The Rockies: A Natural History

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Greystone Books, Apr 1, 2007 - Nature - 288 pages
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This spectacular guide celebrates the Rocky Mountains’ amazing ecological and biological diversity. It describes the range’s geographical formation, its role in shaping the American West, its five ecosystems and the plants and animals that form them, and the relationship between humans and the Rockies, from the arrival of indigenous peoples to the onslaught of tourists and environmental concerns. Gorgeous full-color photographs, elegant line drawings, and sidebars that highlight subjects of particular interest complement the book’s lively, engaging text.

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Richard Cannings is a renowned naturalist, conservationist and international lecturer on birds and bird habitats. He has authored many books on birding and natural history, including the bestselling Birds of Southwestern British Columbia. Research and editorial contributors to this book include biologist Mike Denny, long-time Cascadia birder Bob Morse, Audubon Society lecturer Harry Nehls and regional editor for North American Birds Dave Trochlell.

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