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A guide to books we're reading and talking about this year.
Last Updated: May 26, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Join us at EvCC for this Special Event

The Ocean Research College Academy at EvCC invites you to join us for this free event
Meet authors Joe Gaydos & Audrey Benedict
See the premiere of The Unknown Sea and meet filmmaker Kevin Campion
Wednesday, May 15th - EvCC Jackson Center
6:30 p.m.

Related Resources on the Web

  • SeaDoc Society
    The SeaDoc Society, founded in 1999, conducts and sponsors scientific research in the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest and "works to protect the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. We work to figure out what’s happening to our local species, and why. And then we share that information by facilitating collaboration and networking among the different agencies, governments, and individuals who make the decisions about how the 8 million people living in the Salish Sea can live in harmony with the marine environment."
  • Cloud Ridge Naturalists
    Audrey Benedict is part of one of the oldest nonprofit environmental education programs in North America which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. From their website: "We are proud to provide learning opportunities that inspire and enable our participants to become better-informed stewards—not just “snapshot” sojourners of the natural world. Moving beyond the “last great place” model that drives traditional ecotourism remains a key component of our mission. Our educational vision embraces a multi-disciplinary perspective well grounded in state-of-the-art science."
  • Deep Green Wilderness
    Deep Green Wilderness, Inc. owns and operates the historic sailboat Orion as a floating classroom for students of all ages. The company offers a variety of programs and excursions designed to introduce students to the thrill of classic sailing and encourage stewardship of the marine and coastal landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Their college accredited marine biology courses are geared for teens, single-day group marine biology programs, adult sailing and natural history education weekends, overnight trips for families and event hosting.

The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest

Copies are available now in the EvCC Library!

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The Salish Sea - Audrey Delella Benedict; Joseph K. Gaydos
ISBN: 1570619859
Fashioned by the violent volcanism of the Pacific Rim of Fire, plate tectonics, and the sculptural magic wrought by Ice Age glaciers, the Salish Sea straddles the western border between Canada and the United States and is connected to the Pacific Ocean primarily through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This fascinating visual journey through the Salish Sea combines a scientist’s inquiring mind, beautiful photographs, and a lively narrative of fascinating stories, all of which impart a sense of connection with this intricate marine ecosystem and the life that it sustains.

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Keep Reading

Find more to explore in your EvCC library

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The Living Ocean - Boyce Thorne-Miller; John Catena
ISBN: 1559630647
Publication Date: 1991-02-01
"The world's oceans are exploited and used as dumping grounds with disastrous consequences for marine ecosystems and global biodiversity generally. This ... offers a look at the condition of our oceans and provides an accessible explanation of marine biological diversity and the threats facing it. All varieties of marine ecosystems are discussed and practical, workable suggestions are provided for their protection." From

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Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast - Eugene N. Kozloff
ISBN: 9780295960845
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
"On the northern Pacific coast, from Monterey Bay to Vancouver Island, zoologist Eugene Kozloff explores the rich variety of seashore life of the northern Pacific coast. Hundreds of plants and animals that inhabit the rocky shores, sandy beaches, and quiet bays and estuaries are described and illustrated with encyclopedic thoroughness."

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The Emerald Sea - Dale Sanders; Diane Swanson (As told to)
ISBN: 0882404504
Publication Date: 1993-09-01
"This photo-essay book takes you to one of earth's richest underwater habitats and describes its geological origins, unique plant life, and sea creatures."

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Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast - Sarah G. Allen; Joe Mortenson; Sophie Webb
ISBN: 0520265440
Publication Date: 2011-01-19
"The guide’s rich species accounts provide details on identification, natural history, distribution, and conservation. They also tell where and how these fascinating animals can best be viewed. Introductory chapters give general information on the ecology, evolution, and taxonomy of marine mammals; on the Pacific Coast’s unique environment; and on the relationship between marine mammals and humans from native cultures to today." Frpm


Where is the Salish Sea?

Satellite image of the Strait of GeorgiaStrait of Juan de Fuca, and surrounding region. The image was acquired by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) on August 9, 2001 an is copyright free through Wikimedia Commons.


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