Kootenay National Park – Wild Mountains and Great Valleys
|Title:||Kootenay National Park Wild Mountains and Great Valleys|
|Publisher:||The Geological Survey of Canada|
|Tags:||Canada, non-fiction, parks, travel|
|Description:||The popularity of this guide led the Geological Survey of Canada to engage Dr. Baird to continue the series of books on the geology of the mountain national parks which had been initiated by Dr. Belyea. Between 1962 and 1967 Dr. Baird completed the text and provided pictures and sketches for guides to most of the mountain parks in Canada, which were published by the Geological Survey of Canada. Well illustrated, they provided excellent descriptions of the mountains, alpine lakes, glaciers and other physical features accessible by motor highway or walking trails in Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Dr. Baird expanded this series to provide geological histories of Prince Edward Island, Fundy, and Terra Nova Parks, and the national parks of Ontario.|
Author Bio for Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)
David McCurdy Baird (1920-2019) was a Canadian geologist and professor. Born in Fredericton, he studied in New Brunswick and New York and obtained his Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal in 1947. He held many teaching jobs at Canadian universities as well as prominent administrative positions at museums. He was instrumental in the creation of Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. He wrote several books focusing on Canadian geography and science.