Reading Room 4: Publications on the Glacial Geology of Maritime Canada

This is by no means a comprehensive list but includes major or review papers by scientists involved in the glacial geology and landscapes of the region. You can access Nova Scotia Quaternary citation sources online through the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources library or the Canadian Geomorphology Research Groups (CGRG) bibliography of Canadian geomorphology.

Some of these papers are available as PDF's with links provided.

Amos, C. L., and Miller, A. A. L., 1990:
The Quaternary stratigraphy of southwest Sable Island Bank, eastern Canada; Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 102, p. 915-934.

Bailey, L. W., 1891.
Notes on the surface geology of southwestern Nova Scotia; Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, v. 8, p. 1-8.

Boyd, R., Scott, D. B., and Douma, M., 1988:
Glacial tunnel valleys and Quaternary history of the outer Scotian Shelf: Nature, v. 333, no. 6168, p. 61- 64.

Chalmers, R., 1895:
Report on the surface geology of eastern New Brunswick, northwestern Nova Scotia and a portion of Prince Edward Island; Geological Survey of Canada, Annual Report 1894, v. 1, no. 7, pt. m, 144 p.

Denton, G. H., and Hughes, T. J., 1981:
The last great ice sheets; John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, 484 p.

Dyke, A. S., and Prest, V. K., 1987:
Late Wisconsinan and Holocene history of the Laurentide ice sheet; in Fulton, R. J. and Andrews, J. T. Eds., The Laurentide Ice Sheet, Géographie physique et Quaternaire, v. 41, p. 237-264.

Flint, R. F., 1951:
Highland centres of former glacial outflow in northeastern North America; Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 62, p. 21-38.

Forbes, D. L., Boyd, R., and Shaw, J., 1991:
Late Quaternary sedimentation and sea-level changes on the inner Scotian Shelf: Quaternary Shelf Research, v. 11, no. 8-10, p. 1155-1179.

Gipp, M. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1989:
Chronology of Late Wisconsinan glaciation, Emerald Basin, Scotian Shelf; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 26, p. 333-335.

Goldthwait, J. W., 1924:
Physiography of Nova Scotia; Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 140; Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Microfiche No. 41, p. 60-103.

Grant, D. R., 1989:
Quaternary Geology of the Atlantic Appalachian region of Canada; Chapter 5 in Quaternary Geology of Canada and Adjacent Greenland, R. J. Fulton, (ed.); Geological Survey of Canada, Geology of Canada, no. 1 (also Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, v. K-1), p. 393-440.

Graves, R. M., and Finck, P. W., 1988:
The provenance of tills overlying the eastern part of the South Mountain Batholith, Nova Scotia; Maritime Sediments and Atlantic Geology, v. 24, p. 61-70.

Hickox, C. F., Jr., 1962:
Pleistocene geology of the central Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Department of Mines, Memoir 5, 36 p.

Honeyman, D., 1882:
Glacial transportation in Nova Scotia and beyond; Proceedings of the Transactions of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, v. 6, p. 34-42.

King, L. H. and Fader, G. B., 1986:
Wisconsinan glaciation of the Continental Shelf of Southeast Atlantic Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Bulletin 363, 72 p.

Lewis, C. F. Michael, Taylor, Brian B, Stea, Rudolph R, Fader, Gordon B. J, Horne, Richard J, MacNeil, S. Greg, Moore, Joe G, 1998:
Earth Science and Engineering: Urban Development in the Metropolitan Halifax Region; in Urban Geology of Canadian Cities, edited by P. F. Karrow and O. L. White, Geological Society of Canada, Special Paper 42, 1998, p. 409-444.

Loring, D. H., and Nota, D. J. G., 1973:
Morphology and sediments of the Gulf of St. Lawrence; Fisheries Research Board of Canada, Bulletin, 182, 147 p.

Maass, O., 1992:
Reading the Earth: Opportunities and options for interpreting geology at the proposed Cape Chignecto Provincial park. Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, open file report.

MacNeill R. H., and Purdy, C. A., 1951:
A local glacier in the Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley; (abstract); Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, v. 23, pt. 1, p. 111.

Mosher, D. C., Piper, D. J. W., Vilks, G. V., Aksu, A. E., and Fader, G. B., 1989:
Evidence for Wisconsinan glaciations in the Verrill Canyon area, Scotian Slope. Quaternary Research, v. 31, p. 27-40.

Mott, R. J., and Stea, R. R., 1994:
Late-Glacial (Allerød/Younger Dryas) buried organic deposits, Nova Scotia, Canada; Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 12, p.645-657.

Mott, R. J., Grant, D. R. G., Stea, R. R. and Occhietti, S., 1986:
Late-glacial climatic oscillation in Atlantic Canada equivalent to the Allerød-Younger Dryas event; Nature, v. 323, no. 6085, p. 247-250.

Nielsen, E., 1976:
The composition and origin of Wisconsinan tills in mainland Nova Scotia; Ph. D. thesis, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Thesis 277, 256 p.

Piper, D. J. W., Mudie, P. J., Fader, G. B., Josenhans, H. W., MacLean, B., and Vilks, G., 1990:
Quaternary Geology, Chapter 10; in M. J. Keen and G. L. Williams, Eds., Geology of the Continental Margin of Eastern Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Geology of Canada, no. 2, p. 475-607.

Prest, V. K., and Grant, D. R., 1969:
Retreat of the last ice sheet from the Maritime Provinces - Gulf of St. Lawrence region; Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 69-33, 15 p.

Prest, W. H., 1896:
Glacial succession in central Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Halifax, v. 9, session 1895-96, p. 158-170.

Rampton, V. N., Gauthier, R. C. Thibault, J. and Seaman, A. A., 1984:
Quaternary geology of New Brunswick; Geological Survey of Canada, Memoir 416. 77 p.

Scott, D. B., Boyd, R., Douma, M., Medioli, F. S., Yuill, Y., Leavitt, E., and Lewis, C. F. M., 1989:
Holocene relative sea-level changes and Quaternary glacial events on a continental shelf edge: Sable Island Bank, in D. B. Scott, P. A. Pirazzoli, and C. A., Honig Eds., Late Quaternary Sea-Level Correlations and Applications, p. 105-120.

Stea R. R., Conley, H., and Brown, Y., (compilers) 1992:
Surficial geology of the Province of Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Map 92-1, Scale 1:500 000.

Stea R. R., and Mott, R. J., 1998:
Deglaciation of Nova Scotia; Stratigraphy and chronology of lake sediment cores and buried organic sections; Géographie physique et Quaternaire, v. 41, p. 279-290.

Stea, R. R., Piper, D. J. W., Fader, G. B. J. and Boyd, R. 1998:
Wisconsinan glacial and sea-level history of Maritime Canada, a correlation of land and sea events. Geological Society of America Bulletin 110, no. 7, 821-845.

Stea R. R., and Pullan, S. E., 1989:
Hidden Cretaceous Basins in Nova Scotia; Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, v. 38, p. 1335-1354.

Wightman, D. M., 1980:
Late Pleistocene glaciofluvial and glaciomarine sediments on the north side of the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia; Ph. D. thesis, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Nova Scotia Department of Mines and Energy, Thesis 405, 426 p.

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