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Alaska Homesteader's Handbook: Independent Living on the Last Frontier

Tricia Brown, Nancy Gates

2012    162 Pages    (Alaska Northwest Books)

DDC: 613.6909798    LCC: GF78

OCLC: 798110549    LCCN: 2012024105    ISBN 13: 9780882408118    ISBN 10: 0882408119

A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid- twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives in Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it be how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life [...]

A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid- twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives in Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it be how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life most will never know but many still dream about. Fifty photographs and 150 line drawings illustrate the real-life experiences of Alaska settlers such as 1930s New Deal colonists, de-mobilized military who stayed after World War II, dream-seekers from the 60s and 70s, and myriad others who staked their claim in Alaska. [less]

$18.95

Ancient Places

Jack Nisbet

2016    256 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 508.795    LCC: QH104.5.N6

OCLC: 932385767    ISBN 13: 9781632170804    ISBN 10: 1632170809

These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. From rural Oregon, where a controversy brewed over the provenance and ownership of a meteor, to the great floods 15,000 years ago that shaped what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, this is a compelling collection of stories about the natural and human history of our region.

These are the genesis stories of a region. In Ancient Places, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones across the Pacific Northwest that reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and place in this corner of the world. From rural Oregon, where a controversy brewed over the provenance and ownership of a meteor, to the great floods 15,000 years ago that shaped what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, this is a compelling collection of stories about the natural and human history of our region. [less]

$18.95

Arrowheads and Stone Artifacts, Third Edition: A Practical Guide for the Amateur Archaeologist (The Pruett Series)

C.G. Yeager

2016    236 Pages    (WestWinds Press)

DDC: 970.004    LCC: E98.I4 Y43

OCLC: 936003340    LCCN: 2016011539    ISBN 13: 9780871083319    ISBN 10: 0871083310

This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts [...]

This practical, down-to-earth guide for surface collectors of arrowheads and stone artifacts is designed especially for amateur archaeologists and people interested in learning how to study and collect artifacts safely and responsibly. The author reveals invaluable tips on: where to look for artifacts; how to identify artifacts; where surface collecting is permissible; starting and caring for your own collection. With more than fifty new photographs and illustrations of common and rare artifacts, this book is the perfect addition to libraries of amateur archaeologists thirsty for knowledge about preserving and interpreting the remains of a prehistoric culture. [less]

$24.99

Atlas of Oregon Wildlife: Distribution, Habitat, and Natural History

Blair Csuti, Thomas A. O'Neil, Margaret M. Shaughnessy, Eleanor P. Gaines, John C. Hak

2001    544 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 591.9795    LCC: QL201

OCLC: 46785633    LCCN: 2001002297    ISBN 13: 9780870715358    ISBN 10: 0870715356

From the common deer mouse and the elusive Spotted Owl to the tailed frog and the painted turtle, the comprehensive "Atlas of Oregon Wildlife" has become the standard reference for all who study or have an interest in the state's wildlife. It combines current knowledge on the habitats and life histories of Oregon's wildlife species with a new generation of computer-generated species distribution maps. The Atlas devotes a full page to each amphibian, reptile, breeding bird, and mammal found in [...]

From the common deer mouse and the elusive Spotted Owl to the tailed frog and the painted turtle, the comprehensive "Atlas of Oregon Wildlife" has become the standard reference for all who study or have an interest in the state's wildlife. It combines current knowledge on the habitats and life histories of Oregon's wildlife species with a new generation of computer-generated species distribution maps. The Atlas devotes a full page to each amphibian, reptile, breeding bird, and mammal found in Oregon. Each species account features: -a drawing of and measurements for the species; -a map linked to a high-resolution land-cover map that shows where each species is likely to be found within Oregon; -the taxonomy, habitat, reproduction, food habits, and ecology of each species, as well as its global range and status; -selected references for additional information. For this second edition, new and improved distribution maps have been added for all 474 species. The coverage has been expanded to include all introduced vertebrates recognized as established in the state, all species of seals and sea lions found along its coast, and six extirpated species, including the California Condor, the grizzly bear, and the gray wolf, which may someday return to Oregon. This new edition of the Atlas will provide interested citizens with a basic understanding of Oregon's remarkable wildlife and serve as an invaluable reference for serious naturalists and wildlife professionals. [less]

$39.95
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Birds of Oregon Field Guide

Stan Tekiela

2001    328 Pages    (Adventure Publications)

DDC: 598.29795    LCC: QL684.O7

OCLC: 48414614    ISBN 13: 9781885061317    ISBN 10: 1885061315

Make bird watching in Oregon even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Oregon. This book features 130 species of Oregon birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you [...]

Make bird watching in Oregon even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Oregon. This book features 130 species of Oregon birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps, and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see. [less]

$13.95

Birds of the Pacific Northwest (A Timber Press Field Guide)

John Shewey, Tim Blount

2017    560 Pages    (Timber Press)

DDC: 598.09795    LCC: QL683.N75

OCLC: 958205378    LCCN: 2016027189    ISBN 13: 9781604696653    ISBN 10: 1604696656

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier!Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. 

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier!Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.  [less]

$27.95

Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood

John Soennichsen

2009    304 Pages    (Sasquatch Books)

DDC: 550.92    LCC: QE22.B74

OCLC: 213452334    LCCN: 2008022776    ISBN 13: 9781570616310    ISBN 10: 1570616310

The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts--in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth. Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in the 1920s, was the first to explore the area. Bretz, a former science teacher at Franklin High School in Seattle and then a professor at the University of Washington and later the University of Chicago, eventually formed the theory that the land was scoured in a virtual instant by a massive [...]

