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Treasured Symbols of the North

by (author) Wayne Lynch

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

    Publish Date
    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

Wildlife photographer and science writer Dr. Wayne Lynch has dedicated almost three decades to learning everything he can about these powerful mammals. In his quest for bears, he has crawled inside the winter dens of black bears and polar bears, held squirming grizzly cubs in his arms, sailed along the coastal rainforests of British Columbia, hiked the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains in South America and ridden elephants through the jungles of Nepal and India.

In Bears, Bears, Bears for Kids, his engaging guide to the world's eight bear species, Lynch introduces us to the strange and wonderful natural histories of these magnificent wild animals.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Wayne Lynch has been writing about and photographing the wildlands of the world from the stark beauty of the Arctic and Antarctic to the lush rainforests of the tropics. Today, he is one of Canada's best-known and most widely published nature writers and wildlife photographers. His photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over 80 countries. He is also the author/photographer of more than 45 books for children as well as over 20 highly acclaimed natural history books for adults including Windswept: A Passionate View of the Prairie Grasslands; Penguins of the World; Bears: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness; A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World; Wild Birds Across the Prairies;Planet Arctic: Life at the Top of the World; The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest; Owls of the United States and Canada: A Complete Guide to their Biology and Behavior; Penguins: The World's Coolest Birds; Galapagos: A Traveler's Introduction; A Celebration of Prairie Birds; and Bears of the North: A Year Inside Their Worlds.In 2022, he released Wildlife of the Rockies for Kids and Loons: Treasured Symbols of the North. His books have won multiple awards and have been described as "a magical combination of words and images."

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