Natural History


Bird, C. D., and R. D. Bird 1967
The Aspen Parkland. In Alberta: A Natural History, edited by W. G. Hardy, pp. 135-149. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI QH 106 H27

Bird, C. D., and I. A. R. Halladay 1967
The Cypress Hills. In Alberta: A Natural History, edited by W. G. Hardy, pp. 117-133. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI QH 106 H27

Dormaar, J. F. 2003
Sweetgrass Hills: A Natural and Cultural History. Occasional Paper No. 38. Lethbridge Historical Society, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 84 pages.
AEU HSS FC 3695 S85 D67

Geist, V. 1996
Buffalo Nation: History and Legend of the North American Bison. Fifth House, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 144 pages.
AEU HSS QL 737 U53 G435 A survey of bison history and biology, plus an examination of the role of bison in culture, both Aboriginal and modern. Ends with a denunciation of game ranching as a threat to the survival of bison. Plenty of illustrations and extracts from Aboriginal stories about bison. The photos are spectacular and well worth getting the book for. (16/May/1997).

Green, R., and A. H. Laycock 1967
Mountains and Plains. In Alberta: A Natural History, edited by W. G. Hardy, pp. 69-89. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI QH 106 H27

Longley, R. W. 1967
Climate and Weather Patterns. In Alberta: A Natural History, edited by W. G. Hardy, pp. 53-67. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI QH 106 H27 Reviews the characteristics of Alberta's climate. Maps are mostly based on 1931 - 1960 data; this forms a useful comparison to more recent normals.

Museum of Natural History nd
The Cypress Hills: A Natural History. Popular Series 15. Museum of Natural History, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 28 pages.
A short pamphlet that discusses the present landscape, vegetation and wildlife, together with a brief review of human history and geology. Written for the non-specialist. (18/May/2004).

Reid, G. 1986
Dinosaur Provincial Park. The Boston Mills Press, Erin, Ontario, Canada.
AEU HSS FC 366 D56 R35 Dinosaur Provincial Park was designated a World Heritage Site in 1979 on the basis of its badland scenery, abundant dinosaur fossils, and endangered riparian habitat, especially the cottonwood groves. Reid provides a brief review of the palaeontology, geology, and landscape of the Park, and an introduction to the natural history. Some good photographs. (15/Dec/2001).

Savage, A., and C. Savage 1981
Wild Mammals of Western Canada. Western Prairie Producer Books, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada ix + 209 pages.
AEU SCI QL 721.5 S26 This book covers about 70 species (called representative species) of the 160 mammal species in western Canada. The coverage includes marine mammals (such as whales and seals) as well as terrestrial mammals. Many of the common prairie mammals are included, notably pronghorn, bison, ground squirrels, and coyotes. Each entry is accompanied by one or more colour pictures and a distribution map. The text is followed by a lengthy (25 page) bibliography, again arranged by taxon. The text entries are informative and include details of life history and behaviour. (24/Nov/2010) .

Webb, R., A. Johnston, and J. D. Soper 1967
The Prairie World. In Alberta: A Natural History, edited by W. G. Hardy, pp. 93-115. M. G. Hurtig, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI QH 106 H27

Wein, R. W. (editor) 2006
Coyotes Still Sing in My Valley: Conserving Biodiversity in a Northern City. Spotted Cow Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada xvi + 376 pages.
AEU SCI QH 77 C3 C66
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