Geology of the Eastern Coast by Cynthia  Light Brown, Kathleen Brown
  

Geology of the Eastern Coast

Cynthia Light Brown, Kathleen Brown

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Geology of the Eastern Coast by Cynthia Light Brown, Kathleen Brown

Taking a unique approach to a fascinating region of the United States, this activity guide looks at the underlying processes that have shaped the Eastern Coast. Beginning with the connection between geology and geography, the chapters move into a discussion of plate tectonics and landforms such as the Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont area, and Coastal Plains. The aspects of climate, rivers and lakes, and the ecosystems of the temperate forest and wetlandsincluding bayous and the Evergladesare covered in detail. Engaging sidebars explain why the New River is one of the oldest in the world, how once-endangered alligators are now thriving, how hurricanes form, and more. Combining fun facts with hands-on experiments, this handbook features projects such as building folded mountains, creating dissolving corals, and making an eye of a storm.

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eBook

Author

Cynthia Light Brown, Kathleen Brown
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Publisher

Nomad Press Nomad Press

Publication date

1st March 2012

ISBN

9781619301375



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