On Washingtons Olympic Peninsula more than 1400 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 parks varied ecosystems feature an extraordinary range of plants and animals, including many species found nowhere else on earth. This illustrated complete guide covers geology, wildflowers and other plant life, rain forest ecology, glaciers, wildlife, rivers, the Pacific coast, and visitor information.
Tim McNulty is a poet and nature writer who lives in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.98(d)|