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    Flora of the Pacific Northwest An Illustrated Manual 2nd edition C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist, David E. Giblin, Ben S. Legler, Peter F. Zika, Richard G. Olmstead, Jeanne R. Janish, John H. Rumely, Crystal Shin, Natsuko Porcino
    9780295742885 Hardcover NATURE / Regional Grade (US) from 17 Publication Date:October 02, 2018
    $112.50 CAD 7.1 x 10.2 x 2 in | 1780 gr | 936 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y University of Washington Press
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      Flora of the Pacific Northwest, first published in 1973, became an instant classic for its innovative style of providing species descriptions in the identification keys, and for its comprehensive illustrations of nearly all treated taxa (species, subspecies, and varieties). Students rely on it as an essential primer, while veteran botanists and natural resource managers use it as the definitive reference for the region's flora.

      This completely revised and updated edition captures the advances in vascular plant systematics over the decades since publication of the first edition. These advances, together with significant changes in plant nomenclature, the description of taxa new to science from the region, and the recent documentation of new native and nonnative species in the Pacific Northwest required a thorough revision of this authoritative work.

      Flora of the Pacific Northwest covers all of Washington, the northern half of Oregon, Idaho north of the Snake River Plain, the mountainous portion of western Montana, and the southern portion of British Columbia.

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      C. Leo Hitchcock (1902?1986), a pioneer collector of Northwest plants, was professor of botany at the University of Washington. Arthur Cronquist (1919?1992), known as one of the most influential botanists of the twentieth century for his advancement of taxonomy, plant systematics, and floristics, spent most of his career at the New York Botanical Garden. David Giblin is collections manager, Ben Legler is informatics specialist and research botanist, and Peter F. Zika is a research botanist, all at the University of Washington Herbarium. Richard Olmstead is curator at the Herbarium and professor of biology. During her career as a botanical illustrator, Jeanne R. Janish (1902?1998) produced thousands of illustrations for over thirty books and other publications. The other illustrators are John H. Rumely, Crystal Shin, and Natsuko Porcino.

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      A must for your home garden library.


      This masterpiece has been revised to include current research in vascular plant systematics, including reorganized family structure and up-to-date name changes. It also includes over 1,000 newly described or documented native and naturalized non-native species, and an additional 1,382 illustrations...This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference of vascular plants for the Pacific Northwest.

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    Pacific Northwest Insects Merrill A. Peterson
    9780914516187 Paperback NATURE / Animals Publication Date:September 01, 2018
    $37.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 980 gr | 528 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Seattle Audubon
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      This field guide is an indispensable resource to naturalists, educators, gardeners, and others. Engaging and accessible, Pacific Northwest Insects features detailed species accounts, each with a vivid photograph of a living adult, along with information for distinguishing similar species, allowing the reader to identify more than 3,000 species found from southern British Columbia to northern California, and as far east as Montana. The book features most of the commonly encountered insects, spiders, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, and kin in the Pacific Northwest, as well as representatives of an amazing variety of unusual and interesting insects living in the area. Merrill Peterson has brought together for the first time in a single volume a wealth of information on the region's insect life.

      Detailed indentifying information on over 3,000 species
      Complete descriptions of 1,200 species
      Organized by insect group for easy identification
      Up-to-date taxonomy
      1,725 colour photos, 50 line drawings, and 2 maps

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      Merrill A. Peterson is a professor and chair of biology at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, and an adjunct professor of entomology at Washington State University.

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    Endangered Species Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity Barbara C. Matilsky
    9780692083314 Paperback ART / Subjects & Themes Grade (US) from 17 Publication Date:September 01, 2018
    $44.90 CAD 9 x 12 x 0.5 in | 780 gr | 144 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Whatcom Museum
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      Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity highlights sixty artists who celebrate biodiversity's beauty, interpret natural and human-induced extinctions, and focus on endangered species from diverse ecosystems. It includes the work of artists who spotlight human actions threatening biodiversity alongside art projects that revitalize habitats and reconnect people to the natural world.

      Endangered Species surveys a wide range of approaches and media used by artists spanning the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries. By tracing links between contemporary and earlier artists, it reveals continuity within a rich cultural tradition of engagement with nature conservation. Juxtaposing the history of art and natural science, Endangered Species explores artists' pivotal role in raising awareness about biodiversity's importance.
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      Barbara C. Matilsky is curator of art at the Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington. She is the author of numerous books, including Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775?2012 and Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions.

