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Nature Bears

SuperGuide: Wild Animals of Western Canada

by (author) Kevin Van Tighem

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Bears, Wildlife
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
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“An elk without asters is not an elk. And western Canada without wildlife is not truly western Canada,” says author Kevin Van Tighem. This book is an excellent guide to all the major wild animals that live in western Canada. There are over 40 descriptions and stories that range from grizzly bears to ground squirrels, and from chipmunks to whales.



  • Full-colour photographs for every animal
  • Comprehensive descriptions of over 40 wild animals
  • Authentic tales of wildlife encounters by the author
  • Excellent as a trail-side handbook

About the author

Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent at Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Without Fear (RMB 2013), The Homeward Wolf (RMB 2013) and Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River (RMB 2015). His next book (to be published by RMB in 2017) will be a series of essays that reflect on the ecology, conservation history, missed opportunities and emerging possibilities of Alberta, a place that could have been about so much more than oil. He lives with his wife, Gail, in Canmore, Alberta.

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