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Olympic National Park: A Natural History (Paperback)

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Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especially as the historic Elwha River basin regenerates in the wake of dam removal. In this classic guide to the park, Tim McNulty invites us into the natural and human history of these nearly million acres, from remote headwaters to roadside waterfalls, from shipwreck sites to Native American historical settlements and contemporary resource stewardship, along the way detailing the park's unique plant and animal life. McNulty reminds us that though "the mountains and rivers remain 'timeless, ' our understanding of the lifeforms that inhabit them--and the effects our actions have on their future--is an ongoing, ever deepening story."

Color photographs
Practical advice on how to make the most of your visit
Handy flora and fauna species checklists
Inspiring descriptions of endangered species recovery
Detailed look at Elwha River restoration after dam removal

About the Author

Tim McNulty is a poet and nature writer living in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780295743288
ISBN-10: 029574328X
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English