Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia


Author: William Henry Mathews,Bill Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

ISBN: 9781926613345

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 403

View: 724

British Columbia was built by some 500 million years of geologic discord along the western margin of the North American tectonic plate. That turmoil continues today, as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate inches beneath Vancouver Island, triggering earthquakes and generating the magma that feeds the volcanoes of the Cascades. This book explains the province's geologic history in simple terms, covering southern British Columbia from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alberta border. Thirty-one descriptive road guides, complete with maps, photographs and diagrams, help you locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the provinces highways and ferry routes. Discover a lava flow that chilled beneath ice, learn how Ripple Rock claimed 24 ships before engineers finally blew it up, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow that has played havoc with roads since the gold-rush days. The book a sense of the geology's importance to everyone who lives in and passes through the province.

Geology of British Columbia

A Journey through Time


Author: Sydney Cannings,Richard Cannings,JoAnne Nelson

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553658159

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 1759

The bestselling exploration of British Columbia's geology, extensively updated in this 2011 edition. This book tells the story of the province's geology and the history of its living creatures. The first edition of Geology of British Columbia, with its accessible but rigorous science, struck a chord with readers. Since it was first published, theories about plate tectonics and the geological history of BC have evolved, and this new edition reflects the current thinking. This book also features updated content throughout, seven new maps, and a number of new photographs. A brand new appendix lists and describes key geological sites in British Columbia, adding a field-guide component to this informative book that will engage readers and compel them to go see these rocks for themselves.

Geology Underfoot in Illinois


Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 6547

Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi

Roadside Geology of Colorado


Author: Halka Chronic,Felicie Williams

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: Science

Page: 399

View: 8246

The rocks and landforms have not changed much since the publication of the first edition of the Roadside Geology of Colorado in 1980, but our understanding of them has. With expanded coverage, updated maps, new photographs, and the latest geologic interpr

The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist

A Guide to Nature along B.C. Highways


Author: Richard Cannings,Sydney Cannings

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771000554

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5991

In this fascinating guide to the roadside ecology of the major highways in B.C., you'll discover a whole new dimension to taking a car trip. This new edition has been updated and expanded to cover northern British Columbia and southern Yukon, giving readers a unique perspective on the northern wildlife and vegetation. Southern travellers "may find that this journey will redefine what 'northern British Columbia' means to them, or even what 'north' means." Sidebars tell stories about various species, such as the huge, endangered sturgeon and the Great Basin spadefoot toad, which spends most of the year underground. Full-colour photographs and black-and-white drawings illustrate numerous plants and animals that make their homes along the roadsides of British Columbia, and maps show the route of each highway discussed. In addition, the book offers suggestions for where to stop and look for crayfish, enjoy a swim in summer, or have a picnic lunch during your travels. An appendix provides a brief field guide of tree silhouettes and hints for identifying trees and shrubs. Whether you're taking a day trip or a two-week holiday, your drive along the highways of B.C. will be enriched by the storehouse of information in this facinating and informative guide.

Roadside Geology of Alaska


Author: Cathy Connor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878426195

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 9051

Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

Kanadas vergessene Küste

im Regenwald des Großen Bären


Author: Ian McAllister,Cameron Young,Karen McAllister

Publisher: Oststeinbek [Germany] : Alouette Verlag


Category: Forest conservation British Columbia Pacific Coast

Page: 144

View: 3535

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt


Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 7038

Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.




Author: Frances Itani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833303050


Page: 484

View: 4384

Flora von Deutschland und angrenzender Länder

ein Buch zum Bestimmen der wildwachsenden und häufig kultivierten Gefässpflanzen


Author: Otto Schmeil,Jost Fitschen,Karlheinz Senghas,Siegmund Seybold

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: 802

View: 717

Alaska Highway

Cassiar, Klondike und andere Highways


Author: Hans Peter Richter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893921669

Category: Alaska

Page: 154

View: 7967

Catalogue of Canadian Plants


Author: John Macoun,Geological Survey of Canada,Nils Conrad Kindberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 5610

Blockhaus am singenden Fluss

Eine Frau allein in der Wildnis Kanadas


Author: Chris Czajkowski

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973779

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 1422

Eine Frau lebt den Traum, den viele haben: Im Alter von 35 Jahren zieht sich die unerschrockene Autorin mitten in die kanadische Wildnis zurück, rodet ein Stück Land und zimmert sich – ohne besondere Vorkenntnisse – eine Blockhütte. So einsam und mühsam ihr Tagewerk auch ist, Chris meistert jede Herausforderung und wird reich belohnt durch die Schönheit der unberührten Natur.

A Portrait of Vancouver


Author: Constance Brissenden

Publisher: Canmore, Alta. : Altitude Publishing Canada

ISBN: 9781551530550

Category: Travel

Page: 64

View: 3122

Kalifornien I

Süden und Osten : Basin und Range, Transverse und Peninsular Ranges, Death Valley, Mojave-Wüste, Geologie und Exkursionen


Author: Patrick Stäheli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783443150969

Category: California

Page: 275

View: 5465