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Olympic National Park: A Natural History

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In this thoroughly revised edition, Tim McNulty returns his gaze to the Olympic National Park 1,400 square miles of rugged mountains and wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. By examining the effects of global warming and its rapid changes throughout the region alongside current archaeological discoveries that shed new light on the early people of the peninsula ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 338 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by University of Washington Press (first published 1984)
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Karl
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I feel like I know a lot more about the park after reading this book, but was often frustrated that it seemed to be written for people who were already familiar with wildlife. I would have appreciated more descriptive pictures showing the specific features he was talking about in the landscape and wildlife.
Wendy Feltham
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This was my second reading of this book, and the first time reading the 2009 edition. What an incredible resource for those of us who are lucky to live near the Olympic National Park. It's a comprehensive survey of research about the geology, biology, and cultural history of the park. Tim McNulty is a poet, and his language and observations of nature make this book special. Special also are the photos, the updates about each of several mammals in the park-- marmots, otters, fishers-- the informa ...more
Megan Regel
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this. I moved to Washington from the Midwest in 2011 for grad school, and the first chance I got, I escaped to the Olympic Peninsula for an adventure. Since then, the Peninsula has remained one of my absolute favorite places in the world- and I've traveled all over the country and world!

Some of the prose is a bit sickly sweet, but my love of the Peninsula inspires me to think that way too, so not only is it forgiven, but I encourage you to think of your own sickly sweet prose when you v
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Cheryl Lee
Aug 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the back trail on how God crated and man choose to set aside this land.
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Tim McNulty is a poet, essayist and nature writer. He lives with his family in the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains.
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