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ITEM B-1

Streamkeeper's Field Guide: Watershed Inventory and Stream Monitoring Methods

By Thomas B. Murdoch and Martha Cheo with Kate O'Laughlin. Illustrated by Thomas C. Whittemore with Gary Larson, Dave Horsey, Steve Greenberg, Chris Britt, Brian Basset, Ken Alexander and Tom Toles. The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, 1996, 1999, Field tested by teachers and community leaders, The Streamkeeper's Field Guide is published by the Adopt A Stream Foundation.  It provides comprehensive training on how to conduct a watershed inventorying and how to monitor the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of streams...and how to monitor the social, political and historical characteristics of your watershed.  Inside you will find reproducible data sheets for collecting information, steps on how to create Quality Assurance and Quality Control plans based upon EPA guidelines, directions to construct monitoring equipment, as well as inspiring tales of real Streamkeepers who have successfully taken action to protect their streams. 300 pages, 8-1/2"x11" with hundreds of illustrations, tables and graphs, softcover. $29.95

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ITEM B-2

Adopting A Stream: A Northwest Handbook

By Steve Yates. Illustrated by Sandra Noel. The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, 1988, 1991. A stream ecology primer. Easy to read, fully illustrated. Introduces readers to streams in temperate climates and provides directions on how community and school groups can help protect and restore nearby streams. 126 pages, 8-1/2"x11" softcover. $14.95

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ITEM B-3

Adopting A Wetland: A Northwest Guide

By Steve Yates. Illustrated by Sandra Noel. Snohomish County Planning and Community Development, 1989, 1993. Illustrated introduction to fresh water marshes, bogs, forested and shrub-scrub wetlands, wet meadows and coastal salt marshes and how they function and how you can monitor and protect these delicate ecosystems. 39 pages, 8-1/2"x11" softcover. $ 5.00



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ITEM B-5

Come Back, Salmon

By Molly Cone.Photographs by Sidnee Wheelwright. Sierra Club Books, 1992. How an elementary school in Everett WA, inspired by Adopt-A-Stream director Tom Murdoch, launched a major community campaign to bring Pigeon Creek back to life. 48 pages, 9"x10 1/4" softcover. $ 7.95


















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FIELD IDENTIFICATION GUIDES

                               

ITEM B-8

Field Identification of Coastal Juvenile Salmonids

By Pollard, Hartman, Groot and Edgell. Illustrated by C. Groot and photographs by Phil Edgell. Harbour Publishing, 1997. Written and compiled by top fisheries biologists, this guide identifies 10 of the most common species of juvenile salmon, trout and char in the field. 15 high-quality color photos, 60 detailed illustrations. Has waterproof viewing bag for easy field identification. Printed on durable waterproof paper. 32 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2" softcover. $14.95





ITEM B-9

Aquatic Entomology: The Fishermen's and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives

By W. Patrick McCafferty. Illustrations by Arwin Provonsha Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 1983. The ultimate resource book for serious entomologists, teachers, anglers and all Streamkeepers. With this book, you can identify aquatic insects to the correct order and family. Text includes keys and detailed color plates, as well as chapters on habitat, field sampling methods and equipment. 450 pages, 10"x12" softcover.

ONE COPY LEFT FOR $175.00; Regularly Retails for $195.95





ITEM B-10

Field Guide to the Pacific Salmon

By Robert Steelquist. Illustrated by Sandra Noel. Sasquatch Books, 1992. An introduction to the life cycles of seven species of Pacific salmon, how to find salmon habitats, and when and where to see their remarkable journey upstream. 64 pages, 5-1/2"x8-1/2" softcover. $ 9.95






ITEM B-11

Restoring Life in Running Waters: Better Biological Monitoring

By James R. Karr and Ellen W. Chu. Island Press, 1999. This book provides practical and effective tools for scientists, managers, and anyone working to protect and restore the nation's waters. The authors explain why biological monitoring and assessment are needed, how and why living systems give the best signals for diagnosing environmental degradation, what multimetric indexes do and why they are effective and how information from indexes can be integrated into the regulatory and policy framework. 208 pages, 6"x9" softcover. $35.00




