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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Media Center
DATE: May 28, 2010
CONTACT: Jim Martin, (603) 271-3710

New Book titled “The Presidential Range – Its Geologic History and Plate Tectonics” Now Available

Concord, NH - A new book and accompanying map that describes the bedrock geology and geologic history of the Presidential Range in the White Mountain National Forest is now available for purchase through the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The book, titled “The Presidential Range – Its Geologic History and Plate Tectonics” was written by Professor Dykstra Eusden at Bates College, and is published by Durand Press of Lyme, New Hampshire. The book includes the cumulative mapping and research of several geology students under Dr. Eusden’s supervision over the course of 10 years.

The geologic mapping and digital representation was partially supported by the New Hampshire Geological Survey, a bureau of DES, through the cooperative USGS STATEMAP Geologic Mapping Program. The book contains color illustrations and photographs of geologic features of interest located in the field and along the Mt. Washington auto road. The corresponding locations of the photo stops and features are identified on the map so hikers my find them in the field.

The accompanying geologic map is printed on weather resistant paper, and shows the geology of the mountains overlain on a shaded-relief topographic map that gives the viewer a 3-D interpretation of the landscape. Dr. David Wunsch, the New Hampshire State Geologist commented “Dr. Eusden’s book and map contain a great combination of outstanding graphics and photos that compliment the geologic history and story of the Presidential Range. This book will be a “must have” for any hiker or naturalist who spends time in the White Mountains”.

The book and map are only available in hard copy and may be purchase for $25 by contacting the DES Public Information Center at 603-271-2975.

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