Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Big Savings in the Amazon Fall Sportsman Event Baby Sale
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.95
  • Save: $10.25 (41%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Plants of the Pacific Nor... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by RentU
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Fast shipping from Amazon! Qualifies for Prime Shipping and FREE standard shipping for orders over $35. Overnight, 2 day and International shipping available! Excellent Customer Service.. May not include supplements such as CD, access code or DVD.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $13.48
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast Paperback – December 6, 2004

124 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.70
$14.25 $10.60

Fodor's San Francisco: with the Best of Napa  Sonoma (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's
Fodor's San Francisco
Check out one of this month’s featured new releases in Travel from Fodor's. Learn more | See related books
$14.70 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast + Medicinal Plants of the Pacific West + Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 wild and flavorful edibles from Alaska blueberries to wild hazelnuts
Price for all three: $50.06

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

I consider Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast to be a must-have for anyone who wants to know more about this area, as well as a great educational tool for kids. A handy field-guide, it will give the observer a fast way to look up and identify plants, shrubs, trees, mosses, ferns, lichens, and grasses. --The New Times, Seattle

About the Author

DR. JIM POJAR is executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon chapter. He spent 25 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.

ANDY MACKINNON is a respected biologist who serves as a technical advisor on old growth forest research to the B.C. Ministry of Forests. MacKinnon, also a registered professional forester, is adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University. He is the author of six Lone Pine books on the plants of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Lone Pine; Revised edition (December 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551055309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551055305
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

76 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Leha Carpenter on January 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is simply the best field guide on any subject I have ever encountered. Photos are clear and often come in both full plant and detail perspectives; text is accurate, clear, well-written, and thorough; and the book is intuitively organized, providing easy-to-use keys, and a text-alongside-photo format that means less page flipping in the field. The cover is water-resistant, too! Packs an amazing number of plant species, including many bryophytes and lichens, as well as ferns and seed-bearing plants. Even covers many grasses! I live in California, and although many of the plants in this book don't reach down to my area, it is still the first field guide I pick up when trying to key a plant, because I am almost sure to get the family here, and usually the genus as well. Once you have those, it's much easier to cross-reference to your local species and varieties. If you didn't love plants obsessively before, this book will make you want to start!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By J. Branson on May 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
For anyone interested in Northwest Native Plants, this is an essential reference. Arthur Lee Jacobsen's "Wild Plants of Greater Seattle" is another useful book, although not as detailed. "Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest", by Charles Leo Hitchcock, in 7 volumes for $300.00, is much more detailed but not as handy. I have used my "Pojar" so much that I wore it out and had to get a second copy. I found it useful when I was just beginning to learn about native plants, and now that I can identify over 200 species on sight, I still use it to learn about ethnobotany, which plants are edible, and where to plant them in my garden.

Another reviewer complained that the book does not list common names in the index. This is just plain wrong. You can look up plants in the index by common name or scientific name, or you can browse through the photos until you get a match. You can also use the keys, which is the best way to learn about the relationship of one species to another, but I'm usually too lazy to work through the process. The way the plants are grouped, it's easy to narrow it down and find your plant.

My one complaint about the book is that it is sometimes difficult to pin down whether or not a particular plant is actually a native. This is usually implied, especially when they tell how indigenous peoples used the plants in everday life, but I wish the plants were clearly marked Native and Non-Native.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A. L. Hallock on July 26, 2005
Format: Paperback
I used this book extensively in a field class this summer and it was extremely helpful. Everything I would possibly want to know about NW flora was included in detail (even with sketches of individual leaves). Also, the ethnographic information regarding the uses of various herbal medicines was fascinating.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Mitton on December 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is by far the best study and field guide to Northwest plants. Nothing else comes close to being so inclusive. Because of that, I think, the book can be a bit difficult to get through. I little knowledge of plants will help tremendously in using the guide. There are a couple dozen or so keys for various plant families but be warned that keying plants can be difficult. The pictures are great and the notes that accompany each picture are top notch. One thing I like is that the author gives copious notes about aboriginal and regional use of the plants as well as notes about their natural history. There's really a life time of learning here. Great book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kristen in Arizona on October 20, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a staple for plant identification in the Northwest. As a plant biologist for the National Park service, this was the book we never went into the field without. Because of it's clear color photographs, thorough taxonomical descriptions, and wide array of species, it was the first we would consult, and then cross reference with other resources if we needed to. It's also quite durable!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brandon on August 25, 2008
Format: Paperback
You can't call yourself a naturalist - amateur, professional, or otherwise - until you have this guide. It is clear and concise, with good tools for identification and great secondary information on the plant it is addressing. The pictures and descriptions make identification at least down to the level of family or genus ridiculously easy, but in some families getting an ID down to species or sub-species level takes a more in-depth reference guide. The keys are clear and leave little room for ambiguity, and the sectioning of material follows a logical pattern related to both ecology and familial relationships - rather than the sometimes esoteric partitioning based on strict taxonomy. The book itself is practically indestructible - I have dropped it (by it I mean my first copy, the previous edition) into creeks, mud, dust, sand, swamps and marshes, and down mountains, and it has come out mostly intact. It is also the only fieldguide that I have owned that has successfully resisted mountain rodent appetites (specifically those dastardly yellow-pine chipmunks). Like many field guides these days it also does a fantastic job incorporating native plant use into the descriptions. The only con I see in this book is it doesn't address the mushrooms (even though it includes lichens, which are halfway there).

To sum up it up, buy this guide if you spend any decent amount of time around plants and wonder at all what some of them are. For a more specific and accurate identification guide for the especially diverse or hard-to-identify plant groups (like the grasses), get a guide or key with more specific attention to taxonomy and more in-depth descriptions. It's amazing already what this guide does with the space that it has.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
This item: Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
Price: $14.70
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com