“…a humble yet miraculous world…”--BCCB
I have always been fascinated by the rock, its texture, color, and form are a source of endless wonder to me. In retrospect, my life thus far has in many ways, been intertwined with the rock, its beauty, its exploration and it's understanding.
I consider the acquisition of knowledge to be a journey of discovery and true to that ideal I have blended the understanding of the land with its physical exploration. There is still one unsurveyed frontier in Southern Ontario; it is Ontario's underground geography. Unbeknown to most, there are many areas of the province that are underlain by extensive tunnel systems. It is a landscape that is largely undiscovered and there is historical significance in the exploration of those places. To wriggle down a narrow stone tube into a cavern hung with soda straws and drooping folds of flowstone is inspirational. To be the first human being to see that sight is absolutely magnificent. I derive spiritual pleasure from such experiences and I hope to educate others in the appreciation of those features.
I have crafted my book for people like me who love the natural world and who derive immense excitement in the exploration and interpretation of the land. The book has been written so as to appeal to the explorer who is intent upon enjoying the allure and mystery of the province's geography and yet at the same time learning about the rock in terms of its strata, age, formative processes and distinguishing features.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.