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Along the Pacific Crest Trail
by Bart Smith, Daniel R. Smith, Karen Berger, Bob Ballou
September 1998, Hardcover, 144 pages, (guidebook)
Bart Smith's stunning photography combines with Karen Berger's description of taking a "sluggish, citified body" on the 2,658-mile long Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada - and becoming fit enough to climb over a series of 12,000 and 13,000-foot ice-covered mountain passes.

The Best Free Historic Attractions in Oregon and Washington
by Kiki Canniff
October 1995, Paperback, 190 pages, (guidebook)

Best Pacific Northwest TripsBest Pacific Northwest Trips, First Edition
by Lonely Planet
November 2011, kindle, 5,522 KB
This guide offers itineraries, theme icons, easy-to-use maps along with driving times and tips for 8 different trips including the Whistle Stop Brewery Tour, 48 hours in Seattle and the International Selkirk Loop.


Bicycling the Lewis & Clark TrailBicycling the Lewis & Clark Trail (Adventure Cycling Association)
by Michael McCoy and Adventure Cycling Association
Falconguide, June 2003, paperback, 240 pages
This handbook on Lewis and Clarks route provides the modern day adventurer with knowledge that includes detailed maps, information on road surfaces and traffic along with a great deal of historical detail.

Cataclysms on the Columbia: A Layman's Guide to the Features Produced by the Catastrophic Bretz Floods in the Pacific Northwest
by John Eliot Allen, Marjorie Burns, Samuel C. Sargent
December 1991, Paperback, reprint edition, 190 pages, (guidebook)
Some of the largest ice-age floods in the world flowed through Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, shaping the coulees, scablands, and other features we see today.

The Double Eagle Guide to Western State Parks: Pacific Northwest
by Thomas Preston
September 1990, Hardcover, (guidebook)

Encyclopedia of Northwest Music: From Classical Recordings to Classic Rock Performances, Your Guide to the Best of the Region
by James Bush
November Focusing on Washington and Oregon, this historical guide has more than 200 listings of individual artists, bands, and movements, each with recommended discographies.

A Field Guide to Mysterious Places of the West
by Salvatore Michael Trento
October 1994, Paperback, 304 pages, (guidebook)
A guide for those interested in natural mysteries.

Fodors-Lewis-and-ClarkFodor's The Lewis and Clark Trail, 1st Edition (Travel Historic America)
by Fodor's
October 2003, paperback, 320 pages
This guide has in depth coverage on how to retrace the steps of Lewis and Clark. Travel back in time with historical sites and attractions. Find where to stay and eat in historic places.

Following-Nez-Perce-TrailFollowing the Nez Perce Trail, 2nd Editon: A Guide to the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail with Eyewitness Accounts
by Cheryl Wilfong
December 2005, paperback, 493 pages
Trace the route taken by the Nez Perce. This guide has 13 segments each containing historical chronology and travel plan. Each route includes maps, GPS coordinates, and recommendations for side trips.

Guide to America's Outdoors: Pacific Northwest
by Bob Devine, Phil Schofield
May 2000, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Part of the series, The National Geographic Guides to America's Outdoors, this guide covers 55 of the best nature sites in Washington, Oregon, southern British Columbia, and western Idaho.

Guide To National Parks: Pacific Northwest Region
by Russell D. Butcher, Lynn P. Whitaker
September 1999, Paperback, 96 pages, (guidebook)

Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest
by Evie Litton
September 1998, Paperback, revised edition, 344 pages, (guidebook)
Half-day to multi-day tours to popular and isolated springs. Includes Idaho. Well-researched guide features driving directions, highway access to trailheads, and map coordinates.

Hot Springs & Hot Pools of the Northwest
by Marjorie Gersh-Young
January 1999, Paperback, revised edition, 220 pages, (guidebook)
Covers Alaska, Canada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Montana. Includes written directions, photographs of each place, GPS coordinates, handicap access, clothing optional or required, nearby campgrounds and facilities, descriptions of surroundings, pools and tubs for both commercial resorts and natural wilderness springs.

Karen Brown's Pacific Northwest 2010Karen Brown's Pacific Northwest 2010
by Karen Brown and Beth Knutson
March 2010, paperback, 234 pages
Discover the Pacific Northwest-a fresh and captivating corner of North America. 6 regional countryside itineraries and descriptions of over 95 places to stay.

Lighthouses of the Pacific Coast:Your Guide to the Lighthouses of California, Oregon, and Washington
by Randy Leffingwell (Photographer), Pamela Welty
September 2000, Hardcover, 176 pages, (non-fiction)
A history and a guide rolled into one, with comprehensive appendix listing all the current Pacific Coast lighthouses plus traveler information. Stunning photography depicts lighthouses shot from boats, helicopters, and airplanes - many at low light or during storms.

