“Everything you could possibly want to know about the plants, animals, geology, climate and fungi of the Pacific Northwest mountains.” —The Oregonian
Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history of Cascadia. It includes details about and identification tips for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. If you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest.
- Covers the Coastal and Cascade Mountain Ranges, as well as the Olympic Mountains and Coast Mountains of southern British Columbia
- Describes more than 950 species of plants, animals, and mushrooms with helpful keys for easy identification
- User-friendly, color coded layout
- Compelling stories of the region’s plants, animals, and people bring the mountains alive
- The essential trailside reference for naturalists, hikers, and campers
About the Author
Daniel Mathews lives for backpacking and hiking in the Pacific Northwest. He is the author of America From the Air and Rocky Mountain Natural History.
"A love poem to the creatures that inhabit the mountains and rivers of Washington, coastal Oregon, and southwester British Columbia. This book is much more than just a field guide; it;s a series of lessons in how to pay attention to the amazing diversity of the natural world." —Douglasia
“Just in time for spring hiking, Timber Press has a new field guide, Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains. Author Daniel Mathews covers the plants, animals and geology of the Cascades, Olympics and other mountain ranges; his text is accompanied by 800 color photographs.” —OregonLive
“This book will speak to anyone who loves nature. . . . This expanded and updated third edition classic has everything you could possibly want to know about the plants, animals, geology, climate and yes, fungi, of the Pacific Northwest mountains.” —The Oregonian