A River Lost

The Life and Death of the Columbia
Harden, Blaine (Book - 1997)
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.
Authors: Harden, Blaine
Title: A river lost
the life and death of the Columbia
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c1997
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: 271 p. :,maps ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Blaine Harden
ISBN: 9780393342567
Branch Call Number: 333.91 H259r
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [247]-255) and index
Subject Headings: Economic development Environmental aspects Columbia River Region Economic development Social aspects Columbia River Region Water resources development Columbia River Region History Environmental degradation Columbia River Region
Topical Term: Economic development
Economic development
Water resources development
Environmental degradation
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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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