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Island at the Centre of the World: The Geological Heritage of Prince Edward Island
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation

Island at the Centre of the World: The Geological Heritage of Prince Edward Island

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From back cover:

Prince Edward Island has a history. But its story begins far, far beyond the birth of the nation, the arrival of European settlers, the Mi'kmaq, or even the first humans. Its story is older than the Island itself, which was born of climate change and rising seas just 7,000 years ago. The red cliffs of the Island have their origins in a world before the dinosaurs, in a time some 290 million years ago. Its rocks were deposited as rivers coursed their way through the tropical heart of Pangea, a giant landmass formed by moving continents. The part of the Earth that would one day become Prince Edward Island lay at the centre of the world. The L'Nuk, or Mi'kmaq, witnessed the birth of this Island thousands of years ago. All of this has been our best kept secret. Until now. 

Dr. John Calder is an internationally recognized, award winning geoscientist, author, educator, commentator and photographer. His passion is sharing the incredible story of the Earth, for which he was awarded the E.R. Ward Neale Medal of the Geological Association of Canada for excellence in communicating geoscience to Canadians. He was the lead scientist in the designation of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Nova Scotia as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. John is author of The Joggins Fossil Cliffs: Coal Age Galapagos and more than 200 Scientific publications on the region's geology. 

Book Details:

  • full colour photos
  • softcover
  • 88 pages

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