A Guide to Ontario's Wilderness from Black Flies to the Northern Lights
Illustrated by and
Format: Trade Paperback, 616 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-1141-2 (0-7710-1141-5)
Pub Date: April 27, 2010
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A newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Up North books, this is an entertaining guide to Ontario's north for every cottager, camper, and nature lover.
Have you ever wondered how porcupines procreate? Or where you can best see the northern lights? Or how many fireflies it takes to equal the light of a 40-watt bulb? The answers to these questions — and many, many more — are in this lively and indispensable field guide to the plants and animals of Ontario's wilderness.
Filled with amusing trivia, easy-to-understand natural history, and little-known folklore, The Complete Up North is the perfect introduction and companion to Ontario's great outdoors. Naturalists Doug Bennet and Tim Tiner answer those questions we have always wanted to ask — and many others we wish we'd thought to ask — about plants, mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, clouds, the night sky, the weather, and the ground we walk on. Their infectious curiosity makes Up North as fun and interesting to read as it is useful to pack for a hike into the woods.
Praise for the Up North books:
"Entertaining enough to read from cover to cover at one sitting…. A mini-encyclopedia of fascinating information."
— Globe and Mail
"A delightful variation on the nature guidebook…. Warmly recommended."
— NOW magazine
"[The authors] weave information into wonderfully readable and often humorous packages."
— Canadian Geographic
"Entertaining. . . . Highly readable … a welcome addition to any cottage library."
— Nature Canada
"Jammed with useful information…. [A] delightful book."
— London Free Press
"Next time you're in the woods, you will look around with a little more awe."
— Toronto Sun
Table of Contents
FISH (and Aquatic Companions)
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
DOUG BENNET and TIM TINER are the authors of the bestselling guidebooks to Ontario's wilderness Up North and Up North Again. Veteran birders, canoers, and campers, they are members of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists. When they are not out hiking in the bush, both of them live in Toronto.
MARTA SCYTHES is a fine artist, medical illustrator, and educator. Her work has been published by Harrowsmith Magazine and The Canadian Encyclopedia. She is featured in Canadian Geographic's "TransCanada Trail" guides and The Canadian Medical Association Magazine. She currently teaches at Fleming College and at the Haliburton School of the Arts.
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