The most comprehensive field guide available to the Pacific Northwesta portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alikefrom the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
This compact volume contains:
An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the region's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;
A complete overview of the Pacific Northwest's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns and night sky;
An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.
The guide is packed with visual information the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 14 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as 150 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.
For everyone who lives or spends time in Washington or Oregon, there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest.
About the Author
Peter Alden, principal author of this series, is a birder, naturalist, author, and lecturer. He has led nature tours to more than 100 countries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lindblad Travel, Friends of the Harvard Musum of Natural History, and cruises on all the world's oceans. Author of books on North American, Latin American, and African wildlife, Peter organized an event called Biodiversity Day in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts.
Dennis Paulson, contributing author and regional consultant for this guide, is Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Gave my copy to someone. Want this book for reference. As I recall it didn't include the Moose for some reason! Don't ask me why???
Highly Recommend- this book covers trees, plants, animals, birds--it is the perfect travel companion for any outdoor excursions in the Pacific Northwest. The photographs are excellent and the book layout is logical. Plus, it is compact enough that it can be put in a backpack to be carried.
I bought this for my 11 year old son for Christmas. He immediately found the fish and birds we had been checking out during our vacation, so it is easy to use and it has everything. It is a nice size for backpacks too.