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All that the Rain Promises and More… A Hip Pocket
Guide to Western Mushrooms

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): David Arora Published: 1991

An illustrated guide to recognize Western mushrooms based on their key features

E-Fauna of BC

Medium Type: Electronic Atlas

Author(s): Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (edited by Brian Klinkenberg)

Complied information and search engine for BC's wildlife:

Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and
the Pacific Northwest

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Collin Varner Published: 2018

Easy to follow full-colour resource guide for the plants and animals within the diverse bioregion from Juneau Alaska, south to coastal BC, Washington, Oregon, down to California's San Fransisco Bay

Humpbacks of the North Coast: Chatham
Sound and Surrounding Areas Catalogue

Medium Type: Virtual Catalogue

Author(s): North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative

Identification catalogue for the different whales encountered in the area:

Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Andy Lamb, Bernard Hanby Published: 2005

Photographic encyclopedia of invertebrates, seaweed, and fish that may be encountered from Southern Alaska to Southern Oregon. Includes information on range, habitat, appearance, and behaviour

Marine Mammals of British Columbia

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): John K.B. Ford

Information on 31 species of marine mammals that frequent B.C.’s coast. Includes distribution, habitat, social organization, feeding habits, conservation status, maps of sightings, and more about each species

One of Us: A Biologist's Walk Among Bears

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Barrie Gilbert Published: 2019

Findings based on decades of research about grizzly bears and how they respond to people and each other, the role of bears in their ecosystems, threats to bear conservation, and debunking myths of grizzlies as killer beasts

The Outsider's Guide to Prince Rupert

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Matt Simmons (2011)

Reference guide to exploring the North Coast around Prince Rupert with practical descriptions for over 60 pathways. Also includes maps and essays that celebrate the joys of being outside

Pacific Seaweeds

Medium Type: Book

Author: Louis Druehl, Bridgette Clarkston Published: 2016

Guidebook on all things seaweed, including pictures, scientific information, identification, and roles in ecosystems and in our lives

Photography & Informative Books About the Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister & Nicholas Read

Medium Type: Multiple Books

Check out the multiple books produced by McAllister & Read that highlight the ecology of the North Coast and the importance of protecting the Great Bear Rainforest such as:

The Sea Wolves: Living in the Great Bear Rainforest (McAllister & Read, 2010)

The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise (McAllister & Read, 2013)

The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest (McAllister & Read, 2010)

Plants of Coastal British Columbia

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon Published: 2016

Easy to use field guide that covers shoreline to alpine plants along the coast from Alaska to Oregon. Includes to photographs and clear species descriptions and habitat range

Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights
in Canada and Beyond

Medium Type: Book

Author: Nancy Turner Published: 2020

Argues for recognition and accommodation of Indigenous Peoples relationships with and knowledge of plants and their ecosystems in land rights and related legal and government policy, planning, and decision making. Features Indigenous perspectives, while teaching about the importance of human relationships with nature

Rodents and Lagomorphs of British Columbia

Medium Type: Book

Author: David Nagorsen Published: 2005

Information on the general biology, natural history, identifying characteristics, taxonomy and conservation status in the province of the 52 species of rodents in BC. Includes photos and distribution maps of each species

Sharks, Skates, Rays, and Chimeras of BC

Medium Type: Book

Author(s): Sandy Mcfarlane, Jackie King Published: 2020

Accurate and up to date information on chondrichthyans in the waters of British Columbia, with detailed species descriptions and identification information. Presents sharks and their relatives in a positive light and as valuable members of marine ecosystems

Sibley Guide to Birds (2nd Ed.) 
and the Sibley Birds West

Medium Type: Book (and purchasable app)

Author(s): David Sibley Published: 2014 (2nd Ed.), 2016 (West)

Widely used bird guide book for novice to expert birders, regarded as one of the best bird guides for identifying North American birds

Sm'algyax Living Legacy Talking Dictionary

Medium Type: Online Dictionary

Compiled language information to learn Sm'algyax and its proper pronunciation (including ecological terms):

Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacifc

Medium Type: Book

Author: Rick Harbo Published: 2011

Full-colour field guide to  marine life off the coast of British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California. Information and photos of more than 400 common species, including colour coded sections, a glossary, checklist, reading list, and index

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