Dan Bortolotti is the author of nine nonfiction books, including four children’s titles.

Dan’s books have twice been nominated for the Science in Society Book Award, given annually by the Canadian Science Writers’ Association.

The MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio
Rogers Publishing, 2013 (third edition)

The MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio is a step-by-step approach to an investing strategy that lowers your fees, boosts your returns and lets you sleep well at night.

Auroras: Fire in the Sky
Firefly Books, 2011

Featuring the spectacular photographs of Yuichi Takasaka, Auroras  showcases one of nature’s greatest spectacles, complete with captions that reflect on the folklore, science and beauty of the northern lights.

Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders
Firefly Books, new edition 2010

Hope in Hell profiles the most respected international aid agency in the world. First released in 2004, the book has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2010, including a new chapter set in Haiti just before the devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince.

Baseball Now!
Firefly Books, second edition 2011

Baseball Now! is packed with full-colour photos and features more than 70 player profiles, with up-to-date coverage through the 2010 season.

Wild Blue: A Natural History of the World’s Largest Animal
Thomas Dunne Books (US), 2008
Thomas Allen Publishers (Canada), 2009

The first comprehensive portrait of the blue whale, the largest creature that has ever lived on earth. Equal parts science and history, Wild Blue is a journey into the world of an animal that was pushed to the brink of extinction and is slowly making its way back.

For Young Readers

What Makes a Planet a Planet?
Scholastic, 2007

What Makes a Planet a Planet? is part of the acclaimed Literacy Place series for young readers. It is the story of how the discovery of a large object at the edge of the solar system ignited a debate over what should be called a planet. Ages 8+.

Exploring Saturn
Firefly Books, 2003

Exploring Saturn takes amateur astronomers on a journey to the ringed planet. The book explains everything we know about Saturn and how we learned it, and provides a fascinating description of NASA’s Cassini mission. Ages 10+.

Panda Rescue
Firefly Books, 2003

Panda Rescue visits the bamboo forests and breeding centers of China, where scientists are working to protect the world’s most beloved animal. Young readers will learn about the colorful history of the black-and-white bear, and why many conservationists remain hopeful about its future. Ages 10+.

Tiger Rescue
Firefly Books, 2003

Tiger Rescue takes young readers to Indian villages, the Russian Far East, the forests of Malaysia and the island of Sumatra, where they’ll meet the world’s top tiger conservationists and learn how hard work and determination can save this mighty cat from extinction in the wild. Ages 10+.


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