Olympic National Park: A Natural History

Olympic National Park: A Natural History

by Tim McNulty
     
 

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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

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

An Island of Rivers 3

Part 1 The Mountains

1 Shuffled Texts of Stone 13

2 Legacies of Ice 32

3 The High Country Year 58

Part 2 The Forest

4 The Rain Forest 83

5 The Old-Growth Forest Community 102

6 The Lives of Olympic Rivers 124

Part 3 The Coast

7 Life at the Edge of Land and Sea 151

8 Seabirds and Mammals of the Outer Coast 176

Part 4 Humans and the Landscape

9 Footprints on the Land 215

10 Protection for Olympic's Wildlands 249

Visitor's Information

General Information 272

Where to See Wildflowers 275

Where to See Old-Growth Forests 277

Where to See Wildlife 280

Species Checklists 285

Notes 299

Bibliography 319

Index 329

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