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Plants of Kananaskis Country in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta [electronic resource] /
Beryl Hallworth & C.C. Chinnappa ; botanical illustrations by Sharon Orser ; identification keys by Richard Dickinson.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press ; Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c1997.
lxiv, 368 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
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Edmonton : University of Alberta Press ; Calgary : University of Calgary Press, c1997.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-347) and index.
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Main Description
A comprehensive field-guide to the abundant plant life of Alberta's Kananaskis Country, including detailed descriptions of more than 430 native and introduced species. Features an extensive overview of the Kananaskis area, nearly 1,000 illustrations, botanical keys, maps, and an illustrated glossary.
Main Description
The flora of the Rocky Mountains is spectacular, displaying its changing aspects throughout the growing season. As the snow cover melts back up the mountain slopes, the wildflowers spread their carpet through the forests, across the subalpine meadows and into the alpine regions. Kananaskis Country was established primarily for nature conservation and recreation. It contains three provincial parks with facilities for swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and the general enjoyment of nature. The southernmost park, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, includes several lakes and a large section of mountain wilderness with snow-covered peaks and glaciers. It is a 'multi-use recreation area', offering the visitor a choice of hiking and interpretative trails. Sprawling across Alberta's prairies and foothills to the heights of the Rockies, Kananaskis Country is home to a particularly rich diversity of plant life. Plants of Kananaskis Country describes in detail 423 of the most significant, identifiable or characteristic species of this region, and refers to many other species. Hallworth and Chinnappa also provide an authoritative overview of this region, including information on its climate, geology and vegetation zones, and important notes on the history of human use of these plants. Co-published with University of Calgary Press.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Kananaskis Country
Maps of the Kananaskis Area
The Geology of Kananaskis Country
The Climate of the Kananaskis Valley
The Vegetation Zones of Kananaskis Country
How to use this Book to Identify a Plant
Plants of Special Interest
Plants and Habitats
Plant Descriptionsp. 1
Botanical investigations conducted in Kananaskis Country, prior to the present studyp. 277
Species arranged in alphabetical order of scientific family namep. 285
Glossaryp. 311
Referencesp. 341
Indexp. 349
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