The Willamette River Field Guide

Author: Travis Williams

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928666

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 6592

The Willamette River flows for nearly 200 miles, through deep forests, green valleys, and past cities — Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Salem, Keizer, Newberg, Oregon City, and Portland. Yet it is a river hiding in plain sight: until now, there has been no comprehensive guide to the Willamette. Following the river downstream from its tributaries through its vast valleys and to the tidal flats beyond Portland, The Willamette River Field Guide is the story of Oregon's earliest inhabitants, the connection between the river and the towns along its banks, the wildlife it supports, and the effects of alterations to its geography and ecology. Includes tips for more than a dozen riverside visits and trips. Twelve maps cover each segment of the river. Beautiful new color photographs and rare historical photos help tell the story. Travis Williams knows the river intimately and cares about it passionately. Whether you take in the views from land or water, or just dip into this fascinating guide from home, after reading this book you will know the Willamette River as you never have before.

Best Places: Portland, 8th Edition

Author: John Gottberg,Elizabeth Lopeman

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 157061699X

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 1141

Best Places Portland is the smartest guide to one of the hottest cities in America. Whether it’s munching on crepes in Northwest Portland or an afternoon exploring the Garden of the Awakening Orchid, you’ll find the best the city has to offer. The Best Places series offers expert opinions, inside information, and honest advice—from the country’s most respected regional travel series. Includes information on walking tours, fine and performing arts, shopping, and nightlife, and contains reviews of new restaurants, hotels, and brewpubs and wine bars. This new edition includes: updated reviews of food and lodging, an expanded Shopping section, eight new sidebars, expanded coverage on the Oregon wine-growing region.

Ghost industries

Industrial Water Landscapes on the Willamette River in Oregon

Author: Irene Curulli

Publisher: Altralinea Edizioni

ISBN: 889486944X

Category: Architecture

Page: 126

View: 9965

What is the role of water in the conversion of former industrial areas? How is water used in engaging the public to experience these sites both as physical and cultural places? Can ecological design foster the coexistence of industry and environment? The book addresses these core questions by examining the impact of the former Oregonian industry (1830-1940) on the Willamette River landscape and discussing how projects of transformation interpret the triangular interplay among industry, landscape and water.This book is a source of suggestions and ideas for scholars, students and professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, planning and their related fields who want to manage the urban landscapes successfully.

Field Guide to Common Fish of the Willamette Valley Floodplain

Author: Joshua Everett Williams

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freshwater fishes

Page: 41

View: 7221

This book contains descriptions of 15 native and 16 nonnative fish (including origin, distribution, key characteristics, size, distinguishing features, color, diet, and other remarks) found in the Willamette River Basin's seasonal watercourses, with over a hundred photos to aid in identification. It also offers a succinct explanation of the Willamette River Basin's aquatic ecosystems and seasonal watercourses, and instructions for using the field guide and how to report a sighting.

Field Guide to Rivers of North America

Author: Arthur C. Benke,Colbert E. Cushing

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123785770

Category: Science

Page: 472

View: 4676

Based on the comprehensive, award-winning book Rivers of North America, the new Field Guide to Rivers of North America describes 200 of North America’s most significant rivers in a reader-friendly, concise format. The guide is organized by geographic regions - each section begins with a map showing the relationship of rivers within one territory and a summary of the region’s most important elements. Each individual river summary includes a two-page spread with a basin map, a full-color photograph and key river characteristics. The compact format of this guide will be particularly useful to scientists carrying out field research in areas such as field ecology, entomology, botany. It is an easy-to-use reference that can easily be packed away with other scientific gear. Anglers and recreational boating enthusiasts will find a wealth of information on river topography, native and nonnative fish species, as well as average temperatures that will help them plan their next adventure. The only field guide to cover this broad geographic area. Each river features: Color topographic river basin map Color photograph Precipitation graph Vital physical and biological statistics

Grant's Getaways

101 Oregon Adventures

Author: Grant McOmie

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 0882409476

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 1088

Emmy Award–winning journalist and fifth-generation Oregon native Grant McOmie provides travelers with an in depth guide to 101 of the best Oregon destinations featured in his popular television series Grant’s Getaways, produced by KGW-TV and Travel Oregon. Come along with Grant McOmie as he explores family-friendly destinations and day trips across the width and breadth of Oregon. From kayaking in Netarts Bay, riding a jet boat on the Rogue River, and fishing for Deschutes River steelhead to exploring Lava River Cave in the Newberry Volcanic National Monument, digging for fossils in the John Day Basin, and riding mountain bikes at Black Rock, 101 Grant’s Getaways has an outdoor adventure for everyone. The book is organized by the month in which the television segment was filmed, and features 75 photographs from Grant’s outdoor adventures. Also included are travel tips such as “What to Know if You Go” and “Best Time of the Year” as well as access information.

