Chris Yorath of Victoria was born in 1936. He conducted petroleum exploration in the Middle East and Alberta before joining the Geological Survey of Canada in 1967. After working in the Arctic, he joined the Survey's Pacific Geoscience Centre in 1976. His study Where Terranes Collide (Orca) takes the reader through 17 million years of geological history pertaining to the Cordillera of Western Canada while paying tribute to his fellow West Coast geologists. He has also published a visitor's guide to the geology of Banff and Yoho National Parks in How Old Is That Mountain? (Orca, 1997; Harbour 2006) and A Measure of Value (Horsdal & Schubart, 2000). With new photographs, the expanded Geology of Southern Vancouver Island (Harbour, 2005) is for geologists and amateur naturalists alike.

NAME: Yorath, Christopher John

DATE OF BIRTH: March 27, 1936

PLACE OF BIRTH: Calgary, Alberta


EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Scientfic research in geology

BIBLIOGRAPHY: How Old Is That Mountain (Revised Edition) Harbour Publishing. 2006

Geology of Southern Vancouver Island (Revised Edition) Harbour Publishing. 2005

A Measure of Value. The Story of the D'Arcy Island Leper Colony. (Touchwood Editions, Horsdal and Schubert Publishers Ltd. 2000)

How Old Is That Mountain. (Orca Book Publishers, 1997) Revised edition (Harbour, 2006).

The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island. (Co-authored with H.W. Nasmith) 1995 (Harbour, 2005)

Where Terranes Collide. (Orca Book Publishers, 1990)

Research geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada. 1967 - 1997

Currently retired.

PHONE: (250) 479-9695


Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island: A field guide

[BCBW 2006]