The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts--in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth. Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in the 1920s, was the first to explore the area. Bretz, a former science teacher at Franklin High School in Seattle and then a professor at the University of Washington and later the University of Chicago, eventually formed the theory that the land was scoured in a virtual instant by a massive flood. His original thinking was rewarded with various forms of public and academic humiliation. In the mid-twentieth century, his theory sounded a bit too much like the biblical flood, and the scientific world wanting nothing to do with that sort of idea. (Ironically, Bretz was an avowed atheist, so this was hardly his inspiration.) Bretz's Flood tells the dramatic story of this scientific maverick-how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a huge flood created it, and how the mainstream geologic community campaigned to derail him from pursuing an idea that satellite photos would confirm decades later. [less]

$16.95

Bridging a Great Divide: The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge

Kathie Durbin

2013    320 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.7    LCC: F853

OCLC: 904307796    LCCN: 2013006155    ISBN 13: 9780870717161    ISBN 10: 0870717162

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act, setting into motion one of the great land-use experiments of modern times. The act struck a compromise between protection for one of the West’s most stunning landscapes—the majestic Gorge carved by Ice Age floods, which today divides Washington and Oregon—and encouragement of compatible economic development in communities on both sides of the river.In Bridging a Great Divide, award-winning [...]

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act, setting into motion one of the great land-use experiments of modern times. The act struck a compromise between protection for one of the West’s most stunning landscapes—the majestic Gorge carved by Ice Age floods, which today divides Washington and Oregon—and encouragement of compatible economic development in communities on both sides of the river.In Bridging a Great Divide, award-winning environmental journalist Kathie Durbin draws on interviews, correspondence, and extensive research to tell the story of the major shifts in the Gorge since the Act’s passage. Sweeping change has altered the Gorge’s landscape: upscale tourism and outdoor recreation, gentrification, the end of logging in national forests, the closing of aluminum plants, wind farms, and a population explosion in the metropolitan area to its west. Yet, to the casual observer, the Gorge looks much the same as it did twenty-five years ago.How can we measure the success of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act? In this insightful and revealing history, Durbin suggests that the answer depends on who you are: a small business owner, an environmental watchdog group, a chamber of commerce. The story of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is the story of the Pacific Northwest in microcosm, as the region shifts from a natural-resource-based economy to one based on recreation, technology, and quality of life. [less]

$21.95

Brix Logging Story, The

Beverly Warren-Leigh, Peter J. Brix, Bryan Penttila

2013    151 Pages   

DDC: 634.9809795    LCC: HD9759.B75

OCLC: 959883929    LCCN: 2013934325    ISBN 13: 9780989044301    ISBN 10: 0989044300

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$39.00

Building a Better Nest: Living Lightly at Home and in the World

Evelyn Searle Hess

2015    192 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 690    LCC: TH4815.H47

OCLC: 898088356    LCCN: 2015012995    ISBN 13: 9780870718052    ISBN 10: 0870718053

For fifteen years, Evelyn Hess and her husband David lived in a tent and trailer, without electricity or running water, on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. When they decided to build a house – a real house at last – they knew it would have to respect the lessons of simple living that they learned in their camping life. They knew they could not do it alone. Building a Better Nest chronicles their adventures as they begin to construct a house of their own, [...]

For fifteen years, Evelyn Hess and her husband David lived in a tent and trailer, without electricity or running water, on twenty acres of wild land in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. When they decided to build a house – a real house at last – they knew it would have to respect the lessons of simple living that they learned in their camping life. They knew they could not do it alone. Building a Better Nest chronicles their adventures as they begin to construct a house of their own, seeking a model for sustainable living not just in their home, but beyond its walls. What does it mean to build a better nest? Better for whom? Is it better for the individual or family? The planet? Green building and sustainable design are popular buzzwords, but to Hess, sustainable building is not a simple matter of buying and installing the latest recycled flooring products. It is also about cooperative work: working together in employment, in research, in activism, and in life. Hess is concerned with her local watershed, but also with the widening income gap, disappearing species, and peak resources. She actively works to reduce overconsumption and waste. For Hess, these problems are both philosophical and practical. As Hess and her husband age, the questions of how to live responsibly arise with greater frequency and urgency. With unfailing wit and humor, she looks for answers in such places as neuroscience, Buddhism, and her ancestral legacy. Building a Better Nest will appeal to anyone with an interest in sustainable building, off-grid living, or alternative communities. The questions it asks about the way we live are earnest and important, from an author whose voice is steeped in wisdom and gratitude. [less]

$18.95
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Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods (OpenBook)

John Eliot Allen, Marjorie Burns, Scott Burns

2009    216 Pages    (Ooligan Press)

DDC: 551.3509797    LCC: QE581

OCLC: 318413917    LCCN: 2009037728    ISBN 13: 9781932010312    ISBN 10: 1932010319

Cataclysms on the Columbia tells two stories. One follows geological research that challenged the scientific paradigm of the early 20th century, and the other chronicles the result of that research: the discovery of powerful prehistoric floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest. The cataclysms at the end of the last Ice Age left a scabland of buttes, dry falls, and rocky gorges, but it took the detective work of geologist J Harlen Bretz to prove it to the world. His lifetime of research and [...]