Pete Dunne's Essential Field Guide Companion

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618236481

Category: Nature

Page: 710

View: 4280

Furnishing a valuable resource for identifying North American birds, the noted bird expert and author of Pete Dunne on Bird Watching introduces the GISS method of identification, which uses such characteristics as size, shape, behavior, flight pattern, vocalization, and other clues to distinguish various species of birds.

Photography Techniques Digital Field Guide 3-Book Set

Author: Alan Hess,Brian McLernon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118271955

Category: Photography

Page: 1084

View: 8644

Three Digital Field Guides in one information-packed e-book bundle Digital photographers are always looking for information on the fundamentals--composition, exposure, and lighting--and often they turn to Digital Field Guides. Now you can get the popular Composition Digital Field Guide, Exposure Digital Field Guide, and Lighting Digital Field Guide in this handy, three-in-one, e-book bundle. It includes every bit of the essential information, useful tips, and savvy techniques you love from the printed books, but in an e-book format. From setting a mood with lighting; to mixing ISO, aperture, and shutter speed to optimize exposure; to composing shots that will compel and fascinate viewers, it's all here, in an electronic format you can pull up easily on your tablet, Kindle, or Nook. Includes three popular photography guides, Composition Digital Field Guide, Exposure Digital Field Guide, and Lighting Digital Field Guide, in one e-book set Shows you when, where, and how to create and capture perfect light, every time Walks you through the complex techniques of good exposure, helping hobbyists grow into serious photographers Helps you combine and place elements in a frame and compose compelling photos Combining digital photography and e-books, the best in today's technology, Photography Techniques Digital Field Guide 3-Book Set is your e-ticket to producing better photos.

Volcanoes to Vineyards

Geologic Field Trips Through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Jim E. O'Connor,Rebecca J. Dorsey,Ian Madin

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700159

Category: Science

Page: 874

View: 3168

"This volume contains guides for 34 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region's geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest - insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world."--Publisher's description.

A field guide to the ecology of western forests

Author: John C. Kricher,Gordon Morrison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)


Category: Nature

Page: 554

View: 8569

Describes the different kinds of forests found in the Western United States, and identifies and describes plants and animals found in each type of habitat

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees

Author: Elbert Luther Little

Publisher: New York : Knopf


Category: Arachnida

Page: 714

View: 7533

This book contains 993 identification pictures showing details on all native trees and cultivated species in their natural habitat.

Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870711978

Category: Science

Page: 429

View: 8108

Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest is an illustrated guide to all 163 species, subspecies, and varieties in the genus Carex that occur in Oregon and Washington. Most of these species are found throughout the Pacific Northwest and California.

Field Guide to Old-growth Forests

Exploring Ancient Forest Ecosystems from California to the Pacific Northwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570612343

Category: Nature

Page: 88

View: 6392

This beautifully illustrated field guide introduces readers to the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. It includes maps and directions on where to find these ancient forests, with natural history information. A portion of the sales from this book supports the Save-the-Redwoods League.

Wild in the City

A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas

Author: Michael C. Houck,Mary Jane Cody

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875952734

Category: Nature

Page: 433

View: 8301

Detailed information about more than 85 natural areas in the Portland metro area allows anyone to explore the urban wilderness. A checklist of birds is included. "A must-have for anyone even remotely interested in signs of wildlife amid Portland's concrete canyons and manicured lawns. Every schoolteacher should be supplied one for field trips. Every car should be sold with one in its glove compartment. Tuck one into every motel-room drawer next to the Gideon Bible. Front to back, there's something in this book for everyone-a trip to take, a thought to spark a memory, a term to explain."-Bill Monroe, Portland Oregonian