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published: May 2015
publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

British Columbia

A Natural History of Its Origins, Ecology, and Diversity with a New Look at Climate Change

by Richard Cannings & Sydney Cannings

tagged: western provinces, regional

This revised and expanded edition of an award-winning book not only explores British Columbia's stunning ecology but also features an increased focus on climate change. With expanded sections on the province’s geological history, updated information on the mountain pine beetle and the future of B.C.’s biodiversity, and fresh information on many other topics, this edition includes new illustrations, photos, sidebars, and new and revised maps.

Both an authoritative reference and an easy-to-read guide, this revised edition is a must for anyone who wants detailed and up-to-date information about British Columbia’s dazzling natural world.

About the Authors

Richard Cannings

Sydney Cannings

Contributor Notes

Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist, and lecturer on birds and bird habitats. He works as a consulting biologist assessing endangered species and organizing bird population surveys, and he can be heard on the CBC Radio 1 program BC Almanac as its regular birding expert. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is co-author of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia and British Columbia: A Natural History. He lives in Penticton, BC.

Sydney Cannings is a zoologist working on endangered species for Environment Canada in Whitehorse, Yukon. He has also worked as an endangered species specialist for the British Columbia government and as the curator of the Spencer Entomological Museum at the University of British Columbia.

Editorial Review

“Finely textured, rich in detail, both lyrical and eloquent, this accounting of the province's true wealth is a literary event to be celebrated.” —Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun

“Much more than a clinical reference guide, it is a celebration of Canada’s biologically richest province. Written in easy prose and abundantly illustrated with photographs and detailed colour graphs and maps, the book contains enough information to enthrall even the advanced naturalist.” —Larry Pynn, Canadian Geographic

“A splendid book... that’s as much literature as science... a natural history packed with drama, mystery and heartbreak.” —Nature Canada

“A wonderful book! Well written and beautifully illustrated... Highly recommended to all naturalists!” —Canadian Field Naturalist

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