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About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in Big Sky, Montana. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.

Aerial Geology is (almost) Sold Out!

Well this is an interesting development! I tried to order more Aerial Geology books from the warehouse and I was informed they are sold out! The next printing will be ready by the end of February. You can still buy … Continue reading

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My First Official Book Signing!

Since Aerial Geology was published in October, I’ve personally signed and mailed about 300 copies. The book is also a best seller on Amazon and the first edition is almost sold out! On Sunday, I’ll be hosting my very first … Continue reading

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Win A Copy of Aerial Geology!

My fabulous publisher is giving away a copy of Aerial Geology today! To enter, visit the Timber Press Facebook page and leave a comment about your favorite geologic site on their post. The holidays just keep on giving this year: Aerial … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology in the New York Times!

  In the past two months, I’ve found Aerial Geology in bookstores from Bozeman, Montana to Moab, Utah to Burlington, Vermont. The team at Timber Press has done an incredible job getting it out into the world! This weekend, Aerial … Continue reading

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Enter the Aerial Geology Contest and See More of the World!

Do you think you would recognize your favorite National Park from the air? If you have a good eye for Aerial Geology check out this contest from Timber Press and the folks from 1,000 Places To See Before You Die. … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology: San Rafael Reef

In geologic terms, the San Rafael Swell is an anticline: a fold in the Earth’s crust that looks like a dome in cross-section. The Swell formed between 60 and 40 million years ago, when the Rocky Mountains were rising to … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology is Nationwide!

Hey everybody! I stopped in Back of Beyond Books today in Moab, Utah and lo and behold… I found a copy of Aerial Geology on their shelves! You should now be able to find a copy at Barnes & Noble, Target … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology: The Dragon’s Back

Northwest New Mexico is one of the driest places in the country – the region gets less than 12 inches of rain a year, most of it during the late summer monsoon season. But despite the aridity, this desert is … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology: Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier

Glaciers are essentially rivers of ice but they can take many shapes depending on the underlying topography. The almost perfectly round Malaspina Glacier in southern Alaska is the largest piedmont glacier in the world – larger than the state of Rhode … Continue reading

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Aerial Geology: Quebec’s Pingualuit Crater

Northern Quebec is laced with over half a million lakes, formed by water pooling on top of the ubiquitous bedrock of the Canadian Shield, the geologic core of North America. One of these lakes, however, stands out from all the … Continue reading

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