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Burrard Inlet, A History

by Doreen Armitage

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

A short history of Burrard's Inlet, the port surrounding Vancouver. The Inlet's story is one of Native Americans, developers, businessmen, environmentalists and other influential figures in the rise of the Greater Vancouver area. (CND121, $32.95)

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)

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)

Gulf Islands Map, British Columbia

Gulf Islands Map, British Columbia

by ITMB

  • MAP

A full-color, topographic map (1:50,000). (CND171, $14.95)

 
Vancouver Island Map

Vancouver Island Map


by ITMB

  • MAP

A colorful paper travel map of the island, at a scale of 1:250,000. (CND134, $11.87)

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)

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)

The Last Great Sea, A Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean

The Last Great Sea, A Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean


by Terry Glavin | Carl Safina

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

A wide-ranging conservation history of British Columbia and the North Pacific Ocean. Glavin lives in the Gulf Islands, where he writes frequently about fisheries and environmental issues facing the region. (PNW178, $14.95)

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)

Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars


by David Guterson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 460 PAGES

A beautifully wrought, extremely evocative novel set on San Piedro Island in Puget Sound in the 1950s. Readers are rewarded not only with some fine storytelling and beautiful prose, but also with a vivid glimpse of island life. (PNW52, $15.95)

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)

Following the Last Wild Wolves

Following the Last Wild Wolves


by Ian McAllister

  • SCIENCE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

McAllister shares his experiences and inferences from studying two undisturbed wolf packs after 20 years of observing them while living on the coast of British Columbia. Check out McAllister's collection of photographs as well (CND288). (PNW305, $17.95)

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)

Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History


by Stephen Jay Gould

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

A now-classic -- and still provocative -- study of the 600 million-year-old fossils found in the Burgess Shale of British Columbia. An intriguing look at a heated scientific debate, and an eloquent account of paleontology. (CND86, $17.95)

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 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)

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
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 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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