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General Information

Name:  Stanley E. Harris  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

He works at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stanley 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.

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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.

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