ITEM B-12

Ethnobotany of Western Washington

By Erma Gunther. University of Washington Press, 1945, 1995. Ethnobotany of Western Washington has long been a favorite of outdoor enthusiasts and others concerned about understanding the natural world and living in harmony with their environment. The guide explores the integral relationship of Native Americans to the land and provides readers with information about more than 150 plant species which were, and continue to be, used by the indigenous peoples of Western Washington for food and medicine, as well as for the creation of clothing and other objects. Includes scientific, common and Native American names. 71 pages, illustrated, 7"x11" softcover $13.95



ITEM B-13

Animal Tracks of Washington and Oregon

By Ian Sheldon. Lone Pine Publishing, 1997. Descriptions of animals of all sizes, from pikas to grizzly bears. Concise and beautiful drawings of both fore and hind prints, stride patterns and other aspects of track identification. For the beginning and the more experienced tracker. 159 pages, illustrated, 4-1/4"x5-3/4" softcover $8.95





ITEM B-14 -

Amphibians of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia

By Charlotte C. Corkran and Chris Thoms. Lone Pine Publishing, 2006. "Frogs, toads and salamanders are important indicators of the quality of the environment--and they're cute little critters, too. Newly revised and updated, this innovative field guide describes the life histories, habitat requirements and vulnerabilities of amphibians in the Pacific Northwest. Photographs and an illustrated key identify all life stages." An important resource for those interested in the health of wetlands and streams. 175 pages, color photos, 5-1/2"x8-1/2" softcover, $19.95  (Out of Print until 2015)



ITEM B-17

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast

By Nancy Baron and John Acorn. Lone Pine Publishing, 1997. More than 200 species of common birds of our region are grouped and color coded for quick identification. Beautiful, full-color illustrations and insightful text make this book a perfect reference for beginner birders and beyond. 240 pages, 5-1/2' x 8-1/2', softcover. $16.95





ITEM B-19

Wildflowers of Washington

By Chess Lyons. Lone Pine Publishing, 1997. With decades of field experience, author Chess Lyons captures the beauty and fragility of wildflower species throughout Washington State. Beautiful color photographs and precise line drawings enhance the non-technical flower descriptions. The author has featured historical notes on the plants from the writings of explorers Lewis and Clark, David Douglas and others. 192 pages, over 500 color photos and drawings, 5-1/2' x8-1/2', softcover. $17.95



ITEM B-20
Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest
By Eugene N. Kozloff. University of Washington Press, 1995. "Nearly every species discussed is presented visually in one of the 321 excellent color photographs or 125 black and white illustrations. The color photographs and organization of the plants and animals are the book's greatest assets; they provide the non-specialist with an easy means of species identification." 264 pages, 6-1/2' x 9-3/4', softcover.
$29.95





ITEM B-26

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

By Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon. Lone Pine Publishing. 1994. This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. This book covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. 1,100 color photographs, clear species descriptions and keys to groups. Softcover. $24.95






ITEM B-28

The Field Guide To The Bald Eagle.

By David Gordon.Sasquatch Books, 1991. 

Everything about the bald eagle is impressive, from its majestic 7 1/2-foot wingspan to its enormous two-ton nest. The attributes of this territorial bird, its shrill calls, distinctive coloration, aerial displays, and predatory instincts, make it an ideal subject to observe in the wild. This practical and informative guide shows you how to watch eagles in their natural habitat. You'll find facts on the eagle's life cycle and development from clutch to adulthood, tips on responsible bird-watching, maps, and a sighting log to enhance this exciting activity. Softcover, 46 pages. $9.95




ITEM 30

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast

an Illustrated Gide to Northern CA, OR, WA and BC.

By Eugene N Kozloff.University of Washington Press1983. 

