Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska
Author: Andy MacKinnon,Jim Pojar,Paul B. Alaback
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub.
ISBN: 9781551055305
Category: Nature
Page: 528
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The classic authority on plants of the Pacific Northwest.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Author: Andy MacKinnon,Jim Pojar
Publisher: Publishing Partners
ISBN: 9781772130089
Category: Nature
Page: 528
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This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. Includes: * 1100 color photographs * More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes * Clear species descriptions and keys to groups * Descriptions of each plant's habitat and range * 794 new color range maps. * Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs from British Columbia to Northern California
Author: Elizabeth L. Horn
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780878422913
Category: Nature
Page: 179
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In nature, harsh environments commonly yield great beauty. Such is the case along the Pacific Northwest, where flowering plants lend brilliant colour to expanses of shifting sand, windswept bluffs, and fog-shrouded forests. Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest introduces seaside visitors and residents to 164 common wildflowers and flowering shrubs of the rugged Pacific shore from southern British Columbia to Mendocino, California. This field guide is organized according to five habitats: beaches and dunes, wetlands, cliffs and grasslands, brushfields, and coastal forests. Within the habitat sections, superb colour photographs illustrate nontechnical descriptions of each plant's physical characteristics, historical uses, flowering period, and distribution. A special discussion of wildflower photography offers tips for camera-toting flower hunters. An illustrated glossary and references provide additional information for neophyte naturalists. With Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest, wildflower enthusiasts will learn to recognize individual plants and begin to know--and look for--entire plant communities.

The Northwest Coastal Explorer

Your Guide to the Places, Plants, and Animals of the Pacific Coast
Author: Robert Steelquist
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697717
Category: Travel
Page: 284
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“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.

Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Including Washington, Oregon and Alaska
Author: Jim Pojar,Andrew MacKinnon,Paul Alaback
Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
ISBN: 9781551050423
Category: Botany
Page: 527
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This best-selling, easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens, and covers the entire length of the British Columbia coast, from shoreline to alpine. The book includes 1,100 colour photographs, more than 1,000 line drawings and silhouettes, clear species descriptions and keys to groups, descriptions of each plant's habitat and range, and 794 colour range maps. Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

Pacific Northwest Foraging

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Alaska Blueberries to Wild Hazelnuts
Author: Douglas Deur
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693525
Category: Nature
Page: 292
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“Doug Deur invites us to discover the taste and history of the Northwest.” —Spencer B. Beebe, author of Cache and founder of Ecotrust The Pacific Northwest offers a veritable feast for foragers, and with Douglas Deur as your trusted guide you will learn how to safely find and identify an abundance of delicious wild plants. The plant profiles in Pacific Northwest Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving. A handy seasonal planner details which plants are available during every season. Thorough, comprehensive, and safe, this is a must-have for foragers in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Author: Collin Varner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780295744643
Page: 464
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The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and down to California's San Francisco Bay. Encompassing over eight hundred native and invasive species, and including more than two thousand color photos, this is the most complete book of its kind on the market. The book is divided into flora and fauna, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, fungi, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Each species (identified by common and scientific name) is illustrated by a close-up photograph and a concise description of its appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as its traditional use and medicinal properties (where applicable). The book also contains detailed maps, a glossary, and a complete index of species.

Keeping it Living

Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America
Author: Douglas Deur,Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780774812672
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 404
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Keeping It Living brings together some of the world'smost prominent specialists on Northwest Coast cultures to examinetraditional cultivation practices from Oregon to Southeast Alaska. Itexplores tobacco gardens among the Haida and Tlingit, managed camasplots among the Coast Salish of Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia,estuarine root gardens along the central coast of British Columbia,wapato maintenance on the Columbia and Fraser Rivers, and tended berryplots up and down the entire coast. With contributions from a host of experts, Native American scholarsand elders, Keeping It Living documents practices ofmanipulating plants and their environments in ways that enhancedculturally preferred plants and plant communities. It describes howindigenous peoples of this region used and cared for over 300 speciesof plants, from the lofty red cedar to diminutive plants of backwaterbogs.

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Author: Arthur R. Kruckeberg
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295981016
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
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This classic work now includes new chapters on grasses and additional trees, shrubs, and perennials.�This book contains so much well-organized, well-written material that it should become a standard guidebook for anyone who gardens with Northwest natives.��Sunset

How to Be a Better Birder

Author: Derek Lovitch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691144486
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Explains the best practices for bird identification including using the weather, geography, and radar.

Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Mark Turner,Phyllis Gustafson
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Category: Nature
Page: 511
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A comprehensive field guide to the wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 1,200 common species, both native and non-native, in a handbook that is organized according to flower color and shape and that includes a range map for each entry.

Outdoor Safety & Survival

Author: Mike Nash
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 1927330017
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 279
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Prince George-based outdoors expert, Mike Nash, shares what he has learned about outdoor safety and survival during more than thirty years of year-round treks into the rugged backcountry of western Canada. This dynamic and up-to-date handbook discusses ways to prepare for and deal with any number of critical situations that may arise in remote and mountainous terrain and is packed with information on: general safety principles what to take with you finding your way coping with year-round weather conditions unexpected overnight trips wildlife encounters communication strategies Interspersed with "reality checks," the book aims to keep outdoor enthusiasts safe when travelling in the outdoors, all the while ensuring an appreciation of the many splendours that outdoor adventuring has to offer.

When Languages Die : The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge
Author: K. David Harrison Assistant Professor of Linguistics Swarthmore College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198040172
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has started to accelerate as the world has grown smaller. This extinction of languages, and the knowledge therein, has no parallel in human history. K. David Harrison's book is the first to focus on the essential question, what is lost when a language dies? What forms of knowledge are embedded in a language's structure and vocabulary? And how harmful is it to humanity that such knowledge is lost forever? Harrison spans the globe from Siberia, to North America, to the Himalayas and elsewhere, to look at the human knowledge that is slowly being lost as the languages that express it fade from sight. He uses fascinating anecdotes and portraits of some of these languages' last remaining speakers, in order to demonstrate that this knowledge about ourselves and the world is inherently precious and once gone, will be lost forever. This knowledge is not only our cultural heritage (oral histories, poetry, stories, etc.) but very useful knowledge about plants, animals, the seasons, and other aspects of the natural world--not to mention our understanding of the capacities of the human mind. Harrison's book is a testament not only to the pressing issue of language death, but to the remarkable span of human knowledge and ingenuity. It will fascinate linguists, anthropologists, and general readers.

Best Hikes Near Seattle

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762755814
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 264
View: 1965

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Featuring more than 40 of the best hikes in the greater Seattle metro area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of Seattle.

Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples

Author: Nancy J. Turner
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774805339
Category: Social Science
Page: 164
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As long as people have lived in North America, wild plants have been animportant source of food. For Native people in western Canada, thenutritional and cultural contribution made by these plants was immense:in all, some 200 species of wild plants provided food. The differentways in which these were used resulted in an almost limitless selectionof dishes derived from wild plants.

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

From Northern California to British Columbia
Author: Carla Albright
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1461635322
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Part how-to guide, part workbook, and part plant encyclopedia, Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: From Northern California to British Columbia is the must-have reference book for both experienced gardeners moving to the coast and novice gardeners currently living near the shore. Along with basic information about soil construction, plant selection, and watering needs, Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest includes a workbook that will help you record the unique elements of the coast-wind, salt spray, and sun exposure-and design the garden of your dreams. Master Gardener Carla Albright provides valuable suggestions for vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and perennials hearty enough to thrive on the coast, as well as plants that are best avoided. Tips for choosing plants and controlling disease and insects will help you keep your coastal gardening looking its best. Ready for a break? Put down your trowel and take a trip to some of the coastal public gardens listed in the travel guide. These beautiful gardens will provide you with endless ideas that you can try in your own garden.

Homemade Cleaners

Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more
Author: Dionna Ford,Mandy O'Brien
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612433138
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
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Jokerman 8

Author: Richard Melo
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781932360349
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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Challenging and irreverent, this story of a posse of forest radicals that engages in demonstrations and stunts to protest environmental destruction moves at a breakneck pace, stopping just long enough to question how the world might be fixed.

Wild Flowers of the Pacific Northwest

Author: John G. S. Trelawny
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Category: Nature
Page: 604
View: 9986

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This bestselling classic, now in its third magnificent edition, lives up to its reputation as "the flower-lover's bible." No collection of natural history books is complete without it.

Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West

Author: Gregory L. Tilford
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing
ISBN: 9780878423590
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 239
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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the West is a full-colour photographic guide to the identification, edibility, and medicinal uses of over 250 plant species, growing from Alaska to southern California, east across the Rocky Mountains and the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. Herbalist and naturalist Gregory Tilford provides a thorough introduction to the world of herbal medicine for everyone interested in plants, personal well-being, and a healthy environment.