The Resource The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks, Scott A. Elias

The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks, Scott A. Elias

Label
The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks
Title
The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks
Statement of responsibility
Scott A. Elias
Title variation
Alaskan National Parks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on more than 30,000 years of Alaskan prehistory, The Ice-Age History of Alaskan National Parks vividly describes the geology, climate, ancient plant and animal life, and human presence in four of Alaska's national parks and preserves - Denali, Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay, and Bering Land Bridge. Scott A. Elias uncovers a time when glaciers shaped the landscape, gouging out valleys, carving cirques and peaks, and leaving moraines that blocked rivers and formed lakes. Using fossils as "witnesses" of past environments, he recreates the bogs and steppe tundra where caribou, moose, saber-toothed cats, and mammoths reigned 35,000 years ago. This guidebook presents a unique perspective for the modern traveler. Geared toward the general reader, it is the first in a series that will also survey the prehistory of the Rocky Mountain and Southwest national parks
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elias, Scott A
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.A3
LC item number
E45 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleo-Indians
  • National parks and reserves
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleoecology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Geology
  • Indiens du paléolithique
  • Parcs nationaux
  • Paléoécologie
  • Paléoécologie
  • Stratigraphie
  • Géologie
  • Antiquities
  • Geology
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • National parks and reserves
  • Paleo-Indians
  • Paleoecology
  • Quaternary Geologic Period
  • Nationalpark
  • Pleistozän
  • Palökologie
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
Label
The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks, Scott A. Elias
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Paleoecology: Why We Need to Study Past Ecosystems. Ch. 1. Quaternary Fossils: What Are They, and Where Are They Found? Ch. 2. The Repositories of Ecological History: How Are Ice-age Fossils Preserved? Ch. 3. Dating Past Events. Ch. 4. Putting It All Together -- pt. 2. The National Parks of Alaska. Ch. 5. Denali National Park: Where the Ice Age Never Ends. Ch. 6. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve: Gateway to a Vanished Ecosystem. Ch. 7. Kenai Fjords National Park: An Ever-changing Landscape. Ch. 8. Glacier Bay National Park: A Landscape in Motion -- Ch. 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9781560984238
Lccn
94026084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30701699
  • (OCoLC)ocm30701699
Label
The Ice-Age history of Alaskan National Parks, Scott A. Elias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Paleoecology: Why We Need to Study Past Ecosystems. Ch. 1. Quaternary Fossils: What Are They, and Where Are They Found? Ch. 2. The Repositories of Ecological History: How Are Ice-age Fossils Preserved? Ch. 3. Dating Past Events. Ch. 4. Putting It All Together -- pt. 2. The National Parks of Alaska. Ch. 5. Denali National Park: Where the Ice Age Never Ends. Ch. 6. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve: Gateway to a Vanished Ecosystem. Ch. 7. Kenai Fjords National Park: An Ever-changing Landscape. Ch. 8. Glacier Bay National Park: A Landscape in Motion -- Ch. 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 150 pages
Isbn
9781560984238
Lccn
94026084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30701699
  • (OCoLC)ocm30701699

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