On the northern Pacific coast, from Monterey Bay to Vancouver Island, zoologist Eugene Kozloff explores the rich variety of seashore life of the northern Pacific coast. Hundreds of plants and animals that inhabit the rocky shores, sandy beaches and quiet bays and estuaries are described and illustrated with encyclopedic thoroughness.This book is not only for the use of professional biologists and students: it will add to the pleasure of all who visit the Pacific seashores. Softcover, 378 pages. 700 illustrations. $29.95




ITEM B-37
Birds of Puget Sound 
By Bob Morse, Tom Aversa, Hal Opperman
, R.W. Morse Company, 2003.
A photographic guide to the birds of the entire Puget Sound region.
Full color photographs of over 200 species. Softcover, 390 pages.
$14.95





ITEM B-38

Guide To Pacific northwest Aquatic Invertebrates 

Compiled by Rick Hafele and Steve Hinton, Oregon Trout, 2003.

This guide was designed to improve the ease and accuracy of macroinvertebrate identifications. This is a great guide for basic identification of common aquatic insects and macro invertabrates with excellant color photos and simple plain text descriptions. Softcover, 45 pages, $16.95









ITEM B-40

Wetland Plants of Oregon & Washington

B. Jennifer Guard, Lone Pine Publishing 1997. 

This easy to use field guide provides a wealth of information about the plants of the rich wetland ecosystems of our region. Over 300 exceptional color photos, 74 line drawings. An indispensable addition to your bookshelf or backpack. Softcover, 240 pages, $22.95 IN STOCK NOW


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ITEM B-15 (softcover), B-16 (hardcover)

Reaching Home: Pacific Salmon, Pacific People

 Photographs and Captions by Natalie Fobes. Essays by Tom Jay and Brad Matsen. Alaska Northwest Books, 1995. Winner of the 1995 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award. "Reaching Home: Pacific Salmon, Pacific People is a saga in words and images, a richly inspiring book that pays tribute to the fact that this is truly the time of the salmon and its people. It is also a deeply personal account, made vivid by more than a decade's worth of pictures from award-winning photographer Natalie Fobes, and accompanied by eloquent essays from Northwest writers Tom Jay and Brad Matsen." Limited number of copies signed by Natalie Fobes. 144 pages, 11"x9-1/2", softcover. $26.95; hardcover $37.95



ITEM B-21
Leaves: In Myth, Magic & Medicine
By Alice Thoms Vitale. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1997. Devoting almost thirty years to researching and creating authentic portraits of living leaves, Alice Thoms Vitale salutes the wonder, beauty, and utility of leaves. Included are over 110 specimens, illuminated with fascinating information in botany, medicine, history, horticulture, literature, food, folklore, and handicraft. 350 pages, 6-3/4' x 6-3/4', hardcover.
$29.95



ITEM B-22

Keeping a Nature Journal

By Clare Walker Leslie & Charles E. Roth. Storey Books. 2000. You can experience a spirited yet tranquil exploration of the living world by creating your own nature journal. Using the methods Clare Walker Leslie and Chuck Roth have developed over years of journaling and teaching, this book guides you in creating ongoing journals for all seasons and purposes. You'll also learn techniques from other amateur and professional nature journalist.  Soft Cover. $18.95




ITEM B-23

Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

By Russell Link. University of Washington Press. 1999. Many people create landscapes with the purpose of attracting and nurturing wildlife. Whether you are planting a yard from scratch or modifying an existing area, this book will help you select, arrange, and maintain plants and other landscape elements that fulfull wildlife needs. Homeowners, property owners, professional wildlife managers, landscape architects, and garden designers will all find it invaluable. 300 pages. Softcover. $29.95









ITEM  B-57

Wildlife Trees

By the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, written by Russel Link and Chris Anderson. 2009.  This pamphlet presents the importance of Snags (dead trees) as wiildlife habitat in environments rangeing from wild forests to suburban yards.  It also shows you how to shape a dead tree that you may believe is a “hazard tree” into habitat for wildlife and that is attractive to you as well.  Read this publication and you will learn how to create snags where there are many live trees and how to move created snags from place to place...”dead wood brings new life.”


