A River Lost

The Life and Death of the Columbia

Harden, Blaine

Book - 1997
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
A River Lost
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After two decades, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West's most thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriend those who collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a monstrous freight barge sailing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the site of the river's harnessing for the sake of jobs, electricity, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing personal narrative of rediscovery joined with a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. Updated throughout, this edition features a new foreword and afterword.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780393342567
0393316904
9780393316902
Branch Call Number: 333.91 H259r
Characteristics: 271 p. :,maps ;,21 cm

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This book is about the people who live near the Columbia River and depend on it for their livelihood.


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