Dynamic Geology of the Northern Cordillera (Alaska and Western Canada) and Adjacent Marine Areas: Tectonics, Hazards, and Resources
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AbstractThe main objective of E-Book is to clearly describe, explain, and illustrate the nature, origin, and geological evolution of the amazing mountain system that extends through the Northern Cordillera (Alaska and Western Canada) and the intriguing geology of adjacent marine areas. Other objectives are to describe geological hazards (i.e., volcanic, seismic and slope stability hazards) and geological resources (i.e., mineral and fossil fuel), and to describe the scientific, economic, and social significance of the earth for this region. A major aid to understanding the dynamic geology, hazards, and tectonics of the region is learning earth science terms. To enable learning, many terms in the E-Book are in an underlined blue font. These words have Hot Links to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, that provides excellent descriptions and definitions, and sometimes to other Web sites.
DescriptionThe E-Book explains the geology, tectonics, hazards, and resources of this vast region at the Scientific American level. The E- Book is intended for general education students in college, persons who have taken a couple (or more) geology or earth science courses, high school and college earth science teachers, and professional earth scientists. The E-Book has abundant Hot Links (hyperlinks) to Web sites, and to photos, figures, tables. To gain a general understanding of the E-Book, read the chapter on Introduction. The E-Book is available for downloading from the Web and is also available on DVD. In both cases, the E-Book is designed to be viewed on a computer monitor, laptop, or on a large screen via a computer projector.
Authors: Thomas K. Bundtzen (Pacific Rim Geological Consulting, Fairbanks, Alaska); Warren J. Nokleberg (U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California); Raymond A. Price (Queens University, Kingston, Ontario); David W. Scholl (U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California); David B. Stone (Department of Geosciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska).
E-Book Editor: Warren J. Nokleberg (U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California)