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Roadside Geology of Alaska


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

Prefaceix
Geologic History of Alaska 1
Understanding the Earth1
Alaska's Modern Tectonic Environment4
Terranes of the North country9
Proterozoic Eon11
Paleozoic Era11
Supercontinent Pangea and the Permian Extinction14
Mesozoic Era15
Rotation of Arctic Alaska17
Mesozoic Basins and the Accretion of the Insular Superterrane18
Cretaceous Inland Sea and Arctic Dinosaurs19
Cenozoic Era21
Wandering Resurrection Ridge21
Dextral Strike-Slip Faults25
Pleistocene Ice Ages26
Bering Sea Shelf31
Holocene and Anthropocene34
Glacier Movement and Erosion35
Permafrost and the Warming Climate40
Natural Resources46
Alaska's Marine Transportation48
A Record of Human Culture50
Southeast Alaska and Coastal British Columbia51
Terranes of Southeast Alaska53
Alexander Terrane54
Taku Terrane58
Gravina Belt58
Coast Plutonic Complex and Coast Shear Zone59
Queen Charlotte - Fairweather Transform Fault60
Glaciation and Sea Level61
Guides to Southeast Alaska and Coastal British Columbia64
North Vancouver Island - Prince Rupert64
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)67
Ketchikan Area70
Misty Fjords National Monument73
Prince of Wales Island77
Baranof Island, Kruzof Islands and Sitka80
Wrangell and Petersburg Areas84
Mt. Edziza Provincial Park88
Juneau and Haines Areas96
Haines Highway: Haines - Haines Junction109
Tatshenshini - Alsek Provincial Park113
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve116
South-Central Alaska and the Aleutions123
Yakutat Plate123
Aleutian Subduction Zone and Its Volcanoes124
The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964127
Terranes of South-Central Alaska131
Wrangellia Terrane131
Peninsular Terrane131
Chugach and Prince William Terranes133
Yakutat Terrane135
Glacial Lake Ahtna135
Guides to South-Central Alaska137
Seward highway: Anchorage - Seward137
Kenai Fjords National Park143
Sterling Highway: Tern Lake - Homer145
Glenn Highway: Anchorage - Glennallen - Tok150
Richardson Highway: Delta Junction - Valdez157
Edgerton Highway and McCarthy Road (Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve)170
Parks Highway: Wasilla - Fairbanks178
Denali National Park and Preserve193
Kodiak Island197
Katmai National Park and Preserve202
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve205
Interior Alaska and Adjacent Parts of the Yukon210
Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province213
Terranes in the Interior215
Cassiar Terrane215
Yukon-Tanana Terrane216
Stikine, Quesnel, and Cache Creek Terranes216
Seventymile (Slide Mountain) Terrane217
Guides to Interior Alaska and Adjacent Parts of the Yukon219
Taylor Highway: Tetlin Junction - Eagle219
Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve223
Fairbanks Area225
Klondike Highway: Skagway - Whitehorse - Dawson230
Alaska Highway: Whitehorse - Delta Junction244
Klluane National Park247
Arctic Alaska256
Formation of the Brooks Range256
Brooks Rande Glaciations260
Northern Alaska Coal260
Oil on the North Slope262
Avak Crater264
Guides to Arctic Alaska265
Dalton Highway: Livengood - Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay)265
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve272
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge275
Glossary278
References286
Index294