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Name: Stanley E. HarrisPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe works at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
Biographical and Professional InformationStanley E. Harris is a professor of geology at SIUC starting in 1949. Harris was an exchange professor in geology at the University of Hamburg, Germany; he was a research geologist for the Iowa Geological Survey from 1942 to 1948, and for the Illinois Geological Survey from 1950 to 1961. In 1978 Harris received a grant which he shared witht he Forestry Department from the U.S. Department of the Interior for a two year project on an "Inventory and Evaluation of Ecological and Geological Landmarks of the East Central lowlands," including Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, parts of Pennsylvania and New Yorkm, and Illinois.
- Exploring the Land and Rocks of Southern Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press, 1977
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Exploring the Land and Rocks of Southern Illinois: A Geological Guide
ISBN: 0809307693 Southern Illinois University Press. 1977
The geological story of the Southern Illinois landscape and rock formations is introduced in this highly readable guide written and illustrated for everyone who enjoys exploring the outdoors.
The book presents a lively and clear account of the geology and landscape of Southern Illinois that will deepen the reader’s knowledge of the earth’s past as well as serve as a handbook for excursions into the outdoors. Residents and visitors alike will learn to identify landscape features created in the medium of sedimentary rocks and shaped by bedrock geology, the dynamic local climate, movements of the earth’s crust, and circulations of groundwater. Photographs and drawings provide visual examples of the landscape features discussed, and small index maps simplify locating them by showing their principal distribution. Many segments of topographic maps aid in identifying typical formations and associated land-forms.
Exploring the land and rocks, whether on foot or by car or boat, increases in fascination through enriched understanding of the story nature has left in the landscape. Nature’s story in Southern Illinois is superbly introduced in Exploring the Land and Rocks of Southern Illinois.