"The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age - A Geological History & Tour."

Hartwick’s Titus Covers Ice Age Geology In Latest Book

September 28, 2012

Hartwick College Professor of Geology Dr. Robert Titus -- along with wife and Professor of Biology Sciences, Joanna Titus -- will soon release a book titled "The Hudson Valley in the Ice Age - A Geological History & Tour."

In their book, Robert and Joanna Titus explore the Hudson River Valley as created by years of ice, floods and more. According to the publisher, "The Tituses take the reader through the Catskills, the Shawangunks, the Taconics, along the banks of the Hudson River, to Bash Bish Falls and Lake Taghkanic - to all those unique and beautiful places that make the Hudson Valley "the landscape that defined America" - and demonstrate that all this beauty we see every day rose phoenix-like from the devastation caused by the slow, inexorable advance of a grinding, half-mile-thick bulldozer of ice and the raging flood that followed its retreat."

"The result of these devastating events," continues Black Dome Press, "is the landscape that inspired the Hudson River School painters and America's pioneer landscape architects -- gifts of the Ice Age, and the familiar landscape we enjoy today."

The book, published by Black Dome Press, will soon be available on

Professors Robert and Joanna Titus will also be holding a launch event for their latest book on Saturday, October 13 at the in the U&D Train Station on the MTHS campus, Route 23A, Haines Falls, NY (Greene County). As part of the Mountain Top Historical Society's Harvest Festival, there will be a lecture, a hike, and a dinner to discuss the piece in detail. For more information, visit or call 518-589-6657.

For additional information on the book, contact R. Titus at 607-431-4733 or

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