The Parry Islands are a group of high arctic islands comprising Melville, Bathurst and Cornwallis islands, as well as a number of smaller ones. Melville is the largest of the 3 main islands and is also the highest, exceeding 1000 m in places. The islands are topographically similar since all are part of the same geosynclinal structure; each takes the form of a level plateau 600 m in elevation that ends abruptly in 300 m high cliffs along many parts of the coast. The most striking feature of the surface of Melville and Cornwallis islands is the almost complete absence of vegetation, exposing a great number and variety of patterned ground features.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Finlayson, Douglas. "Parry Islands". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parry-islands. Accessed 10 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Finlayson, D. (2014). Parry Islands. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parry-islands
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Finlayson, Douglas. "Parry Islands." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Parry Islands," by Douglas Finlayson, Accessed December 10, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/parry-islands
Article by Douglas Finlayson
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited January 23, 2014