Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River by William DietrichNorthwest Passage: The Great Columbia River by William Dietrich

Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River

byWilliam Dietrich

Paperback | July 1, 1996

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William Dietrich lives in Anacortes, Washington.
Title:Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia RiverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.26 × 6.15 × 1.15 inPublished:July 1, 1996Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0295975466

ISBN - 13:9780295975467


Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2016 EditionAcknowledgments Introduction 1. The Picnic in the Coulee 2. The River of Imagination 3. Vagrant and Most Dangerous 4. Beginning and End 5. The Sculpted River 6. Comcomly?s Head 7. In Heathen Lands to Dwell 8. The River That Was 9. Out Here 10. The Inland Empire 11. The Electric Revolution 12. The Biggest Thing on Earth 13. The House of Lies 14. The Salmon Gauntlet 15. The Poisoned River16. Cloudville Epilogue A Columbia River Chronology Major Dams of the Columbia Basin

From Our Editors

Part history, part sociology, part travelogue, and part journalistic account of a contemporary crisis, this sweeping portrait of the powerful, beautiful Columbia River explores how people changed the river and were in turn changed by it. 3 maps; index.

Editorial Reviews

For more information about the author go to: measured, thoughtful book views the Columbia through a succession of different lenses - as a bountiful fishery for the Indians, as a snag-ridden and nearly impassable highway for the early white explorers, as a hugely powerful manufacturer of hydroelectricity, as a source of irrigation for farmers, as the town drain for the mining and nuclear weapons industries. His Columbia is really a woven braid of the many rivers of the fisherman, the farmer, the engineer, the towboat operator, the explorer, the industrialist. - Jonathan Raban, author of Old Glory