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How Cayman was created

Postby KarenS » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:51 am

From the Caymanian Compass: "The first book of its kind was launched on Thursday when His Excellency the Governor Mr. Stuart Jack accepted a copy from Cayman Free Press managing director Brian Uzzell.

The book is 'Islands from the Sea: Geologic Stories of Cayman' by Canadian geologist Murray A. Roed. As Mr. Uzzell advised the Governor, it explains the origin and evolution of the three islands and does so in a non–technical manner.

Over a thousand scientific articles have been written in the past 30 years abut geologic research in the three Cayman Islands, but the general public does not ordinarily ready access to those articles, the author points out in his foreword. Moreover, those writings tend to be by scientists for scientists.

Dr. Roed’s target audience is anyone who is curious about 'the mysterious and wonderful ways of Mother Nature that have created these tropical island paradises.'

A frequent visitor to Cayman over the past 10 years, Dr. Roed has not only studied other research about Cayman and taken numerous field trips, but he has also involved the expertise of others.

Three internationally known geologists have reviewed the book and Dr. Roed said it had been improved by their suggestions. He thanked Dr. Brian Jones, University of Alberta; Dr. N. Terence Edgar, US Geological Survey; and Dr. Grenville Draper of Florida International University.

Local contributors include Dr. Mat Cottam of the Department of Environment, Mr. Gregory McTaggart of Consolidated Water Company, Mr. Frank Roulstone of the National Trust and Mr. Hendrik–Jan van Genderen of the Water Authority–Cayman.

The book is 175 pages, with dozens of colour photographs and illustrations. It retails for CI$19.95 and is available at various outlets including Book Nook, Hobbies and Books, the National Trust office at 359 South Church Street and the reception desk of the Caymanian Compass."

If you read the book please write us a review!
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