Roadside geology of Ohio

By Mark J. Camp

Roadside Geology of Ohio. Mark J. Camp. 2006. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT. 410 p. $25.00 paperback (ISBN: 0-87842-524-1).

Roadside Geology of Ohio is University of Toledo Geology Professor Dr. Mark Camp’s second book in Mountain Press’s Roadside Geology series. The series’ six-by-nine-inch paperback format and vision-friendly text and graphics make the books easy to use while traveling. Instead of chapters in a book or a map in an atlas, books in this series feature driving routes within a book’s featured state, such as “I-71: Columbus to …

My Review: (
5 stars)
This is an excellent guide. The author brings alive the rich geological history of Ohio (which being fair can be a bit drab compared to other parts of the country). I found this book very useful on a recent outing to the Huron river near Norwalk Ohio. The river cuts along two very steep and tall cliffs that seem very odd. Turns out these cliffs are beach cliffs of ancient Lake Maumee. I am looking forward to purchasing the Roadside geology of Indiana by the same author.