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A Taste of the Pacific Northwest

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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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.

Essential Reading

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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 the history, people and natural resources. (PNW11, $15.95)

Eyewitness Guide Pacific Northwest

Eyewitness Guide Pacific Northwest

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This superb guide to Oregon, Washington and British Columbia features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. (PNW151, $25.00)

Washington and Oregon Map

Washington and Oregon Map

by Mad Maps

  • 2008
  • MAP

A well-crafted map and guide to restaurants, roadside attractions, and state and national parks in Oregon and Washington state. Depicts the Pacific coast and inland areas from northern California to Vancouver, BC. Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper and scaled so that one inch equals ten miles. (PNW12, $14.95)

 
Mount Hood Map

Mount Hood Map


by Trails Illustrated

  • 2009
  • MAP

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

Exploring Vancouver, The Architectural Guide

Exploring Vancouver, The Architectural Guide


by Harold Kalman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

In this highly accessible and authoritative guide to Vancouver's architecture, specialists Harold Kalman and Robin Ward take us on a tour of Vancouver's fourteen neighborhoods, exploring the city's rich architectural heritage in over 450 entries. Each entry includes historical, social and architectural commentary accompanied by striking, full-color photographs. (CND408, $24.95)

Eyewitness Top Ten Vancouver & Victoria

Eyewitness Top Ten Vancouver & Victoria


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Vancouver and Victoria. (CND265, $14.00)

Frommer's 2015 Easyguide to Seattle, Portland and the Oregon Coast


by Donald Olson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

EasyGuides are full of practical, easy to absorb information and emphasize authentic experiences. This lightweight guide highlights important attractions in the Pacific Northwest with expert advice on accommodations and meals. (PNW331, $12.95)

Pacific Pinot Noir, A Comprehensive Winery Guide for Consumers and Connoisseurs

Pacific Pinot Noir, A Comprehensive Winery Guide for Consumers and Connoisseurs


by John Winthrop Haeger

  • FOOD
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 454 PAGES

The definitive guide to Oregon and California pinot noir, including travel information, winery profiles and tasting notes for 200 producers. (PNW245, $31.95)

Skid Road, An Informal Portrait of Seattle

Skid Road, An Informal Portrait of Seattle


by Murray Morgan

  • HISTORY
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A classic history of Seattle, first published in 1951. (PNW82, $18.95)

The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark


by Landon Y. Jones | Meriwether Lewis | William Clark

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West. (PNW70, $13.99)

Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West


by Stephen Ambrose

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 528 PAGES

Ambrose recreates the high adventure and politics of late 18th-century America in this classic history, rich in details of Native American life, geography, flora and fauna. (USW20, $18.00)

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)

Reach of Tide, Ring of History: A Columbia River Voyage (Northwest Reprints)

Reach of Tide, Ring of History: A Columbia River Voyage (Northwest Reprints)


by Robin Cody | Sam McKinney

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 114 PAGES

McKinney follows the river from Cape Disappointment to the barrier of the Bonneville Dam, telling the story of the voyage through anecdotes, history and observations about the river. A spare, witty account of messing about in a homemade boat. (PNW98, $14.95)

The Egg and I

The Egg and I


by Betty MacDonald

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 287 PAGES

MacDonald's uproarious tale of raising chickens and children on a dilapidated 40-acre farm on the rainy, remote Olympic Peninsula. (PNW51, $13.99)

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)

Winter Brothers, A Season at the Edge of America

Winter Brothers, A Season at the Edge of America


by Ivan Doig

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 246 PAGES

Novelist Ivan Doig quotes extensively from the 19th century settler in the Olympic Peninsula, James Gilchrist Swans, in this tale of frontier life. (PNW57, $16.95)

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)

West of Here

West of Here


by Jonathan Evison

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 496 PAGES

In this atmospheric novel, set in the fictional town of Port Bonita on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Evison masterfully alternates between the late 19th century and the present with environmental issues, historical events and a host of memorable characters. (PNW283, $24.95)

A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia


by Blaine Harden

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

The single best introduction to the Pacific Northwest, Blaine Harden's superbly reported social and environmental history of the Columbia River combines interviews, anecdote and solid information. (PNW25, $15.95)

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)

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)

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