The Great Northern Kingdom
Life in the Boreal ForestBook - 2001
Spreading across the top of North America from Alaska to Newfoundland and sweeping across the breadth of Russia to the fjords of western Scandinavia, is the great northern forest. An immense swath of spruce, fir, larch, and aspen, it is arguably the largest forest ecosystem in the world. In The Great Northern Kingdom , noted science writer, naturalist, and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch examines the animals and plants of this mighty forest as the seasons unfold. Through the raging wildfires of spring and summer and into the long, frigid months of a northern winter, the boreal forest teams with life. Wayne Lynch explores the life-cycles of the mammals, birds, frogs, and flowers that have adapted to the demanding climate of this vast forest. In the entertaining, informative prose that has become his trademark style, Lynch offers detailed information about the flora and fauna, beautiful colour photographs, environmental issues, and recent scientific discoveries in a fascinating and accessible book.
Publisher: Calgary : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2001.
Characteristics: 160 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm.