Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada by Olav Slaymaker – eBook


  • 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


Landscapes and Landforms of Western Canada, 1st edition, (PDF) is the only ebook to emphasize on the geomorphological landscapes of Canada West. It encapsulates the little-appreciated diversity of Canada’s landscapes, and the nature of the geomorphological landscape, which deserves more publicity. Three of the most important geomorphological facts associated to Canada are that 90% of its total area emerged from ice-sheet cover relatively lately, from a geological point of view; permafrost underlies 50% of its landmass and the country enjoys the advantages of having three oceans as its borders: the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic oceans. Canada West is a land of tremendous contrasts — from the rugged Cordillera to the vast open spaces of the Prairies; from the humid west-coast forests to the semi-desert in the interior of British Columbia and from the wide Mackenzie river system of the to steep, small, cascading streams on Vancouver Island. The thickest Canadian permafrost is located in the Yukon, and extensive areas of the Cordillera are underlain by scattered permafrost side-by-side with the never-glaciated plateaus of the Yukon. One of the curiosities of Canada West is the sight of volcanic landforms, extruded through the ice cover of the late Pleistocene and Holocene epochs, which have also left a strong mark on the landscape. The Fraser and Mackenzie deltas offer the contrast of large river deltas, discharging respectively into the Pacific and Arctic oceans.

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