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Handbook of the Canadian Rockies Paperback – 1 Mar 1990


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  • Paperback: 878 pages
  • Publisher: Corax Press,Canada (1 Mar 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0969263104
  • ISBN-13: 978-0969263104
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.7 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,569,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Furey on 13 May 2010
Format: Paperback
Since I've had this book, I've tried to find something in the Canadian Rockies that Ben Gadd doesn't cover. A book of this depth is usually a compilation by authors from different disciplines. But Gadd can just as easily take you in close to a flower as up a rock face or across a glacier. And this isn't a dry-as-dust work; Gadd's sense of humour had me laughing out loud throughout. He even advises you to trim the page corners so the book doesn't become dog-eared from living in your rucksack. Not that it would spend much time buried in a rucksack; it needs to be close to hand so that you can refer to it as often as I intend to do on my next trip. I may leave it in Canada for use by my family. Only may; I haven't read every one of it's 800+ pages.

I wouldn't say it's the only book about the Canadian Rockies that you should buy; there are plenty of other fine books out there. I will say that it's the one book you should definitely buy. And don't lend it out; let them buy their own!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Don't go to the Canadian Rockies without it! 8 Oct 1998
By don.eisele@AGNA.zeneca.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Gadd's book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants more knowledge and information on the splendor of the Candaian Rockies. Detailed, yet easy reading information is presented on flora, fauna, geology, climate, and hiking.
In our recent trip to the Canadian Rockies my wife and I referred to it often whether in the car or on a Mt. trail. Whatever bird, flower, or geological formation you wanted to know about, Gadd's book provided all the information.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Cheaper in Canada! 14 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An excellent, broadranging book that includes anything and everything about the Canadian Rockies. One suggestion, however, buy the book in Canada. It's available in any regular bookstore up there for $35 Can, which is about $24 US.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The definitive all-in-one guidebook 27 Aug 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The fourth printing of the second edition has been updated for 2009. This book is the definitive all-in-one guidebook to the Canadian Rockies. It can replace a flower guide, a plant guide, an animal guide, an insect guide, a bird guide, a fish guide, a geology guide, a history book, a trail guide and even a road map! It is divided into sections for each of these topics and is well illustrated with colour photos and drawings. It is the most comprehensive and useful guide to the Rockies that I have encountered and I have lived here for over 30 years. If you are only buying one guidebook to the Rockies make it this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Postively THE best guide out there! 28 Sep 2006
By Ignacius Benedict Merryweather - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I cannot rave enough about this book. I wandered into a gift shop in Jasper searching for a geological map, but no one knew what that was (I was offered topographic maps by the staff.) Finally, several gift shops later someone suggested this guide. I initially hesitated, since it was more then I had planned to spend. All I wanted was a brief outline of local geology, and I got so much more!

Absolutely fabulous! Entertaining, comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, authoritative and yet written with a sense of humour. I felt fully prepared to pick mushrooms, face bears, or lecture random hikers on the behaviour of gulls. Worth every penny! I am in awe of Mr. Gadd, and I thank him with all my heart for this gem of a book.
Covers everything in depth but still is comprehensible for nonscientist 25 Oct 2013
By MG - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is the one book that covers all aspects of the natural world that is the Canadian Rockies. It's very well written and provides basic information and in-depth coverage, so you can explore a given subject as little or as much as you like.
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