The Rockies: A Natural History
|Rating||:||4.23 (798 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
The Rockies are familiar to everyone in North America, yet few appreciate the true diversity of these mountains. This book covers the Rockies from sagebrush flats to icy tundra, and explores the range’s geological formation; its role in shaping the West; the plants and animals that form its many ecosystems; and the complex relationship between humans and the Rockies. Written in a lively, engaging style, the book features spectacular color photographs, elegant line drawings, and interesting sidebars.
Excellent overview of the land, climate, and ecosystems Frequent shopper The many stunning photos alone would make this book a keeper. The writing is clear and engaging, so everyting would be clear even if you read the chapters out of order, say, by starting with the ecosystems rather than the geology. Books like this anchor a very useful middle ground between spec. Ken Daugherty said Geological History of the Mountains. Interesting read. American readers should note it's focus is at least 50/50 on the Canadian Rockies, which are at least half of the great chain; but if your idea of the Rockies is Colorado and Montana, you might be disappointed in the Canadian content.