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Title:Jasper National Park
Author:Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)
Published:   1963
Publisher:Queen's Printer, Ottawa
Tags:Alberta, non-fiction, parks, travel
Description:The first part of this guidebook describes in some detail the general aspects of the geology of Jasper National Park . . . where it is, how the mountains there originated, what the rocks of the region are and where they came from, and the different shapes of mountains related to the structures of the rocks composing them. The last part comprises a series of notes on what is to be seen at each of the lookouts and roadside stops along the main travel routes. [Suggest a different description.]
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Pages:225 

Author Bio for Baird, David M. (David McCurdy)

David McCurdy Baird, OC FRSC (born July 28, 1920) is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic.

Baird held many university teaching positions including the University of Rochester (1941 to 1943), McGill University (1943 to 1946), Mount Allison University (1946 to 1947), and the University of New Brunswick (1947 to 1952). From 1952 to 1958, he was a Provincial Geologist for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. At the same time, he was a Professor of Geology at Memorial University of Newfoundland and was head of the department from 1954 to 1958. In 1958, he joined the University of Ottawa as a Professor of Geology and Chairman of the Department where he would remain until 1966.

From 1966 to 1981, he was the founding Director of the Canada Science and Technology Museum. From 1981 to 1986, he was the founding Director of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. In 1986, he was appointed Director of the Rideau Canal Museum in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

He is the author of numerous books including Beauty in the Rocks: The Photography of David M. Baird (2006), Northern Lights: Lighthouses of Canada (1999), Jasper National Park: Behind the mountains and glaciers (1977), A guide to geology for visitors to Canada's national parks, and Our Earth in Continuous Change (1973).

In 1986, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his "life-long contribution to science education in Canada". In 1986, he was awarded the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Massey Medal. In 1958, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was awarded the Society's Bancroft Award in 1970.

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