Cataclysms on the Columbia tells two stories. One follows geological research that challenged the scientific paradigm of the early 20th century, and the other chronicles the result of that research: the discovery of powerful prehistoric floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest. The cataclysms at the end of the last Ice Age left a scabland of buttes, dry falls, and rocky gorges, but it took the detective work of geologist J Harlen Bretz to prove it to the world. His lifetime of research and unshakeable belief changed geology forever. [less]

$24.95

Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

Linda Carlson

2017    296 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 307.76709795    LCC: F851

OCLC: 984686613    ISBN 13: 9780295742915    ISBN 10: 0295742917

"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. This new edition updates the status of the surviving towns and how they have changed in the fifteen years since the original edition, and what new life has been [...]

"Company town." The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic employers. But these stereotypes are outdated, especially for those company towns that flourished well into the twentieth century. This new edition updates the status of the surviving towns and how they have changed in the fifteen years since the original edition, and what new life has been created on the sites of the ones that were razed. In the preface, Linda Carlson reflects on how wonderful it has been to meet people who lived in these towns, or had parents who did, and to hear about their memorable experiences. [less]

$24.95

Conserving Oregon's Environment

Michael McCloskey

2013    266 Pages    (Inkwater Press)

DDC: 333.72    LCC: GE195

OCLC: 849762732    LCCN: 2013908405    ISBN 13: 9781592999484    ISBN 10: 1592999484

Conserving Oregon's Environment traces the arc of successes in conserving Oregon's environment, beginning in the 1880s and continuing to 2013. It answers the questions: Where did this program or reserve come from? Who led the way, and who opposed it? What difference has it made? It deals with the breadth of modern environmentalism: protecting nature, habitat, purifying ambient media, eliminating unsafe operations, and promoting energy efficiency. It is organized around themes, such as public [...]

Conserving Oregon's Environment traces the arc of successes in conserving Oregon's environment, beginning in the 1880s and continuing to 2013. It answers the questions: Where did this program or reserve come from? Who led the way, and who opposed it? What difference has it made? It deals with the breadth of modern environmentalism: protecting nature, habitat, purifying ambient media, eliminating unsafe operations, and promoting energy efficiency. It is organized around themes, such as public lands, state parks, rivers, wilderness, environmental laws and turning points on such issues, modern reserves, new refuges, breakthroughs on national forests; each chapter tells its story chronologically. Two appendices accompany the text: a timeline of accomplishments, and a list of organizations providing leadership. In addition, maps show the location of reserves. It concludes that Oregon occupies a special place in the history of conservation because of the degree of innovation here and the continuity of progress. For its size, no state has done more to make history in protecting its environment. [less]

$16.95
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Deadly Wind, A

John Dodge

2018    256 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 551.550979    LCC: QC943.5.U6

OCLC: 1055267842    ISBN 13: 9780870719288    ISBN 10: 0870719289

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward fifty years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy's 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill [...]

The Columbus Day Storm of 1962 was a freak of nature, a weather outlier with deadly winds topping one hundred miles per hour. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than fifty thousand homes, and leveled enough timber to build one million homes. To find an equally ferocious storm of its kind, fast-forward fifty years and cross the continent to Superstorm Sandy's 2012 attack on the East Coast. While Superstorm Sandy was predicted days in advance, the Columbus Day Storm caught ill-equipped weather forecasters by surprise. This unrivalled West Coast windstorm fueled the Asian log export market, helped give birth to the Oregon wine industry, and influenced the 1962 World Series. It remains a cautionary tale and the Pacific Northwest benchmark for severe windstorms in this era of climate change and weather uncertainty. From its genesis in the Marshall Islands to its final hours on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, the storm plowed an unparalleled path of destruction. In A Deadly Wind, veteran journalist John Dodge tells a compelling story spiced with human drama, Cold War tension, and Pacific Northwest history. This is a must-read for the tens of thousands of storm survivors, for history buffs, and for anyone interested in the intersection of severe weather events and climate change. [less]

$19.95

Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Kevin Marsh

2010    256 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 736.4095496    LCC: NK9776.8.N35

OCLC: 468232740    LCCN: 2009047896    ISBN 13: 9780295990118    ISBN 10: 0295990112

Drawing boundaries around wilderness areas often serves a double purpose: protection of the land within the boundary and release of the land outside the boundary to resource extraction and other development. In Drawing Lines in the Forest, Kevin R. Marsh discusses the roles played by various groups―the Forest Service, the timber industry, recreationists, and environmentalists―in arriving at these boundaries. He shows that pragmatic, rather than ideological, goals were often paramount, with [...]

Drawing boundaries around wilderness areas often serves a double purpose: protection of the land within the boundary and release of the land outside the boundary to resource extraction and other development. In Drawing Lines in the Forest, Kevin R. Marsh discusses the roles played by various groups―the Forest Service, the timber industry, recreationists, and environmentalists―in arriving at these boundaries. He shows that pragmatic, rather than ideological, goals were often paramount, with all sides benefiting.After World War II, representatives of both logging and recreation use sought to draw boundaries that would serve to guarantee access to specific areas of public lands. The logging industry wanted to secure a guaranteed supply of timber, as an era of stewardship of the nation's public forests gave way to an emphasis on rapid extraction of timber resources. This spawned a grassroots preservationist movement that ultimately challenged the managerial power of the Forest Service. The Wilderness Act of 1964 provided an opportunity for groups on all sides to participate openly and effectively in the political process of defining wilderness boundaries.The often contentious debates over the creation of wilderness areas in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington represent the most significant stages in the national history of wilderness conservation since World War II: Three Sisters, North Cascades and Glacier Peak, Mount Jefferson, Alpine Lakes, French Pete, and the state-wide wilderness acts of 1984. [less]

$24.95
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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson

2016    320 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

DDC: 363.34    LCC: QE523.S23 O47

OCLC: 909974391    LCCN: 2015038842    ISBN 13: 9780393242799    ISBN 10: 039324279X

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern [...]

Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster.For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. The eruption was one of the largest in human history, deposited ash in eleven U.S. states and five Canadian provinces, and caused more than one billion dollars in damage. It killed fifty-seven people, some as far as thirteen miles away from the volcano’s summit.Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind this event with page-turning accounts of what happened to those who lived and those who died.Powerful economic and historical forces influenced the fates of those around the volcano that sunny Sunday morning, including the construction of the nation’s railroads, the harvest of a continent’s vast forests, and the protection of America’s treasured public lands. The eruption of Mount St. Helens revealed how the past is constantly present in the lives of us all. At the same time, it transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, and, ultimately, our perceptions of what it will take to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet.Rich with vivid personal stories of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption delivers a spellbinding narrative built from the testimonies of those closest to the disaster, and an epic tale of our fraught relationship with the natural world. 8 pages of color illustrations; 7 black-and-white illustrations; 8 maps [less]

$27.95

Exceptional Mountains

O. Alan Weltzien

2016    264 Pages    (University of Nebraska Press)

DDC: 917.95    LCC: F852.3.W39

OCLC: 1020670653    LCCN: 2015047730    ISBN 13: 9780803265479    ISBN 10: 0803265476

Over the past 150 years, people have flocked to the Pacific Northwest in increasing numbers, in part due to the region's beauty and one of its most exceptional features: volcanoes. This segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire has shaped not only the physical landscape of the region but also the psychological landscape, and with it the narratives we compose about ourselves. Exceptional Mountains is a cultural history of the Northwest volcanoes and the environmental impact of outdoor recreation in [...]

Over the past 150 years, people have flocked to the Pacific Northwest in increasing numbers, in part due to the region's beauty and one of its most exceptional features: volcanoes. This segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire has shaped not only the physical landscape of the region but also the psychological landscape, and with it the narratives we compose about ourselves. Exceptional Mountains is a cultural history of the Northwest volcanoes and the environmental impact of outdoor recreation in this region. It probes the relationship between these volcanoes and regional identity, particularly in the era of mass mountaineering and population growth in the Northwest.   O. Alan Weltzien demonstrates how mountaineering is but one conspicuous example of the outdoor recreation industry's unrestricted and problematic growth. He explores the implications of our assumptions that there are no limits to our outdoor recreation habits and that access to the highest mountains should include amenities for affluent consumers. Each chapter probes the mountain-based regional ethos and the concomitant sense of privilege and entitlement from different vantages to illuminate the consumerist mind-set as a reductive--and deeply problematic--version of experience and identity in and around some of the nation's most striking mountains. [less]

$40.00
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Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares: The Paradox of Old Growth in the Inland West (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Nancy Langston

1996    384 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 333.75097957    LCC: SD565

OCLC: 32590404    LCCN: 95014973    ISBN 13: 9780295975504    ISBN 10: 0295975504

Across the inland West, forests that once seemed like paradise have turned into an ecological nightmare. Fires, insect epidemics, and disease now threaten millions of acres of once-bountiful forests. Yet no one can agree what went wrong. Was it too much management―or not enough―that forced the forests of the inland West to the verge of collapse? Is the solution more logging, or no logging at all? In this gripping work of scientific and historical detection, Nancy Langston unravels the [...]

Across the inland West, forests that once seemed like paradise have turned into an ecological nightmare. Fires, insect epidemics, and disease now threaten millions of acres of once-bountiful forests. Yet no one can agree what went wrong. Was it too much management―or not enough―that forced the forests of the inland West to the verge of collapse? Is the solution more logging, or no logging at all? In this gripping work of scientific and historical detection, Nancy Langston unravels the disturbing history of what went wrong with the western forests, despite the best intentions of those involved.Focusing on the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington, she explores how the complex landscapes that so impressed settlers in the nineteenth century became an ecological disaster in the late twentieth. Federal foresters, intent on using their scientific training to stop exploitation and waste, suppressed light fires in the ponderosa pinelands. Hoping to save the forests, they could not foresee that their policies would instead destroy what they loved. When light fires were kept out, a series of ecological changes began. Firs grew thickly in forests once dominated by ponderosa pines, and when droughts hit, those firs succumbed to insects, diseases, and eventually catastrophic fires.Nancy Langston combines remarkable skills as both scientist and writer of history to tell this story. Her ability to understand and bring to life the complex biological processes of the forest is matched by her grasp of the human forces at work―from Indians, white settlers, missionaries, fur trappers, cattle ranchers, sheep herders, and railroad builders to timber industry and federal forestry managers.The book will be of interest to a wide audience of environmentalists, historians, ecologists, foresters, ranchers, and loggers―and all people who want to understand the changing lands of the West. [less]

$25.00

Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

Chris Maser

2001    282 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 574.52642    LCC: QH541.5.F6

OCLC: 45708153    LCCN: 89-31775    ISBN 13: 9780870715297    ISBN 10: 0870715291

In this classic work of ecology, Chris Maser traces the growth of an ancient forest in Oregon's Cascade Mountains from its fiery birth in the year 987 to the present. A unique biography of an ecosystem, Forest Primeval portrays a diverse fabric of plants, animals, and microorganisms working in unison.Maser offers precise yet evocative accounts of the lives and events within the burgeoning forest: the habits of deer mice who help reseed the burned earth, the seemingly accidental but vitally [...]

