Rocks, Ridges and Rivers

Alpine Books


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This geological guide will assist tourists to choose and visit easily accessible sites that exemplify the sensational vistas in Banff, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. It was this breathtaking scenery for which the parks were given status as a UNESCO Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. The route is along the principle highways from Canmore to Banff, to Lake Louise, a side trip to Field, BC, back to Lake Louise and then north to Jasper through the Icefields Parkway.
Explanations, color photographs, illustrations and maps highlight the geology for 50 sites. Mountains, rivers, glaciers and 500 million year fossils of the Burgess Shale are described. The book will assist travellers on how to arrive at a viewpoint, where to park and where to walk. Travellers interested in natural history such as birding, the vegetation and wildlife will want this book to understand the geological wonders that they are.

Dale Leckie is an award-winning geologist who is internationally recognized for his many contributions to geology. Dale has a Ph.D. in Geology from McMaster University (1984), a M.Sc in Geography from McMaster University (1980) and B.Sc. in Geography from University of Alberta (1977). Dale Leckie is a Professional Geologist who has worked as a scientist at the Geological Survey of Canada and as Chief Geologist in a large Canadian energy company. He has edited numerous books and published over a 100 refereed papers most of those on the geology of Western Canada. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Geoscience Department at the University of Calgary. Dale has been President of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG). He has been leading geological field trips into the Rocky Mountains throughout his career.