Alberta, the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie provinces, shares many physical features with its neighbours to the east, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Rocky Mountains form the southern portion of Alberta's western boundary with British Columbia.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved buffalo jump sites in North America and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981. Author Gordon Reid has compiled a history of this significant site, describing the importance of the buffalo to Native peoples, how the jump was used, and the traditions and skills surrounding the hunt.
Wild Alberta: A Visual Celebration - An illustrated journey that explores the wildlife heritage and natural wonders of Alberta's four ecoregions: boreal forest, aspen parkland, prairies, and mountains and foothills.
Before the arrival of settlers, the Great Northern Plain sprawled across the centre of the continent and rivalled the African savannah for wildlife, with herds of bison and pronghorn antelope numbering in the millions. It was also the home for species of birds and animals that lived nowhere else. Today that range is threatened by human incursion and in some areas there are only pockets of unadulterated prairie grassland left, small islands of a unique environment.
Canada's Amazon: A Boreal Forest Journey: Two groups of paddlers down the Nahinni and Athabasca rivers to show the importance of Canadian northern forests and rivers. [DVD]
C is for Chinook: An Alberta Alphabet. Readers young and old can trek the Rocky Mountains, canoe across beautiful Lake Louise, and still have energy to visit capital city Edmonton for an Oilers game. From Big Horn Sheep to renowned doctor, Mary Percy Jackson, author Dawn Welykochy recounts the facts, faces and features that make Alberta unique.
Heart Waters delves deeply into the history and ecology of a landscape whose critical value as a watershed is matched by its sheer beauty and diversity. A rich array of stunning images by Jasper-based photographer Brian Van Tighem complements the author’s well-researched explorations of the stories whispered by the living waters that drain from Banff National Park, Kananaskis Country and the famous ranchlands of the Bow River watershed.
Wild Alberta at the crossroads : a personal journey : traces the authors' seven-year journey through Alberta's mountains, foothills, grasslands, parkland, boreal forest, and Canadian Shield. Their outstanding photography and inspiring stories encourage everyone to get out and enjoy Alberta's glorious wild lands and wildlife.
An account of the Kananaskis flood showing the event itself, the aftermath, the assessment of damage, and the rebuilding phase. Includes photographs taken before and after the landscape changed.
Describes the climate, soil, seasons, plants, and animals of the North American prairie and the ways in which the plants and animals depend on each other and their environment to survive.