Four Billion Years and Counting

Four Billion Years and Counting

Canada's Geological Heritage

Book - 2014
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Canada's diverse landscape speaks to its fascinating geological history, from towering peaks to Prairie plains, from fertile farmlands of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands to rugged cliffs of the Atlantic shore. However, the modern landscape is just the latest episode in an epic story spanning more than 4 billion years.

Four Billion Years and Counting unveils the geological history of Canada and makes connections between geology and social issues such as climate change, hazards such as landslides and earthquakes, and other environmental factors. The text features contributions from some 100 specialists, and is richly illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and diagrams. Four Billion Years and Counting is a fascinating exploration of Canada's geology for those who are intrigued by the landscape and the vital connection between ourselves and what lies beneath our feet.

Publisher: Halifax : Nimbus Publishing ; [Ottawa] : Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781551099965
Characteristics: vi, 402 pages :,illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences


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Mar 21, 2017

A must for every geology enthusiast!

Apr 01, 2015

This is a thick text and not a quick read. At times it becomes overly detailed for the lay person. Overall, however, it contains many gems of information, and is a wonderful field guide to have on your shelf.

Mar 19, 2015

Amazing and truly Canadian
a Rock Hounds' Bible as well

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