|Title:||Cape Breton Highlands National Park--where the mountains meet the sea|
|Publisher:||The Geological Survey of Canada|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, government publication, non-fiction, Nova Scotia, parks, travel|
The first part of this guidebook outlines in some detail the general geological history of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park area. This is done by describing all the rock units in the sequence of their origin. From these descriptions is drawn something of the succession of events responsible for the rocks and the scenery there today. The second part of the book is a series of notes on what is to be seen at each of the viewpoints and roadside stops along the highway. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)
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. Note: the books presented here were published by the government of Canada which are in the public domain. (Ottawa Citizen)
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