The first Center for the Environment Spring 2014 Colloquium talk will take place Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Boyd 001.
Geology of New Hampshire’s White Mountains is the topic of the presentation and this will be a group talk by four of the seven authors of a new book on the geology of the White Mountains recently published by Durand Press. The authors will each give short 10-minute talks on their area of expertise and the talks will progress from the most recent archaeological and geologic history to the ancient plate tectonic story in the Whites. Richard Boisvert (NH State Archaeologist) will start the talk speaking about recent paleoindian excavations in Jefferson and Randolph, followed by Brian Fowler (Mt. Washington Observatory) describing the collapse of the Old Man and alpine glaciations in the mountains, followed by Woody Thompson (Maine Geological Survey) speaking about vanishing ice-dammed lakes and continental glaciers, and lastly Dykstra Eusden (Bates College) discussing the ancient plate tectonics that formed the mountains.
Copies of The Geology of New Hampshire’s White Mountains will be available for sale ($35) and the presenters will be available at 3:30 pm in the lobby of Boyd Science Center (outside Room 001) to sign the book.