A highly-readable illustrated history of the geology of the Catskills, by renowned experts on the subject.
The Catskills: A Geological Guide, Expanded Edition
About the Book
As children we commonly develop a keen interest in the science of dinosaurs and volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, and given encouragement, we never give up that fascination.
Robert and Johanna Titus invite you to visit and learn about the great geological history hidden in the region’s rocks and landscapes. Here is the story of continental collisions, lost mountain ranges, and primitive fossil creatures lost in an ancient sea. But most of all, it is the story of the land of Gilboa, among the oldest forests on earth. Come explore the 400 million year history of the Catskills! Your guides, Robert and Johanna Titus, are known throughout the Catskills and beyond for their prolific writings and frequent lectures on the subject.
Illustrated in color and black-and-white.
About the Author
Robert and Johanna Titus are retired science professors. Robert taught geology at Hartwick College. Dr. Titus is a paleontologist by training and has done a great deal of professional research on the fossil record of New York State. His books include The Catskills in the Ice Age and The Other Side of Time: Essays by the “Catskill Geologist.” Johanna has taught biology at SUNY Dutchess, with a professional research background in molecular biography. Together, the Tituses have written for newspapers and magazines throughout the region, especially Kaatskill Life Magazine and wrote the book The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age. They lecture frequently on their research.
7 x 10 inches