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    Fish Wars and Trout Travesties Saving Southern Alberta's Coldwater Streams in the 1920s George Colpitts
    9781927356715 Paperback HISTORY / Canada Grade (US) from 17 Publication Date:August 31, 2021
    $24.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 1 gr | 150 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Athabasca University Press
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      Today, efforts at environmental protection commonly take the form of “top-down” measures, in which overarching plans, usually based on scientific reports, are implemented through environmental legislation, which is then enforced at the local level. Fish Wars and Trout Travesties offers an instructive glimpse into an earlier era, before the state assumed its present degree of regulatory control over the environment. In southern Alberta of the 1920s, townspeople and civic leaders took a spirited interest in the management of their local rivers and streams and often held strong opinions about which species of fish should be conserved and by what methods. Often these opinions reflected a growing division between the traditional, rural understanding of nature as the means to survival and an emerging urban conception of nature as recreational space. Such conflicting perspectives – founded, as they were, on differing views about the relationship of human beings to the natural world – meant that local debates could be quite heated.
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      George Colpitts is an environmental historian and associate professor of history at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on the ways in which residents of western Canada understand and position themselves in relation to the natural world.
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    Staying Healthy Abroad A Global Traveler's Guide Christopher Sanford
    9780295744384 Paperback TRAVEL / General Grade (US) from 17 Publication Date:December 11, 2018
    $29.90 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1.1 in | 340 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y University of Washington Press
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      Whether planning a long weekend in Mexico or an African safari, travelers need current and practical information on protecting their health in foreign countries. Staying Healthy Abroad gives straightforward and easy-to-follow recommendations for those traveling for pleasure, study, business, or volunteer work; for short- or long-term stays; and to destinations ranging from rural areas to large cities, in both developing and industrialized nations.

      Observing that risk is determined less by where you go than by what you do, physician and educator Christopher Sanford provides succinct overviews and commonsense advice on how to prevent communicable diseases, malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses, and travelers' diarrhea; avoid traffic and water accidents; and evaluate post-trip symptoms; and addresses many other concerns. His emphasis is on ailments and injuries that travelers are most likely to encounter, because "if something occurs less frequently than one-in-a-million, it probably isn't going to happen to you." Staying Healthy Abroad also covers concerns unique to women, men, children, LGBTQ individuals, and travelers with chronic illnesses.

      International travel can be a business requirement, a study-abroad opportunity, an exciting adventure, or a quick getaway outside the normal routine. The majority of health and safety risks for travelers can be avoided with sensible pre-travel precautions, such as immunizations, and attention to safe behavior while away. From altitude sickness to Zika virus, the clear and concise information in Staying Healthy Abroad helps make global travel less stressful and more enjoyable.
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      Christopher Sanford, MD, MPH is associate professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Global Health at the University of Washington, and a family medicine physician who specializes in tropical medicine and travelers? health. His research interests include medical education in low-resource settings and health risks of urban centers in low-income nations.

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      Wonderfully written, factual, and humorous. . . . An ideal text for all public library collections.


      This book by Sanford is wonderfully written, factual, and humorous. . . . An ideal text for all public library collections.

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    Style and Story Literary Methods for Writing Nonfiction Stephen J. Pyne
    9780816537891 Paperback LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing Publication Date:October 02, 2018
    $24.95 CAD 139.7 x 215.9 mm | 260 gr | 176 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y The University of Arizona Press
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      There are two basic rules for writing nonfiction, says historian and award-­winning author Stephen J. Pyne. Rule 1: You can’t make stuff up. Rule 2: You can’t leave out known stuff that affects our understanding. Follow these rules, and you are writing nonfiction. Writing for different audiences and genres will require further guidelines. But all readers expect that style and story (or more broadly, theme) will complement one another.

      Style and Story is for those who wish to craft nonfiction texts that do more than simply relay facts and arguments. Pyne explains how writers can employ literary tools and strategies to have art and craft add value to their theme. With advice gleaned from nearly a dozen years of teaching writing to graduate students, Pyne offers pragmatic guidance on how to create powerful nonfiction, whether for an academic or popular audience.

      Each chapter offers samples that span genres, showcasing the best kinds of nonfiction writing. Pyne analyzes these examples that will help writers understand how they can improve their nonfiction through their choice of voice, words, structure, metaphors, and narrative. Pyne builds on his previous guide, Voice and Vision, expanding the range of topics to include openings and closings, humor and satire, historical writing, setting scenes, writing about technical matters and deep details, long and short narration, reading for craft, and thoughts on writing generally. He also includes in this volume a set of exercises to practice writing techniques.
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      Stephen J. Pyne is a Regents’ Professor in the Human Dimensions Faculty of the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He is the author of many successful books, mostly on wildland fire and its history, but also dealing with the history of places and exploration.
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    What We Are, When We Are Kaj smo, ko smo Cvetka Lipu, Tom Priestly
    9781771992497 Paperback POETRY / General Publication Date:October 31, 2018
    $19.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.4 in | 120 gr | 108 pages Carton Quantity:112 Canadian Rights: Y Athabasca University Press
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      Working within a postmodern style, this rhythmic and melodious collection of poems originally written in Slovenian by Cvetka Lipu and translated here by Tom Priestly, blends the real with the surreal, dull urban lives with dreams. Lipu, known for the lexical beauty of her work, dwells on topics of time and space which she handles in an almost revolving, irreverent manner. Priestly captures the maze-like characteristic of her verse and carefully reconstructs the sonoric beauty of the work in its original language.
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      Born in Austria, Cvetka Lipu is the author of seven collections of poetry in Slovenian. Kaj smo, ko smo(2015), for which Lipu received the Preeren Foundation Award, was short-listed for the Veronika Prize, the most prestigious poetry prize in Slovenia.

      Tom Priestly is professor emeritus in the Department of Modern Languages and Culture Studies at the University of Alberta and the author of numerous translations including Jani Virk’s The Last Temptation of Sergiy(2016).

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