River Lost The Life and Death of the Columbia

ISBN-10: 0393342565
ISBN-13: 9780393342567
Edition: N/A
Authors: Blaine Harden
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Description: After two decades, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-townbirthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West’smost thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriendthose who  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

After two decades, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-townbirthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West’smost thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriendthose who collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a monstrous freightbarge sailing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the site of the river’sharnessing for the sake of jobs, electricity, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing personal narrative of rediscovery joinedwith a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, ofnuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. Updated throughout, this editionfeatures a new foreword and afterword.

Blaine Harden, an award-winning journalist, is a contributor to The Economist and a former foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction
Slackwater
Better Off Underwater
Machine River
The Biggest Thing on Earth
The Flood
Ditches from Heaven
A Noble Way to Use a River
Wild and Scenic Atomic River
Born with No Hips
Slackwater II
The River Game
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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