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Roadside Geology of Alaska

Roadside Geology of Alaska

by Cathy Connor

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Learn about the Geology of Alaska with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 317 pages that are packed with detailed information about Alaska Geology. See table of contents below. Second Edition.

Roadside Geology of Alaska (Second Edition)
Table of Contents

    Preface
ix
Geologic History of Alaska
1
        Understanding the Earth
1
        Alaska's Modern Tectonic Environment
4
        Terranes of the North country
9
    Proterozoic Eon
11
    Paleozoic Era
11
        Supercontinent Pangea and the Permian Extinction
14
    Mesozoic Era
15
        Rotation of Arctic Alaska
17
        Mesozoic Basins and the Accretion of the Insular Superterrane
18
        Cretaceous Inland Sea and Arctic Dinosaurs
19
    Cenozoic Era
21
        Wandering Resurrection Ridge
21
        Dextral Strike-Slip Faults
25
    Pleistocene Ice Ages
26
        Bering Sea Shelf
31
    Holocene and Anthropocene
34
        Glacier Movement and Erosion
35
        Permafrost and the Warming Climate
40
        Natural Resources
46
        Alaska's Marine Transportation
48
        A Record of Human Culture
50
Southeast Alaska and Coastal British Columbia
51
    Terranes of Southeast Alaska
53
        Alexander Terrane
54
        Taku Terrane
58
        Gravina Belt
58
    Coast Plutonic Complex and Coast Shear Zone
59
    Queen Charlotte - Fairweather Transform Fault
60
    Glaciation and Sea Level
61
Guides to Southeast Alaska and Coastal British Columbia
64
    North Vancouver Island - Prince Rupert
64
    Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
67
    Ketchikan Area
70
    Misty Fjords National Monument
73
    Prince of Wales Island
77
    Baranof Island, Kruzof Islands and Sitka
80
    Wrangell and Petersburg Areas
84
        Mt. Edziza Provincial Park
88
    Juneau and Haines Areas
96
    Haines Highway: Haines - Haines Junction
109
    Tatshenshini - Alsek Provincial Park
113
    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
116
South-Central Alaska and the Aleutions
123
    Yakutat Plate
123
    Aleutian Subduction Zone and Its Volcanoes
124
    The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964
127
    Terranes of South-Central Alaska
131
        Wrangellia Terrane
131
        Peninsular Terrane
131
        Chugach and Prince William Terranes
133
        Yakutat Terrane
135
    Glacial Lake Ahtna
135
Guides to South-Central Alaska
137
    Seward highway: Anchorage - Seward
137
    Kenai Fjords National Park
143
    Sterling Highway: Tern Lake - Homer
145
    Glenn Highway: Anchorage - Glennallen - Tok
150
    Richardson Highway: Delta Junction - Valdez
157
    Edgerton Highway and McCarthy Road (Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve)
170
    Parks Highway: Wasilla - Fairbanks
178
    Denali National Park and Preserve
193
    Kodiak Island
197
    Katmai National Park and Preserve
202
    Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
205
Interior Alaska and Adjacent Parts of the Yukon
210
    Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
213
    Terranes in the Interior
215
        Cassiar Terrane
215
        Yukon-Tanana Terrane
216
        Stikine, Quesnel, and Cache Creek Terranes
216
        Seventymile (Slide Mountain) Terrane
217
Guides to Interior Alaska and Adjacent Parts of the Yukon
219
    Taylor Highway: Tetlin Junction - Eagle
219
    Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve
223
    Fairbanks Area
225
    Klondike Highway: Skagway - Whitehorse - Dawson
230
    Alaska Highway: Whitehorse - Delta Junction
244
        Klluane National Park
247
Arctic Alaska
256
    Formation of the Brooks Range
256
    Brooks Rande Glaciations
260
    Northern Alaska Coal
260
    Oil on the North Slope
262
    Avak Crater
264
Guides to Arctic Alaska
265
    Dalton Highway: Livengood - Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)
265
        Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
272
        Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
275
Glossary
278
References
286
Index
294