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Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History

Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History
Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History
Paperback: $24.95
228 pages, 88 color photos and 6 maps, 7 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-87020-849-2

Published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press

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By Scott Spoolman

Hit the trail for a dramatic look at Wisconsin's geologic past. Author Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state's striking geologic and natural history are on display. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state's natural history. The book also includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin's geologic and natural history for themselves.



Scott Spoolman is a science writer who has focused on the environmental sciences, especially those stories of natural science and the environment related to Wisconsin and surrounding states. After earning a master's degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, he worked for several years as an editor in the publishing industry, specializing in textbooks and other educational materials. Since 1996, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor for a variety of outlets and has coauthored several editions of a series of environmental science textbooks