Common Plants of Greater Vancouver
Author & Photographer
An introductory guide to 43 common plants of Metro Vancouver. Each species account includes a large 8′ x 10′ photo, closeups of specific plant parts (leaves, flowers, fruits, cones, bark, sori), a general overview of key plant characteristics, latin origin, ecology notes, and information on aboriginal uses (ethnobotany). Glossary and fern figure included at end. This is a required textbook for Kwantlen Polytechnic University students taking BIOL 2322.
Wild Berries of British Columbia
From Lone Pine: “Juicy, sweet, tart and sometimes sour, wild berries burst with flavour and goodness. They are a delicious treat any time—especially while you are hiking through the forest—and they could save you from starvation if you get lost. Berries have been used for food and medicine for millennia, and early peoples and settlers preserved them for winter use in everything from pemmican to jams and jellies.”
Writers of the Future XXII
Author, “Evolution’s End”
As reviewed by Publishers Weekly: “The best speculative fiction reaches beyond the bells and whistles of the genre to explore the deeper complexities of the human condition. The original stories selected in this year’s Writers of the Future contest include strong attempts to do just that [such as] Lee Beavington’s “Evolution’s End,” an old-school science fiction romp about a group of explorers who discover a simple cellular organism whose evolution has made it the greatest—and deadliest—of survivors.”
Wild Berries of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Wild Berries of Ontario
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