Books

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Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

This is the latest edition, with many updated species names, new geological data and fresh recreational info. The definitive guide to the Canadian Rockies, winner of national and international awards. Everything from bears to butterflies, rocks to ravens. Sections on hiking and biking, backpacking, mountaineering, back-country skiing, boating, human history […]

Raven’s End

Ben’s best-selling novel, a wildlife story for readers of all ages. Has been translated into Italian, Danish, Dutch, German and Japanese. Winner, “Best Canadian Rockies Book,” Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2001. Very popular with kids and used in schools. 357 pages, paperback Published by Corax Press, 2013. Earlier editions […]

An Orogenous Life

“Suddenly I had the sensation that the mountain was moving. My brain quickly corrected that impression, telling me that no, the mountain was not moving. Instead, a block of rock the size of  a refrigerator was toppling off. And I was clinging to it.” As detailed on page 293 of […]

Operation Bow-Athabasca

This 8-1/2″ x 11″ highly pictorial publication serves two purposes. It provides an historical account of how the Geological Survey of Canada mapped the geology of the Canadian Rockies between Canmore and Jasper — most of that large area was mapped in only two summers, a remarkable achievement — and […]

the Yam

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ben’s favorite mountain. He wrote the first and last chapters. Winner, “Best Canadian Rockies Book,” Banff International Film and Book Festival 2003. 184 pages, soft-cover, B&W with color section, many illustrations, index Published by Rocky Mountain Books, 2003 ISBN 0-921102-97-6, Cdn $24.95