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The Last Ice Age and the Leelanau Peninsula: Pleistocene and Lake Michigan - Thomas Hooker

The Last Ice Age and the Leelanau Peninsula: Pleistocene and Lake Michigan - Thomas Hooker

$8.97

By Thomas Hooker
Published by Dog Ear Publishing

Have you ever marveled at the beautiful scenery on the Leelanau Peninsula and wondered what events helped fashion the dunes, the water, and the topography?

Imagine a mile-high mountain of ice, rising in the foreground along the horizon; it is majestic and alive with movement and activity in it and all around it. During the last Ice Age, early man was certainly alive and evolving. Pleistocene’s relationship with northern Michigan’s landscape and its geomorphology is aesthetically astounding, and the results are embodied in the rolling hills, dunes, and the gorgeous beaches in the area.

The two-million-year-long Pleistocene Epoch was a global event, with four major ice advancements and retreats in North America. This book focuses primarily on the last glacial event, the Wisconsinan stage of the Pleistocene Epoch, and its effects on northern Michigan and the Leelanau Peninsula.

Although this book focuses geographically on the Leelanau Peninsula and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, it’s important to briefly discuss the Pleistocene Epoch in general and examine a variety of researched information on glaciers and the global factors responsible for these reoccurring ice events that have taken place throughout time.

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  • Retail price: $14.95
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (December 24, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1457535262
  • ISBN-13: 978-1457535260
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces
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