Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This wondrous watery world has its beginnings high in the landscape, where rivulets of melting snow nourish the cascading streams, rivers, and mountains that surround it. The Salish Sea is fed by the almost constant influx of freshwater from British Columbia's Fraser River and thousands of smaller rivers and streams on both sides of the border. The mixing of freshwater and salt water provides the essential building blocks for the region's extraordinary biodiversity. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist's inquiring mind, dramatic photographs, and a lively narrative of compelling stories, all of which impart a sense of wonder for this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.
Exploring Seattle’s food history reveals a culinary legacy both distinctive and bountiful. The region’s food traditions include numerous indigenous edibles ranging from wild salmon to foraged mushrooms. Covering the history, culture, and cuisine of Seattle, Judith Dern takes readers on an in-depth culinary tour of this flourishing and fascinating Pacific Northwest city.
Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shorelines. This volume provides a background and history of living shorelines, understandings on management, policy, and project designs, technical synthesis of the science related to living shorelines including insights from new studies, and the identification of research needs, lessons learned, and perspectives on future guidance. International perspectives are presented from leading researchers and managers in the East, West and Gulf coasts of the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia that are working on natural approaches to shoreline management. The broad geographic scope and interdisciplinary nature of contributing authors will help to facilitate dialogue and transfer knowledge among different disciplines and across different regions. This book will provide coastal communities with the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary to implement effective shoreline management that enhances ecosystem services and coastal resilience now and into the future.
For a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer, Must Sees Pacific Northwest featuring National Parks spotlights the attractions of Washington, Oregon, and Canada’s Vancouver area. Discover the urban delights of Seattle and Portland, drive past waterfalls along Columbia River Gorge, taste the wines of Willamette Valley, meander among Mount Rainier’s wildflower meadows, kayak the waters off the San Juan Islands, and explore the great outdoors in Olympic National Park or Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. With its detailed maps, recommended restaurants and hotels, and Must Sees star ratings, this pocket-size guide helps you do it all.
Fies, fieser, Tapper Twins So ein bisschen Geschwister-Hickhack ist doch ganz normal, oder? Erst recht, wenn man so unterschiedlich ist wie Leni und Ben. Einzige Gemeinsamkeit der Zwillinge: ihr Alter, klar, nämlich 12. Und der Start eines Rachefeldzugs. Gegeneinander, versteht sich. Also battlen sie sich, was die sozialen Netzwerke hergeben: per Chat, Screenshot, Online-Armee ... Bis das Ganze etwas eskaliert und die beiden sich fragen: Wie konnte es nur so weit kommen? Um der Sache auf den Grund zu gehen, überlässt Leni allen Parteien das Wort: sich, Ben, Freunden, Feinden, Ahnungslosen – mit überraschendem Ergebnis ...
CLICK HERE to download the section on foraging for field mustard with four sample recipes from Northwest Foraging * Suitable for novice foragers and seasoned botanists alike * More than 65 of the most common edible plants in the Pacific Northwest are thoroughly described *Poisonous plants commonly encountered are also included Originally published in 1974, Northwest Foraging quickly became a wild food classic. Now fully updated and expanded by the original author, this elegant new edition is sure to become a modern staple in backpacks, kitchens, and personal libraries. A noted wild edibles authority, Doug Benoliel provides more than 65 thorough descriptions of the most common edible plants of the Pacific Northwest region, from asparagus to watercress, juneberries to cattails, and many, many more! He also includes a description of which poisonous "look-alike" plants to avoid -- a must-read for the foraging novice. Features include detailed illustrations of each plant, an illustrated guide to general plant identification principles, seasonality charts for prime harvesting, a selection of simple foraging recipes, and a glossary of botanical terms. Beginning with his botany studies at the University of Washington, Doug Benoliel has been dedicated to native plants. He has owned a landscaping, design, and nursery business, and done his extensive work with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Doug lives on Lopez Island, Washington.
The Pacific Northwest boasts a treasure trove of great seafood and Seafood Lovers’ Guide to the Pacific Northwest celebrates the region’s best. Perfect for the local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, the book includes: restaurants and shacks; local fishmongers and markets; regional recipes from local chefs and restaurants; a seafood primer; seafood-related festivals and culinary events.
The San Juan Island archipelago is a collection of 172 islands beloved for their remoteness, tranquility, scenery and wildlife. Mark Gardner's stunning, serene images and insightful text offer intimate and memorable moments: ferry crossings, Roche Harbor, Orca whales, uninhabited islands and old-growth forests. Royalties from sales of the book will support the non-profit group Friends of the San Juan Islands.
Gary Geddes presents the idioms and images of the Canadian Northwest through the work of some seventy writers associated with the region, and many photographers. Here is not only a portrait of its people, spirit, and landscape, but a rich variety of memorable literature in striking display.

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