“Offering a bird’s eye view that makes geology come alive, science and travel writer Mary Caperton Morton’s book feels like a personal helicopter ride across North America.”
Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Travel Books of 2017.
Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks begins with Geology 101. The author Mary Caperton Morton tries to make you familiar with the subject of plate tectonics by providing an enhanced understanding of various ways in which the 100 spectacular formations mentioned in this book were created.
Mary Caperton is a periodical contributor to the renowned Earth Magazine and has written various excellent blogs on a variety of geological topics as well. And the interesting fact about this book is that this was made in part because of Nasa’s Visible Earth project.
Aerial Geology is indeed, beautifully written and dramatically illustrated.
The author has carefully selected 100 consequential locales and sites across North America, that portrays the various geological processes in action. Each site has a well-written delineation that encapsulates the basic geology along with the occasionally related environmental problems.
This book ensures to make the readers enjoy learning about various new places and discovering new things and angles, in the places that are already on their familiar list.
With Mary having a master’s degree in science writing, we have a guarantee of getting a content that is rich in history, which is an absolute pleasure to read. By reading this book, the people who are into travel and fly often might find their interest in the world below resuscitated.