The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast
- PUBLISHED: August 2018
- SUBJECT LISTING: Pacific Northwest / Natural History, Natural History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 464 Pages, 7.5 x 10 in, 2000 color illus.
- ISBN: 9780295744643
- Publisher: University of Washington Press
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. 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 detailed maps, a glossary, and a complete index of species.
Authors & Contributors
Collin Varner is a horticulturist and arboriculturalist, and the head of the Horticulture Department at the University of British Columbia. He is also a keen hiker, photographer, and illustrator who spends much of his time scouring the coastal forests of Cascadia, examining, photographing, and drawing the flora and fauna. He lives in Vancouver, BC.
With its lovely photos, it’s a book that visitors would be delighted to find in any vacation rental house along the coast.- Bulletin of the Native Plant Society of Oregon
[W]ith its lovely photos, it’s a book that visitors would be delighted to find in any vacation rental house along the coast.- Kalmiopsis
As practical as it is impressive in its scope, The Flora and Fauna of the Pacific Northwest Coast describes many of the common plants, animals, and fungi that endow the rich coastal ecosystems of Cascadia. Well organized, concise, and beautifully illustrated with many of the author's own photographs, this is a must-have for any naturalist in the region.- Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections, UBC Botanical Garden