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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)

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)

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)

 
Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage

Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage


by Coastal Cruise Tour Guides

  • 2015
  • MAP

This accordion map-guide folds into a booklet, at a scale of 1:1,000,000. (ALA12, $19.95)

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)

Canada, Images of the Land

Canada, Images of the Land


by J. Kraulis

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2015
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES
  • COMING IN SEPTEMBER

From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada. (CND455, $49.95)

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)

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia


by Jean Barman

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 450 PAGES

A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region. (CND116, $47.95)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Wildlife biologist Charwick opens with his eye-to-eye encounter with a humpback off the coast of Maui in this group portrait of the humpback, northern bottlenose, blue whale, minke whale and orca. (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 Whale

The Whale


by Philip Hoare

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick -- but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores. (BST144, $15.99)

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

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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