Olympic National Park: A Natural History

Olympic National Park: A Natural History

by Tim McNulty
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570611688

ISBN-13: 9781570611681

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic natural history, Tim McNulty returns his gaze to the Olympic National Park: 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains and wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. By examining the effects of global warming and its rapid changes throughout the region alongside current archaeological discoveries that shed new

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In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic natural history, Tim McNulty returns his gaze to the Olympic National Park: 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains and wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. By examining the effects of global warming and its rapid changes throughout the region alongside current archaeological discoveries that shed new light on the early people of the peninsula, McNulty brings together our past and future.

McNulty also tells the stories of the Olympic National Park's animal populations, from marmots and black bears to the reintroduction of fishers and the prospect of reintroducing wolves. He then looks at the resurgence of bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and the burgeoning sea otter populations rejuvenating coastal ecosystems. Finally, McNulty explores the restoration of the Elwha River, the removal of salmon-blocking dams, and salmon recovery efforts across the peninsula.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570611681
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

An Island of Rivers
Pt. 1The Mountains
1Shuffled Texts of Stone1
2Legacies of Ice19
3The High-Country Year43
Pt. 2The Forest
4The Rain Forest61
5The Old-Growth Forest Community79
6The Lives of Olympic Rivers99
Pt. 3The Coast
7Life at the Edge of Land and Sea121
8Seabirds and Mammals of the Outer Coast145
Pt. 4Humans and the Landscape
9Footprints on the Land179
10Protection for Olympic's Wildlands207
Visitor's Information227
General Information227
Where to See Wildflowers229
Where to See Old-Growth Forest230
Where to See Wildlife233
Species Checklists237
Chapter Notes250
Bibliography262
Index268

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