2002. Poster, 24 × 36 inches.
This colorful poster displays detailed drawings of common Illinois fossils by geologic period, color coded to match a geologic map of Illinois, making it easy to locate where in the state the rock of a given period is present at the surface.
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By Dennis R. Kolata and Rodney D. Norby.
2004. 24 × 30 inches. Poster; two sides. $7.00
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Illinois Fossils is a great size to display on office, family room, or bedroom wall. Side 1 is covered with beautiful photographs of museum-quality fossil specimens shown in high resolution. The key on side 2 provides additional information about those specimens. Also on side 2 are the answers to some commonly asked questions: What are fossils? Why are fossils so important? How old is that fossil? Where in Illinois are fossils from different periods found? Some of the most common fossil types found in Illinois are discussed.
Michael J. Chrzastowski.
2005. Full color map poster. 24 x 30 inches.
The thriving metropolitan area extending inland along 70 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline—known as Chicagoland—was made possible by glacial and coastal processes. This map poster provides a visual perspective of the area not available from the ground. The accompanying text explains how geologic processes laid the foundation for the development and continued prosperity of the state's largest city. Today evidence of these processes is revealed by four distinct landscapes: (1) the rolling hills and ridges of Wheaton Morainal Country; (2) the Y-shaped Chicago Outlet Valley that made possible the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, and the Calumet-Sag Channel; (3) the Chicago Lake Plain, a low-sloped expanse of land that holds most of the City of Chicago; and (4) the Zion Beach-Ridge Plain, a migratory coastal sand plain.
Geology of the Chicago Lakeshore: The Chicago River Mouth
Michael J. Chrzastowski.
1998. Poster 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches.
This poster shows historic shorelines near the Chicago River mouth on a modern aerial photograph an explains shoreline movement.
Geology of the Chicago lakeshore: Shaping the Chicago shorelineMichael J. Chrzastowski.
1999. Poster 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches.
This poster shows the geologic factors, materials used and shoreline changes related to the extensive lakeshore filling done to make Chicago public lands and parks near the lake.
Geology of the Chicago lakeshore: Chicago's underwater landscapeMichael J. Chrzastowski.
2000. Poster 31 1/2 x 45 1/2 inches.
This poster explores the past to explain present geology at the bottom of Lake Michigan. The poster also illustrates water depths using heights of Chicago landmarks for comparison.
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