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How Old is that Mountain?

A Visitor's Guide to the Geology of Banff and Yoho National Parks, Revised Edition

by C. J. Yorath

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How Old Is That Mountain? is about the Rockies. More specifically it's about the Rocky Mountains of Banff and Yoho National Parks and adjacent areas. It's about thrust faults and glaciers, hot springs, carbonate and shale. And time. Vast amounts of time.

Intended for those who don't know a graptolite from a j�kulhlaup, How Old Is That Mountain? conveys the most current understanding of how these mountains came to be, keeping geological jargon to a minimum. Yorath distills reports, scientific papers and the work of other geologists into a fascinating and readable account for anyone who is interested in their natural surroundings and has ever wondered "how old is that mountain?"

Illustrated with more than 60 photographs, maps and diagrams, How Old Is That Mountain? is also an excellent field guide, offering visitors a new understanding of this popular tourist destination. Taking the reader along the Trans-Canada Highway from the Mountain Front to the Rocky Mountain Trench and from Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields, Yorath presents a fresh and intriguing look at the geology of this incredible region.

About the Author
C. J. Yorath is a geologist who for many years worked with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Pacific Geoscience Centre at Patricia Bay. He is the author of four other books on the geology of Western Canada and a book on the history of the D'Arcy Island leper colony.
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How Old Is That Mountain?: A Visitor’s Guide to the Geology of Banff and Yoho National Parks, revised edition

This revised and expanded edition follows the Trans-Canada and other highways from the Alberta Foothills to the Rocky Mountain Trench and from Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields, describing in accessible prose the mountains that can be seen along the way. Based on current research, the first part of the book describes the geological origins of the Canadian Cordillera and the physical sculpting of the Rockies. The second part focuses on the geology of specific locations.

Includes a comprehensive glossary.

Chris Yorath is the author of A Measure of Value: The Story of the D’Arcy Island Leper Colonyand The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2006-2007.

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