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ISBN 13: 978-1-55017-390-1
ISBN 10: 1-55017-390-1
Paperback
60+ b&w photos, illustrations, 12+ colour photos
6 x 9 - 162 pp
April 2006
CAD$24.95 • USD$24.95

How Old is that Mountain?

A new type of field guide offering visitors a unique look at the geology of the Rocky Mountains of Banff and Yoho National Parks and adjacent areas.

Book Description

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

Intended for those who donít know a graptolite from a jŲkulhlaup, 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.