|Title||:||The Northwest Coast|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Northwest Coast Reviews
A breezy exposition of the natural history and wildlife of the coast of Washington state. It's long out of print but nevertheless, to my ears it stands the test of time (mainly thanks to the fact that little has changed within Olympic national park over the last 40 years).Williams has a good knowledge of the physical events that sculpt the land and the critters that make it their home. At the same time there is a poetic quality in many of the descriptions, and a sprinkling of personal anecdotes. One could imagine each chapter standing alone as a short article in Nat'l Geographic.During my trip to the Olympic Peninsula, I found this book a delight to scan through on evenings in between walks. He covers all facets of the famously diverse terrain: mountain peaks, rainforests, beaches and marine ecosystems.There are some useful tips for hikers here and there, but bear in mind this is no substitute for a trail guide or field guide.
The Northwest Coast is another book from Time-Life's The American Wilderness series from my home library. I have not yet been to this part of the country, and now I would like to visit it. I enjoy the descriptions of the shoreline, the coastal cliffs, the interior forests, and the mountains. Each area has its own flora and fauna. A favorite passage of mine is "--the trek along the Life-Saving Trail is a wilderness experience that is not simply handed to you but pounded into you at every step, to stay in your bones, your muscles and your memories forever."
Time-Life American Wilderness Series