258 pages, b/w illustrations
Algonquin Wildlife: Lessons in Survival is a celebration of the vast array of wildlife studies ongoing in Ontario's very first provincial park. Probably more research has been done in Algonquin than in any other protected landscape in the world. Norm Quinn, long-time Park Management Biologist in Algonquin, has been fortunate to know and to work with many of those dedicated and unique wildlife researchers who roam and probe the forests and lakes in search of Nature's secrets.
His knowledge, experience and sense of humour combine to transform technical biological studies, on moose, wolves, fish and other creatures of the wild, into entertaining and inviting stories without losing the significance of the research. This is also a book about Algonquin, Ontario's flagship Park and one of the foremost canoe-tripping wilderness sites in the world.
Through Algonquin Wildlife: Lessons in Survival, you are invited to explore this relatively unknown but vital part of the Park's heritage – a must for both seasoned and budding naturalists.
- Foreword by Dan Strickland
- The Quest
- Some Davids and a Goliath
- Hemlock and History
- Of Tooth and Claw
- And Hares ... and Bears
- Of Time and Trout
- Stress - Vulnerability Abounds
- The Twig Eaters
- Moose Days and Jays
- Bet Hedging
- The Station
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Norm Quinn has been Park Management Biologist in Algonquin Park, Ontario, since 1984. He received his B.Sc. in wildlife management from the University of Guelph in 1976 and his M. Sc. in wildlife biology from the University of New Brunswick in 1978. Norm has had an extraordinarily varied career in fish and wildlife research and management, having worked with everything from minnows to moose. He has published widely in the popular and scientific literature and has travelled extensively, having lived for lengthy periods in both Israel and Australia. Norm Quinn lives in Bancroft, Ontario, with his wife Nancy, son Robert, and daughter Laura.