Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1994


Published in Great Plains Research 4:1 (February 1994). Copyright © 1994 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Used by permission.


The main title of this book might suggest to the reader that it is a work of broad scope on the subhumid to semiarid part of the Canadian prairies often called the Palliser Triangle. The second subtitle, A Festschrift Honoring Dr. Archibald MacSween Stalker, is closer to what the book really does. Indeed, not all of the chapters are about the Palliser Triangle.

Stalker is a celebrated glacial geologist/glacial geomorphologist who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the landforms of central and southern Alberta. Like myself, those who have an interest in this topic, or for that matter in glaciation in general, will find the book fascinating.