West Coast Wild Babies

West Coast Wild Babies


  • Release: 2020-04-01
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 36 page
  • ISBN: 9781773062495
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It’s spring on the Pacific west coast and new life is stirring! Wild babies are being born – in the ocean, on the shore and deep inside the ancient rainforest. Wolf pups, cougar kittens, bear cubs and whale calves all begin their life in the pristine wilderness of this magnificent place. Young readers will meet a fascinating group of fourteen wild baby animals — including land and marine mammals, fish, birds and amphibians — and learn about the special bonds between offspring and parents, and how the newborns move toward independence. Readers will see an extraordinary community of animals thriving in an interconnected web of life. In this second book in the West Coast Wild series, Deborah Hodge takes readers through the spectacular land and seascapes of the Pacific Rim region, introducing familiar animals such as sea otters and eagles, and lesser known species such as pelagic cormorants and rufous hummingbirds. Karen Reczuch’s beautiful illustrations are detailed and lifelike, and convey a lovely sense of warmth between the wild parents and their young. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and the need to preserve its rare and awe-inspiring wilderness regions, as well as a list for further reading and exploration.

West Coast Wild

West Coast Wild


  • Release: 2015-07-17
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 48 page
  • ISBN: 1554984408
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This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific west coast -- a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life. Author Deborah Hodge has spent more than forty years on the west coast, frequently visiting the Pacific Rim region, and she knows it intimately. From A to Z she describes in vivid language the rainforest, ocean and beach, and a great variety of animals that a child might see walking along the shore -- from tiny sea jellies to inquisitive sandpipers to leaping orcas. Illustrator Karen Reczuch brings her remarkable talent to the book, and has created image after image that is simply breathtaking. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and suggestions for exploring the region and further reading.

A Year on the Wild Side

A Year on the Wild Side


  • Release: 2019-05-21
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781771512688
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Shortlisted for a 2020 BC Yukon Book Prize A freshly designed, new edition of a funny weekly chronicle that offers a year-long, intimate view of the flora and fauna populating the West Coast. A Year on the Wild Side is a witty commentary on the social and natural history of Vancouver Island. Composed of short, readable essays arranged into 12 monthly chapters, this engaging book reveals the magic and humour of the natural world and reminds us of our place within it. As the weeks and seasons unfold with the turning of the pages, you’ll be in sync with the living world that surrounds you. Discover what berries are ripe and the best time to pick them. Learn why the termites swarm, where the herring spawn, and when the maple leaves fall. Get up close and personal with fascinating creatures like the snowy owl, the giant Pacific octopus, the river otter, and more. The West Coast is abundantly alive, and A Year on the Wild Side invites you to indulge in unforgettable experiences, week by week, all year long.

Bigfoot

Bigfoot


  • Release: 2018-01-06
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 132 page
  • ISBN: 1983434094
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Whether presented comedically in popular culture or explored as a serious scientific curiosity, giant, hairy, manlike creatures have become well known entities in these modern times. These bipedal monsters have been called by many names - most commonly "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch" - but these terms have only been in our popular vocabulary since the 1950s. Long before that time people were seeing and documenting the creatures. Many old newspaper accounts tell of encounters with "wild men," "gorillas," "ape-men," and "hairy giants," issuing unearthly howls and leaving mysterious footprints in their wake. No matter the names given to the creatures, from the descriptions of their appearance and behavior, consistent from the earliest newspaper articles to modern reports, people have been seeing Bigfoot for as long as we have been keeping records. This volume collects newspaper articles from California, Oregon, and Washington dating from the 1850s through the 1920s. Herein are tales of huge gorillas roaming wild in the California hills, hairy giants haunting Oregon, and wild men attacking women in Washington. Read about a gorilla-like creature killed by hunters who described its appearance in great detail; a wild man who visited the campus of a major university on several occasions; and a strange dreamlike tale of a young man abducted by a hairy biped and taken to its underground lair.

The Wild Coast

The Wild Coast


  • Release: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 384 page
  • ISBN: 1770500138
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Rugged yet serene, the north and west coasts of Vancouver Island are unlike anywhere else. Wave-sculpted rocks, sea caves and fjords, old-growth forests, incredible wildlife, and white sandy beaches make this an unbeatable destination.The Wild Coast, the first of Kimantas’s three guides to all the coasts of British Columbia, is now available in a completely revised and updated edition. This book is for those who want to explore the coast from Cape Scott in the north all the way to Esquimalt in the south, whether by kayak or boat, on foot, or even in an RV. An introduction to the local geography, history, and ecology lures you into each region, and information about attractions in the area allows you to plan side excursions. Hiking trails, wilderness campsites, and locations to view wildlife are all marked on the more than 90 maps that are scattered throughout the chapters. And kayakers especially will appreciate the insider information on good beach locations, launch points, reefs, and hazards. WithThe Wild Coastin hand, follow a winding logging road or board a former Norwegian ferry vessel and unearth the secrets of this spectacular coast.

BC Coast Explorer Volume 2  Vancouver Island South

BC Coast Explorer Volume 2 Vancouver Island South


  • Release: 2019-12-16
  • Publisher: Wild Coast Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780987985118
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Wild Coast Publishing is proud to introduce our second book in a colourful and comprehensive guide for the south coast of Vancouver Island. Volume 2 covers some of the world’s best coastal exploration, from wild and untamed West Coast Trail, rarely examined from the marine perspective, down through Juan de Fuca Strait, Greater Victoria, the Saanich Islands, the entire Gulf Islands in unrivalled detail, the Ballenas-Winchelsea Archipelago, Denman and Hornby Islands and finally Comox Harbour – all documented in the detail you need to plan a trip. Including all the latest BC Marine Trail information, it adds to that with dozens of new never-before documented camping locations as well as features to see and practical information on how to best transit this varied coastline. It is required reading for anyone visiting the BC coastline – or just dreaming of it. If you have heard of or are looking for The Wild Coast series of guide books, the BC Coast Explorer guide books are the updated and improved replacements, featuring the latest in the marine trail guide information and improved cartography. Volume 2 of the BC Coast Explorer series bridges the geographic region covered in The Wild Coast Vol. 1.

Becoming Wild

Becoming Wild


  • Release: 2014-03-16
  • Publisher: Caitlin Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 1927575397
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Nikki van Schyndel is not your typical grizzled survivalist. She is a contemporary, urban young woman who threw off modern comforts to spend nineteen months in a remote rainforest with her housecat and a virtual stranger. Set in the Broughton Archipelago, a maze of isolated islands near northern Vancouver Island, BECOMING WILD is a story of survival in the pristine wilderness of BC. Sometimes predator and sometimes prey, twenty-nine-year-old Nikki and her companion Micah fend off theharsh weather, hungry wildlife, threat of starvation and the endless perils of this rugged Raincoast. To survive, Nikki must rely on her knowledge of BC's coastal flora and fauna, and the ancient techniques of hunting and gathering. In this remote world she learns to skin bears, make clothes from cedar bark and take great joy in gobbling a fish tail whole. Told in a voice that is both familiar and vulnerable, BECOMING WILD explores our innate longings to connect with nature and revert to a pure, Eden-like state.

Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast

Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast


  • Release: 2020-06-02
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781772033243
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A clear, concise guide to more than 130 edible and medicinal plants and funghi that grow wild throughout the west coast of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest states. The coastal Pacific Northwest of North America is home to a multitude of edible and medicinal plant species, marine plants, and edible mushrooms. This compact, full-colour forager’s guide offers clear photography, descriptions, safety tips and warnings, and traditional culinary and medicinal uses for every type of wild-growing flora species in the region, including: Bigleaf Maple—used to make a delicious west-coast maple syrup; Yellow Morel Mushroom—a favourite of foragers but not to be confused with the false morel, which is poisonous; Sea Asparagus—perfect in a salad or as an accompaniment to seafood; and Evening Primrose—an introduced species to the region, used to treat a variety of ailments. Practical, user-friendly, and safe, Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast is an indispensable guide for beginner and experienced foragers alike.

Echoes from the Wild West Coast of Tasmania  1894 1901

Echoes from the Wild West Coast of Tasmania 1894 1901


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 176 page
  • ISBN: 0646580973
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"This material is taken from authorised family records of the Reverend Frederick George Copeland, a Church of England pastor on the west coast of Tasmania, 1894-1901. His arrival coincided with the mining boom and he travelled many unmade tracks by foot to reach the miners and their families. This book evokes the mining spirit of the early Australian gold rushes around the leases of Tasmania. The men lived hard lives; there were wild and raucous times when they were not working. Throughout these recollections, a sense of what living on the west coast was like. Other historical events and places are also background to this setting. It was still a time of convict stories, wild rivers and tall gorges, bushfires and lost explorers."--Introd.