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How Old is That Mountain? Paperback – September, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551430703
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551430706
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,622,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
Now in a newly revised edition, How Old Is That Mountain?: A Visitor's Guide to the Geology of Banff and Yoho National Parks is about the Rocky Mountains and their adjacent areas in Banff and Yoho parks. Written for the lay reader and traveler, How Old Is That Mountain? keeps geological jargon to a minimum while describing how the mountains' glaciers, hot springs, and other geologic wonders came to be. How Old Is That Mountain? does not contain much in the way of highway maps or "how to get there/where to stay" information; rather, it focuses upon science and natural history for the lay reader, whether a vacationer seeking an enriched experience or an armchair traveler looking for the next best thing to being there. More than 60 black-and-white photographs and diagrams illustrate this enjoyable guide to the scientific forces at work shaping this unforgettable region.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan H. Allen on July 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
If you have any interest in the mountains and other landforms you will see or have seen in Banff or Yoho National Park, this book gives an excellent description of how they were formed and of what they consist. It begins with an easy to understand chronology of the geologic proceses that formed the layers of sediments on display, through the natural forces that formed the mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers you see today. The pictures are postcard quality assisting you if the weather isn't the best. The illustrations clearly show what the text describes. The glossery is great for anyone who hasn't studied geology or for those that have who need a refresher. If going on to Jasper, I would have liked to have Of Rocks, Mountains and Jasper: Exploring the Geology of Jasper National Park which I wasn't aware of until I read this book and at which time it was too late to order. This is a excellent introductory guidebook. For more detailed material, contact the Canadian Geological Survey.

Jonathan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stuart on July 13, 2008
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The most impressive part of this book is the glossary. Is anyone still reading this review? Okay, then: this deceptively compact book is very detailed on the geological history of the Canadian Rockies. However, keeping the cost down means that the illustrations are too small, and that the photos are grouped together at the front and middle instead of placed near the text describing them. But I'm glad I worked through it, and seriously, I'm taking it with me because of its small size and that glossary.
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