Since the first edition was published in 1988, volcanoes have erupted,...
Series: Roadside Geology
By: Cathy Connor(Author), Daniel O'Haire(Author)
256 pages, B/w photos, illus, maps
Unraveling Alaska's complex and fragmented geologic history would have baffled Sherlock Holmes. Alaska is a mosaic patchwork, a collage of continental scraps swept in from the Pacific and added, one after the other, onto the far northwest corner of the continent. Here are the rocky foundations of Alaska, every bit as exotic as the landscape they support, just as varied and vital as the people who live in that landscape. Due to the rugged terrain and limited road access, this is not just a "roadside" book – it describes the geology of southeast Alaska as one might see it from the observation lounge of one of Alaska's comfortable ferries traveling the marine highway.
"You'll never again consider geology 'boring' once you consult this book."
– Anchorage Times
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