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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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The Great Bear Rainforest, Canada's Forgotten Coast

The Great Bear Rainforest, Canada's Forgotten Coast

by Ian McAllister | Karen McAllister | Cameron Young

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • HARD COVER
  • 143 PAGES

An environmental history of coastal British Columbia featuring handsome color photographs. (CND84, $39.95)

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Canadian Rockies

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Canadian Rockies

by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 480 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, $21.95)

British Columbia Map

British Columbia Map

by ITMB

  • 2005
  • 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, $6.95)

 
Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage

Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage


by Coastal Cruise Tour Guides

  • 1995
  • MAP

This accordion map-guide folds into a booklet, at a scale of 1:1,000,000. (ALA12, $15.95)

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 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)

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)

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)

The Grandest of Lives, Eye to Eye With Whales

The Grandest of Lives, Eye to Eye With Whales


by Douglas H. Chadwick

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A group portrait of the humpback, northern bottlenose, blue whale, minke whale, and orca by a wildlife biologist and enthusiast. (OCE100, $14.95)

The Last Wild Wolves, Ghosts of the Rain Forest

The Last Wild Wolves, Ghosts of the Rain Forest


by Ian McAllister | Chris Darimont

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES

Life among the wolves of British Columbia's coastal forest, one of the species last refuges. Ian McAllister has spent the last two decades photographing and studying two packs, one from a coastal island, and one from the interior. (CND288, $47.95)

The Presence of Whales, Contemporary Writers on the Whale

The Presence of Whales, Contemporary Writers on the Whale


by Frank Stewart

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 319 PAGES

In this well-chosen series of essays, some of our best modern writers enlighten and entertain on the subject of whales, with pieces from Roger Payne, Diane Ackerman, and Barry Lopez. (BST02, $15.95)

Thousand-Mile Song

Thousand-Mile Song


by David Rothenberg

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Musician-naturalist Rothenberg jams with cetaceans from the Caribbean to the Arctic in this exuberant chronicle of the rich underwater universe of whales. Audio CD included. (NAT144, $18.00)

British Columbia Seashore Life


by Pocket Naturalist

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of common marine plants, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, nearshore fish, birds and mammals of British Columbia. (CND233, $6.95)

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)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

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)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World


by Hadoram Shirihai | Brett Jarrett

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This eye-catching Princeton Field Guide by Shirihai and illustrator Jarrett is noteworthy for its 450 excellent color photographs, range maps and text, all bundled in a compact package. (FG62, $24.95)

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