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Item Description Author
Mayflies: An Angler’s Study of Trout Water Ephemeroptera This big book on such a very narrowly defined subject provides a vast amount of information on a single order of insect: Ephemeroptera, the mayflies. It is written for the novice and expert fly fishers who wish to understand the fundamentals of mayfly entomology and how to effectively fish mayfly species inhabiting the trout waters of North America. There are chapters on the mayfly’s life cycle, detailed sections on many common species, and instructions for the fly tier. Drawings, photos, charts, and graphs, enhance the considerable descriptive and scientific text. This is an exhaustive study that should provide serious anglers and entomologists with useful and fascinating information for those difficult hours spent off the water. Malcolm Knopp and Robert Cormier (1997)
Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods The gripping tale of a huge Ice Age lake that drained suddenly- not just once but repeatedly- and reshaped the landscape of the northwest. David Alt (2001)
The Lower Flathead River
Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana:
A Cultural, Historical, and Scientific Resource
A resource designed for teachers and students in the later high school years. Includes a stunning portfolio of river scenes by photographer Jake Wallis; interviews with Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and Kootenai elders about the traditional use of the river; an essay by Thompson Smith about the history of the river and Kerr dam; a summary of the geology, plants, and animals of the area; and an introduction to the ecological changes and problems impacting the river. Compiled by David RockwellPhotohraphic Portfolio by Jake Wallis

Revisions by Bill Swaney (2008)

Native American Ethnobotany An extraordinary compilation of the plants used by North American native peoples for medicine, food, fiber, dye, and a host of other things. Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman has devoted 25 years to the task of gathering together the accumulated ethnobotanical knowledge on more than 4,000 plants. More than 44,000 uses for these plants by various tribes are documented here. This is undoubtedly the most massive ethnobotanical survey ever undertaken, preserving an enormous store of information for the future. The author has also developed an online Native American Ethnobotany Database of similar information. Daniel E. Moerman (1998)
PitWatch 2009 Edition Published periodically by the Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee for the purpose of educating Butte residents, students and visitors about the Berkeley Pit and related issues. The content is largely driven by community interest in specific topics. Also available online at pitwatch.org. Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee (2009)
Roadside Geology of Montana Montana’s geologic history includes a long succession of disturbances that changed the rocks, then changed many of them again. Unraveling these events reveals a geologically quiet continent that got scrambled in a long and grinding collision with the Pacific crustal plate. Through detailed geologic maps and lively text, Roadside Geology of Montana deciphers the complicated rock record and uncovers each layer of Big Sky Country. David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman (2003)
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