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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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Whelks to Whales

Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Newly Revised and expanded Third edition

by Rick M. Harbo
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 1858238-1853487
tagged: marine life, reference

Newly revised and updated with additional photographs and up-to-date names, this full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. It is a ready reference to more than 400 of the most common species: the fascinating local sponge …

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Bats of British Columbia

by Cori Lausen; David Nagorsen & Mark Brigham
edition: Paperback
tagged: mammals, regional, reference

Bats live on every continent except Antarctica and in virtually every type of habitat, from desert to forest. With more than 1,400 species worldwide, bats fill important ecological roles around the globe by controlling insect populations, pollinating plants, dispersing seeds and even providing humans with medicines--the saliva of the famous vampire …

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Mushrooms of British Columbia

by Andy MacKinnon & Kem Luther
edition: Paperback
tagged: mushrooms, reference, regional

With more species of fungi than any other region in Canada, British Columbia is a rich playground for mushroom hunters. Now there's Mushrooms of British Columbia, the newest handbook from the Royal BC Museum. It's perfect for anyone wanting to know more about BC mushrooms—whether for study, harvest, photography or appreciation.

Authors and mushroo …

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Plants of Northern British Columbia

by Andy MacKinnon, edited by Jim Pojar & Ray Coupe
edition: Paperback
tagged: reference

More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes new photographs and native uses of plants.

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Mushrooms of Western Canada

illustrated by Helene Schalkwijk-Barendsen, edited by Elaine Butler
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: mushrooms, reference

This book is the first comprehensive field guide to the mushrooms of the Northwest - that region which covers the area from Alaska to northern California and from Saskatchewan and Montana to the Pacific Coast. A total of 550 species are meticulously illustrated and dealt with in the text. With accurate scientific information and superb illustration …

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Plants of Alberta

Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, Ferns, Aquatic Plants & Grasses

by France Royer & Richard Dickinson
edition: Paperback
tagged: regional, reference

From the prairie grasslands to the high mountains, Alberta's flora is diverse and fascinating. Discover the beauty and plant lore of the province in this extraordinary book: * More than 1000 colour photos * Over 700 primary species and over 300 secondary species of native and naturalized plants in 115 families * Clear descriptions to help identify …

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Alpine Plants of British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest North America

by Andy MacKinnon & Jim Pojar
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: reference, mountains

Two of Canada's most respected nature writers have collaborated once again to produce an outstanding field guide to the plants that grow at high elevation, above the tree line, in the mountains systems of British Columbia and elsewhere in the Western Cordillera. The book features more than 500 plants found in the alpine regions of western North Ame …

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Path to Wild Food, The

Edible Plants & Recipes for Canada

by Sandra Walker & Ron Heinrichs
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: reference, natural foods

Taking a refreshing and practical approach, The Path to Wild Foods is an ethical field guide and recipe book that promotes respect for the natural world and for the cultures that use it effectively. Written by an accomplished ethnobotanist and educator, this book rekindles an interest in natural foods, including taking best advantage of “nature†…

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The Forager’s Dinner

Finding, harvesting, and preparing Newfoundland & Labrador’s edible plants

by Shawn Dawson
edition: eBook
tagged: reference

Join professional forager Shawn Dawson on a guided tour of the forests, fields, bogs, barrens, cliffsides and shorelines of Newfoundland. Along the way, you’ll learn to identify more than 50 edible plants—including trees, weeds, berries, and fruit—and how and when to harvest them sustainably.