The New Beachcomber's Guide to the Pacific Northwest


Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 1550172042
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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The Pacific Northwest coast is home to one of the most diverse displays of intertidal marine life in the world, including sponges, clams, snails, crabs, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and more. The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest is a portable and easy-to-use reference for searching out and identifying the hundreds of species of seashore life found on the beaches of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Northern California and Southeast Alaska. Covering the Pacific Northwest’s most common shoreline-dwelling flora and fauna, the guide gives in each entry a detailed description of appearance and habitat accompanied by colour photos for easy identification of any creature you might encounter as you explore your local beach. Simple but essential information on tides and the various habitats within the intertidal zones is also provided to assist beachcombers in exploring safely with minimal ecological impact. The New Beachcomber’s Guide even contains up-to-date descriptions of the best beachcombing sites and when to visit them—you may even find your new favourite exploration grounds! Thoroughly revised and packed with handy and accessible information, this guide belongs in the beach bag or backpack of any avid naturalist, amateur beachcomber or adventurous family.

The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest


Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 223
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More than 270 of the sponges, mollusks, crustaceans, sea stars, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and other flora and fauna you're likely to see in the Pacific Northwest are described here and each is photographed in color for identification in their natural habitat. The guide includes extra information on tidal action, differerent types of intertidal habitats, environmentally-friendly viewing techniques and the best intertidal sites in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. --From publisher's description.

A Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic

Canada to Cape Cod
Author: J. Duane Sept
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Featuring some three hundred full-color illustrations and photographs, a field guide to seashore life from Canada to Cape Cod covers more than 225 common intertidal species found on rocky shores, sandy shores, mud beaches, and floating docks, and explains the natural history of these specialized organisms.

Pacific Feast

A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine
Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594854057
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
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CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas * Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike * Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces. Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs. With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light. Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench. To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com

Olympic National Park

A Natural History
Author: Tim McNulty
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295743271
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especially as the historic Elwha River basin regenerates in the wake of dam removal. In this classic guide to the park, Tim McNulty invites us into the natural and human history of these nearly million acres, from remote headwaters to roadside waterfalls, from shipwreck sites to Native American historical settlements and contemporary resource stewardship, along the way detailing the park�s unique plant and animal life. McNulty reminds us that though �the mountains and rivers remain �timeless,� our understanding of the lifeforms that inhabit them�and the effects our actions have on their future�is an ongoing, ever deepening story.� � Color photographs� Practical advice on how to make the most of your visit� Handy flora and fauna species checklists� Inspiring descriptions of endangered species recovery� Detailed look at Elwha River restoration after dam removal

Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands

60 Trips in Northwest Inland Waters, Including the Gulf Islands, 3rd Edition
Author: Rob Casey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594856869
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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CLICK HERE to download two trips from Kayaking Puget Sound — "Freshwater Bay to Salt Creek" and Rob Casey's favorite, "Deception Pass" *Kayak, canoe, and stand up padding routes that promise beauty and adventure * Completely updated information and maps, all new photographs, and over 10 all new trips * Revised, easier-to-use Trips-at-a-Glance chart * Originally for kayakers, info now applies to a range of vessels including pedaling kayaks, stand up paddleboards, canoes, row boats, shells, and even kayak-sailing outriggers The miles of inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the world for paddling. Beautiful scenery, intricate and protected waterways, and abundant marine life define the area, while on shore are ample public parklands for camping and exploring. The 60 trips in this extensively updated 3rd edition of the bestselling Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands cover the Sound's myriad islands, fjord-like canals, and inlets from Canada's Gulf Islands to the Nisqually River Delta, including the fabulous San Juan Islands and the unique Hood Canal. Each trip description covers all the details paddlers need to plan and complete specific tours throughout the region. Other important updates to this 3rd edition include: modern safety tips (emphasis on proper gear and PFDs); a list of weather resources; how to make use of cell phones and mobile apps that utilize GPS and real-time navigational data; a resources section on kayaking training in the region through paddle clubs, certification groups, and paddle shops; how to prepare for open water trips; new info on how to cross into Canada; and more. Kayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands, 3rd Edition, gives novice paddlers, weekenders, and lifelong kayakers the inspiration and knowledge to get out and explore the Northwest via its singular waterways.

Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Includes Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California
Author: Thomas M. Niesen
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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This easy-to-read guide describes the unusual creatures and remarkable features that abound along the beaches of the magnificent Pacific Northwest coast. It's packed with color and black/white photos, beautiful, detailed illustrations, and fascinating facts that are sure to enlighten and entertain. This guide divides the coast into specific marine habitats - sandy beaches, estuaries, bays, lagoons, and rocky intertidal zones. It then examines the unique aspects of each habitat and identifies and describes the most common, conspicuous organisms that you're likely to encounter. Seaweeds, crabs, snails, worms, starfish, mussels, barnacles - or for you scientific types, cnidarians, crustaceans, polychaetes, and gastropods - are just a few of the many types of fauna and flora covered in this guide. In addition, the book presents helpful tips on improving your beachcombing skills by knowing where and when to look for these wonderful critters. There's also information on the marine mammals and Pacific salmon that live along the Pacific Northwest coast.

