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Title"Four billion years and counting": Canada's geological heritage
AuthorClague, J J; Fensome, R A; Hanmer, S; Nowlan, G; Turner, R; Williams, G L
SourceGAC-MAC-CSPG-CSSS Halifax 2005, building bridges - across science, through time, around the world: abstracts/AGC-AMC-SCGP-SCSS Halifax 2005, Jeter des ponts entre les disciplines scientifiques, les époques, et unifier le monde : recueil des résumés; GAC-MAC-CSPG-CSSS Joint Meeting, Abstracts vol. 30, 2005 p. 29
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2004425
MeetingHalifax 2005: GAC/MAC/CSPG/CSSS Joint Annual Meeting; Halifax, NS; CA; May 15-18, 2005
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia; Alberta; Saskatchewan; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Yukon; Nunavut
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Lat/Long WENS-141.0000 -50.0000 90.0000 41.7500
Subjectseducational geology; miscellaneous; bedrock geology; surface geology; information geology; whole rock analyses
ProgramNorthern Resources Development Program
LinksOnline - En ligne
AbstractIn this presentation, we introduce the idea of a popular book on the geology of Canada - a book about our nation's fascinating geological heritage, which represents some four billion years of our planet's history. The volume will also show, in a dynamic, interesting and attractive way, how important geology is to the socio-economic history of Canada, as well as to many pressing issues such as hazard prediction (earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis), a safe and secure water supply and the prosperity of communities, especially in the North. Several books of this nature have recently been published for regions of Canada, as well as for other countries, increasing public awareness in those jurisdictions. Hence, it is time to develop a similar volume for Canada as a whole, not only to adorn the coffee tables of the nation, but to make geology more prominent in the minds of its citizens. To this purpose we have assembled a team of authors and proposed an outline of 23 chapters, arranged provisionally into 6 parts: Introduction, Foundations, Canada’s Geological Mosaic, Into Recent Times, Geology and the Well-Being of Canadians and Communities, and Past and Future Canada. We consider it vital that the book have a strong narrative thread; it will not be a "proceedings" volume or a text book. To help make the text accessible, non-specialist geologist and nongeologist reviewers, as well as expert referees, will be sought. The volume will be beautiful, with many full colour illustrations: the best appropriate photographs available from the geological and photographic communities; professional graphics and layout; and specially commissioned artwork to illustrate scenes from Canada's geological past. Although the targeted audience will be the interested adult non-geologist, successful books of a similar nature have clearly demonstrated that such compilations are indispensable as a general reference to all geologists - after all, we are all non-specialists in most sub-disciplines of our science. Funding for the project will be sought through government, foundations and industry: we trust that this will not be an impossible task given the community-based nature of the project.