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The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest

4.55  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Sasquatch Books
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Julie
Dec 02, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing
Intriguing, thought-provoking, and full of amazing photographs and factual information about the Salish Sea, which is the name of the ecosystem that includes Puget Sound, the Straight of Juan de Fuca and the Straight of Georgia, and stretches all the way from Olympia, Washington to Cambell River, British Columbia. This book should be required reading for anyone who lives near, visits or cares about this amazing body of water, which, as the title says, is truly a jewel.
Bob Stocker
Aug 30, 2015 Bob Stocker rated it it was amazing
The Salish Sea, which was not officially named until 2009, comprises Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of Georgia – an area surrounded by northwestern United States and southwestern Canada. The book about it by Audrey DeLella Benedict and Joseph K. Gaydos is a filled with enough beautiful photographs to qualify as a coffee table book. I bought it for the photographs, but I'm glad I took time to read the text.

The text in many coffee table books seems contrived to fit the pho
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Ron
Jul 03, 2015 Ron rated it it was amazing
The Salish Sea is one of the most beautiful, well-researched, important nonfiction books I have read this year. Every resident of Western Washington and British Columbia should read it.

My one issue with it is that it tends to treat the Coastal Salish peoples as a singular entity, which is a bit irritating from an ethical/anthropological standpoint. Nevertheless, my review above stands.
Elisabeth
Jul 12, 2016 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
Beautiful book with gorgeous photos and lots of good information about species that live in the Salish Sea. It's not a comprehensive biology book, but rather will give you a taste of who lives here and how they fit into the ecology of the area.
Alison
Aug 07, 2015 Alison rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book full of lovingly captured images of the unique nature surrounding us in the coastal PNW. It's a reminder to care for our region and tread lightly so that future generations can appreciate it as we can.
Julie
Sep 02, 2016 Julie rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book and wonderful reading about the Pacific Northwest. Loved it!
John
May 13, 2015 John rated it it was amazing
Lovely photos. Good narrative. No link to any place/person to comment on the situations depicted.
Read it because I live on its waterfront with acreage.
Jim Corson
Apr 21, 2016 Jim Corson rated it it was amazing
This is a coffee table book that I hope people read. It explains why we need to look at Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia as a unit rather than pieces. Pictures are beautiful. A Good Read
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Beautiful Pictures. Nice short but informative essays.
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