The Biological Survey of Canada: A personal history

By H.V. Danks

In this book about the history of the Biological Survey of Canada, Hugh Danks combines his ability for impeccably correct reporting about Survey activities with a range of anecdotes and the inside story of the Survey’s development. His account shows how the Biological Survey came into being, how it operated, and why it was successful. The many products of the Survey are listed for reference in detailed appendices. This readable and organized analysis not only documents the Survey as a significant chapter in the history of entomology in Canada, but also provides wider lessons about the remarkable cooperation of the Canadian scientific community and the value of collaborative efforts.

The entire work is available for free download, (contact the BSC biologicalsurvey@gmail.com for print on demand)