Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage

The Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project promotes greater public knowledge and appreciation of the geology and related landscapes in and around Canada's National Capital Region

Geology of the Ottawa-Gatineau region:

  • Geoscape Ottawa-Gatineau: English / French. J.M. Aylsworth. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 85, 2004.
  • Guide to the geology and scenery of the National Capital Area. D.M. Baird. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 15, 1968, 88 p.
  • Geology of the Ottawa – St. Lawrence Lowland, Ontario and Québec. A.E. Wilson. Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 241, 1946, 66 p.
  • Urban geology of the National Capital Area / Géologie urbaine de la région de la Capitale nationale; Bélanger, R. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5311, 2008. This can be downloaded for free from http://geopub.nrcan.gc.ca/publist_e.php , query by the open file number - 5311.
  • Quaternary geology of the Ottawa region, Ontario and Québec. R.J. Fulton et al. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 86-23, 1987.
  • Paleozoic geology of the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Lowland, southern Ontario. D.A. Williams. Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 5770, 1991.
  • Geology of the southern part of the Gatineau Park, National Capital Region. D.D. Hogarth. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 70-20, 1970.
  • A guide to the geology of the Gatineau-Lièvre district. D.D. Hogarth. The Canadian Field Naturalist, v. 76, 1962, p 1-55.
  • Rocks of the Masson - Buckingham - Mayo area. D.D. Hogarth. Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la faune Rapporte GM 63238 and Carte 63238 C00001.
  • Rocks and minerals for the collector - Hull-Maniwaki, Québec: Ottawa-Peterborough, Ontario. A.P. Sabina. Geological Survey of Canada Miscellaneous Report 41, 1987.
  • A guide to the mineral deposits of southeastern Ontario and southwestern Québec. J.E. Udd. CJ Multi-Media Inc., 2005.
  • A walking guide - Ottawa's building and monument stones. Q. Gall. Geological Association of Canada Miscellaneous Publication 7, 2009.
  • A geological excursion through the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. J. DeGrace. Background paper BE-36E, Library of Parliament, 1982.
  • The story of the stones in the Dominion Parliament Building. E.M. Kindle. Scientific Monthly, v. 23, 1926, p. 539-544.
  • Building stones of Canada's federal Parliament Buildings. D.E. Lawrence. Geoscience Canada, v. 28, 2001, p. 13-30.
  • Legacy in stone. The Rideau corridor. F. Spalding-Smith and B.A. Humphreys. Boston Milles Press, 1999.

General geology/geology of Canada:

  • Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey. N. Eyles and A. Miall, 2007.
  • Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years of Environmental Change. N. Eyles and A. Miall. Fitzhenry and Whiteside, pubs. 2002.
  • Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. S.J. Gould. Hutchinson, pub. 1989.

Science, including earth science, evolution, cosmology:

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything. Bill Bryson. Random House Publishing. 2004.
  • The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution. Richard Dawkins. Mariner Books. 2004.
  • The Earth: An Intimate History. Richard Fortey. Knopf/Random House. 2005.
  • Geodiversity: Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature. Murray Gray. Wiley. 2004.
  • Basin and Range. John McPhee. Straus & Giroux. 1981.
  • In Suspect Terrane. John McPhee. Straus & Giroux. 1983.
  • Bedrock-Writers on the Wonders of Geology. L.E. Savoy, E.M. Moores and & J. E. Moores (editors). Trinity University Press. 2006.
  • Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. N. Shubin, Pantheon Books, N.Y. 2008.
  • Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. E.O. Wilson. Vintage Books, 2006.
  • Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883. Simon Winchester. Harper Collins. 2003.
  • The Map that Changed the World. Simon Winchester. Harper Collins. 2001.
  • A Crack in the Edge of the World. Simon Winchester. Harper Collins. 2005.