Seamark mapping California's offshore seafloor.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: 6+

Author

Charles Ferguson Barker
More books by Charles Ferguson Barker

Publisher

Wayne State University Press

Publication date

31st July 2004

ISBN

9780814330883


I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools