Books and maps tagged “alaska”
This beautiful and detailed, full-color map entirely depicts the vast state of Alaska, showing national parks and monuments, national and state wildlife refuges, glaciers, roads, cities, towns and villages, islands, airports, rivers and lakes, the Iditarod Trail, and more.
This book truly appeals to all West Coast tide pool and aquarium visitors. With excellent color photos, space for notes, and b&w photos designed to be colored in, this interactive book makes learning fun.
This easy-to-use handbook helps you identify many of the species found in the region. Crisp, colorful photographs illustrate 130 species of the mushrooms that seem to pop up all around us.
Learn about 66 edible and/or medicinal plants growing wild in the Northwest. The region's wild plants have been used for thousands of years. Many roots, flowers, leaves and stems can be eaten raw or cooked, and some plants can even be made into beer.
Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.
Informative guide covers all the lighthouses in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Directory includes official name, alternate names, year of first lighting, location, and latitude/longitude.
Covers 39 species of sharks—both common and rare—found both inshore and offshore, plus 24 species of electric rays, stingrays, skates, and guitarfishes.
Learn about nearly 100 species of the berries and other fruits that grow in the wild in the varied habitats of the Pacific Northwest. More than 160 photographs show both the flowers and the ripe fruit.
Describes in detail the five sea turtles that inhabit the Pacific: Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley.
This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.
Covers 53 species, both common and rare, found along the Pacific Coast of North America. Includes migratory and year-round residents, loons, auklets, cormorants, shearwaters, storm-petrels, gulls, terns, and more.
Ideal cruise or ferry companion provides detailed info on the entire Inside Passage. Extensive text on ports of call and other sights. Two-sided, full-color map includes three large maps and eight small detail maps.
Covers 62 Species, both common and exotic: swallowtails, buckeyes, sulphur, hairstreaks and more. With species found in woodlands, fields & scrub, wetlands & swamps and inhabited areas.
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Washington, & Oregon: A Guide to Common Edible & Poisonous Species
Covers 55 common mushrooms, 43 edible and 12 poisonous or not edible. Six illustrations and text explain mushroom identification and cautions.
Covers 53 waterbirds commonly found in the region. Both migratory birds and year-round residents.
Covers 60 fishes found both inshore and offshore: sharks, rockfishes, salmons, and more. Illustrations, descriptions, sizes, and conservation status.
This wildlife guide covers animals and plants found around Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent color photos and text discuss flora, fauna, and more.
Southeast Alaska's Natural World
Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Plants, Other Natural Things
Discover the fascinating secrets of the unique natural world found in Southeast Alaska. This beautiful book by two residents and naturalists explores both spectacular and subtle and hidden creatures that inhabit this natural world.
This colorful book provides an excellent general survey of beavers. Illustrated with excellent color photos of beavers in their natural habitats.
A Fair Distance is the richly detailed memoir of Lois Boblett (1844-1925). L. Darlene Spargo weaves meticulously researched historical details through Boblett's memoir. Boblett's words provide new insight into the roles women played in the Western Migration.
Covers 52 species, both common and rare, found throughout the state. With descriptions, sizes, and behaviors.
Covers whales, otters, pinnipeds, and more. Includes map with underwater features and whale-watching centers.
This gorgeous and moving book features black and white photos of surrounding mountains and glaciers taken from the author’s cabin. Reed’s text describes finding the land and explores the question, “How and why are humans inspired by mountain views?”
Bob Armstrong has been photographing nature in Alaska for 50 years, both professionally and for his own enjoyment. In this book he shares a broad variety of techniques he has used, strategies for capturing great nature images, hints for different types of photographs, and ways to use your resulting photos.
Gorgeous book explores the grand landscapes, wildlife, plant life and history of Alaska's vast Denali National Park and Preserve, an area of six million acres.
This wildlife guide covers birds found around Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Mendenhall Wetlands is widely recognized as one of the key stopover points for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds in coastal Alaska.
This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.
Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches