University of Alaska PRESS

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5.75 x 8.25, 152 pages, color photographs, color maps, index

Format: paper

Price: $19.95

2006

Geology of Southeast Alaska

Rock and Ice in Motion

by Stowell, Harold H.



Highly recommended. CHOICE

Informative and thoroughly reader friendly...highly recommended. Midwest Book Review

An excellent reference for...[travelers] along the Inside Passage. John Splettstoesser, Polar Record

The most powerful forces on earth have shaped the landscape of Southeast Alaska. Scientists and visitors from around the world trek north to experience wild rivers, powerful glaciers, and breathtaking mountain peaks. Now, for the first time, a handy guide to the region is available. Complete with color illustrations revealing millions of years of geological history and in-depth descriptions of Sitka, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, Geology of Southeast Alaska
is essential reading for anyone fascinated by rock and ice in motion.

Written by a geologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the north, Geology of Southeast Alaska will entertain and inform with abundant photographs and detailed drawings. Whether you want to understand the forces that shaped the state of Alaska, or you want to learn the basics of glacial movement, this compact, authoritative book is for you.

Harold H. Stowell is professor of geology at the University of Alabama. He began his career in 1979 as an exploration geologist and received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1987. Dr. Stowell has published extensively on mountain building, geochronology, and the genesis of precious and base metal deposits. His fieldwork has taken him to Alaska and Canada, as well as to New Zealand, Antarctica, and Svalbard. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America.

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