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Mammals of the Alta Lake Region of South-western British Columbia booklet
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c. 1940? (Creation)
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2 mm textual material.
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A booklet entitled "Mammals of the Alta Lake Region of South-western British Columbia" by Kenneth Racey and Ian McTaggart Cowan. The booklet is noted to be "reprinted without change of paging from the report of the Provincial Museum, 1935". Contains a description of the Alta Lake region including weather patterns, vegetation and the surrounding mountains. Provides descriptions of 1-2 paragraphs for each of the 42 mammals present in the Alta Lake region. Also includes five plates of black and white photographs of the landscape in the area.
Pictures are titled as following:
-"Looking south from Mount Overlord, Black Tusk at right, Mount Corrie and Cheakamus Glacier in centre."
-"Looking north from shoulder of Mount Overlord, peak of Overlord and Fitzsimmons Glacier at right, Mount Trorey at left - Hudsonian and Arctic Zones.
-"Nita Lake, altitude 2,100 feet - Canadian Zone coniferous forest".
-"Timber-line in Avalanche (Singing) Pass, looking north; Blackcomb Peak in background across Fitzsimmons Valley."
-"Cheakamus Lake and Glacier."
-"Cheakamus Canyon - Canadian Zone forest, western cedar and western hemlock predominating."
-"Devil's-club in Sitka spruce bottom-land - Canadian Zone."
-"Alta Creek and brushy meadow-land at north end of Alta Lake - brush is willow and red alder."
-"Alta Lake from the west, Wedge Mountain at extreme right."
-"Winter nest of Phenacomys olympicus."
-"Alpine meadow habitat of Phenacomys, Synaptomys, and Microtus richardsoni."
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Some discolouration and fading of the paper and small water stains.
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RAD July 2008 version, Canadian Council of Archives.