Multcolib Picks: Columbia River reads

Sources of the River
Sources of the River Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America By Nisbet, Jack (Book - 2007 ) 971.03 N723s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Less well known than Lewis and Clark, Thompson was an important explorer of the Columbia River.

A River Lost
A River Lost The Life and Death of the Columbia By Harden, Blaine (Book - 1997 ) 333.91 H259r Available in some locations

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

Voyage of A Summer Sun
Voyage of A Summer Sun Canoeing the Columbia River By Cody, Robin (Book - 2012 ) 917.9704 C671v 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 18 copies

Annotation:Cody takes you along on his solo canoe voyage down the entire length of the Columbia River.

Reach of Tide Ring of History
Reach of Tide Ring of History A Columbia River Voyage By McKinney, Sam (Book - 2000 ) 917.9704 M158r 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:A memoir of his youth spent on the lower Columbia River and the towns and people who lived there.

Columbia's River
Columbia's River The Voyages of Robert Gray, 1787-1793 By Nokes, J. Richard (Book - 1991 ) 917.9504 N785c Available in some locations

Annotation:Of all of the explorers sailing the northwest, Captain Gray, from Boston, was the one who found the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean first.

Wild Beauty
Wild Beauty Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957 By Toedtemeier, Terry (Book - 2008 ) 979.5 T641w 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A stunning collection of early photographs of the Columbia River that are both art and history.

Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage The Great Columbia River By Dietrich, William (Book - 1996 ) 979.7 D566n 1996 Available in some locations

Annotation:A history, stories and tour of the Columbia RIver.

The Columbia River
The Columbia River A Historical Travel Guide By Roe, JoAnn (Book - 2013 ) 917.954 R698c 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:This recent book explores the river today and its history.

Cadillac Desert
Cadillac Desert The American West and Its Disappearing Water By Reisner, Marc (Book - 1993 ) 333.91 R377c 1993 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 6 copies

Annotation:If you want to understand how and why western Rivers are full of dams this is a great place to start. While it covers much more than the Columbia River, this book is the best explanation about water policy in the west that I have found.

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Roll on, Columbia! Read more about this fascinating river in these titles that explore the Columbia River's past and present. Bill K.

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