In this classic work of ecology, Chris Maser traces the growth of an ancient forest in Oregon's Cascade Mountains from its fiery birth in the year 987 to the present. A unique biography of an ecosystem, Forest Primeval portrays a diverse fabric of plants, animals, and microorganisms working in unison.Maser offers precise yet evocative accounts of the lives and events within the burgeoning forest: the habits of deer mice who help reseed the burned earth, the seemingly accidental but vitally necessary symbiotic associations between fungus and tree root tips that stimulate growth, the constant predation among wildlife. He reveals how over the course of a millennium, microbes and fungi change a forest just as surely as a raging fire, only inconspicuously and more slowly.As the life cycles of the forest progress, Maser's minute scientific observations unfold against the backdrop of history, a chronology of human struggle and suffering that is paralleled in the life of . . . a single 1000-year-old Douglas fir. In taking this millennial view, Maser shows how the forest represents our spiritual and historical roots as human beings. Arguing that our survival is as intertwined with the forests as are the myriad interlocking life cycles that created them, Maser makes a plea for the immediate global implementation of restoration forestry. [less]

$19.95

Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest (Ruth Kirk Book Fund)

2016    264 Pages    (University of Washington Press)

DDC: 577.309795    LCC: QH105.O7 F67

OCLC: 935323956    LCCN: 2015034537    ISBN 13: 9780295995458    ISBN 10: 0295995459

Two kinds of long-term research are taking place at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, a renowned research facility in the temperate rain forest of the Oregon Cascades. Here, scientists investigate the ecosystem's trees, wildlife, water, and nutrients with an eye toward understanding change over varying timescales up to two hundred years or more. And writers from both literary and scientific backgrounds spend time in the forest investigating the ecological and human complexities of this [...]

Two kinds of long-term research are taking place at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, a renowned research facility in the temperate rain forest of the Oregon Cascades. Here, scientists investigate the ecosystem's trees, wildlife, water, and nutrients with an eye toward understanding change over varying timescales up to two hundred years or more. And writers from both literary and scientific backgrounds spend time in the forest investigating the ecological and human complexities of this remarkable and deeply studied place.This anthology―which includes work by some of the nation's most accomplished writers, including Sandra Alcosser, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Jane Hirshfield, Linda Hogan, Freeman House, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Pattiann Rogers, and Scott Russell Sanders―grows out of the work of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program and showcases the insights of the program's thoughtful and important encounters among writers, scientists, and place. These vivid essays, poems, and field notes convey a landscape of moss-draped trees, patchwork clear-cuts, stream-swept gravel bars, and hillsides scoured by fire, and also bring forward the ambiguities and paradoxes of conflicting human values and their implications for the ecosystem.Forest Under Story offers an illuminating and multifaceted way of understanding the ecology and significance of old-growth forests, and points the way toward a new kind of collaboration between the sciences and the humanities to better know and learn from special places. [less]

$29.95

Fruits & Berries of the Pacific Northwest

David C Flaherty, Sue Ellen Harvey

1988    101 Pages    (Alaska Northwest Books)

DDC: 634.09795    LCC: SB355

OCLC: 17324321    LCCN: 87037425    ISBN 13: 9780882403281    ISBN 10: 0882403281

Covers the region's bounty, from apples to strawberries. Learn how to grow produce, prune properly, and deal with pests. Tells about Washington wine and the history of the fruit industry. Gorgeous photos!

Covers the region's bounty, from apples to strawberries. Learn how to grow produce, prune properly, and deal with pests. Tells about Washington wine and the history of the fruit industry. Gorgeous photos! [less]

$24.95
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Glimpse into History, A

Michael McCloskey

2018    290 Pages    (Inkwater Press)

DDC: 508.795   

OCLC: 1023490240    ISBN 13: 9781629015316    ISBN 10: 1629015318

This book features the words of over ninety figures who turned Oregon into the premier "green" state. They were explorers, pioneers, settlers, ministers, climbers, scientists, poets, politicians, writers, ranchers, activists, lawyers, and businessmen. They shaped the culture that saw value in nature and demanded policies to protect it. Through their inspiring words, their presence is still felt. Oregon was blessed in being shaped by such talented people.

This book features the words of over ninety figures who turned Oregon into the premier "green" state. They were explorers, pioneers, settlers, ministers, climbers, scientists, poets, politicians, writers, ranchers, activists, lawyers, and businessmen. They shaped the culture that saw value in nature and demanded policies to protect it. Through their inspiring words, their presence is still felt. Oregon was blessed in being shaped by such talented people. [less]

$24.95

Greenscapes

Joan Hockaday

2009    224 Pages    (Washington State University Press)

DDC: 712.092    LCC: SB470.O53 H634

OCLC: 619180332    LCCN: 2009001773    ISBN 13: 9780874222982    ISBN 10: 0874222982

Landscape architect John Charles Olmsted was mentored by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York¿s Central Park. In the early 1900s, the meticulous, visionary protégé brought his famous stepfather¿s pastoral aesthetic to premier parks throughout the Pacific Northwest¿green retreats that still refresh urban souls in Portland, Seattle, and Spokane.

Landscape architect John Charles Olmsted was mentored by Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of New York¿s Central Park. In the early 1900s, the meticulous, visionary protégé brought his famous stepfather¿s pastoral aesthetic to premier parks throughout the Pacific Northwest¿green retreats that still refresh urban souls in Portland, Seattle, and Spokane. [less]

$29.95
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Handbook of Oregon Birds

Hendrik G. Herlyn, Alan L. Contreras, Ramiel Papish

2009    328 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 598.09795    LCC: QL684.O6

OCLC: 317068106    LCCN: 2009011327    ISBN 13: 9780870715716    ISBN 10: 0870715712

Handbook of Oregon Birds is a portable, field-friendly guide to the seasonal status and distribution of Oregon birds. A condensation of the status and distribution material from Birds of Oregon: A General Reference, the definitive source for Oregon ornithology, the book provides a quick but detailed field reference for birders who want to know a bird's status, seasonal patterns of occurrence, basic habitat information, and movements. The Handbook also includes comprehensive new breeding and [...]

