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Plants of the Western Forest

Alaska to Minnesota Boreal and Aspen Parkland

by Derek Johnson; Linda Kershaw & Andy MacKinnon

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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 extending from Alaska to Minnesota. Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, you can explore these regions with this handy reference in your backpack or library. Plants of the Western Forest includes: * More than 800 color photographs * Almost 900 line drawings * Color 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 Johnson

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 Kershaw

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.
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Andy MacKinnon

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.
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