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Canada: A Natural History

Livingston, John; Fitzharris, Tim
Publisher:  Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Penguin Books, Canada
Year Published:  1988  
Pages:  200pp   ISBN:  0-670-82186-1
Library of Congress Number:  QH106.F57   Dewey:  508.71
Resource Type:  Book



Abstract:  As the foreword states, "increasingly we are realizing that the natural environment is not only fascinating and beautiful, but that its health is vital to our well-being. We are beginning to understand, as well, that we ourselves are part of nature and that we can flourish only when the natural systems flourish." A chapter devoted to preservation and protection of nature surveys successes and failure, noting that "ours is the species that treats the land as though it owned it." Canada: A Natural History surveys the varying ecosystems of the northern part of this continent, explaining their characteristics, vividly illustrated by the photographs of Tim Fitzharris. To protect our natural areas, we have to know them. This book helps us to understand the web of life of which we too are a part.



Table of Contents

Introduction
The Lay of the Land
The Shorlelines
The West Coast Forests
The Mountain Forests
The Alpine
The Boreal Forest
The Northern Tundra
The Grasslands
The Eastern Forests
The Status of Nature
Selected Resources
Acknowledgements

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