Friday, March 6, 2015
1) Benedict, Audrey DeLella and Joseph K. Gaydos. The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest. 2015. Sasquatch Books. Paperback: 148 pages. Price: $24.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist’s inquiring mind, beautiful photographs, and a lively narrative of fascinating stories, all of which impart a sense of connection with this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.
RECOMMENDATION: A well illustrated introduction to the natural history of the region.