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Jasper National Park

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Title:Jasper National Park
Author:
Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)   
(2 of 8 for author by title)
Kootenay National Park: Wild Mountains and Great Valleys
Cape Breton Highlands National Park--where the mountains meet the sea
Published:   1963
Publisher:Queen's Printer, Ottawa
Tags:Alberta, Canada, Canadiana, government publication, non-fiction, parks, travel
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The first part of this guidebook describes in some detail the general aspects of the geology of Jasper National Park . . . where it is, how the mountains there originated, what the rocks of the region are and where they came from, and the different shapes of mountains related to the structures of the rocks composing them. The last part comprises a series of notes on what is to be seen at each of the lookouts and roadside stops along the main travel routes. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)

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David McCurdy Baird (1920-2019) was a Canadian geologist and professor. Born in Fredericton, he studied in New Brunswick and New York and obtained his Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal in 1947. He held many teaching jobs at Canadian universities as well as prominent administrative positions at museums. He was instrumental in the creation of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. He wrote several books focusing on Canadian geography and science. (Ottawa Citizen)

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