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The EXTENSIVELY REVISED 3rd edition of DINOSAURS, DUNES, AND DRIFTING CONTINENTS
The geohistory of the Connecticut Valley


The Geology of the Connecticut River Valley, by Richard D. Little, 2003, 180 pages, 8.5 X 11 inches, color cover (Will Sillin's "In the Late Triassic"), abundantly illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photos; plus a bit of humor, too. From plate tectonics to dinosaur discoveries to Lake Hitchcock's deltas and dunes, plus geologic resources and hazards; this book has it all. And it includes a "Where To See It" appendix to guide you to field sites from the Valley's head to mouth; plus a glossary and index.

Reviewers comment "marvelous" - L. Margulis, UMass; "excellent" J. Skehan, BC.

ISBN: 9616520-7-1


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EXPLORING THE BERKSHIRE HILLS:
A Guide to Geology and Early Industry
in the Upper Housatonic Watershed


by Ed Kirby of Sharon, CT.
160 p., full-color cover, spiral wire binding,
60# booktext paper, well illustrated with historic
and recent photographs & diagrams

After introductory chapters on Berkshire geology, Author Ed Kirby takes you to some of the most scenic and interesting sites throughout the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. As you take the 25 field tours, which include roadside geology, hikes and short walks, you gain field experience with local geology and also appreciate the role geology played in the industrial and historical development of the region. With some humor and excellent illustrations, Ed presents the making of rocks and landscape, the workings of blast furnaces, localities of iron ore, glass sand, and clay. Quotes and stories from Longfellow, Melville, Hawthorne, and Wharton are interspersed with descriptions of unconformities, great faults, waterfalls, and mountaintop vistas.

This book is a strong seller since not only is it an interesting and useful guide to the region for both tourists and natives, it combines clear writing and excellent photographs and illustrations for a unique, multidisciplinary look at the region.

ISBN 0-9616520-4-7

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VIDEO PROGRAM 1:
THE FLOW OF TIME
500 Million Years of Geohistory in the
Connecticut River Valley


Richard D. Little, 1994
Digitally reedited & revised 2000, 45 minutes

(Includes a 7 min. program "Introduction to the Rock Cycle")

With animations and a bit of humor, geologist-educator Richard Little takes you through the amazing events of the last 500 million years in the Connecticut River Valley region, and shows you why this is the best place to study geology in the world. Learn about glacial Lake Hitchcock, unique armored mud balls and take a tour of the dinosaur resources of the Amherst College Pratt Museum and Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, CT. This video has been seen by thousands and is in use in classrooms from upper elementary school through college.

"A ten-million-years-a-minute thriller!"
- Sy Montgomery, Boston Globe Columnist

ISBN 0-9616520-3-9

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VIDEO PROGRAM 2:
THE RISE AND FALL OF LAKE HITCHCOCK
New England’s Greatest Glacial Lake


Richard D. Little, 2000
45 min., digitally edited

Prof. Richard Little hosts this 45-minute program, filled with air views, diagrams, animations, spectacular glacial locations from Canada to Alaska, some humor, and interviews with important geologists, investigating such things as groundwater, varved clay, concretions, sand dunes, pingos, and the nature and destruction of the Lake Hitchcock dam in central Connecticut. You will see how Lake Hitchcock was the most important event to shape the natural and human history of the Connecticut Valley.

ISBN 0-9616520-5-5

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Geology Education Products and Services
C/O Prof. Richard D. Little
6 Grand View Lane
Easthampton, MA 01027-1075

Phone / Fax (413) 527-8536
rdlittle2000@aol.com