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The only book you need,
This review is from: Handbook of the Canadian Rockies (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!