Four Billion Years and Counting
Canada’s Geological Heritage
Four Billion Years and Counting is a book that will take you on an epic journey of discovery, revealing how Canada’s rocks, fossils, and landscapes have evolved over time. An ever–shifting drama featuring the building and dismantling of continents and the opening and closing of oceans, the story highlights the basic concepts about rocks, plate tectonics, geological time, and fossils, using Canadian examples. This book shows how these topics are foundations for economic and social issues–such as water, energy and mineral resources, landslides, the environment, and climate change–that impact our lives every day.
The FBY website contains downloadable illustrations from the book for educational and non–profit purposes. The illustrations are arranged, as in the book, by chapter and box. A caption for each illustration is also available for download. This website is intended to be used in conjunction with the book..
All photographic and graphic images are copyright of the persons and/or institutions indicated in the caption directly associated with each image.The copyright holders have agreed that you may use their images for educational, non–commercial purposes only and provided that they are credited in each instance of use. For all other uses you must contact the copyright holder.
The following documents are provide by CGEN as an example of how this book may be used to support your lessons and exploratory activities. (These will be posted soon.)