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Pacific high : adventures in the coast ranges from Baja to Alaska

Author: Tim Palmer
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a promising January morning, the first day of a new year, writer Tim Palmer and his wife set out in their custom-outfitted van on a nine-month journey through the Pacific Coast Range, the ribbon of rugged landscape lining the sunset edge of our continent. With a route stretching from the dry mesas of the Baja Peninsula to the storm-swept Alaskan island of Kodiak, they embarked on an incomparable tour of North
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Palmer, Tim, 1948-
Pacific high.
Washington : Island Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606933153
Named Person: Tim Palmer; Tim Palmer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Palmer
ISBN: 1559636491 9781559636490 1559636505 9781559636506
OCLC Number: 49610964
Notes: "A Sheerwater book"--Title page verso.
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (Travel Essays) 2003
Description: xii, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Between the Sea and the Sky ix --
Chapter 1 Into Baja 3 --
Chapter 2 The Volcan and the Mexican Desert 29 --
Chapter 3 Borderlands and Refuges 49 --
Chapter 4 Rising Above Los Angeles 81 --
Chapter 5 Mountains and Fire 101 --
Chapter 6 A Dream of Condors 133 --
Chapter 7 The People's Mountains 163 --
Chapter 8 The North Coast 201 --
Chapter 9 Kalmiopsis to the Columbia 239 --
Chapter 10 Olympic Odyssey 271 --
Chapter 11 The Island of a Different Nation 297 --
Chapter 12 Northward by Boat 327 --
Chapter 13 Glaciers to the Sea 347 --
Chapter 14 The Ultimate Mountains 379 --
Chapter 15 Across the Icefield 411 --
Chapter 16 To the Ends of the Earth 421.
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