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Oregon's Dry Side: Exploring East of the Cascade Crestby Alan St John
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Come explore the sights, sounds, scents, and stories of Oregon's dry side, the stunning, vast, sunny East, which is the state's true West. In three extensive, flexible driving and hiking trous of the region, you'll visit the rugged mountains, mysterious fossils, vanilla-scented ponderosa pines, painted desert colors, wildlife and wildflowers, remote outposts, and rich history.
Our expert guide is Alan D. St. John, a naturalist, photographer, native Oregonian, and lifetime dry-side explorer, who shares it all, including some of his own little-known favorite places in Central, Southeastern, and Northeastern Oregon. Illustrated with hundreds of St. John's magnificent photographs, this treasure of a book will delight armchair travelers and intrepid adventurers alike.
Book News Annotation:
This book comprises three tours of the central, southeastern, and northeastern parts of Oregon, along with their history and an introductory section on the natural history of the region, including its geology, flora, and fauna. Regional maps are provided, in addition to stunning color photos of the areas, and tips on wildflower identification, with a sampling of photos and descriptions of them. Specific places are highlighted throughout. St. John is a naturalist, photographer, and native Oregonian. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Come explore the sights, sounds, scents, and stories of Oregon's dry side, the stunning, vast, arid East, which is the state's true West. Here are the volcanic mountains and mysterious fossils, vanilla-scented ponderosa pines, painted desert colors, wild creatures large and small, rugged wildflowers, remote outposts, and rich history reaching back to prehistoric times. Your expert guide is Alan D. St. John, naturalist, photographer, native Oregonian, and lifetime dry-side explorer who shares it all, including — and this is generous indeed — some of his own little-known favorite places. Also a broad field guide to eastern Oregon, this treasure of a book shows the region's flora and fauna and dramatic geology in gorgeous photographs.
About the Author
Alan D. St. John, native Oregonian, naturalist, and photographer, also wrote Reptiles of the Northwest. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He has conducted reptile and amphibian field surveys for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. Alan St. John lives in Bend, Oregon.
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