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125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario

The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

by Chris Earley & Tracy C. Read
edition: Paperback
tagged: ontario

The best-selling book of Ontario wildlands now features 15 additional destinations. This reader-friendly guide explores the remarkable splendor and diversity of the province, from its soaring clifftops, subterranean caves and thundering cataracts to the province's tallest white pine, the oldest rocks on Earth and the warbler capital of North Americ …

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Killing Bugs for Business and Beauty

Canada's Aerial War against Forest Pests, 1913-1930

by Mark Kuhlberg
edition: Hardcover
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), economic history, forests & rainforests, environmental conservation & protection, entomology

Killing Bugs for Business and Beauty examines the beginning of Canada’s aerial war against forest insects and how a tiny handful of officials came to lead the world with a made-in-Canada solution to the problem.

 

Shedding light on a largely forgotten chapter in Canadian environmental history, Mark Kuhlberg explores the theme of nature and its agen …

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Ontario Trees

A visual guide to the most important species

illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
tagged: trees, forests & rainforests

This book enables easy identification of every common tree species in southern Ontario. It includes detailed visuals showing tree shape, leaf shape and colour, seed and cone size, and bark texture. Using the illustrations and key ID features, a tree can be identified in any season of the year. 

Author and illustrator Jeffrey C. Domm spent many weeks …

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Forest Walking

Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America

by Peter Wohlleben & Jane Billinghurst
edition: Paperback
tagged: trees, ontario, essays & travelogues, forests & rainforests

Awaken your senses and learn how to be a forest detective—with Peter Wohlleben, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.

“This book will fast-track you into the joys of spending time amongst the trees.”—Tristan Gooley, author of The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs and How to Read Water

You'll be changed after rea …

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The Little Prairie Book of Berries

Recipes for Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn, Haskap Berries and More

by Sheryl Normandeau, illustrated by Tree Abraham & Meryl Hulse
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: fruit, plains & prairies

A National Post Best Cookbook of 2021

A celebration of some of the lesser-known berries local to the prairie region, including sea buckthorn, haskap, saskatoons, currants, sour cherries, and chokecherries.

This little cookbook is all about the berries and small fruits grown in prairie gardens, gathered from U-pick farms, and foraged in the wild. Home …

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Rivers Run Through Us

A Natural and Human History of Great Rivers of North America

by Eric B. Taylor, foreword by Mark Angelo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: rivers, ecology, environmental conservation & protection

An engaging, informative, and personal exploration of some of the great rivers of North America.

The physical nature of rivers has influenced the course of human history and development, whether it be in the prosecution of major conflicts (US Civil War), patterns of development and social change (dams on the Columbia River), the economy (gold rushes …

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Reindeer Reflections

Lessons from an Ancient Culture

by Jerry Haigh, foreword by Yann Martel
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: mammals, wilderness, wildlife

A fascinating look at the state and fate of caribou in North America, along with the millennia-long practice of reindeer herding in Finland, Russia, and Mongolia.

Within a few days of his arrival from Kenya to the western Canadian prairie city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, wildlife veterinarian Jerry Haigh discovered that caribou and reindeer are one …

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Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island

A Guide

by Benoit Lalonde
edition: Paperback
tagged: atlantic provinces, rivers, hikes & walks

From the author of the bestselling Waterfalls of Nova Scotia.

Benoit Lalonde travels to the bountiful sights of Nova Scotia’s most fabled island in Waterfalls of Cape Breton Island.

What Cape Breton Island lacks in size, it makes up for in the number, diversity, and sheer drama of its waterfalls. Bringing together one hundred of the Island’s grea …

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