Saturday, October 6, 2018
1) Varner, Collin. The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast. 2018. University of Washington Press. Paperback: 464 pages. Price: $34.95 U.S.
PUBLISHER'S SUMMARY: The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and down to California's San Francisco Bay. Encompassing over eight hundred native and invasive species, and including more than two thousand color photos, this is the most complete book of its kind on the market. The book is divided into flora and fauna, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, fungi, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects [plus marine life]. Each species (identified by common and scientific name) is illustrated by a close-up photograph and a concise description of its appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as its traditional use and medicinal properties (where applicable). The book also contains a detailed map, a glossary, and a complete index of species.
RECOMMENDATION: A well illustrated introduction to the flora and fauna of the region.