Handbook of Oregon Birds is a portable, field-friendly guide to the seasonal status and distribution of Oregon birds. A condensation of the status and distribution material from Birds of Oregon: A General Reference, the definitive source for Oregon ornithology, the book provides a quick but detailed field reference for birders who want to know a bird's status, seasonal patterns of occurrence, basic habitat information, and movements. The Handbook also includes comprehensive new breeding and winter maps, as well as the most up-to-date status of vagrants, displaying their seasonality and geographic occurrence in graphs and maps. Although not an introductory identification book, Handbook of Oregon Birds includes many features that newer birders will appreciate, including the maps, short summaries, portability, and ID notes for difficult-to-identify species. A specially commissioned set of paintings and a selection of color photographs provide identification aids that are an improvement on standard field guides for such challenges as flying alcids and immature swallows. [less]

$22.95

Hatchet, Hands & Hoe

Erica Calkins

1996    127 Pages    (Caxton Press)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: SB453.2.O7 C34

OCLC: 1035144321    LCCN: 96005681    ISBN 13: 9780870043727    ISBN 10: 0870043722

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Heritage gardening specialist, Erica Calkins gives practical instructions and recipes for plants used by the pioneers. Original homestead recipes offer delicious yet simple dishes. A rich resource list is provided for would-be heirloom gardeners.

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Heritage gardening specialist, Erica Calkins gives practical instructions and recipes for plants used by the pioneers. Original homestead recipes offer delicious yet simple dishes. A rich resource list is provided for would-be heirloom gardeners. [less]

$15.95

Hiking from Portland to the Coast: An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails

James D. Thayer

2016    272 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 796.5109795    LCC: GV199.42.O7 T52

OCLC: 946905492    LCCN: 2016029572    ISBN 13: 9780870718779    ISBN 10: 0870718770

A guidebook for both experienced and casual hikers, Hiking from Portland to the Coast explores the many trails and logging roads that crisscross the northern portion of Oregon’s Coast Range. While showcasing convenient “looped” routes, it also describes complete throughways connecting Portland to the coastal communities of Seaside and Tillamook. Designed to both inform and entertain, each of the 30 trails described includes a “backstory” highlighting the rich histories of Native [...]

A guidebook for both experienced and casual hikers, Hiking from Portland to the Coast explores the many trails and logging roads that crisscross the northern portion of Oregon’s Coast Range. While showcasing convenient “looped” routes, it also describes complete throughways connecting Portland to the coastal communities of Seaside and Tillamook. Designed to both inform and entertain, each of the 30 trails described includes a “backstory” highlighting the rich histories of Native Americans, white settlers, loggers, and railroad operators. While suitable for hikers, equestrians, and bikers, many of these trails have never been surveyed for recreational use. All are meticulously surveyed and described here, alongside detailed and annotated maps. Some trails are located on private timber holdings, accessible only by paid permit, while access to others is free. In most cases vehicular traffic is not permitted; neither is camping, littering, or making fires. From time to time, access may be restricted due to fire danger or commercial activity. The maps, notes, and tips provided in Hiking from Portland to the Coast will be invaluable for those adventurers who wish to wander far from the beaten track. Less intrepid explorers will find plenty of short and scenic exploratory hikes in the forests that parallel Highway 26 to Seaside or Highway 6 to Tillamook. [less]

$19.95
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In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens

Richard Waitt

2015    413 Pages    (Washington State University Press)

DDC: 551.2109797    LCC: QE523.S23 W35

OCLC: 880418911    LCCN: 2014019566    ISBN 13: 9780874223231    ISBN 10: 0874223237

Great Historical book about Mount St. Helens!

Great Historical book about Mount St. Helens! [less]

$22.95

In Timber Country

Beverly A. Brown

1995    300 Pages    (Temple University Press)

DDC: 306.0979527    LCC: HN79.O72

OCLC: 30593422    LCCN: 94021274    ISBN 13: 9781566392730    ISBN 10: 156639273X

Southwest Oregon embodies the fast-changing social and environmental trends of the Pacific Northwest. This book analyzes the subsequent transformation of the region. Working-class men and women describe a segregation of private forest lands and waterways where people could once move freely, they are boxed in by fences and No Trespassing signs.

Southwest Oregon embodies the fast-changing social and environmental trends of the Pacific Northwest. This book analyzes the subsequent transformation of the region. Working-class men and women describe a segregation of private forest lands and waterways where people could once move freely, they are boxed in by fences and No Trespassing signs. [less]

$35.95
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Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes

Ellen Morris Bishop

2014    160 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 557.97    LCC: QE79.B57

OCLC: 880349738    LCCN: 2014019337    ISBN 13: 9780870717482    ISBN 10: 0870717480

The Pacific Northwest is a region defined by its geology as much as its rugged coastline, drippy westside forests, fertile farms, and canyoned eastside grasslands. These landscapes have been forged by volcanoes, crumpled by faults and sculpted by water and ice. But the Northwest’s geologic DNA is rooted in volcanic activity. From the ancient lavas of Washington’s Selkirks that freed the planet from a global ice age, to the world-class flood-basalts that dominate the Columbia Basin, to the [...]

