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TitleFour Billion Years and Counting: a book to celebrate Canada's geological heritage and International Year of Planet Earth
AuthorFensome, R A; Achab, A; Clague, J; Corrigan, D; Monger, J; Nowlan, G S; Williams, G
SourceAtlantic Geoscience Society Abstracts: 2008 Colloquium & Annual General Meeting; Atlantic Geology vol. 44, 2008 p. 10-11
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20160373
MeetingAtlantic Geoscience Society 34th Colloquium and Annual General Meeting; Dartmouth, NS; CA; February 1-2, 2008
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
Subjectseducational geology; energy resources; resources; information geology; bedrock geology; geological record
AbstractThe multi-authored popular book "Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage" will be one of Canada's primary contributions to International Year of Planet Earth. A seven-person editorial board is now weaving initial chapter drafts into a narrative that will be coupled with new graphics and photographs. The book will highlight Canada's fascinating geological record and Canada's wealth of minerals and energy resources, and its changing climate over the eons. The book will include a number of "hooks" to capture readers' attention, such as attractive photographs, paintings and schematics, and an easy-to-read text that will have been reviewed by specialists (for accuracy) and non-specialists (for readability). It's an ambitious project but one that will be a worthy legacy of International Year of Planet Earth.