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Shield Country

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The Canadian Shield is a distinct ecological region that forms the evergreen, granite-studded crown stretching across two-thirds of North America. In size, it approximates western Europe with one percent the number of people. A satellite view of the region on a winter's night shows tiny, widely scattered blips of light-islands of human settlement adrift in a sea of subarctic wilderness. In age, the shield's primeval bedrock dates to the beginning of earthly time. Shield Country unfolds a fascinating story of unrivaled Precambrian geology, of wild rivers and millions of pristine lakes, of an ecological junction where subarctic and arctic climates, plants, birds, and mammals weave a richly textured wilderness fabric.


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Paperback Editions

November 1999 : Canada Paperback

Title: Shield Country: The Life and Times of the Oldest Piece of the Planet
Author(s): Jamie Bastedo
ISBN: 0-88995-191-8 / 978-0-88995-191-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Red Deer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA