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David A.E. Spalding

Born in Sheffield, England, David Spalding studied geology at the University of Sheffield and commenced a career in museum work which brought him to Alberta in 1967. Along with positions in museums, consulting work in heritage management and planning, and performance as a folk musician and storyteller, he wrote extensively for educational radio and television, and contributed to encyclopedias and textbooks. He also conceived and edited A Nature Guide to Alberta and a new edition of Sternberg's classic Hunting Dinosaurs on the Red Deer River. Since moving to British Columbia in 1990, he has written and co-written several non-fiction books, and is currently working on new titles. He is married to fellow writer Andrea Spalding, with whom he performs and teaches as well as writes.

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BC Ferries and the Canadian West Coast. Canmore, AB: Altitude Publishing, 1996.
Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Canmore, AB: Altitude Publishing, 1995.
The Flavours of Victoria. co-author. Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 1994.
Dinosaur Hunters. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993.


Minister of Education Award, Japan, and Best of the West Special Merit Award, for radio script, 1981.
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