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Tree Thieves

Crime and Survival in North America's Woods

by Lyndsie Bourgon
edition: Hardcover
tagged: trees, natural resources, environmental conservation & protection

“An absorbing true-crime story and a fascinating examination of the deep and troubled relationship between people and forests.”
—Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts

A fast-paced investigation into timber poaching that reveals why stealing trees has become a billion-dollar industry.

Deep in the thickets of North America’s most ancient w …

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Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta, Second Edition

edited by Gina Fryer; Jane Lancaster; Kimberly Ottenbreit; Christina Metke; Donna Cherniawsky; Amy Griffiths; Kristen Foreman & Jenalee Mischkolz
edition: Paperback
tagged: reference, botany

The long-awaited second edition of Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta combines detailed botanical descriptions, plant habitats, and phenological information with hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and provincial and North American distribution maps. Featuring nearly 500 species, 150 of which are new to this edition, this accessible and richly-ill …

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The Flora and Fauna of Stanley Park

An Explorer’s Guide

by Collin Varner
edition: eBook
tagged: regional, trees, flowers

A concise, full-colour guide to more than 200 native and introduced plant and animal species found in Vancouver’s famed city park.

Vancouver’s Stanley Park is known around the world as a natural oasis in the midst of Western Canada’s largest city. Unlike many urban parks, which are mostly cultivated, the 1,000-acre area now known as Stanley Pa …

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Invasive Flora of the West Coast

British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

by Collin Varner
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: regional, flowers

A compact, full-colour field guide to the growing number of invasive plant species spreading across coastal BC and the Pacific Northwest, highlighting their hazards and uses.

The spread of invasive plant species is a growing concern across the coastal Pacific Northwest. Invasive plants compete for space with native plants, alter the natural habitat, …

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The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi

Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes, and Bodies

by Keith Seifert, foreword by Dr. Rob Dunn
edition: Hardcover
tagged: mycology, environmental conservation & protection, mushrooms, ecology

?Fans of Merlin Sheldrake's Entangled Life and Suzanne Simard's Finding the Mother Tree will enjoy Seifert's latest... A perspective-shifting guide to our microfungal matrix.??Kirkus 

Even though we can?t always see them, fungi exist all around us. From forests and farms to food and medicine?and even our homes and bodies?fungal connections shape how …

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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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Field Study

Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium

read by Helen Humphreys
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: botany, social history

 

“[A] delightful mix of memoir and field study.” — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left — no matter how diminished

Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature me …

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The Science and Spirit of Seaweed

Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest

by Amanda Swinimer
edition: Paperback
tagged: aquatic, marine biology, seafood

Sustainable Pacific Northwest-based seaweed harvester Amanda Swinimer describes the ecology, culinary uses, evidence-based health benefits and climate change-resisting potential of seaweed and shares highlights from her remarkable life beneath the waves.

Related to the most ancient living organisms on earth, seaweeds are incredible and unique life f …

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