Shield Country

Shield Country

Life and Times of the Oldest Piece of the Planet

Book - 1994
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The Canadian Shield is a distinct ecological region that forms the evergreen, granite-studded crown stretching across two-thirds of North America. In size, it approximates western Europe with one percent the number of people. A satellite view of the region on a winter's night shows tiny, widely scattered blips of light-islands of human settlement adrift in a sea of subarctic wilderness. In age, the shield's primeval bedrock dates to the beginning of earthly time. Shield Country unfolds a fascinating story of unrivaled Precambrian geology, of wild rivers and millions of pristine lakes, of an ecological junction where subarctic and arctic climates, plants, birds, and mammals weave a richly textured wilderness fabric.
Publisher: Red Deer, Alta. : Red Deer Press, 1994
ISBN: 9780889951914
0889951918
Branch Call Number: 508.714 BAS 1994
Characteristics: 271 p. : ill

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