This book is a must for everyone interested in the roots of the geosciences in Alberta and the history of the discovery and development of Alberta’s geological resources, in which Dr. John Andrew Allan (1884-1955) played a foundational role.
Archival photographs and explanatory captions allow the reader to get glimpses of John Allan’s roots and relations, his work at the U of A and in the field. At the same time it portrays some of Alberta's fascinating geology and beautiful scenery, as well as its richness in geological resources.
Hear Willem Langenberg talk about John Allan and some of the photographs contained in the book, at his presentation to the Petroleum History Society in Calgary.
Report on the Great Landslide at Frank, Alta., 1903
Originally published in 1904 this long out-of-print report was reprinted by the EGS on the centennial of the Frank Slide in 2003. The book includes a reproduction of the original geological map.
A must for anybody interested in landslides!
Geoscape Edmonton This poster contains colour illustrations, photographs and descriptions of the formation, historical resources, hazards and geology of the North Saskatchewan River valley and the Edmonton region.
It is an inexpensive gift and an attractive educational resource for students or anyone interested in our natural world.
PDF is available for free from the Alberta Geological Survey
Print is available from the EGS CDN $10.00
Discounts available on bulk orders.
Teachers can inquire about educational discounts.
a guide to the geology of the Edmonton area
Published by the EGS in 1993, the success of this book is largely due to its attractive full-color layout and geological content understandable to the layperson.
This pocket-sized book contains easily accessed walking routes making it an excellent guide for tourists and Edmontonians.
The Valley Beneath Our Feet:
an earth science walk across Edmonton’s river. Join an engineer, geologist and a geomorphologist for an earth sciences walk in the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
This full-colour, laminated, accordion-folded guide is ready to be taken outside to the river and creeks to help you put names to the pebbles you can find in the Edmonton area and Alberta Plains region. Aimed at amateur geo-enthusiasts of all ages, high-quality photographs and brief descriptions on 11 panels make the identification of pebbles easy and fun. In addition, the short text provides information on how pebbles form, what they are made of, and how they got to the places we find them.