Chasing Clayoquot: A Wilderness Almanac

Chasing Clayoquot: A Wilderness Almanac

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Overview

First published in 2004, and now with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this book of natural history, environmentalism, and politics explores one of the Earth's last primeval places: Clayoquot Sound. Pitt-Brooke takes the reader on 12 journeys, one for each month of the year. Each journey covers the outstanding natural event of that season, such as whale-watching in April, shorebird migration in May, and the salmon spawn in October.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553656227
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A veterinarian and researcher, David Pitt-Brooke writes for a variety of nature and wildlife publications; he received a Canadian Science Writers Association Award for "Outstanding Contribution to Science Journalism." He has also bred falcons, collared caribou, and implanted radios in rattlesnakes. He was an Environmental Education Officer for Parks Canada for ten years. He lives in Tofino, British Columbia, on the edge of Clayoquot Sound.

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prologue: Beginnings1
January: Chasing the Tempest: Who Has Seen the Wind?9
February: Clear and Cold: A Break in the Storm33
March: Nature's Plenty: Herring Time57
April: Thar She Blows!: The Springtime Migration of Gray Whales81
May: Wind Birds: Mudflats and Shorebird Migration101
June: Hanging On for Dear Life: The Intertidal Zone119
July: Through a Glass Darkly: A (Very) Brief Voyage of Oceanic Discovery139
August: In the Shadow of the Pacific: The Mountains of Clayoquot Sound157
September: Waste Not, Want Naught: Coastal Temperate Rainforest181
October: Ring of Bright Water: Bears, Salmon and Wild Rivers205
November: Day of the Dead: Seeking Y'aq-wii-itq-quu?as (Those Who Were Here Before)227
December: A Measure of History: In Search of the Recent Past251
Epilogue: East of Eden277
Acknowledgments285

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