First published in 2004, and now with a new preface by
the author, this book of natural history, environmentalism, and
politics explores one of the earth''s last primeval places:
Clayoquot Sound. Close to a million visitors come to this unesco
Biosphere Reserve along Vancouver Island''s west coast, drawn by
its unspoiled natural beauty. Robert Kennedy, Jr. writes in the
foreword: ""I am grateful for this book because it reminds me of
what I loved best about being involved in the fight for Clayoquot
Sound . . . It was a place that engaged all your senses.""
As Barry Lopez did with the north in Arctic Dreams,
David Pitt-Brooke, called ""a Thoreau for Clayoquot"" by the
Globe and Mail, takes the reader on twelve journeys, one
for each month of the year. Each journey covers the outstanding
natural event of that season: whale watching in April, shorebird
migration in May, the salmon spawn in October.