Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898868081
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 317
Sales rank: 813,321
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Introduction9
What's New in This Edition9
The Geographic Scope10
How to Use This Book12
On Behalf of the Mountains12
Abbreviations13
Part I.The Mountain Environment
Chapter 1.Communities18
Forests20
Streams/Rivers30
Avalanche Slopes32
Lakeshores/Wetlands33
Chapter 2.The Geologic Story35
The North Cascades: Batholiths37
The Olympics: Ancient Seafloor38
The Southern Cascades: Volcanoes39
Knives of Water and Ice39
The Rocks of Our Mountains40
Part II.Mushrooms and Plants
Chapter 3.Mushrooms50
Identifying Mushrooms51
About Eating Mushrooms52
Chapter 4.Ferns64
Chapter 5.Flowering Plants78
Glossary78
Wildflowers85
I.White Flowers87
II.Yellow and Orange Flowers113
III.Pink to Red Flowers125
IV.Blue to Purple Flowers139
V.Green or Brown Flowers151
Chapter 6.Shrubs157
Chapter 7.Trees181
Part III.Animals
Chapter 8.Insects198
Chapter 9.Butterflies211
Chapter 10.Trout and Salmon223
Chapter 11.Amphibians230
Chapter 12.Reptiles236
Chapter 13.Birds244
Chapter 14.Mammals279
Finding Wildlife280
Selected References297
Index303

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