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Washington: The Olympic Peninsula

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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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Moon Spotlight Olympic Peninsula

Moon Spotlight Olympic Peninsula

by Ericka Chickowski

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 100 PAGES

This compact practical guide, with maps, covers where to go and what to do on the 6,500-square-mile peninsula. (PNW250, $14.99)

Olympic National Park Wildlife

Olympic National Park Wildlife

by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PLASTIC CARD

Slip this into your daypack: a handy, laminated fold-up card featuring 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. (PNW216, $5.95)

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)

Olympic National Park Map

Olympic National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A durable, fold-up topographic map of Olympic National Park at a scale of 1:100,000. (PNW63, $11.95)

 
Olympic National Park, A Natural History

Olympic National Park, A Natural History


by Tim McNulty

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

McNulty weaves tales of history, conservation and nature in this personable portrait of the region, updated for this second edition. (USW595, $24.95)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

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)

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 Dark Place

The Dark Place


by Aaron J. Elkins

  • MYSTERY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

The eerie, remote rainforest of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula forms the backdrop for this second Gideon Oliver mystery. (PNW207, $7.99)

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)

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)

A Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

A Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics


by Stephen Whitney

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Don't just call it a mushroom when it's a golden chanterelle; know your screech owl from your saw-whet owl; distinguish a monarch butterfly from a painted lady, all with the help of this comprehensive guide to the 600 species of common plants and animals of the region. (PNW20, $21.95)

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)

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 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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