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Plants of the Western Forest

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Boreal and Aspen Parkland

by (author) Derek Johnson, Linda Kershaw & Andy MacKinnon

Publisher
Lone Pine Publishing, Partners Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Category
General, Reference
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772130591
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $26.95 USD
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772130577
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $26.95 USD

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Description

This beautifully illustrated, easy-to-use field guide provides detailed information about more than 620 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, you can explore our great forests with this handy reference in your backpack or library. Plants of the Western Forest: Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba includes: * More than 800 colour photographs * Almost 900 line drawings * Colour photo guide to wildflowers * Clear species descriptions to help identify plants * Intriguing notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.

About the authors

Derek is a lifetime resident of Alberta. He received his MSc in botany from the University of Calgary. He is currently employed by the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton where he is a plant taxonomist and ecologist and curates the herbarium at the Northern Forestry Centre. His work has taken him to the arctic, as well as many years studying peatlands in the boreal forest of the prairie provinces.

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Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.

Linda Kershaw's profile page

DR. JIM POJAR is executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon chapter and spent 25 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.

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