Museums of the Northwest: Discover the Best Collections in Washington, Oregon, and Lower British Columbia
by Harriet Baskas
June 1999, (Sasquatch Books), 320 pages (guidebook)

Natural Places of the Northwest: A Traveler's Guide to the Spirit, Culture, and Ecology of Scenic Destinations
by Fraser Bridges, Donald Stone
April 1996, Paperback, 178 pages, (guidebook)

Northwest Exposures: A Geologic Study of the Northwest
by David D. Alt, Donald W. Hyndman
October 1995, Paperback, 456 pages, (guidebook)

Oregon & Washington: A Guide to the State & National Parks
by Barbara Sinotte, Peggy Delay
September 1996, Paperback, 220 pages, (guidebook)

Pacific Northwest HauntsPacific Northwest Haunts
by Joe Teeples
March 2010, paperback, 192 pages
This ghostly field guide lists over 270 haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest that ghost hunters can easily visit. Includes street addresses, photographs, and historical information about the spirits and areas involved in spectral hauntings.

The Pacific States (Smithsonian Guides to Historic America)
by William Bryant Logan
April 1998,revised edition, Paperback, 496 pages, (guidebook)
Areas of natural beauty in Washington and Oregon.

The Sierra Club Guide to the National Parks of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
by Robert Belous (Editor)
January 1996, revised edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)

The Sierra Club Guide to the Natural Areas of Oregon and Washington
by John Perry
May 1997, 414 pages, (guidebook)
For travelers who seek quiet, uncrowded, natural beauty.

Travel Guide to Tribal Casinos in the Pacific Northwest
by Jim Roll, Martha Roll (Contributor)
July 1996, (guidebook)

Traveling-Lewis-Clark-TrailTraveling the Lewis and Clark Trail, 3rd Edition (Historic Trail Guide Series)
by Julie Fanselow
June 2003, paperback, 336 pages
This guide traces the entire route of Lewis and Clark, from Illinois to Oregon. Find inside information on activities, attraction and amenities along the way. A full color foldout map is also included.

Umbrella Guide to Northwest Natural Hotsprings
by Tom Stockley, B. G. Olson
December 1992, 86 pages, (guidebook)

A Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Where to Find Hundreds of Spectacular Waterfalls in Washington, Oregon and Idaho
by Gregory Alan Plumb
December 1998, 3rd edition, Paperback, 288 pages, (guidebook)
Directs backpackers, day hikers, and car travelers to hundreds of spectacular waterfalls throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest - history

Journeys Through the Inside Passage: Seafaring Adventures Along the Coast of British Columbia and Alaska
by Joe Upton
October 1998, 2nd edition, Paperback, 192 pages, (non-fiction)
Writer and fisherman Joe Upton recounts the stories of explorers of the past and seafarers of the present. A good account of life on the Inside Passage, between Alaska and Seattle.

A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific
by Robert M. Utley
October 1998, reprint edition, Paperback, 400 pages, (non-fiction)
Details how the Rocky Mountains were penetrated and paths were found to the Pacific Coast by a hard-fighting, hard-drinking bunch, preparing the way for emigrant trails, in the four decades following the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Long Day's Journey: The Steamboat and Stagecoach Era in the Northern West
by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes
October 1999, Hardcover, 408 pages, (non-fiction)
Chronicles the era before trains arrived.

Outlaws of the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Gulick, Wayne Cornell (Editor)
June 2000, Paperback, 216 pages, (non-fiction)
Gulick believes the bad men and women of the Northwest never have received the recognition of their counterparts in other parts of the West, although their exploits often exceeded those of better known outlaws.

Paul Kane's Great Nor-West
by Diane Eaton, Sheila Urbanek (Contributor)
October 1997, Paperback, 176 pages, (non-fiction)
Paul Kane (1810-1871) was a Toronto-born, and largely self-taught, artist who resolved early to make a lasting record of North American Indians and their traditional way of life. The central event of his career was a journey of two-and-half years through the wilderness, from the Great Lakes, through the Red River settlement (where he saw and painted one of the last great buffalo hunts), the Rockies, and into the Pacific Northwest.

Pacific Northwest: an interpretive history
by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes
June 1996, Hardcover or Paperback, 570 pages, (non-fiction)
The economic and social history of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) from the time of the first white-Indian contact to 1987. A comprehensive and balanced history which demonstrates that the region is indeed distinctive.

Ranald MacDonald: Pacific Rim Adventurer
by Joann Roe
June 1997, Hardcover or Paperback, 264 pages, (biography)
Son of a Chinook princess and a Hudson's Bay factor, Ranald succeeded in forging links with the Japanese, and partaking in the Australian and Canadian gold rushes. Great reading of an incredibly versatile adventurer.

Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity
by David Hurst Thomas
March Since its discovery near Kennewick, Washington, in 1996, the issues surrounding Kennewick Man have grown ever more complicated and controversial. The book is a gripping account of the way race, scientific practice, history, and politics converged around an ancient skeleton.

