Charlotte's bones The Beluga whale in a farmer's field

Erin Rounds

Book - 2018

Many thousand of years ago, when a sheet of ice up to a mile thick began to let go of the land, the Atlantic Ocean flooded great valleys that had been scooped out by glaciers, and the salty waves of an inland sea lapped the green hills of Vermont. Into this arm of the sea swam Charlotte.

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Series
Tilbury House nature book.
Subjects
Genres
Juvenile works
Published
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page [39]).
ISBN
9780884484851
0884484858
Main Author
Erin Rounds (author)
Other Authors
Alison (Illustrator) Carver (illustrator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

In 1849, a crew building a railroad through Charlotte, Vermont, dug up strange and beautiful bones in a farmer’s field. A local naturalist asked Louis Agassiz to help identify them, and the famous scientist concluded that the bones belonged to a beluga whale. But how could a whale’s skeleton have been buried so far from the ocean? The answer—that Lake Champlain had once been an arm of the sea—encouraged radical new thinking about geological time scales and animal evolution. Charlotte’s Bones