Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898868081
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 317
  • Sales rank: 944,394
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Introduction 9
What's New in This Edition 9
The Geographic Scope 10
How to Use This Book 12
On Behalf of the Mountains 12
Abbreviations 13
Part I. The Mountain Environment
Chapter 1. Communities 18
Forests 20
Streams/Rivers 30
Avalanche Slopes 32
Lakeshores/Wetlands 33
Chapter 2. The Geologic Story 35
The North Cascades: Batholiths 37
The Olympics: Ancient Seafloor 38
The Southern Cascades: Volcanoes 39
Knives of Water and Ice 39
The Rocks of Our Mountains 40
Part II. Mushrooms and Plants
Chapter 3. Mushrooms 50
Identifying Mushrooms 51
About Eating Mushrooms 52
Chapter 4. Ferns 64
Chapter 5. Flowering Plants 78
Glossary 78
Wildflowers 85
I. White Flowers 87
II. Yellow and Orange Flowers 113
III. Pink to Red Flowers 125
IV. Blue to Purple Flowers 139
V. Green or Brown Flowers 151
Chapter 6. Shrubs 157
Chapter 7. Trees 181
Part III. Animals
Chapter 8. Insects 198
Chapter 9. Butterflies 211
Chapter 10. Trout and Salmon 223
Chapter 11. Amphibians 230
Chapter 12. Reptiles 236
Chapter 13. Birds 244
Chapter 14. Mammals 279
Finding Wildlife 280
Selected References 297
Index 303
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2002

    It's always in our backpack!!! Great all-inclusive resource!!

    This guide covers the gamut from birds to reptiles, flowers to mushrooms, butterflies to volcanos. Everyone in our family (from 9 yrs to 90 yrs...no kidding!) referenced the book as we hiked around Mt. Rainier, Lost Lake, Cape Meares and even downtown Portland!! We 'recognized old friends' from previous trips and identified new ones! If you've ever found yourself saying 'What in heavens name is that?!?!!!', you'll love having this book. Enjoy!

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