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Accretionary Wedge: Guidebooks Galore!

For the August 2013 Accretionary Wedge #59, I asked anyone who reads geology guides, goes on geotourism adventures, or collects fieldtrips to review their books for the good, the bad, and the downright handy. Hollis Marriott of In the Company … Continue reading

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Book Review: Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia is my least favourite geoscience book I have ever purchased. As an immediate counterview,

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Book Review: Joshua Tree National Park Geology

I picked up a copy of Joshua tree National Park Geology while on a family adventure in Joshua Tree National Park. I found my copy at one of the park entry bookstores, but you can also order it online. If … Continue reading

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August Accretionary Wedge

The Accretionary Wedge is an ongoing geoblogosphere carnival, a month of thematic posts on any topic that strikes the collective fancy. After watching geotweeps compliment a particular field guide, I ask: what do you think of the field guides for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vancouver, City on the Edge

I have given away more copies of Vancouver, City on the Edge: living with a dynamic geological landscape by John Clague and Bob Turner than I can easily count. I do this because it’s a well-written book accessible to anyone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atom

Issac Asimov was a prolific author of science fiction, but also of popular science books. I picked up his Atom: journey across the subatomic cosmos years ago as an optional text for a chemistry class, and promptly didn’t read it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Physics of Christmas

My bookshelf is unsurprisingly crammed with far too many “The Science of…” books. I’ve found they fall into two subtly different categories: Introductory science books in disguise, using some pop culture reference as an example. An exploration of a pop … Continue reading

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