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Grizzlies & Wildlife of British Columbia

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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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In the Presence of Grizzlies

BST134
Doug Peacock
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214903
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compelling chronicle of the complicated and sometimes tragic interactions between grizzlies and humans, revealed through interviews with biologists, hunters and mauling victims, and observations of the bears themselves.
$16.95

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

PNW06
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1979
111
0295956453
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area.
$17.95

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

CND132
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
500
1612387438
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

British Columbia Map

CND61
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
155341148X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$7.95

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

PHT01
John Shaw
Watson-Guptill Publications
2000
160
0817440593
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An updated edition of Shaw's guide to taking better photographs of plants, animals and landscapes. The book offers solid advice on equipment and basic techniques, and is highly recommended as the best reference for the wildlife photographer.
$24.99

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest

PNW07
Robert Ruby
University of Oklahoma Press
2010
448
0806140240
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic overview of the peoples of the Northwest and their history.
$26.95

A Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

CND450
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
272
177162079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form

PNW196
Bill Holm
University of Washington Press
2014
144
0295994274
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

The Island Within

ALA17
Richard Nelson
Vintage Books
1991
284
067973239X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

Grass Beyond the Mountains, Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent

CND241
Richard Hobson
McClelland and Stewart
1996
256
0771041705
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hobson's classic memoir of his cross-country trek and pioneering days as a rancher in British Columbia's undiscovered remote north.
$13.95

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast

CND133
Bill Richardson
St. Martin's Press
1997
152
0312171838
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.99

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

PNW17
Katharine Berry Judson
University of Nebraska Press
1997
204
0803275951
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First collected in 1910, these age-old stories include revealing myths and creation narratives alongside noted geographical features of the territory. Presented with 52 photographs.
$14.95

The Raven Steals the Light

PNW53
Robert Bringhurst, Bill Reid (Illustrator), Claude Levi-Strauss (Introduction)
University of Washington Press
1996
109
0295975245
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance."
$16.95

Great Bear Wild

CND430
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Introduction), Ian McAllister
University of Washington Press
2014
192
0295994630
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$50.00

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

PNW15
Elizabeth Horn
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2003
179
0878422919
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy photo-identification guide to 200 species from British Columbia south to northern California, divided by habitats and plant family.
$14.00

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

PNW342
Sarah Swanson
Storey Publishing
2013
244
1604693371
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A practical, "blissfully unscientific" guide to the feathered friends of the Pacific Northwest. The 85 birds common to Oregon and Washington are profiled with color photographs and explanatory text that tells readers where to see and how to find each animal. Ideal for a long weekend birding trip!
$19.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

PNW50
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446796
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
$22.95

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

PNW10
Eugene Kozloff
University of Washington Press
1978
264
029595597X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$35.00

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

PNW02
Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Lone Pine Press
2004
528
1551055309
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

USW118
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
176
1493009966
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description.
$12.95

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.95

Coming into the Country

ALA04
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
438
0374522871
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A superb introduction to the state, McPhee's lyrical portrait blends history, issues and interesting facts with sketches of frontier life and unforgettable Alaskan characters.
$18.00

A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

PNW25
Blaine Harden
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
288
0393342565
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Guide to the Birds of Alaska

ALA09
Robert Armstrong
Alaska Northwest Books
2015
368
1941821421
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handsome photographic introduction to Alaska's birds, illustrating all 443 species.
$29.99

Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage

ALA12
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2015
4
0961143800
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This accordion map-guide folds into a booklet, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$19.95

Looking at Totem Poles

ALA13
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1993
191
0295972599
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent survey of 110 totem poles set along the coast of British Columbia and Southeast Alaska. Introductory chapters feature background information of the making, history and spiritual meaning of the carvings.
$17.95

Alaska's Southeast, Touring the Inside Passage

ALA23
Mike Miller
Globe Pequot Press
2008
295
0762745355
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Our best-selling book on Alaska, this practical guide includes not just information on where to go and what to do in the region (with terrific town maps) but also a good overview of the area's natural history, culture and geography.
$17.95

Compass Guide Pacific Northwest

PNW24
John Doerper
Compass American Guides
2007
372
1400018676
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact book provides an excellent overview of the region (covering Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands), with particular emphasis on history and visitor attractions.
$22.95

The Good Rain

PNW11
Timothy Egan
Vintage Books
1991
254
0679734856
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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 history, people and natural resources.
$16.95

