Olympic National Park A Natural History

ISBN-10: 0295988878
ISBN-13: 9780295988870
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Tim McNulty
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Description: In this thoroughly revised edition, Tim McNulty returns his gaze to the Olympic National Park: 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains and wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. By examining the effects of global warming and its rapid  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

In this thoroughly revised edition, Tim McNulty returns his gaze to the Olympic National Park: 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains and wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. By examining the effects of global warming and its rapid changes throughout the region alongside current archaeological discoveries that shed new light on the early people of the peninsula, McNulty brings together our past and future. McNulty also tells the stories of the Olympic National Park's animal populations. From marmots and black bears to the prospect of reintroducing wolves, he then looks at the resurgence of bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and the burgeoning sea otter populations rejuvenating the coastal ecosystems. Finally, the restoration of the Elwha River, the removal of salmon-blocking dams, and salmon recovery efforts across the peninsula are bringing wildlife back to the wilderness. Tim McNulty is a poet and nature writer living in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

Preface
Acknowledgments
An Island of Rivers
The Mountains
Shuffled Texts of Stone
Legacies of Ice
The High Country Year
The Forest
The Rain Forest
The Old-Growth Forest Community
The Lives of Olympic Rivers
The Coast
Life at the Edge of Land and Sea
Seabirds and Mammals of the Outer Coast
Humans and the Landscape
Footprints on the Land
Protection for Olympic's Wildlands
Visitor's Information
General Information
Where to See Wildflowers
Where to See Old-Growth Forests
Where to See Wildlife
Species Checklists
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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