"Finely textured, rich in detail, both lyrical and eloquent, this accounting of the province's true wealth is a literary event to be celebrated." --Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun "Much more than a clinical reference guide, it is a celebration of Canada's biologically richest province. Written in easy prose and abundantly illustrated with photographs and detailed colour graphs and maps, the book contains enough information to enthrall even the advanced naturalist." --Larry Pynn, Canadian Geographic "A splendid book... that's as much literature as science... a natural history packed with drama, mystery and heartbreak." --Nature Canada "A wonderful book! Well written and beautifully illustrated... Highly recommended to all naturalists!" --Canadian Field NaturalistVom Verlag:
This revised and expanded edition of an award-winning book not only explores British Columbia's stunning ecology but also features an increased focus on climate change. With expanded sections on the province's geological history, updated information on the mountain pine beetle and the future of B.C.'s biodiversity, and fresh information on many other topics, this edition includes new illustrations, photos, sidebars, and new and revised maps. Both an authoritative reference and an easy-to-read guide, this revised edition is a must for anyone who wants detailed and up-to-date information about British Columbia's dazzling natural world.
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