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ITEM B-24

Dragonflies of Washington

By Dennis Paulsen. Seattle Audubon Society. 1999. This beautiful color photograph book shows all the species of dragonflies in Washington and the differences between the sexes. Learn all about these amazing flying machines. Softcover. $6.50

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ITEM B-39
A Birder's Guide to Coastal Washington
By Bob Morse, RW Morse Company, 2002
 
Like to watch birds? Here is your guide to finding birds on the Washington coast. Make your bird watching on the coast more successful with the facts in this guide: the 160 best places to see birds, with detailed maps, descriptions and expected birds: 82 coastal specialties with full color photographs: seasonal checklists: and helpful information of lodging, camping, weather, tides and web site addresses. Softcover,spiral bound 260 pages,
$18.95






ITEM B-42

In The Company of Crows and Ravens

By John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell

Featuring more than 100 original drawings, this book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. "Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves." - from the preface - It is a great read!

Hardcover, 384 pages. $35.00



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ITEM B-43

Trout, Trout, Trout

By April Pulley Sayre,Illustrated by Trip Park Scholastic Press 2005

This delightful, hilarious "fish chant" will have fish lovers laughing at the antics the author and illustrator imagine underwater. This book is an ideal collaboration of science and entertainment. The interactive chant is perfect for younger classrooms and story time read-alouds. The humor will appeal to all ages, making this a great picture book for children and a whimsical gift for adult freshwater enthusiasts

Softcover, 34 pages. $10.95





ITEM B-41

Backyard Birding for Kids.

By Fran Lee.Gibbs Smith 2005. 

This informative field guide and activity book teaches kids about birds of all varieties. This is the perfect bird book to get kids engaged with birds at an early age and to encourage them to go outside and have fun while they learn. Softcover, 64 pages. $9.95





ITEM B-48

Salmon Forest

By David T. Suzuki and Sarah Ellis. Greystone Books, a division of Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group Ltd. 2003. Take a walk in th woods with Kate and her dad. Learn why the Pacific rain forest is called the salmon forest and how the forest and the salmon need each other. The text includes lovely sensory descriptions. David Suzuki and Sarah Ellis' charming and informative text and Sheeta Lott's watercolors magically evoke the spirit and mystery of the West Coast rain forest. Recommended Grades 2-4. 36 pages. Softcover. $9.95




ITEM B-49

Swimmer

By Shelley Gill. Sasquatch Books, 1995. The story of the Chinook salmon is nothing less than a miracle of nature. She hatches from a tiny pearl-colored egg and begins her adventure -- a 10,000 mile journey from the gravel bed of Caribou Creek to the Pacific Ocean and a determined return to her birthplace where she can spawn. This tale beautifully illustrates nature's circle and cycle of life in a rich story form, and is enhanced with the inclusion of an afterword presenting the factual basis for the story and the threats facing wild salmon today. Especially recommended for school and community library collections; Grades 3-4. 32 pages, recycled paper. Softcover. $9.95





ITEM B-50

Woods, Ponds, & Fields

By Ellen Dorris. Thames and Hudson, 1994. This book gives children Grades 2-6 the tools to explore common plants and animals in their natural environment, and to use their own observations and discoveries to understand the natural world around them. Hundreds of superb color photographs and clear instructions document observation methods, and show how to create meaningful projects and experiments at home to enhance direct experiential learning. Some examples include using lichens to monitor air quality, pressing and mounting plants, and building and using an underwater viewer. 64 pages. Hardcover. $16.95





ITEM B-51

The Life of a Salmon

By Clare Hibbert. Raintree, 2004. This book explains how a salmon develops from an egg to an adult fish, and will give you the answers to these and many other questions: How do fish breathe under water? What is a smolt? How long can salmon live? How does the salmon transition between fresh and salt water? Stunning close-up photographs bring animals and plants to life. Clear diagrams enable readers to understand the different stages of the salmon life cycle. Grades 2-4. 32 pages. Softcover. $8.95




