From the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock in the northwest, to the glacial masses that molded the land in the north and east, WisconsinState Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History offers a deeper understanding of our state's dramatic natural history, and explores the complexity behind the impressive landscape we see today.

This account of nature's evolution instills in readers the value of Wisconsin's parks that goes beyond just beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities; these areas provide a window into the distant past.

Author and science writer Scott Spoolman uses his accessible storytelling style to take readers through 28 of Wisconsin's parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state's striking geologic and natural history are on display. 

Spoolman sheds light on the current landscape, drawing connections to ancient geologic processes, the evolution of the flora and fauna, and the development of human settlement and activities. 

This book includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin's geologic and natural history for themselves. 

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