|5 Oct. 2011
GSA Release No. 11-62
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
New GSA Field Guide Investigates The Archean to Anthropocene Geology of Minnesota and Surrounds
For Immediate Release
Boulder, CO, USA - The Geological Society of America announces a new field guide. Trips head to various regions within Minnesota, including the Minnesota River Valley, the eastern Mesabi Iron Range, and Lake Superior. Other trips venture into the Baraboo District of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Also included are guides for the "Geology of the Ice Age Scenic Trail" and a bicycle tour of the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes.
Volume editor James D. Miller of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and colleagues have drawn together 25 field trips, along with a paper on best practices for educators in conducting geology course field trips, into one volume covering Minnesota and the surrounding region.
Published in conjunction with the 2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (9-12 Oct.), this book offers a diverse slate of field trips spanning a geologically broad range of topics. Trips cover the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes; the Precambrian geology of the southern Canadian Shield; the economic geology of the Lake Superior region; Phanerozoic strata in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North Dakota; glacial geology; hydrogeology and limnology; undergraduate and K-12 geoscience field education; and applications of LiDAR and geophysics to archaeological investigations in the upper Mississippi River valley.
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, .
Archean to Anthropocene: Field Guides to the Geology of the Mid-Continent of North America
James D. Miller, George J. Hudak, Chad Wittkop, and Patrick I. McLaughlin (editors)
Geological Society of America Field Guide 24
FLD024, 544 p., $60.00; Member price $45.00