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Stories in Stone
How Geology Influenced Connecticut History and Culture
Jelle Zeilinga de Boer

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• In the Beginning: Continental Fusion and Breakup
• Weather and Climate: Hurricanes and Ice Ages
• Connecticut's Geologic Treasures: Gems and Ores
• Sidebar: Gems in Quarry Tailings
• Sidebar: Other Historic Quarries and Mines in Connecticut
• Settlers and Soils in the Central Valley: The Legacy of Glacial Lake Hitchcock
• The Metacomet Ridge: The Scientific, Political, and Cultural Impact of an old Lava Flow
• Sidebar: The Curse of the Black Dog
• The Moodus Noises: The Science and Lore of Connecticut Earthquakes
• Sidebar: Moodus Tremors and Sonic Booms
• Visitors from Space: The Weston and Wethersfield Meteorites
• Afterword: Our Lithic Inheritance
• Bibliography
• Index

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