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Grizzlies & Wildlife of British Columbia

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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In the Presence of Grizzlies

In the Presence of Grizzlies

by Doug Peacock

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A compelling chronicle of the complicated and sometimes tragic interactions between grizzlies and humans, revealed through interviews with biologists, hunters and mauling victims, and observations of the bears themselves. (BST134, $16.95)

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

by Hilary Stewart

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1979
  • PAPER
  • 111 PAGES

A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area. (PNW06, $17.95)

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 500 PAGES

This comprehensive guide stakes out the best sites throughout British Columbia, nicely balancing practical detail with a good overview of the region and its attractions. (CND132, $19.99)

British Columbia Map

British Columbia Map

by ITMB

  • 2012
  • MAP

This attractive map ( 1:1,250,000), covers the region from Seattle to the Yukon and across to the Rockies, including Alaska's Inside Passage. (CND61, $7.95)

 
John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide


by John Shaw

  • REFERENCE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

An updated edition of Shaw's guide to taking better photographs of plants, animals and landscapes. The book offers solid advice on equipment and basic techniques, and is highly recommended as the best reference for the wildlife photographer. (PHT01, $24.99)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest


by Robert Ruby

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A classic overview of the peoples of the Northwest and their history. (PNW07, $26.95)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps


by Derek Hayes

  • HISTORY
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above) this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world. (CND450, $34.95)

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form


by Bill Holm

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

An in-depth analysis of the form, shape and texture of the art of the Northwest Coast Indians by an artist, teacher and expert in the field, illustrated throughout. (PNW196, $30.00)

The Island Within

The Island Within


by Richard Nelson

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 284 PAGES

A beautifully written tribute to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from the author's journals, this is an account of the natural and cultural history of an island in the waters of Haida Strait, with emphasis on the relationship between people and the land. (ALA17, $17.00)

Grass Beyond the Mountains, Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent

Grass Beyond the Mountains, Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent


by Richard Hobson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Hobson's classic memoir of his cross-country trek and pioneering days as a rancher in British Columbia's undiscovered remote north. (CND241, $13.95)

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast


by Bill Richardson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

Lake Woebegone goes British Columbian in this humorous slip of a novel about an unconventional Vancouver B&B, which features twin bookworm brothers, a talking parrot and a motley crew of hotel guests. (CND133, $16.99)

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest


by Katharine Berry Judson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

Presented here with 52 photographs, these traditional stories, first collected in 1910, reveal myths and traditions of creation, alongside noted geographical features of the territory. (PNW17, $14.95)

The Raven Steals the Light

The Raven Steals the Light


by Robert Bringhurst | Bill Reid | Claude Levi-Strauss

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 109 PAGES
  • FAMILY

A classic collection of 10 Haida myths and legends with accompanying black and white etchings by Vancouver artist Bill Reid. These stories capture the storytelling traditions of the Haida. (PNW53, $16.95)

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance


by Stephen Herrero

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance." (BST21, $16.95)

Great Bear Wild

Great Bear Wild


by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. | Ian McAllister

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

A colorful photographic journey through the Great Bear Rainforest that follows the coast from Vancouver Island to southern Alaska; McAllister captures the spectacular landscapes and wildlife, including wolves, whales and bears. (CND430, $50.00)

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest


by Elizabeth Horn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 179 PAGES

A handy photo-identification guide to 200 species from British Columbia south to northern California, divided by habitats and plant family. (PNW15, $14.00)

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest


by Sarah Swanson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

A practical, "blissfully unscientific" guide to the feathered friends of the Pacific Northwest. The 85 birds common to Oregon and Washington are profiled with color photographs and explanatory text that tells readers where to see and how to find each animal. Ideal for a long weekend birding trip! (PNW342, $19.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest. (PNW50, $22.00)

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest


by Eugene Kozloff

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1978
  • PAPER
  • 264 PAGES

A convenient single-volume introduction to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Divided by habitat, it covers plant life in detail with some information on associated invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and a few mammals. (PNW10, $35.00)

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska


by Andy MacKinnon | Jim Pojar

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska. (PNW02, $24.95)

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains


by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description. (USW118, $9.95)

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