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Find Your Science at GSA
1 April 2011
GSA Release No. 11-26
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
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New geological field guide ranges from eastern Ohio through Pennsylvania to the Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge, USA

Boulder, CO, USA – This new book from The Geological Society of America (GSA) features detailed descriptions of eight geological field trips offered during the March 2011 Joint Meeting of GSA's Northeastern and North-Central Sections in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From glaciers to gristmills, shales to slides, these timely and topical trips highlight the region's geology from eastern Ohio to the Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge and show how it has shaped the region — topographically, structurally, historically, industrially, and evolutionarily.

Field guide editors Richard M. Ruffolo of GAI Consultants in Homestead, Pennsylvania, and Charles N. Ciampaglio of Wright State University’s Lake Campus in Celina, Ohio, bring together a fascinating group of field trips, with detailed mileage and GPS coordinates. Readers interested in following in the footsteps of the Section Meeting field trip trekkers need only pick up this volume and be transported to an area of field locales.

Trips cover the paleontology and paleoecology of Red Hill and other fossil sites in north-central Pennsylvania; the structures and stratigraphy of the Central Appalachian Valley and Ridge; landslides near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the history and geology of the Allegheny Portage Railroad; early gristmills and iron furnaces in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio; oil history in western Pennsylvania; and more.

Individual copies of the volume may be purchased through the Geological Society of America online store, or by contacting GSA Sales and Service, .

Book editors of earth science journals/publications may request a review copy by contacting Jeanette Hammann, .

From the Shield to the Sea: Geological Field Trips from the 2011 Joint Meeting of the GSA Northeastern and North-Central Sections
Richard M. Ruffolo and Charles N. Ciampaglio (editors)
Geological Society of America Field Guide 20
FLD020, 186 p., $50.00; Member price $40.00
ISBN 978-0-8137-0020-5