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Treasured Symbols of the North

by (author) Wayne Lynch

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
  • Paperback / softback

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    Oct 2022
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In Loons: Treasured Symbols of the North, acclaimed wildlife photographer, naturalist, and best-selling author Wayne Lynch offers the reader a work of scintillating science and stunning beauty as he focuses on the five species of loons — the red-throated loon, the look-alike Pacific and Arctic loons, the familiar neck-laced common loon and the yellow-billed loon, the largest and rarest member of the family. Like no other book before, Lynch presents a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, text, coupled with breathtaking photographs that explore and compare the haunts, habits, and hardships of this charismatic group of handsome water birds. Once again, he has produced a book that is "a magical combination of words and images".

Loons: Treasured Symbols of the North is a perfect book for those who live in loon country and want a better understanding of the birds with which they live as well as for those who visit loon country and are eager to interpret their wilderness experience. The book is also for those who may never see a loon but want these birds to survive because they unfailingly fuel the human imagination and spirit.

About the author

Wayne Lynch
Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."

With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.

Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.

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