Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey

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"Every page of the volume sparkles with information and entertainment. . . Just reading the captions in this profusely illustrated volume provides an education in the geological forces that have shaped our land for four billion years." From "The Year's best Science books" -- The Toronto Star"Big country, big book, and one of more significance than the sum of its parts; a book that I found hard to put down. Subtitled The Geological Journey, it is not just about the geology of half a continent, it includes many judicious titbits on the history, exploration and development of Canadian research. . . This is an arresting and pictorially magnificent account of Canada's long geological story and of the importance of its rocks in a modern, increasingly industrial country. It also covers the national concern for its resources, climate and identity. Canada Rocks is also a new high point in presentation. . . In summary this very well written and produced book is less of a textbook and more of a good read and browse." -- Geological Society of London "The spectacular geological diversity that constitutes what we call Canada is captured in photography (some of it quite stunning), charts, maps and sketches. Meteorites, climate change, glaciers - they're all here, in layman's language." -- The Globe and Mail "What a labour of love is this meaty geologic journal of Canada. . . This weighty tome is a must-have reference text for anyone curious about the country's geological makeup. Of particular interest to Albertans is the book's no-nonsense treatment of mining and the oilsands resources of Western Canada." -- Alberta Country Magazine "Canada Rocks is a valuable reference work, illustrated with more than 500 maps, photos, and charts, and should be of use to the general reader for its clearly written explanations of why things are the way they are. . . For a better understanding of the country we live in, or of our own neighbourhoods, Canada Rocks is a valuable guide to the land around us, and to our own history." -- The Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay, ON) "This is a book that should be in every Canadian household. It presents the science of geology and the geology of Canada in a very colourful and easy to understand fashion, a feat never before accomplished. I have no doubt that any geologist who flips through the book will not be able to resist the urge to purchase it. It is the ideal source book for a basic understanding of the geology of every region of Canada and it may well inspire young people to pursue a career of studying Canadian rocks. We owe Eyles and Miall a debt of thanks for portraying our science and our rocks in such a fine fashion." -- Reservoir the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists magazine "Canada Rocks is at once a beautiful and well-illustrated coffeetable-quality paperback, and a dense and ponderous college-level text. Its attraction, however, is in the sheer range of its palette -- four billion years and counting." -- The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon "I really enjoyed this book. I caught up on topics that I have not thought about since my undergraduate degree, and I learned new things about climate and recent earthquakes. I enjoyed the sections on how geology and humans interact. Historical snapshots help bring the science alive. Almost everyone could find something to enjoy in this book, and it will give students and amateur geologists an important entry point into the fascinating story of Canada's past." --Arctic Magazine

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Praise for the First Edition of Canada Rocks:

Every page of the volume sparkles with information and entertainment. . . Just reading the captions in this profusely illustrated volume provides an education in the geological forces that have shaped our land for four billion years.
- The Toronto Star from "The Year's Best Science Books"

The spectacular geological diversity that constitutes what we call Canada is captured in photography (some of it quite stunning), charts, maps and sketches. Meteorites, climate change, glaciers - they're all here, in layman's language.
- The Globe and Mail

Canada. . .
A four-billion-year geologic odyssey. . .

Canada Rocks is the fascinating story of how the Canadian landmass evolved - piece by piece - from a long-lost continent some four billion years ago into one of the most spectacular and geologically significant areas on Earth.

Canada Rocks covers every region of the country - from the soaring mountains of British Columbia and Alberta through the vast Prairies, across the geologic mosaic that is the Canadian Shield, to the Arctic, Newfoundland and the ancient Maritimes. The book also includes glaciers, the formation of continents and the birth and death of oceans, the origins of strange new life forms, the violent impact of meteorites, mineral resources, water, climate change, environmental sustainability and more.

Canada Rocks is the very first book to present the entire sweep of Canadian geology to the general reader. It is profusely illustrated throughout with original full-color photographs, charts, maps and sketches. It also includes contemporary and classic Canadian art that captures the country's extraordinary geological features and terrain.

An essential reference for naturalists, rockhounds, students, and engineers - indeed, for anyone fascinated with Canada itself. The book also showcases many sites that are easily accessible from highways making it an invaluable field guide for exploring the special land that we live on.

This Second Edition contains updated and reassessed content throughout, with major updates to chapters on plate tectonics, the formation of eastern Canada, and Canada's glacial heritage. It also contains new insights and material on climate change.

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