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

USW20
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1997
528
0684826976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.00

Southwest British Columbia and Northern Washington Map

PNW21
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2007
1
1895526116
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering all Vancouver Island, this handy, full-color map covers the region from Seattle and the coast of British Columbia to the Columbia River in detail. Scaled at 1:840,000.
$5.95

Lewis & Clark, An Illustrated History

PNW36
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1999
248
0375706526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The handsomely produced companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary film, featuring essays and 150 illustrations, most in full color.
$29.95

The Way to the Western Sea, Lewis and Clark Across the Continent

PNW35
David Lavender
Bison Books
1990
444
0803280033
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Characterized by its scholarship and sweeping narrative style, this book is a lively history of the expedition.
$24.95

Of Wolves and Men

BST31
Barry Lopez
Scribner
2004
302
0684163225
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This eloquent, powerful book is an outstanding overview of the wolf, as well as a survey of wolf mythology and its relationship to human society. First published in the 1980s, it has been reprinted with a new afterword by the author.
$20.00

Map of the Northwest

PNW45
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
1
1572624167
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded physical relief map of the Pacific Northwest.
$7.95

Between Pacific Tides

FG34
Edward F. Ricketts, Jack Calvin, Joel W. Hedgpeth
Stanford University Press
1992
652
0804720681
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handbook to the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. Each intertidal zone is discussed in depth, augmented by black-and-white photographs and diagrams.
$33.95

Mammals of North America, Temperate and Arctic Regions

NAM02
Adrian Forsyth
Firefly Books
2006
352
1554072336
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome, illustrated reference to the mammals of North America.
$29.95

Passage to Juneau

ALA94
Jonathan Raban
Vintage Books
2000
435
0679776141
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this thoughtful account of the sea and its meaning, Raban weaves the tale of the original voyage of discovery to Vancouver with his own adventures on a solo journey aboard a 35-foot ketch along the Inside Passage.
$17.95

Empire Express, Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

USW135
David Haward Bain
Viking
2000
816
0140084991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of the railroad that connected the East to the West -- and radically changed the face of America. It is quite a tale, featuring greed, corruption, disaster and many memorable characters.
$30.00

The Way of the Masks

PNW58
Claude Levi-Strauss
University of Washington Press
1988
276
029596636x
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An interpretation of the social meaning behind a variety of masks created by Pacific Northwest Indian cultures by the famous French anthropologist.
$22.95

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast, An Illustrated Guide to Northern California, Oregon, Washington & British Columb

PNW60
Eugene Kozloff
University of Washington Press
1983
370
0295960841
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide and handbook to nearshore marine life from British Columbia to San Mateo, California.
$29.95

The Essential Lewis and Clark

PNW70
Landon Y. Jones (Editor), Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
HarperCollins
2002
224
0060011599
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West.
$13.99

The Great Bear Rainforest, Canada's Forgotten Coast

CND84
Ian McAllister, Karen McAllister, Cameron Young
Harbour
1997
143
1550171666
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An environmental history of coastal British Columbia featuring handsome color photographs.
$39.95

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

CND116
Jean Barman
University of Toronto Press
2007
450
0802094953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$48.95

The National Dream, The Great Railway, 1871 to 1881

CND178
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
456
0385658400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part one of the great Berton's exhilarating account of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, from idea to the start of construction.
$24.95

The Last Spike, The Great Railway, 1881-1885

CND179
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
496
0385658419
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part two in Berton's exhilarating narrative of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad.
$24.95

Gilead

USW441
Marilynne Robinson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2005
240
031242440X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A story about fathers and sons whose family history intersects with the U.S. Civil War. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
$16.00

Poet of the Appetites, The Lives and Loves of M.F.K. Fisher

GEN316
Joan Reardon
North Point Press
2005
544
0865476217
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A biography of the prolific food and travel writer, who wrote over thirty books from 1943 until her death in 1992.
$45.00

Out of Work, A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (20th Anniversary Edition)

GEN318
Alice Kessler-Harris
Oxford University Press
2003
432
0195157095
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A historical examination of the changing role of women in the workplace in the United States.
$24.95

National Geographic United States Atlas for Young Explorers

USA93
National Geographic
2008
192
142630255X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This colorful, readable guide to the U.S. is chock full of color-coded maps of each state and region, photographs, drawings and helpful statistics. Great for young travelers and their families.
$24.95

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

CND231
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
1631213466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
$19.99

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95