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The Science and Spirit of Seaweed

Discovering Food, Medicine and Purpose in the Kelp Forests of the Pacific Northwest

by Amanda Swinimer
edition: Paperback
tagged: aquatic, marine biology, seafood

Sustainable Pacific Northwest-based seaweed harvester Amanda Swinimer describes the ecology, culinary uses, evidence-based health benefits and climate change-resisting potential of seaweed and shares highlights from her remarkable life beneath the waves.

Related to the most ancient living organisms on earth, seaweeds are incredible and unique life f …

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Field Study

Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium

by Helen Humphreys
edition: Hardcover
also available: Audiobook
tagged: social history, botany

 

“[A] delightful mix of memoir and field study.” — Publishers Weekly STARRED review

Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left — no matter how diminished

Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature me …

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Mushrooms of British Columbia

by Andy MacKinnon & Kem Luther
edition: Paperback
tagged: mushrooms, reference, regional

With more species of fungi than any other region in Canada, British Columbia is a rich playground for mushroom hunters. Now there's Mushrooms of British Columbia, the newest handbook from the Royal BC Museum. It's perfect for anyone wanting to know more about BC mushrooms—whether for study, harvest, photography or appreciation.

Authors and mushroo …

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Plants of Northern British Columbia

by Andy MacKinnon, edited by Jim Pojar & Ray Coupe
edition: Paperback
tagged: reference

More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes new photographs and native uses of plants.

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Mushrooms of Western Canada

illustrated by Helene Schalkwijk-Barendsen, edited by Elaine Butler
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: mushrooms, reference

This book is the first comprehensive field guide to the mushrooms of the Northwest - that region which covers the area from Alaska to northern California and from Saskatchewan and Montana to the Pacific Coast. A total of 550 species are meticulously illustrated and dealt with in the text. With accurate scientific information and superb illustration …

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Alpine Plants of British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest North America

by Andy MacKinnon & Jim Pojar
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: reference, mountains

Two of Canada's most respected nature writers have collaborated once again to produce an outstanding field guide to the plants that grow at high elevation, above the tree line, in the mountains systems of British Columbia and elsewhere in the Western Cordillera. The book features more than 500 plants found in the alpine regions of western North Ame …

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Plants of Alberta

Trees, Shrubs, Wildflowers, Ferns, Aquatic Plants & Grasses

by France Royer & Richard Dickinson
edition: Paperback
tagged: regional, reference

From the prairie grasslands to the high mountains, Alberta's flora is diverse and fascinating. Discover the beauty and plant lore of the province in this extraordinary book: * More than 1000 colour photos * Over 700 primary species and over 300 secondary species of native and naturalized plants in 115 families * Clear descriptions to help identify …

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The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Expanded Edition

by Collin Varner
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: regional

A newly updated, expanded edition of the spectacular bestselling field guide to the plants and animals of the North America's Northwest Coast.

“A must have for any naturalist in the region.”—Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections, UBC Botanical Garden

With its temperate climate and rich biodiversity, the coastal Pacific …

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The Heartbeat of Trees

Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst
edition: Hardcover
tagged: trees, essays, botany

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.

In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries …

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