David Pitt-Brooke's Chasing Clayoquot: A Wilderness Almanac (Raincoast 2004 $34.95; 2005, $22.95) is described as a political book about nature. The former veterinarian and Parks Canada employee escorts the reader on 12 monthly journeys to celebrate the environment that has given rise to some of the world's largest trees-and ongoing debates as to how they might best be protected. 1-55192-543-5

David Pitt-Brooke originally trained as a biologist and veterinarian. In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, his research and fieldwork involved falcons, caribou, rattlesnakes and grizzly bears. In 2002, he received the Science in Society Journalism award for his outstanding contribution. For more than 12 years Dr. Pitt-Brooke lived on the west coast of Vancouver Island.


CHASING CLAYOQUOT: A WILDERNESS ALMANAC, seasonal essays (Raincoast) 2004

CHASING CHILCOTIN: Grass Beyond Mountains (Raincoast) 2007

ACCOMMODATION (Kalmalka Press, 2007)

Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey Through Southern Interior BC (Harbour 2016) $32.95 978-1-55017-774-9

[BCBW Summer 2016] "Environment"