Monday, 15 February 2010

Guide Books: Nova Scotia

This new guide to Nova Scotia by David Orkin covers everything one needs to know about Canada's second smallest province. For those of us interested in wildlife, there is a 7-page section on Natural History which includes Flora, Fauna, Reptiles and Amphibians, Birds (with Notable Birding Sites), Marine Wildlife (with a paragraph on "Seal Bashing"), National Parks and Conservation. Elsewhere in the book whale-watching, wilderness areas and hiking are covered. Wildlife photos are dotted through the book and include Bald Eagle, White-tailed Deer, Grey Seal, Moose and Lynx. Though this 392-page colourful book, in the Bradt Travel Guide series, is a general guidebook, it covers enough wildlife subjects to make it well-worth getting hold of in advance of any trip to Nova Scotia.

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