Geology of Southeast Alaska

Rock and Ice in Motion

Harold Stowell

Harold Stowell

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

152 pages | color photographs | 5-3/4 x 8-1/4 | © 2006
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9781889963815 Published March 2006
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.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
1   Geography of Southeast Alaska
2   Glaciers, Ice Ages, and Global Change
3   Plate Tectonics: A Geologic Paradigm
4   Rock Types: Classification of Earth Materials
5   Faults, Earthquakes, and Mountain Building
6   The Alexander Archipelago
7   The Coast Mountains: Exhumed Lower Crust
8   Regional Geology
 
Notes
Glossary of Geological Terms
Bibliography
Index
 
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