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 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 An Enchantment of Birds, The Rockies: A Natural History, and Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies and is co-author of British Columbia: A Natural History, Birds of Southwestern British Columbia, and the upcoming Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. 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.
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
Other titles by Richard Cannings
Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
A Complete Guide, Revised Edition
Best Places to Bird in British Columbia
The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist
A Guide to Nature along B.C. Highways
Birdfinding in British Columbia
Geology of British Columbia
A Journey through Time
Flights of Imagination
Extraordinary Writing About Birds
Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies
A Photographer's Journey through the Southern Coast Mountains
Roadside Nature Tours through the Okanagan
A Guide to British Columbia's Wine Country