Geology of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island: Touring through time at 44 scenic sites


This book is an informative traveller’s guide to sites of geologic interest in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking locations both on and off the beaten path. Together, these sites reveal the geological history of the two provinces. Wonderful colour photographs and the accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site.


Put this book on your must-read list— it is perfect for planning an escape into the natural world, allowing readers to visit special sites while following social distancing rules.

Author Bio

Martha Hickman Hild & Sandra Barr

Sandra Barr is a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Acadia University in Wolfville. Widely recognized as an expert in the geology of Nova Scotia, she is also co-editor of the scientific journal Atlantic Geology, and is book editor for the Geological Association of Canada.

Martha Hickman Hild has a PhD in Earth Sciences. Early in her career she co-directed a research laboratory and lectured in geology. She also more than 25 years experience in publishing, including work as a textbook editor and as a prize-winning news researcher. She is author of Geology of Newfoundland: Field Guide.

Review by William E. Glassley, author of A Wilder Time: Notes From a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice

Through Geology of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, the reader joins Martha Hickman Hild and Sandra M. Barr, both distinguished Ph.D. earth scientists, on beautifully documented explorations of the billion year-old history of a stunning landscape. This sturdy volume is a treasure trove of intelligently organized and presented information for over 40 sites representing diverse and fascinating chapters of Earth’s evolution in the North Atlantic region. The presented material is easily accessible to anyone, from vacationers and geological novices to research scientists. Clearly labeled maps and illustrations, color photographs, simple directions and well presented “science-for-the-lay-person” text allows the reader to delve below the surface and experience the complex stories of eroded mountain systems and vast, vanished oceans preserved here. The local histories of buildings and towns so thoughtfully conveyed add a facet to this book that connects the reader to the multi-dimensioned reality of each location. For those fortunate to visit the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island landscape, this field guide should be a required companion.

Bill is the awarding winning author of A Wilder Time (Bellevue Literary Press)

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