New Book "Aerial Geology" Now Available from AGI

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November 28, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce the availability of Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks by Mary Caperton Morton, a new book published by Timber Press.
Geology and mountaineering go hand in hand. The higher you go, the more you see and the more you see, the more you learn. If mountaintops are fantastic classrooms, airplane window seats might be even better. In many ways, geology is best understood from the air. Altitude lends a greater perspective of the land and lets you begin to visualize the extraordinary forces have shaped our planet over the last 4.5 billion years.
Aerial Geology, the first book from long-time EARTH Magazine roving correspondent Mary Caperton Morton, highlights one hundred of North America’s most distinctive geologic features and describes how they came to look the way they do, from a bird’s-eye view. Combining NASA satellite images, aerial photographs, and illustrations from EARTH’s illustrator Kat Cantner, Morton takes readers from glaciers on the edge of Alaska, down a West Coast chain of active stratovolcanoes, to the canyon country of the desert Southwest, over the high Rockies, across the patchwork Great Plains, up the ancient fossil-rich mountains of her geo-curious childhood and into remote impact craters in the Canadian Arctic. 
Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks is $29.95 plus shipping and handling and is available from the AGI Store at Check out this and all our other publications at
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