A collection of published essays by the renowned Catskills geologist Dr. Robert Titus revealing the geological secrets carried in the rocks and landscapes at fascinating places all over the Catskills.
The Other Side of Time: Essays by “The Catskill Geologist”
About the Book
Geologist Robert Titus has developed a remarkable ability to reach out and communicate Catskill geological history to the general public in his many articles in Kaatskill Life magazine and his hundreds of newspaper columns. This book collects his favorite articles from Kaatskill Life, Woodstock Times, Greenville Times and The Independent (Columbia County). If you love Catskill landscapes, this book will reward you with insights you will find nowhere else. Accompany Bob Titus as he guides you throughout the region, interpreting the evidence as he goes, at places ranging from Boyhood Rock at John Burroughs’s Woodchuck Lodge to Kaaterskill Clove to evidence of an ancient poison sea once covering the western Catskills, the Chittenango Shale, visible from Rte. 20 near Cherry Valley.
About the Author
Dr. Robert Titus is retired professor of geology at Hartwick College. He is a paleontologist by training and has done a great deal of professional research on the fossil record of New York State. He and his wife Johanna co-wrote the books The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age and The Catskills: A Geological Guide, 3rd Edition. They have lectured frequently on their research and broadcast, along with Professor Alex Bartholomew of SUNY New Paltz, a regular radio show on WIOX in Roxbury, NY.
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