Ecology and Wonder makes several remarkable claims:
The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadianmountain region is what has been preserved, not what has beendeveloped.
Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preservecrucial ecological functions.
Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species losshas been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This maywell be an important defence against future climate change impacts onthe Canadian west.
Ecology and Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciateWestern Canada's breathtaking landscape.
Robert W. Sandford is the author or editor of over 20books on the nature, history, and culture of the Canadian West. He isthe Canadian Chair of the United Nations International Decade"Water for Life," an initiative that aims to advancelong-term water quality and availability issues in response to climatechange in Canada and abroad. He is also an Honorary Member of theAssociation of Canadian Mountain Guides. He lives in Canmore, Alberta.