The Salish Sea

Author: Audrey Delella Benedict
ISBN: 1570619859
Size: 18,77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 wondrous watery world has its beginnings high in the landscape, where rivulets of melting snow nourish the cascading streams, rivers, and mountains that surround it. The Salish Sea is fed by the almost constant influx of freshwater from British Columbia's Fraser River and thousands of smaller rivers and streams on both sides of the border. The mixing of freshwater and salt water provides the essential building blocks for the region's extraordinary biodiversity. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist's inquiring mind, dramatic photographs, and a lively narrative of compelling stories, all of which impart a sense of wonder for this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.

The Food And Drink Of Seattle

Author: Judith Dern
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442259779
Size: 20,76 MB
Format: PDF
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Exploring Seattle’s food history reveals a culinary legacy both distinctive and bountiful. The region’s food traditions include numerous indigenous edibles ranging from wild salmon to foraged mushrooms. Covering the history, culture, and cuisine of Seattle, Judith Dern takes readers on an in-depth culinary tour of this flourishing and fascinating Pacific Northwest city.

Otter S Journey Through Indigenous Language And Law

Author: Lindsay Keegitah Borrows
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774836601
Size: 10,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Storytelling has the capacity to address feelings and demonstrate themes – to illuminate beyond argument and theoretical exposition. In Otter’s Journey, Borrows makes use of the Anishinaabe tradition of storytelling to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization. She follows Otter, a dodem (clan) relation from the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, on a journey across Anishinaabe, Inuit, Māori, Coast Salish, and Abenaki territories, through a narrative of Indigenous resurgence. In doing so, she reveals that the processes, philosophies, and practices flowing from Indigenous languages and laws can emerge from under the layers of colonial laws, policies, and languages to become guiding principles in people’s contemporary lives.

Living Shorelines

Author: Donna Marie Bilkovic
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351647504
Size: 11,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shorelines. This volume provides a background and history of living shorelines, understandings on management, policy, and project designs, technical synthesis of the science related to living shorelines including insights from new studies, and the identification of research needs, lessons learned, and perspectives on future guidance. International perspectives are presented from leading researchers and managers in the East, West and Gulf coasts of the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia that are working on natural approaches to shoreline management. The broad geographic scope and interdisciplinary nature of contributing authors will help to facilitate dialogue and transfer knowledge among different disciplines and across different regions. This book will provide coastal communities with the scientific foundation and practical guidance necessary to implement effective shoreline management that enhances ecosystem services and coastal resilience now and into the future.

Michelin Must Sees Pacific Northwest

Author: Michelin
Editor: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN: 2067192094
Size: 18,43 MB
Format: PDF
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For a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer, Must Sees Pacific Northwest featuring National Parks spotlights the attractions of Washington, Oregon, and Canada’s Vancouver area. Discover the urban delights of Seattle and Portland, drive past waterfalls along Columbia River Gorge, taste the wines of Willamette Valley, meander among Mount Rainier’s wildflower meadows, kayak the waters off the San Juan Islands, and explore the great outdoors in Olympic National Park or Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. With its detailed maps, recommended restaurants and hotels, and Must Sees star ratings, this pocket-size guide helps you do it all.

The Pacific Flyway

Author: Audry DeLella Bendict
ISBN: 1632171341
Size: 14,98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An immense pathway of avian migration tracks along the west coasts of North and South America, encompassing half the circumference of the globe. Experience and understand the wonders and the science of bird migration in this richly visual book. Why do some birds travel from the arctic to the Antarctic--and back again--each year? By telling the stories of waterbirds--including the Arctic Tern, Western Sandpiper, and Harlequin Duck--and the places where they touch down, the delicate miracle of migration is revealed. As the book follows these birds from breeding grounds in the north to wintering locales in the south, the grand ecosystem of the whole west coast of the Pacific comes into view. River estuaries, wetlands, beaches, and lakes matter because where there's mud, there's food for birds. Migrating birds have evolved into highly efficient long-range flyers- light bones, strong muscles, broad wings, and fat (they metabolize a special kind that doesn't contain water, so it's light). The Pacific Flyway perfectly blends amazing photography, science writing, and storytelling to invite readers to feel part of a much bigger world.

Islands Magazine

Size: 11,26 MB
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