The Pacific Northwest is a region defined by its geology as much as its rugged coastline, drippy westside forests, fertile farms, and canyoned eastside grasslands. These landscapes have been forged by volcanoes, crumpled by faults and sculpted by water and ice. But the Northwest’s geologic DNA is rooted in volcanic activity. From the ancient lavas of Washington’s Selkirks that freed the planet from a global ice age, to the world-class flood-basalts that dominate the Columbia Basin, to the restless peaks of the High Cascades, the thunder of volcanic eruptions echos through the ages.   In Living with Thunder, geologist and photographer Ellen Morris Bishop offers a fascinating and up-to-date geologic survey of the NorthwestWashington, Oregon, northern California, and western Idaho. New discoveries include Smith Rock as part of Oregon’s largest (and most extinct) volcano, portraits of Mount Hood’s 1793-1795 eruptions, and new ideas about the origin of the Columbia River basalts, and the course of the ancestral Columbia River.    Intended as an introduction for the general reader and geological non-specialist, Living with Thunder enlivens Northwest geological history by combining engaging science writing with the author’s stunning color photographs. In addition, color maps and time charts help guide the reader through time. The book presents evidence of changing ecosystems and ancient life, as well as the Northwest’s exceptional record of past climate changes and the implications for our future. The title harks to the Klamath Indian recounting of Mount Mazama’s cataclysmic eruption, and the book also examines the confluence between scientific findings and Native American documentation of several major geologic events.   An important work by a gifted scientist and storyteller, Living with Thunder offers a key to understanding the Northwest’s unique, long-term volcanic heritage. [less]

$24.95
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Meander Scars: Reflections on Healing the Willamette River

Abby Phillips Metzger

2013    176 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 577.6    LCC: QH105.O7 M38

OCLC: 849509503    LCCN: 2013013097    ISBN 13: 9780870717260    ISBN 10: 087071726X

Abby Phillips Metzger’s book of personal stories recounts a forgotten Oregon river, the Willamette, as it was before white settlement. Once a rich network of channels and sloughs, the Willamette today bears the scars of development and degradation.Yet, through canoe trips and intimate explorations of the river, Metzger discovers glints of resiliency: a beaver trolling through a slough, native fish in quiet backwaters, and strong currents that carry undertones of the wild Willamette. [...]

Abby Phillips Metzger’s book of personal stories recounts a forgotten Oregon river, the Willamette, as it was before white settlement. Once a rich network of channels and sloughs, the Willamette today bears the scars of development and degradation.Yet, through canoe trips and intimate explorations of the river, Metzger discovers glints of resiliency: a beaver trolling through a slough, native fish in quiet backwaters, and strong currents that carry undertones of the wild Willamette. Together with tales from farmers and scientists alike, these experiences lead Metzger to ask whether something scarred can fully heal, and whether a disjointed river can be whole again.A story of re-discovery as told by a learner, Meander Scars will appeal to readers of literary nonfiction, river advocates, naturalists, and outdoor enthusiasts interested in sustaining healthy river systems for themselves, their children, and beyond. [less]

$18.95

Money Trees: The Douglas Fir and American Forestry, 1900-1944

Emily K. Brock

2015    272 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 338.4    LCC: SD397.D7 B74

OCLC: 897437389    LCCN: 2014046157    ISBN 13: 9780870718090    ISBN 10: 0870718096

Around the start of the last century, the forests of the Pacific Northwest were viewed as dynamic sites of industrial production, and also as natural landscapes of ecological integrity. These competing visions arose as the nation’s professional foresters faced conflicting demands from lumber companies and government regulators. External pressures converged with internal scientific debates within the profession, leading foresters to question the proper scope of their work.  Money Trees is an [...]

Around the start of the last century, the forests of the Pacific Northwest were viewed as dynamic sites of industrial production, and also as natural landscapes of ecological integrity. These competing visions arose as the nation’s professional foresters faced conflicting demands from lumber companies and government regulators. External pressures converged with internal scientific debates within the profession, leading foresters to question the proper scope of their work.  Money Trees is an interdisciplinary history of the crucial decades that shaped the modern American conception of the value of the forest. It begins with early 20th century environmental changes in the Douglas Fir forests of the Pacific Northwest, which led to increasing divisiveness and controversy among foresters. Brock balances this regional story with a national view of the intellectual and political currents that governed forest management, marshaling archival evidence from industry, government, and scientific sources.   An important contribution to environmental scholarship, Money Trees offers a nuanced vision of forestry’s history and its past relationship to both wilderness activism and scientific ecology. With fresh perspectives on well-known environmental figures such as Bob Marshall and Gifford Pinchot, it will add to the conversation among scholars in environmental history, history of science, and the history of the American West. It will be welcomed as a key resource across the spectrum of environmental studies, and by anyone interested in natural resources, land management, the role of science in environmentalism, and the modern wilderness movement. [less]

$27.95

Mount Hood: Adventures of the Wy'east Climbers, 1930-1942

Ric Conrad

2014    379 Pages    (Kahuna Books)

DDC: 796.52209795    LCC: GV199.42.O72 M6834

OCLC: 903258592    LCCN: 2014907091    ISBN 13: 9780988733923    ISBN 10: 0988733927

In an effort to capture the historic and humorous experiences of Depression Era alpinists on Oregon's Mount Hood before they were lost for good, Ric Conrad began interviewing members of the Wy'east Climbers. Hank Lewis, Lu Norene, Russ McJury, and Randall Kester shared their memories of historic first ascents and unusual tragedies. Conrad additionally interviewed alpinists who climbed beside club members: John Carter, Dr. Charles Loveland, Robert Labby, and Darrel Tarter. They provided insight [...]

In an effort to capture the historic and humorous experiences of Depression Era alpinists on Oregon's Mount Hood before they were lost for good, Ric Conrad began interviewing members of the Wy'east Climbers. Hank Lewis, Lu Norene, Russ McJury, and Randall Kester shared their memories of historic first ascents and unusual tragedies. Conrad additionally interviewed alpinists who climbed beside club members: John Carter, Dr. Charles Loveland, Robert Labby, and Darrel Tarter. They provided insight into the region's most fascinating peak and the various outlaws who climbed alongside club members. The oral history gleaned from these interviews, coupled with extensive research in the archives of the Portland-based Mazamas, has yielded the most thorough picture of the Golden Age of exploration on Mount Hood. Members of the Wy'east Climbers, founded in December 1930, made the first ascents of the Leuthold Couloir Route, Sandy Glacier Headwall, and Eliot Glacier Headwall. They made the first ascent of an extremely difficult variation along the North Face and reopened several climbing routes: The Wy'east Trail, Cathedral Ridge, and the Newton-Clark Headwall Route. Club members were also responsible for forming the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol in 1938, and for their involvement in the rescue or recovery operations throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Working six days a week during the Great Depression, these young men nevertheless established new climbing routes, new rescue organizations, and provided the mountaineering community with inspiration for generations to come. [less]

$25.00

Mount Hood National Forest (Images of America)

Cheryl Hill

2014    128 Pages    (Arcadia Publishing)

DDC: 979.5    LCC: F882.H85 H55

OCLC: 862781952    LCCN: 2013945500    ISBN 13: 9781467131209    ISBN 10: 1467131202

The Mount Hood National Forest is the closest national forest to Portland and encompasses the northern end of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. Established in 1908 as the Oregon National Forest and renamed the Mount Hood National Forest in 1924, it now consists of more than a million acres. The forest is home to Oregon’s tallest mountain, as well as eight designated wilderness areas covering more than 300,000 acres. The forest is also the site of the historic [...]

The Mount Hood National Forest is the closest national forest to Portland and encompasses the northern end of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River Gorge. Established in 1908 as the Oregon National Forest and renamed the Mount Hood National Forest in 1924, it now consists of more than a million acres. The forest is home to Oregon’s tallest mountain, as well as eight designated wilderness areas covering more than 300,000 acres. The forest is also the site of the historic Timberline Lodge and old Barlow Road, the final leg of the Oregon Trail. Thousands of visitors come to the forest every year for camping, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, and other recreational pursuits. [less]

$21.99

Mountains Don't Care

Dee Molenaar

2009    208 Pages    (Mountaineers Books, The)

DDC: 796.522   

OCLC: 436234352    ISBN 13: 9780615293240    ISBN 10: 0615293247

Dee Molenaar traces the formation and evolution of mountain rescue groups that carried out legendary rescue and recovery missions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the past fifty years. In sharing these stories of triumph and tragedy, he remembers the volunteers who risked their lives to save others in peril.Beginning with an overview of the physical characteristics of the mountaineering environment, Molenaar describes the specific geography of Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, where many [...]

Dee Molenaar traces the formation and evolution of mountain rescue groups that carried out legendary rescue and recovery missions throughout the Pacific Northwest over the past fifty years. In sharing these stories of triumph and tragedy, he remembers the volunteers who risked their lives to save others in peril.Beginning with an overview of the physical characteristics of the mountaineering environment, Molenaar describes the specific geography of Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, where many rescues and recoveries have taken place over the years. He chronicles harrowing circumstances, including falls, avalanches, climbers getting lost, and a plane crash on the mountain.Mountains Don't Care, But We Do was written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Mountain Rescue Association, founded at Mount Hood in 1959. [less]

$19.95

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them

Sarah Swanson, Max Smith

2013    244 Pages    (Timber Press)

DDC: 598.07234795    LCC: QL683.P16

OCLC: 827724412    LCCN: 2013004183    ISBN 13: 9781604693379    ISBN 10: 1604693371

The Pacific Northwest is a great place for birding. You can find Western Grebes dancing on water, or hear the Pacific Wren’s song cascade through a mossy forest. Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs of each bird. [...]

The Pacific Northwest is a great place for birding. You can find Western Grebes dancing on water, or hear the Pacific Wren’s song cascade through a mossy forest. Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a lively, practical guide that helps readers discover 85 of the region’s most extraordinary birds. Each bird profile includes notes on what they eat, where they migrate from, and where to find them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles also include stunning color photographs of each bird. Birds are grouped by what they are known for or where they are most likely to be found—like beach birds, urban birds, colorful birds, and killer birds. This is an accessible guide for casual birders, weekend warriors, and families looking for an outdoor experience. Eight easy-going birding weekends, including stops in Puget Sound, the Central Washington wine country, and the Klamath Basin, offer wonderful getaway ideas and make this a must-have guide for locals and visitors alike. [less]

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Narrative of a Journey across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River (Northwest Reprints (Paperback))

John Kirk Townsend, George A. Jobanek

1999    290 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 917.8    LCC: F592

OCLC: 42428771    LCCN: 99047898    ISBN 13: 9780870715259    ISBN 10: 0870715259

The Narrative chronicles a journey of discovery by the first trained naturalist to cross the American continent. Townsend's account of his trek along what would soon become the Oregon Trail is a classic of western exploration and scientific discovery.

The Narrative chronicles a journey of discovery by the first trained naturalist to cross the American continent. Townsend's account of his trek along what would soon become the Oregon Trail is a classic of western exploration and scientific discovery. [less]

$17.95
 
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