The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

By (author): Collin Varner
ISBN 9781772030914
Softcover | Publication Date: June 11, 2018
Book Dimensions: 7.5 in x 10 in
448 Pages

About the Book

A complete full-colour resource guide to more than eight hundred plant and animal species of the coastal Pacific Northwest.

The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest is an extensive, easy-to-follow resource guide to the plant and animal life of the vast and diverse bioregion stretching from Juneau, Alaska, south to coastal British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, down to California’s San Francisco Bay. Encompassing over eight hundred native and invasive species, and including more than two thousand colour photos, this is the most complete book of its kind on the market.

The book is divided into flora and fauna, with detailed subsections for flowering plants, berries, ferns, shrubs and bushes, trees, funghi, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects. Each species (identified by common and scientific name) is illustrated by clear photography and a concise description of its appearance, biology, and habitat, as well as its traditional use and medicinal properties (where applicable). The book also contains detailed maps, a glossary, and a complete index of species.

About the Author(s)

Collin Varner is an arborist/horticulturalist at the University of British Columbia. He is the steward of 25,000 trees at the university’s Point Grey campus, where he also teaches native plant studies. A member of the International Society of Arboriculture and the American Society of Consulting Arborists, he is the author of several books, including The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

Reviews

"As practical as it is impressive in its scope, The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest successfully describes many of the common plants, animals, and fungi that endow the rich coastal ecosystems of Cascadia. Collin Varner adds this biological tour de force to his already impressive list of excellent field guides. Well organized, concise, and beautifully illustrated with many of the author's own photographs, this is a must have for any naturalist in the region." —Douglas Justice, Associate Director, Horticulture & Collections, UBC Botanical Garden
"It takes a book like The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Collin Varner to really drive home the variety of life we have in our part of the world." —Stephen McCreedy, Richmond News