Northwest - American Indians

Dreamers: On the Trail of the Nez Percece
by Martin Stadius
October 1999, Hardcover, 464 pages, (non-fiction)
Martin Stadius gives the reader a vivid account his feelings while traveling the rugged 1,200 mile retreat route taken by Chief Joseph and his people over terrain which remains little changed today.

Encounters With a Distant Land: Exploration and the Great Northwest
by Carlos A. Schwantes (Editor), Evelyne Pickett (Editor)
September 1994, Hardcover, 232 pages, (non-fiction)
Essays from an August 1988 symposium analyze individual nations' involvement in exploration, the role of Native Americans in the encounter experience, artwork resulting from expeditions, and the process of publishing exploration history.

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest
by Robert H. Ruby
September 1992, revised edition, Paperback, ? pages, (non-fiction)
An overview of the peoples of the Northwest and their history, from fur-trading days to modern legal battles. Includes 173 tribes from the Ahantchuyuk to the Yoncallla.

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest
by Katharine B. Judson (Editor), Jay Miller (Introduction)
May First published in 1910 and with a new introduction by Jay Miller, this book collects the oral traditions of the Klamath, Nez Perce, Modoc, Chinook and other tribes of the Pacific Northwest. It�s a wonderful introduction to the traditional mindset and importance of the land to Native Americans of the region.

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
by Gerald McDermott
April 1993, Hardcover, (juvenile fiction, ages 4-8)
Beautifully illustrated tale of the raven, a familiar symbol found on northwest totem poles. Makes a great souvenir gift for young children!

Northwest - society

Don't Jump! : the Northwest Winter Blues Survival Guide
by Novella Carpenter and Traci Vogel
October 2000, Paperback, 208 pages, (non-fiction)
These two writers for The Stranger (a Seattle alternative and entertainment newspaper), turn their humorous talents to the cultural phenomenon of "SAD" (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Discover how the whipped cream on your mocha can forecast the weather better than any hack on TV, get advice on maximum-warmth hair-dos, and more.

Green Collar Jobs: Working in the New Northwest
by Alan T. Durning
June 1999, Paperback, 114 pages, (non-fiction)
Job growth in the Northwest, in the form of the high tech boom, software and other business services, health care, tourism, and a rocketing stock market, has spurred a strong economy that is gentler to the environment. But the Northwest's urban consumers are now a serious threat to the region's quality of life. Find out what the challenges are for a Northwest struggling to adapt.

Misplaced Blame: The Real Roots of Population Growth
by Alan Thein Durning, Christopher D. Crowther, Northwest Environment Watch
July 1997, Paperback, ? pages, (non-fiction)
Analyses the causes of population growth in the Pacific Northwest and comes to the conclusion that that when we take care of people, population growth will take care of itself.

The Nine Nations of North America
by Joel Garreau
1981, out of print, (non-fiction)

Wet and Wired: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Pacific Northwest
by Randy Hodgins, Steve McLellan
March 2000, Paperback, 227 pages, (non-fiction)
Anyone interested in pop culture, as it manifests in Seattle and Portland, should own this book!

Northwest - travelogues and narratives

Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest
by Margaret Read MacDonald
November 1995, Hardcover, 254 pages, (fiction)

The Good Rain
by Timothy Egan
December 1991, Vintage Books, Paperback, 254 pages, (travelogue)
Seattle correspondent for The New York Times journeys through the Pacific Northwest, from manicured gardens in Vancouver, B.C., to the precipitous peaks and brooding volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains.

The Last Wild Edge: One Woman's Journey from the Arctic Circle to the Olympic Rain Forest
by Susan Zwinger
July pages, (travelogue)
Compresses 12 years of travel in the Arctic and along the Pacific Coast of Canada and the Northwest in a four-part narrative, much of which concerns old-growth forest ecosystems that are endangered by logging.

Passage to Juneau: A Sea and Its Meanings
by Jonathan Raban
November 1999, Hardcover, 448 pages, (travelogue)
A narrative of solitary travel through a vast and chilly landscape. Raban, a master travel writer and Londoner resident in Seattle describes his sailing trip up the Inside Passage from the Puget Sound to the Alaska Panhandle. Full of literary and historical references, for example the voyages of explorer George Vancouver two centuries before.

Phantom Waters: Northwest Legends of Rivers, Lakes, and Shores
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
November 1995, Paperback, 204 pages, (short stories)
Water is the flowing thread in this eerie collection of Native American myths and contemporary short stories from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia, narrative)
The title sounds like a punk haircut, but it refers to an inland area of the Northwest spanning northeastern Washington and the western region of Montana. Resident, Nisbet's perceptive narratives are based on newspaper columns he once wrote for the Chewelah Independent. He does a fine job of blending animals, humans, and regional history into a consistently interesting narrative.

West Coast Journeys 1865-1879: The Travelogue of a Remarkable Woman
by Caroline C. Leighton, David M. Buerge
November 1995, Paperback, 192 pages, (journal)
First published more than a century ago, this journal of a woman's life and travels in post-Civil War California and the Northwest is one of the first female accounts of the region.

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