Unraveling Alaska s complex and fragmented geologic history would have baffled Sherlock Holmes Alaska is a mosaic patchwork, a collage of continental scraps swept in from the Pacific and added, one after the other, onto the far northwest corner of the continent Here are the rocky foundations of Alaska, every bit as exotic as the landscape they support, just as varied and vital as the people who live in that landscape Due to the rugged terrain and limited road access, this is not just a roadside book it describes the geology of southeast Alaska as one might see it from the observation lounge of one of Alaska s comfortable ferries traveling the marine highway....
|Title||:||Roadside Geology of Alaska (Roadside Geology Series)|
|Number of Pages||:||587 Pages|
|File Size||:||781 KB|
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Roadside Geology of Alaska (Roadside Geology Series) Reviews
Like all other Roadside Geology books - the Alaska version is great. The only setback being a lack of roads for 99% of the state! This is a great state to explore if you know or engage a bush pilot! That being said, the authors cover the roadless parts of the state with wide brush strokes describing the numerous terrains that make up the whole picture of Alaska. A great read and quick understanding of the processes that made Alaska, Alaska.
As a geological engineer, I like having a geology reference book along even on trips I take for pleasure. I have used other books in the "Roadside Geology" series for previous trips. So, although I worked in Alaska many times over the past 40 years, I decided to buy a used copy of "Roadside Geology of Alaska" from Amazon for my first RV trip up the Alaska Highway. It has everything I need to enjoy the Alaska portion of my 10,000-mile drive because the geology along the route hasn't really changed much in the 25 years since it was published!
An interesting read but some of it seems a little dated.
I purchase the roadside series geology for each state I visit. They provide a nice, general geology for the various routes throughout the state. Do not purchase this book expecting a lot of in-depth geology and technical jargon. It is a nice book for interested amateur geologists.
I ordered it by mistake, there are no roadways in Western Alaska where we live. I will use the book when we travel East.
My Trip to southcentral Alaska was so much more fun when I sort of knew what i was looking at. Alaska geology is by far the most complicated I have ever experienced. This book is well researched. Now I have to go back and check out the ferry routes described In the book.
I found this book very easy to read and written with a positive flair that makes it educational and enjoyable.
Much like the other Roadside series books. It's a great starter although a little dense and not in color. Fun to have along on any road trip!