The Natural History of Puget Sound Country (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

By: Kruckeberg, Arthur R.

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Association Copy: Signed and inscribed by author to Bill Ransom. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Bill Ransom was born in Puyallup, Washington, in 1945, and he began full-time employment at the age of eleven as an agricultural worker. He attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. Ransom has published six novels, six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles. Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press), a collection of poetry, short fiction and essays, was billed as "a creative autobiography."? His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Frank Herbert, author of the Dune series, was Bill's mentor in the realm of fiction, and they co-authored several science fiction titles together. Ransom was my professor at The Evergreen State College before serving as academic dean for the last of his stint there. We have more of his books available upon request. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.


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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award

Bounded on the east by the crest of the Cascade Range and on the west by the lofty east flank of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound terrain includes every imaginable topograhic variety. This thoughtful and eloquent natural history of the Puget Sound region begins with a discussion of how the ice ages and vulcanism shaped the land and then examines the natural attributes of the region--flora and fauna, climate, special habitats, life histories of key organisms--as they pertain to the functioning ecosystem. Mankind's effects upon the natural environment are a pervasive theme of the book. Kruckeberg looks at both positive and negative aspects of human interaction with nature in the Puget basin. By probing the interconnectedness of all natural aspects of one region, Kruckeberg illustrates ecological principles at work and gives us a basis for wise decision-making.

The Natural History of Puget Sound Country is a comprehensive reference, invaluable for all citizens of the Northwest, as well as for conservationists, biologists, foresters, fisheries and wildlife personnel, urban planners, and environmental consultants everywhere. Lavishly illustrated with over three hundred photographs and drawings, it is much more than a beautiful book. It is a guide to our future.

Title: The Natural History of Puget Sound Country (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books)

Author Name: Kruckeberg, Arthur R.

Categories: Pacific Northwest,

Publisher: University of Washington Press: 1995-09-01

ISBN Number: 029597477X

ISBN Number 13: 9780295974774

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1042035