Olympic National Park: A Natural History Guide

Olympic National Park: A Natural History Guide

by Tim McNulty
     
 

On Washington's Olympic Peninsula more than 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains, richly forested river valleys, and pristine wilderness coast have been preserved as Olympic National Park. From rain forests with more than 160 inches of annual precipitation to arid rainshadow slopes, from rugged glacier-covered mountains to the wild Pacific coast, the park's varied… See more details below

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On Washington's Olympic Peninsula more than 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains, richly forested river valleys, and pristine wilderness coast have been preserved as Olympic National Park. From rain forests with more than 160 inches of annual precipitation to arid rainshadow slopes, from rugged glacier-covered mountains to the wild Pacific coast, the park's varied ecosystems feature an extraordinary range of plants and animals, including many species found nowhere else on earth. This illustrated complete guide covers endangered species, geology, wildflowers and other plant life, rain forest ecology, glaciers, wildlife, rivers, the Pacific coasts, and visitor information.

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A detailed natural history guide to Washington State's Olympic National Park, one of the world's richest old-growth forest preserves containing over 1,400 square miles of mountains, valleys, and wild coastline. Includes color photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395699805
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.98(d)

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