Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

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With its temperate climate and rich Biodiversity, The Coastal Pacific Northwest is an ideal environment for nature lovers of all sorts. Stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, all the way down to California's San Francisco Bay, this vast region is influenced by forces from all directions. From the cast, inland rivers bring nutrients from the mainland; from the west, the coast is shaped by the ocean tides and winds, as well as human activity. The flora and fauna that thrive here are incredibly varied, and many species are easily spotted even by the most casual outdoor explorer. Packed with over 1,000 photographs and essential information about more than 800 species of the most frequently observed plants and animals of the region, The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is a colourful, concise, easy-to-follow resource guide. Designed to be accessible to anyone with an interest in nature-from amateur horticulturalists to avid gardeners, from weekend hikers to whale watchers-this book provides an essential overview of an incredibly wide variety of species. Divided into flora and fauna sections, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, fungi, birds, marine and land mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Contains clear photography and concise descriptions of each species' appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as traditional use, medicinal properties, and cautionary notes (where applicable). Includes user's guide, regional map, glossary, and complete index of species. Book jacket.
Publisher: Victoria :, Heritage House,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781772030914
Branch Call Number: ANF 581.9711 VAR
Characteristics: 461 pages : colour illustrations, colour map ; 26 cm

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