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Trees Of The Pacific Northwest

Author: George A. Petrides
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731676
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This engaging book presents 101 things individuals can do to help both individual birds and bird populations as a whole. It also explains exactly how these actions can make a difference--what wrongs they help correct and what improvements they can bring about. Bird-friendly (and environment-friendly) practices are described in detail-- things anyone can do around the home and garden, at work, at the store, in their community, in the outdoors, and on the road. Anyone who appreciates wild birds knows that the animals need our help. This timely guide shows bird-lovers what they can do.

Trees And Shrubs Of The Pacific Northwest

Author: Mark Turner
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604692634
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In Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlman cover 568 species of woody plants that can be found in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California. The comprehensive field guides features introductory chapters on the native landscape and plant entries that detail the family, scientific and common name, flowering seasons, and size. Each entry includes color photographs of the plant's habitat and distinguishing characteristics and a range map. Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest is for hikers, nature lovers, plant geeks, and anyone who wants to know more about, and be able to identify, the many plants of the Pacific Northwest.

The Final Forest

Author: William Dietrich
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295802251
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2011 Outstanding Title, University Press Books for Public and Secondary School LibrariesWinner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award Before Forks, a small town on Washington�s Olympic Peninsula, became famous as the location for Stephenie Meyer�s Twilight book series, it was the self-proclaimed �Logging Capital of the World� and ground zero in a regional conflict over the fate of old-growth forests. Since Pulitzer Prize�winning journalist William Dietrich first published The Final Forest in 1992, logging in Forks has given way to tourism, but even with its new fame, Forks is still a home to loggers and others who make their living from the surrounding forests. The new edition recounts how forest policy and practices have changed since the early 1990s and also tells us what has happened in Forks and where the actors who were so important to the timber wars are now. For more information on the author to to:

Mac S Field Guide To Pacific Northwest Trees

Author: Craig MacGowan
ISBN: 9780898863918
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Great for families, kids, educators, and amateur naturalistsWaterproof and transportable for use in the fieldMore than 400,000 Mac's Field Guides sold!Tape them onto the deck of your kayak! Slip them into your pack! Keep them handy for backyard use! No matter the weather or terrain, Mac's Field Guides are the perfect wildlife identification tool for the amateur naturalist, covering a wide variety of subjects and regions in North America.Created by Craig MacGowan, a teacher of marine science, these two-sided, laminated cards contain detailed, full-color drawings of flora and fauna as well as information on size and habitat or region.

Sacred Trees Sacred People Of The Pacific Northwest

Author: Sharon McCann
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533135933
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As we proceed into the new millennium, an ancient notion is taking root in defence of the Earth-that Nature is sentient. For those who have pondered this possibility, Sacred Trees, Sacred People of the Pacific Northwest is timely and relevant. For those who are certain of the sacredness of Nature, this book will inspire. Sacred Trees, Sacred People is an exploration of our relationship with Nature embodied by trees within the Pacific Northwest. Each chapter resurrects the story of a real tree held sacred by communities throughout the region and asks the question, "What is the nature of relationship with this tree, and what is the result?" Why focus on trees within the Pacific Northwest? This is a region that has experienced intense conflict over the management of the largest remaining forests spanning two countries within North America. It is also a region that has inspired much scientific, philosophical, entrepreneurial, and social creativity. To date, no book yet published about trees connects current events, Pacific Northwestern culture and spirituality to our relationship with trees. Since 1994, author Sharon McCann has lived in the Pacific Northwest. She first encountered the passion that some people feel about trees when she heard them remark that trees are sentient. "Impossible!" she thought, but then she became curious. In 1998 she began to journey within the Pacific Northwest-into British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California-looking for sentient trees. She would look for relationships between people and trees, she decided, for that would indicate communication and perhaps sentience. She discovered trees that became catalysts for personal and community change, and people who seemed to be ordained by trees. The author's keen observation and telling of local histories reveal common and uncommon men and women of the Pacific Northwest, including loggers, treesitters, big tree hunters, scientists, and ordinary citizens. While the focus is regional, the stories have universal appeal because many of us are seeking to reconnect with Nature as we fear its irreparable destruction.

Pacific Coast Tree Finder

Author: Tom Watts
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0912550279
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The classic key to identifying native trees of the Pacific Coast, updated to reflect changes in the names of trees since publication of the first edition. Identifies native trees, and some widely introduced or naturalized species, of the Pacific Coast region, from British Columbia to Baja California. In this edition, Latin names of trees that grow in California conform to the University of California's 1993 Jepson Manual, and more recent name changes. From the Finders series of pocket guides to native plants and animals of the U.S. and Canada; like all plant guides in the series, this book uses a dichotomous key format for accurate identification.