Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration is a journey of discovery that invites Albertans and visitors to explore the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of the province’s four eco-regions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, badlands, and mountains.
Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration is a journey of discovery that invites Albertans and visitors to explore the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of the province's four eco-regions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, badlands, and mountains.
Despite the fact that Alberta is not as wild as it once was, Lynch shows us that there is still much to celebrate, much to discover, much to savour and admire, and much to protect for the future. It is also a testament to the exceptional natural beauty and biological significance of the province that, of the thirteen locations in Canada designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in recognition of their outstanding value to humanity, five are found in Alberta: Banff/Jasper National Parks, Waterton National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Lavishly illustrated with exceptionally beautiful color photographs and sketches, Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration describes Alberta's magnificent landscapes, flora, and fauna. Throughout the text Lynch also outlines some of the big changes - both success stories and areas of concern - that have occurred in the wildlife populations of the province over the last hundred years.
About the authors
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."
ANDY RUSSELL was born in 1915 and lived his first years on the Prairies before moving to the Canadian Rockies. A life-long outdoorsman, he had a long and varied career in Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska.
Other titles by Wayne Lynch
Wildlife of the Arctic for Kids
Wildlife of the North
Animals of the High Latitudes of North America and Europe
Bears Bears Bears for Kids
Treasured Symbols of the North
Wildlife of the Rockies for Kids
Bears of the North
A Year Inside Their Worlds
A Celebration of Prairie Birds
The Illustrated Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation