This is an excellent visitors’ guide to the geology in layman’s terms. It starts off with 13 pages of color photographs of scenic geological views within these parks, with brief explanations of the geology shown. This is followed by a preface stating that the book is about “Faults and Glaciers, Hoodoos and Hot Springs, Carbonate and Shale and Time, Vast Amounts of Time”; next is “How the Book is Organized”, a geological time scale showing the formations in Banff and Yoho National Parks, and Acknowledgments. The rest of the book is divided into Part One, The Geological Architecture and Origin...

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