Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada – eBook

eBook details

  • Author: Olav Slaymaker
  • File Size: 69 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 435 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2016; 1st edition
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319445936
  • ISBN-13: 9783319445939, 9783319830896

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Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada, 1st edition, (PDF) is the only ebook to stress on the geomorphological landscapes of Canada West. It encapsulates the little-valued variety of Canada’s landscapes, and the nature of the geomorphological landscape, which is worthy of more promotion. Three of the most crucial geomorphological realities associated to Canada are that 90% of its overall location emerged from ice-sheet cover reasonably recently, from a geological point of view; permafrost underlies 50% of its landmass and the nation delights in the benefits of having 3 oceans as its borders: the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic oceans. Canada West is a land of remarkable contrasts — from the rugged Cordillera to the huge open areas of the Prairies; from the damp west-coast forests to the semi-desert in the interior of British Columbia and from the large Mackenzie river system of the to high, little, cascading streams on Vancouver Island. The thickest Canadian permafrost lies in the Yukon, and substantial locations of the Cordillera are underlain by spread permafrost side-by-side with the never ever-glaciated plateaus of the Yukon. One of the interests of Canada West is the sight of volcanic landforms, extruded through the ice cover of the late Pleistocene and Holocene dates, which have actually likewise left a strong mark on the landscape. The Fraser and Mackenzie deltas provide the contrast of big river deltas, releasing respectively into the Pacific and Arctic oceans.

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