A long-time reader recently bought three copies of my book Aerial Geology: A High Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters and Peaks with instructions to donate them to three teachers/ educators/ classrooms/ libraries. “I hope your book sparks some exploratory desires in future travelers,” he said.
Aerial Geology is a coffee-table style book that takes a bird’s eye view of 100 geologic features all over North America through NASA satellite photos, aerial photos from airplanes and my own shots and explains their geology on a grand scale.
The book is written for a general audience and while kids might gloss over some of the geologic terms, they really seem to connect with the aerial images and the big picture explanations of how the Earth changes over very long time scales. I once presented my book to a classroom of kindergarteners and they knew all about satellites and loved the concept of looking down on the Earth from above. With 100 sites all over North America, there’s sure to be somewhere they’ve been, somewhere they want to go, and somewhere they’ve never heard of that ignites their curiosity.
The first three teachers/ educators/ librarians to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org will get a signed copy for their students! If you love this idea and want to pay it forward, please send me an email. The Paypal link to order signed copies is below. Thanks again to Kenneth for the inspiration! Cheers, M
One hardcover copy of Aerial Geology, signed by the author Mary Caperton Morton aka the Blonde Coyote. Price includes shipping.
I already hae a copy: one of my favourite books!
As of 1/19, all the books have been claimed including a 4th copy that another reader was inspired to donate. The books are on their way to a middle school library in Montana, a state college library in New York, a kindergarten classroom in Virginia and K-2 classroom in South Dakota! Thank you!