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Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: Includes Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, and Northern California
by Thomas M. Niesen, Michael K. Kunz (Photographer), David I. Wood (Illustrator)
May 1997, Hardcover, 220 pages, (field guide)
Describes the unusual creatures and remarkable features that abound in the marine habitats, such as sandy beaches, estuaries, bays, lagoons, and rocky intertidal zones.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Nancy Baron, John Acorn, Gary Ross (Illustrator), John Alden
April 1997, Paperback, 224 pages, (field guide)

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Mountains: The Cascade Range, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, and the Coast Mountains
by Jan L. Wassink, Kathleen Ort (Editor)
April 1995, Paperback, 208 pages, (field guide)
Includes color photos of almost two hundred species in their natural surroundings, descriptions of bird habits, and of how and where to look for each bird.

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest: Wildflowers and Flowering Shrubs from British Columbia to Northern California
by Elizabeth L. Horn, Kathleen Ort (Editor)
October 1993, Paperback, 187 pages, (field guide)

The Emerald Sea: Exploring the Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska
by Diane Swanson (Contributor), Dale Sanders (Photographer)
September 1993, Hardcover, 147 pages, (photo-essay)
Dazzling color photos from one of Earth's richest underwater habitats, covering geological origins, unique plant life, and sea creatures.

The Enduring Forests: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska
by Ruth Kirk (Editor), Charles Mauzy (Editor), Robert Michael Pyle
June Diverse perspectives about the past, present, and future of the Pacific Northwest's ancient forests, enhanced with a generous number of color photos.

A Field Guide to the Common Wetland Plants of Western Washington & Northwestern Oregon
by Sarah S. Cooke (Editor)
May 1997, Paperback, 403 pages, (field guide)

A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers: Washington, Oregon, California and Adjacent Areas
by Roger Tory Peterson
January 1998, 2nd edition, Paperback, (field guide)

Gone Whaling: A Search for Orcas in Northwest Waters
by Douglas Hand
March 1996, Paperback, 224 pages, (narrative)
In an amalgam of natural history and travelogue, the author documents his search for orcas (killer whales), as well as the people likewise obsessed with these aquatic beasts.

Garden Touring in the Pacific Northwest
by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner
February 1993, Paperback, 178 pages, (guidebook)
Illustrated guide to noteworthy gardens and specialty nurseries of the Northwest.

The Great Northwest Nature Factbook: A Guide to the Region's Remarkable Animals, Plants, & Natural Features
by Ann Saling
May 1999, 2nd edition, Paperback, 224 pages, (field guide)
Covers a range of ecosystems in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Marine Wildlife: From Puget Sound Through the Inside Passage
by Steve Yates
August 1998, Paperback, 264 pages, (field guide)
The Inside Passage is alive and well and teeming with all manner of dolphins, whales, seals, and otter, loons, grebes, coots, and hawks; plus fishes, invertebrates, and seaweed. This 1,000-mile-long glacier-carved waterway stretches from Puget Sound in the south to the fjords of Juneau in Alaska.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest
by National Audubon Society, Peter Alden
May 1998, 1st edition, Paperback, 448 pages, (field guide)
All-purpose field guide to the region's flora, fauna, and geography. Learn about this diverse complex of ecosystems known as the Pacific Northwest - alpine, desert, and coastal areas. Use the guide to spot 1,000s of the region's wildflowers, trees, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, mammals, and more.

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
by Eugene N. Kozloff
April 1978, Paperback, (field guide)
Don't be put off by the publication date. This book remains one of the best northwest plant and animal identification guides.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alaska
by Jim Pojar, Andy MacKinnon (Editor)
December 1994, Paperback, 528 pages, (field guide)
Plants are organized by family, with illustrations, taxonomical information and other fun trivia.

Seasonal Guide to the Natural Year: A Month by Month Guide to Natural Events: Oregon, Washington and British Columbia
by James Luther Davis
June 1996, Paperback, 360 pages, (guidebook)
Get to know the region's animals, birds, plants, and physical elements of the earth, with all the necessary information about where and when to view natural events.

Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest: A Field Guide
by Rick M. Harbo
January 1997, Paperback, 350 pages, (field guide)

Trees of Western North AmericaTrees of Western North America (Princeton Field Guide)
by Richard Spellenberg, Christopher J. Earle, Gil Nelson and Amy K. Hughes
July 2014, Hardback or paperback, 560 pages
This easy to use field guide covers 630 species of trees and features detailed descriptions, illustrations, range maps, taxomony and names of each tree.

Wayside Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest
by Dee Strickler
April 1993, Paperback, 272 pages, (field guide)
This book helps hikers, cyclists, and motorists identify nearly 400 flower species found along the trails and roadways of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and southwestern Canada. With notes on habitat, range, plant features and photos.

West Coast Gardenwalks
by Alice Joyce
December 2000, Paperback, 242 pages, (guidebook)
Display gardens and nurseries of all kinds in California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Includes includes charming lodging recommendations.

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