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San Juan Islands

Reading and Travel Guide
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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Essential Reading Package-EXPNW97

Item EXPNW97. Buy these 4 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Moon Handbook San Juan Islands

PNW130
Don Pitcher
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
340
163121425X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the San Juan Islands with a focus on outdoor activities. Kayakers, bikers, hikers and whale-watchers especially will appreciate this guide in the Moon series.
$19.99

San Juan Islands Map

PNW68
Great Pacific Map Company
East View
2013
2
0938011960
MAP
Reference
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0
0
0
A detailed map and guide to the San Juan Islands at a scale of 1:70,000.
$7.95

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

Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory, The Archaeology of San Juan Island

PNW172
Julie Stein
University of Washington Press
2002
224
0295979577
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An introduction and guide to San Juan Island National Historic Park and its archaeological sites. With color illustrations of sites and artifacts, topographical maps and drawings.
$20.00

The Pig War, The Most Perfect War in History

PNW299
E.C. Coleman
Lightning Source
2010
223
0752452274
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Coleman conveys all the comedy and politics of a dispute over a pig in the San Juan Islands that escalated into a major conflict between the U.S. and Britain that stretched from 1859-1872.
$27.95

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

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

Snow Falling on Cedars

PNW52
David Guterson
Vintage Books
1995
460
067976402x
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

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

Winterkill

PNW117
Craig Lesley
St. Martin's Press
1997
336
0312152442
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A highly acclaimed novel by a Pacific Northwest literary lion, this book is a tale of fathers and sons, of modern Native American life, of the salmon and the spirit world.
$22.00

Rainshadow World: A Naturalist's Year in the San Juan Islands

PNW314
Susan Vernon
Aa Balkema
2010
266
0965318524
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Co-founder of the San Juan Nature Institute and San Juan resident for nearly 25 years, Vernon knows the secret places to explore and takes readers on a compelling journey through an island year.
$16.95

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

The Rogue: Portrait of a River

PNW234
Roger Dorband
Aa Balkema
2007
191
0972860932
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dorband's large-format color photographs of the Rogue capture the grandeur and beauty of this wild and scenic river. With quotations by western writer Zane Grey and a forward by Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber.
$49.95

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

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands

PNW18
Scott Atkinson, Fred Sharpe
Mountaineers
1993
191
0898863562
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to flowers, mosses, shrubs, grasses, trees and wild areas of the islands, illustrated with line drawings. More than 190 species are thoroughly described.
$14.95

For Kids

Whale (Eyewitness Books)

BST10
Frank Greenaway
DK Publishing
2004
72
0756607396
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12.
$16.99

Volcano, The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

PNW41
Patricia Lauber
Aladdin Books
1993
60
0689716796
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for middle schoolers, this Newbery Award-winning book documents the 1980 eruption, its aftermath and the return of life to the volcano with 80 full-color photos and text.
$9.99

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

Orca's Song

PNW111
Anne Cameron, Nelle Olsen (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
1987
32
0920080294
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A retelling of a traditional Indian myth, gracefully explaining the origins of the killer whale's song. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings that evoke Haida art. For children 5-9.
$7.95

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

PNW218
Sherman Alexie
Little Brown and Company
2007
229
0316013684
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, based on Alexie's own experiences, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from life on the Rez. Young Adult.
$20.00

There's an Owl in the Shower

PNW258
Jean Craighead George
HarperTrophy
1997
144
0064406822
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novel for ages 8-12, Newbery Award-winning author and illustrator Jean Craighead George tells the story of how one unusual spotted owl makes his way into the home -- and hearts -- of a family of loggers in the Pacific Northwest.
$5.99