A Guide to Field Guides

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087073
Format: PDF
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Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

The Owl and the Woodpecker

Author: Paul Bannick
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485095X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An intimate blend of personal field notes, rich natural history, and stunning photographs in the wild, this perfect holiday book for all bird-watchers provides an in-depth look at two of our most iconic--and important-- bird species. Great for photography lovers, conservationists and backyard enthusiasts alike, it includes an overview map of habitats and a foreword by award-winning artist and writer Tony Angell.Every wild place and urban area in North America hosts an owl or a woodpecker species, while healthy natural places often boast representatives of both. The diversity of these two families of birds, and the ways in which they define and enrich the ecosystems they inhabit, are the subject of this vivid new book by photographer and naturalist Paul Bannick. The Owl and the Woodpecker showcases a sense of these birds' natural rhythms, as well as the integral spirit of our wild places. Based on hundreds of hours in the field photographing these fascinating and wily birds, Bannick evokes all 41 North American species of owls and woodpeckers, across 11 key habitats. And by revealing the impact of two of our most iconic birds, Bannick has created a wholly unique approach to birding and conservation.

Coastal Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Carla Albright
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 158979317X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Coastal Gardening. It has challenges that no other type of gardening can boast: Salt, wind, and sand to name a few. This book combines necessary information about Pacific Northwest coastal gardening and suggested plants with examples of public gardens in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

The Deerholme Mushroom Book

Author: Bill Jones
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 1771510056
Format: PDF, Docs
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Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef’s essential guide to edible mushrooms.

A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395928967
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.

The Rough Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Author: J. D. Dickey
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781843532859
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Rough Guide to the Pacific Nortwest is the definitve guide to one of the world''s most breathtaking corners. A full-colour introduction includes the author''s hand-picked round-up of ''Things not to Miss'', including sights, activities, events and natural wonders. There is detailed coverage of the area''s near-limitless outdoor pursuits, from kayaking in the Puget Sound to hiking the Pacific Coast Trail. There are vivid accounts of Vancouver, Seattle and Portland, along with the region''s stunning national parks, rugged volcanic peaks and pristine seascapes. For every area, insightful reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink help the reader get a true tase of the area, whatever their budget.