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Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics
     

Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

by Rob Sandelin, Stephen R. Whitney (Illustrator), Elizabeth Briars (Contribution by)
 

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* More than 700 color illustrations for easy identification

* Expanded with new sections on mushrooms, insects, and rock identification

* Handy color tabs for easy access, and quick reference index on back cover

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

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* More than 700 color illustrations for easy identification

* Expanded with new sections on mushrooms, insects, and rock identification

* Handy color tabs for easy access, and quick reference index on back cover

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 common plants and animals of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.

The species accounts have been updated with the latest taxonomic changes and, as before, include common name, scientific name, and description of important features, habitat, and geographic range.

Editorial Reviews

Bend (OR) Bulletin
A good, all-purpose field guide is something to treasure. Field Guide to the Cascades & Olympics is such a book.
East Oregonian
Small enough to fit in a pack, it delivers a wealth of information.
Seattle Times
Excellent, all-color illustrations identify nearly 200 flowering plants plus amphibians, butterflies, mushrooms, and lots more.
Sequim Gazette
This book looks to be rather useful and functional: the cover is rugged and durable material, and the book is printed on hearty, slick paper that looks designed to take the abuse doled out in the field."
Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal
A volume steeped in pure love of the area it describes….Arguably the best book of its type for non-professionals. The paintings are in true color and the information is precise and concise.
Bellingham Herald
For those people who can't decide whether to pack a bird, plant, mushroom, rock, or insect book on hikes, here is a field guide to everything.
Sports Etc.
I'm constantly rifling through the pages learning new flowers and birds that embrace our beautiful and diverse mountains.
Eugene Register-Guard
An ideal backpack companion for people who want to know about the plants and animals they encounter on hikes.
Centralia Chronicle
Take [a copy of this book] on your brief excursions into the mountains. You'll be surprised how often you refer to it and what satisfaction it brings.
Olympian
Clearly organized…Beside the illustrations are brief descriptions of each item. You won't be able to tell a meadow vole from a northern bog lemming without it.
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald & News
Field Guide is special. Handy color tabs provide easy access to a variety of topics…The comprehensive field guide is amazingly specific.
Tacoma News-Tribune
This book is clearly organized and a pleasure to thumb through.
Vancouver (WA) Columbian
Outdoor enthusiasts who want to be able to tell a Monarch butterfly from a Painted Lady or a Screech owl from a Saw-whet will appreciate the expanded edition.
Reel News
With this field guide, you'll be able to distinguish a yew tree from a dogwood, a carpenter from thatch ant, a snipe from a sandpiper…And that doesn't include lizards, toads, and yellow chanterelles. A useful book.
Salem Statesman-Journal
Arguably the best book of its type for non-professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868081
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
317
Sales rank:
610,435
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

ROB SANDELIN is a naturalist and environmental educator who has since childhood spent much of his life observing and studying nature in the mountains of the Northwest. He has served as a park naturalist at Yosemite National Park, Olympic National Park, and Denali National Park. Currently he teaches field skills to student naturalists at the Environmental Education School of the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, Washington. He is the author of This Week in the Woods, a series of natural history essays; the Cohousing Resource Guide; and the Intentional Communities Resource Pages website. He lives with family and friends in the Sharingwood Cohousing Community in Snohomish County.

STEPHEN R. WHITNEY is the author of six books on natural history, including Western Forests (Knopf) and A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon (The Mountaineers Books). He is a former managing editor of the Sierra Club Bulletin, now Sierra, associate editor of The Mother Earth News, and contributing editor of Backpacker magazine. In addition, he was editorial manager of The Mountaineers Books for six years. A resident of Washington State since 1978, he and his wife live alongside a lovely river a few miles outside of Seattle.

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