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Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

by Katharine Berry Judson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

First collected in 1910, these age-old stories include revealing myths and creation narratives alongside noted geographical features of the territory. Presented with 52 photographs. (PNW17, $14.95)

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)

Oregon Map

Oregon Map

by Benchmark Maps

  • MAP

A folded road map of Oregon at a scale of 1:1,100,000. (PNW166, $7.95)

 
Columbia River Gorge Map

Columbia River Gorge Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2009
  • MAP

A comprehensive recreational map for the Columbia River Gorge areas of Washington and Oregon. (PNW251, $11.95)

Mount Hood Map

Mount Hood Map


by National Geographic Maps

  • 2009
  • MAP

This topo map, printed on tear- and water resistant paper, shows this popular recreation area. (PNW252, $11.95)

Hidden Pacific Northwest, Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia

Hidden Pacific Northwest, Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia


by Eric Lucas

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 648 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to attractions, sites and natural areas throughout the Pacific Northwest. With regional and local sketch maps and selective recommendations for where to stay and eat. (PNW13, $19.95)

Monocle Portland Guide


by Monocle

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 146 PAGES
  • COMING IN APRIL

Geared toward the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Portland features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine's network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters. (PNW348, $15.00)

Moon Oregon

Moon Oregon


by Judy Jewell

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 650 PAGES

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Oregon. (PNW321, $21.99)

Portland: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

Portland: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City


by Viction Workshop

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 132 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map. (PNW351, $9.95)

The Northwest Coastal Explorer

The Northwest Coastal Explorer


by Robert Steelquist

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 284 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Profiling the flora and fauna found in the coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, this guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia is helpfully organized by habitat. (PNW356, $24.95)

It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

It's All About the Bike, The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels


by Robert Penn

  • SPORT
  • 2012
  • PAPER

A paean to craftsmanship and tradition. En route to building his dream bike (oh, what a brilliant quest!), Robert Penn explores the culture, science and history of the bicycle. (BCY25, $15.00)

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike


by Grant Petersen

  • SPORT
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 212 PAGES

Bicycle commuter, reformed racer and proprietor of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek California, Grant Petersen covers equipment, health, safety and attitude in 87 short and illustrated, often provocative essays. (BCY22, $13.95)

Breaking into the Backcountry

Breaking into the Backcountry


by Steve Edwards

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Edwards shares stories of seven months in "unparalleled solitude" along the Rogue River. (PNW282, $16.95)

Fugitives and Refugees, A Walk in Portland, Oregon

Fugitives and Refugees, A Walk in Portland, Oregon


by Chuck Palahniuk

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 176 PAGES

Novelist Palahniuk's appreciative, decidedly eccentric account of his adopted city (and the other oddballs it has attracted), strong on local flavor and personality. (PNW150, $16.95)

Voyage of a Summer Sun

Voyage of a Summer Sun


by Robin Cody

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this sparkling account of adventure, encounters and, especially, of the Columbia River, Cody chronicles an 82-day voyage from source to sea, interweaving history and commentary with suspenseful tales of wind, weather, imposing dams, fearsome rapids, boulders and bears. (PNW39, $19.95)

Winterkill

Winterkill


by Craig Lesley

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A highly acclaimed novel by a Pacific Northwest literary lion, this book is a tale of fathers and sons, of modern Native American life, of the salmon and the spirit world. (PNW117, $22.00)

Ancient Places, People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

Ancient Places, People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest


by Jack Nisbet

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The Pacific Northwest's leading historian picks through his cabinet of literary curiosities to tell great tales about its nature and ancient peoples. Nisbet's narrative features floods, great landscapes, the Northern Lights, meteors, a giant mound of thatching ants and much more. (PNW352, $18.95)

Eruption, The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption, The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens


by Steve Olson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2016
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

Interweaving history, science and personal accounts, award-winning writer Steve Olson presents the Mount. St. Helens disaster that was a turning point in the history of the Pacific Northwest. (PNW347, $27.95)

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains


by Daniel Mathews

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2017
  • PAPER
  • 560 PAGES
  • COMING IN FEBRUARY

This portable natural history of the Cascade region helps outdoor enthusiasts identify the flora, fauna and geology of the region and includes information about the landscape and weather alongside 800 color photographs. (PNW358, $27.95)

Rivers of America

Rivers of America


by Tim Palmer

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER

Palmer celebrates the natural history of America's waterways in 200 dazzling color photographs and accompanying incisive essays on the vital role of rivers. A Discovery Channel Book Club. (NAT148, $45.00)

The Good Rain

The Good Rain


by Timothy Egan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 254 PAGES

A wonderfully readable portrait of the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle journalist travels along the Columbia River in the footsteps of 1853 visionary Theodore Winthrop, focusing on history, people and natural resources. (PNW11, $15.95)

The Klamath Knot

The Klamath Knot


by David Rains Wallace

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER

The 20th-anniversary edition of Wallace's celebrated meditation on the natural history, myth and meaning of the Klamath mountains of northern California and southern Oregon. (CAL251, $29.95)

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story


by Hill Williams

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A popular geological history of the region by a native Washingtonian and former science writer for the Seattle Times. He divides the book between ancient and quaternary geology, explaining not only the formation of the varied terrain but also the ongoing geologic processes giving shape to the landscape. (PNW135, $19.95)

The Rogue: Portrait of a River

The Rogue: Portrait of a River


by Roger Dorband

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 191 PAGES

Dorband's large-format color photographs of the Rogue capture the grandeur and beauty of this wild and scenic river. With quotations by western writer Zane Grey and a forward by Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber. (PNW234, $49.95)

Birds of the Pacific Northwest, A Timber Press Field Guide

Birds of the Pacific Northwest, A Timber Press Field Guide


by John Shewey

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2017
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES
  • COMING IN MARCH

This comprehensive, full-color guide describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification. (PNW357, $27.95)

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)

Northwestern Seashore Life, Alaska to Oregon

Northwestern Seashore Life, Alaska to Oregon


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This laminated, fold-out guide to almost 150 species of whales, birds, plants and other inhabitants of the Northwest coast is a handy, pocket-size reference for quick identification. (PNW105, $6.95)

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)

Roadside Geology of Oregon

Roadside Geology of Oregon


by Marli Miller

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

Designed for the roadside traveler, this book explains in detail the geologic history of Oregon as seen through the window. It's a great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed. (PNW334, $26.00)

Scats and Tracks of the Pacific Coast

Scats and Tracks of the Pacific Coast


by James Halfpenny

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A helpful trail companion, designed to help readers determine which Pacific Coast mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians have crossed their path (and could still be around). Includes an identification key, glossary, line drawings and tracking advice. Subtitled "A Field Guide to the Signs of 70 Wildlife Species." (PNW338, $12.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird. (USW418, $19.95)

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