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San Juan Islands, Victoria & Olympic National Park

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-EXPNW07

Item EXPNW07. Buy these 4 items as a set for $60 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 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

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.
$22.00

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

Olympic National Park Map

PNW63
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2011
2
0925873160
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable topographic map of Olympic National Park, shown at a scale of 1:100,000. Printed on tear-proof, water-resistant paper.
$11.95

San Juan Islands Map

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

Eyewitness Guide Pacific Northwest

PNW151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
344
1465457127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.00

Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island

CND147
Gerald Hill, Kathleen Hill
Globe Pequot Press
2007
360
0762745649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A quirky, personal guide to Vancouver Island by two residents, with a focus on out of the way places, food and cultural attractions. Organized by neighborhood, the guide includes excellent listings of where to eat, stay and shop.
$18.95

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

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

Victoria, A History in Photographs

CND117
Peter Grant
Rocky Mountain Books
2010
112
1926613333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Victoria, British Columbia from its days as a mining colony to its development into a city. Nearly 150 archival photographs are organized together with a short text.
$14.95

The Egg and I

PNW51
Betty MacDonald
HarperCollins
2008
287
0060914289
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MacDonald's uproarious tale of raising chickens and children on a dilapidated 40-acre farm on the rainy, remote Olympic Peninsula.
$13.99

Winter Brothers, A Season at the Edge of America

PNW57
Ivan Doig
Harcourt Books
1982
246
0156972158
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Ivan Doig quotes extensively from the 19th century settler in the Olympic Peninsula, James Gilchrist Swans, in this tale of frontier life.
$16.95

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 Dark Place

PNW207
Aaron J. Elkins
Open Road
2014
272
1497642922
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The eerie, remote rainforest of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula forms the backdrop for this second Gideon Oliver mystery.
$12.99

Marine Mammals of the Eastern North Pacific

ALA143
Sea Grant Alaska, Pieter Folkens (Illustrator)
Sea Grant
2013
1892710005
PLASTIC CARD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This multi-panel waterproof card illustrates the region's 50 species of whales, dolphins, sea otters and seals. Includes full-color panels with typical behaviors, whalewatching guidelines and identification tips.
$10.00

The Whale

BST144
Philip Hoare
Ecco Press
2011
256
0061976202
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick, but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
$15.99

A Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

PNW20
Stephen Whitney
Mountaineers
2004
288
0898868084
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.95

British Columbia Seashore Life

CND233
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2005
1583552790
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of common marine plants, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, nearshore fish, birds and mammals of British Columbia.
$7.95

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

More Books

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

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

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

Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest Coast

PNW174
Edward Malin
Storey Publishing
1994
195
0881922951
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A guide and overview of Tlingit and Kwakiutl coastal villages of Alaska and British Columbia.
$21.95

The Grandest of Lives, Eye to Eye With Whales

OCE100
Douglas H. Chadwick
Sierra Club Books
2008
288
1578051479
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Wildlife biologist Charwick opens with his eye-to-eye encounter with a humpback off the coast of Maui in this group portrait of the humpback, northern bottlenose, blue whale, minke whale and orca.
$14.95

For Kids

How We Crossed the West

PNW40
Rosalyn Schanzer
2002
48
0792267265
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The adventures of Lewis and Clark are recast for ages 6-10 in this National Geographic picture book depicting the explorers and the people, wildlife and landscapes they encountered.
$7.95

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

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$7.99

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