Moon Coastal Oregon


Author: Judy Jewell,W. C. McRae
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640490809
Category: Travel
Page: 250
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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Discover the incredible outdoor adventure and charming seaside towns that define this dramatic coastline with Moon Coastal Oregon. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your budget and timeline, from a long weekend getaway to a ten-day road trip covering the entire Oregon coast, designed for campers, surfers, culture mavens, wildlife enthusiasts, romantics, and more Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Hop in the car and take the Pacific Coast Highway for a stunning coastal road trip, stopping along the way to explore charming harbor towns. Spot sea lions, puffins, and marine birds, go whale-watching, or zip up a wetsuit and catch a wave. Camp among sand dunes and shipwrecks, gaze at free-swimming sharks at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or visit one of Lewis and Clark's expedition landmarks. Forage for your own dinner of crabs, clams, and mussels, or relax with a beer at a local fish shack. Hike through any of the 80 state parks along the coast, and discover the best photo ops for that perfect Pacific sunset Where to find the top outdoor adventures, whether you're looking for water sports, fishing, hiking, biking, or whale-watching Expert insight from Oregon locals Judy Jewell and Bill McRae on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from cozy seaside inns to wilderness campsites Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Detailed coverage of the North, South, and Central coasts, including small towns, undiscovered beaches, and larger hubs like Astoria, Newport, and Lincoln City Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local culture With Moon Coastal Oregon's expert tips, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of the West Coast? Check out Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip. Need a cosmopolitan fix? Try Moon Portland, Moon Seattle, or Moon Vancouver.

Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska & Northwestern Canada


Author: John G. S. Trelawny
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Newly revised and updated in 2009!This essential guide is all you need to identify the beautiful flowering plants of Alaska, the Yukon and northwestern Canada.

Wilderness on the Doorstep

Discovering Nature in Stanley Park
Author: Alison Parkinson
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub.
ISBN: 9781550173864
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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A guidebook for new people and life-time locals visiting Stanley Park

Wild Flowers of the Sea Coast

In the Pacific Northwest
Author: Lewis J. Clark
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 80
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Following publication of his encyclopedic classic, Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest, the late Lewis Clark broke his massive masterwork down into six compact and affordable field guides organized by habitat. Collectively, they sold over 200,000 copies. Thoroughly redesigned and updated under the direction of Clark's collaborator John Trelawny, this new edition revives one of the most popular guides in the series. Wild Flowers of the Sea Coast offers descriptions, diagrams and surprisingly large colour photos of almost 100 flowering plants of the coastal region stretching from northern California to southern Alaska. Combining scholarly rigour with a conversational prose style, this easy-to-use guide will appeal to experienced botanists and afternoon strollers alike.

Spaziergang am Meer

Einsichten einer unkonventionellen Frau
Author: Joan Anderson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423403314
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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Die Geschichte eines Aufbruchs und einer wunderbaren Freundschaft. In Ein Jahr am Meer schildert Joan Anderson nachdenklich, ehrlich und mit Humor ihre Auszeit von Alltag und Ehe, die sie in einem Cottage am Cape Cod verbringt. Hier nun erzählt sie die Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft. Zufällig macht sie bei einem Spaziergang am Strand die Bekanntschaft der 94-jährigen Joan Erikson, Ehefrau des berühmten Psychoanalytikers Erik Erikson. Während Joan Anderson sich für eine Weile bewusst von ihrem Mann zurückgezogen hat, genießt Joan Erikson die ihr verbleibende Zeit an der Seite ihres Partners, der, wie sie weiß, nicht mehr lange leben wird. Die beiden so unterschiedlichen und doch durch tiefe Empathie verbundenen Frauen reden über ihr Leben, sprechen über ihre Wünsche, Hoffnungen, Bedürfnisse. Joan Erikson, die mehr vom Handeln als von weisen Ratschlägen hält, gibt viel von ihrer Lebensklugheit weiter, wird mehr und mehr zur spirituellen Mentorin. Sie erinnert Anderson daran, wie wichtig es ist, nicht stehen zu bleiben, sondern ein Leben lang bereit zu sein, zu lernen, zu wachsen, sich zu verändern, offen zu sein für alles, was das Leben so bringt und vor allem, sich eine spielerische Herangehensweise an die Herausforderungen des Lebens zu bewahren.

Alaska's Seashore Creatures

A Guide to Selected Marine Invertebrates
Author: Carmen M. Field
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780882405162
Category: Nature
Page: 94
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This handy pocket guide focuses on Alaska's diverse marine invertebrates; the ocean animals without backbones. With distinctive color photographs and a map along with black and white illustration you will learn and identify shoreline creatures such as everyday clams, sea stars, moon snails, octopuses and enormous gumbook chitons along with nudibranches and lion's mane jellyfish and much more. Included in guide are a list of the best places to go tidepooling in Alaska.

Kanadas vergessene Küste

im Regenwald des Großen Bären
Author: Ian McAllister,Cameron Young,Karen McAllister
Publisher: Oststeinbek [Germany] : Alouette Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forest conservation British Columbia Pacific Coast
Page: 144
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