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by Tim Palmer

Download Pacific High: Adventures in the Coast Ranges from Baja to Alaska ePub
  • ISBN 1559636505
  • ISBN13 978-1559636506
  • Language English
  • Author Tim Palmer
  • Publisher Shearwater Books (June 1, 2002)
  • Pages 468
  • Formats rtf lrf txt rtf
  • Category Travels
  • Subcategory Specialty Travel
  • Size ePub 1965 kb
  • Size Fb2 1524 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 861

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 America's coastal mountains high above the Pacific.In Pacific High, Palmer recounts that adventure, interweaving tales of exploration and discovery with portraits of the places they visited and the people they came to know along the way. Bringing together images of locations both exotic and familiar with profiles of intriguing people and descriptions of outdoor treks on foot, skis, mountain bike, canoe, and whitewater raft, Palmer captures the brilliant wonders of nature, the tragedy of irreversible loss, and the hope of everyone who cares for this extraordinary but threatened edge of North America.At the heart of the story is the author's concern for the health of the land and all its life. Nature thrives in many parts of the Coast Range - pristine rivers and ancient forests still promise refuge to the king salmon and the grizzly bear - but with a human population of 36 million, nature is under attack throughout the region. Clearcutting, smog, sprawling development, and more threaten even national parks and refuges. Yet throughout Palmer remains hopeful, introducing readers to memorable people who strive for lasting stewardship in this land they call home.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Nature thrives in many parts of the Coast Ranges-pristine rivers and anciforests that promise refuge to the king salmon and the grizzly bear-but with a human population of 36 million, nature is under attack throughout the region. Oil spills, clearcutting, smog, sprawling developmand more threaten even national parks and refuges. Yet Palmer remains hopeful, introducing readers to memorable people who strive for lasting stewardship in this land they call home. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Tim Palmer is an excellent writer - his evocative imagery, jaunty pace, and contagious enthusiasm pervades this book. Truly one for adventure, Palmer and his wife set out to explore the coast ranges from Baja, Mexico to Kodiak Island, Alaska

Tim Palmer is an excellent writer - his evocative imagery, jaunty pace, and contagious enthusiasm pervades this book. Truly one for adventure, Palmer and his wife set out to explore the coast ranges from Baja, Mexico to Kodiak Island, Alaska. Palmer prefers mountain to ocean and it is among the mountains and about the trees that he waxes most eloquently. Firmly left of center, the author seems to struggle with himself to keep his book from descending into mere ideology. He is largely successful, though there are places where one wishes he'd keep to the scenery.

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Pacific high : adventures in the coast ranges from Baja to Alaska. Washington: Island Press. p. 335. ISBN 9781559636506.

It preserves the largest continuous tract of coastal temperate rainforest in the world. Pacific high : adventures in the coast ranges from Baja to Alaska.

But in Tim Palmer’s Pacific High, the mountains don’t just provide scenery. They’re the main characters

But in Tim Palmer’s Pacific High, the mountains don’t just provide scenery. They’re the main characters. Chronicling his nine-month odyssey along the Pacific Coast Range, Palmer surveys the astonishing landscape, and in the process introduces us to more characters-both animate and inanimate-than a Chekhov play. Part explorer, part walking encyclopedia, Palmer strikes the perfect balance between being informative and capturing the sublime. He notes with a considerable amount of expertise the serious impact exotic species are having throughout California.

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In Pacific High, Palmer recounts that adventure, interweaving tales of exploration and discovery with portraits of. .

In Pacific High, Palmer recounts that adventure, interweaving tales of exploration and discovery with portraits of the places they visited and the people they came to know along the wa. Nature thrives in many parts of the Coast Ranges-pristine rivers and ancient forests that promise refuge to the king salmon and the grizzly bear-but with a human population of 36 million, nature is under attack throughout the region. Oil spills, clearcutting, smog, sprawling development and more threaten even national parks and refuges.

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