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The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist

A Guide to Nature along B.C. Highways

Regular price $22.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781771000543
  • Tags: Nature & Environment, Richard Cannings, Sydney Cannings, Travel & Adventure,
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
  • Published On: 01/11/2014
  • 352 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781771000550
  • Tags: Nature & Environment, Richard Cannings, Sydney Cannings, Travel & Adventure,
  • Published On: 11/01/2014
  • 288 Pages

An authoritative guide to the landforms, vegetation, and animal life along the major highways of British Columbia and southern Yukon.

Now updated and expanded with new sections on northern British Columbia and the entire length of the Alaska Highway in Yukon, this beloved guide to the roadside ecology of British Columbia's major highways is a tour through the unexpected joys of the road. Over thirteen chapters, each focussing on a major highway, naturalists Richard and Sydney Cannings reveal the secrets of roadside flora and fauna. Featuring full-colour photographs and black-and-white drawings of numerous plants and animals, and a map of featured highways, this guide is the ideal road trip companion.

Richard Cannings is a veteran biologist, birder, and nature writer. A lifetime resident of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, he is a founding director of the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance and a member of the national board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He is the author of Birds of Interior BC and the Rockies, An Enchantment of Birds, and The Rockies: A Natural History, and is co-author of Birds of Southwestern British Columbia and British Columbia: A Natural History. He lives in Penticton, BC.

Sydney Cannings is a zoologist working on endangered species for Environment Canada in Whitehorse, Yukon. He has also worked as an endangered species specialist for the British Columbia government and as the curator of the Spencer Entomological Museum at the University of British Columbia.