ITEM B-52

Biology Pre-Level I

By Dr. Rebecca W. Keller. Gravitas Publications, 2007. Designed for Grades K-3, this book will introduce students to the basic concepts of chemistry, physics and biology at an early age. Although the text covers serious science topics, the large type and generous use of color illustrations make science fun and interesting for even the youngest student. Ten chapters introduce students to Life, Cells, Food for Plants, Plant Parts, Growing a Plant, Protozoa, Butterflies, Frogs and Our Balanced Earth. 86 pages. Hardcover. $29.95






ITEM B-53

Biology Level I

By Dr. Rebecca W. Keller. Gravitas Publications. 2007. This book presents college-level biological concepts at a 4th and 5th Grade reading level. Chapters include topics such as Taxonomy, the Cell, the Specialized Organelle (the Chloroplast), Plants, Protozoa, Frog and Butterfly Life Cycles, Ecosystems and Cycles. This series (Biology Pre-Level I and Biology Level I) help students begin building a foundation in the elementary and middle school grades for the kind of science they will actually encounter in high school and college-level classes. 72 pages. Hardcover. $29.95




ITEM B-54

River Song

By Steve Van Zandt. Dawn Publications. 2007. This vibrant book and companion CD delight and educate -- providing children insight into the water cycle, watersheds and some of the critters that depend on the water in our rivers. The sense of playfulness and joy in the lyrics of the CD rendition of "River Song" will delight children and draw them into the wonders of the natural world. For Ages 4-10. 32 pages. Softcover. $9.95






ITEM B-55

Salmon Stream

By Carol Reed-Jones. Dawn Publications. 2000. This book captures the wonder of the Pacific Salmon's life history. With its lively verse and rich imagery, it is truly a pleasure to read for anyone of any age. Well founded in the scientific cycle of salmon, this book engages children in a positive way, showing how they can help make sure our beloved salmon will be with us always. For Ages 6-12. 32 pages. Softcover. $7.95








ITEM B-56

The Little Creek

By Jennifer Ward. Western National Parks Association. 2005. Enter the magical world of riparian areas where one little creek provides shelter to host of plants, animals, and people. But over time, the little creek is mistreated and the animals abandon it. See what can happen when a group of children find the creek and restore it to its original riparian magic. Proceeds from this book benefit Western National Parks. Winner of the Association for Public Lands Media and Partnership Award. For Ages 5-9. 32 pages. Softcover. $7.95







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ITEM B-25

Rediscovery: Ancient Pathways - New Directions

By Thom Henley. Lone Pine Publishing. 1996. This expanded edition includes more than 130 activities based on the spirit of sharing and caring, communicating with other people, and connecting with our natural environment. This is one of the best experiential training guides available to educators who want to teach others to appreciate nature and different cultures. Schools and youth groups everywhere will be able to use these activities when they gather to reacquaint themselves with their place in nature. Softcover. $24.95

 

ITEM B-44
As If the Earth Matters
By Thom Henley - Kenny Peavy, 2006
 
Has environmental education "flat lined"? Has the early promise of an eco-aware and conscientious human population really materialized in the 4 decades of the "environmental movement or are our schools still stuck in the rut of picking up litter and recycling paper and pop cans? Perfect for parents, school teachers, camp leaders and nature club, this book reawakens a child-like joy sense of wonder in the natural world. Includes detailed activities and more than 400 photos and drawings. We consider it the "state of the art" environmental education text.  Softcover, spiral bound 250 pages. 
$24.95

 

ITEM B-7

Kids Guide to Social Action: How To Solve the Social Problems You Choose--And Turn Creative Thinking Into Positive Action

By Barbara A. Lewis Free Spirit Publishing,1998 Revised Edition. Not just for kids, this book shows how to get involved, get noticed and get results. Step-by-step guides to writing a press release, raising money, interviewing, making speeches, surveying opinions, using the media and much more. With actual kids' projects.     Don’t be misled by the title: this is an adults guide to social action too.  199 pages, 8-1/2"x11" softcover. $18.95