A Geologist's View of Cape Cod
A Geologist's View of Cape Cod" is a non-fiction book by Arthur N. Strahler that provides a geological perspective on the Cape Cod region in Massachusetts. The book explores the unique geological history and features of Cape Cod, focusing on its glacial origins, the formation of its iconic landforms, and the environmental challenges it faces.
Throughout the book, Strahler discusses the formation of Cape Cod's sandy beaches, kettle ponds, and distinctive dunes, offering insights into how these features were shaped by the advance and retreat of glaciers during the last Ice Age. He also delves into the geological processes that continue to shape the Cape's landscape, including coastal erosion and sediment transport.
The book emphasizes the importance of understanding Cape Cod's geological history to address environmental and land-use issues, such as coastal erosion, groundwater resources, and conservation efforts. Strahler's work serves as a valuable resource for those interested in the geology and environmental issues of Cape Cod, providing a deeper understanding of this iconic coastal region.