Paperback / softback
August 1, 2016
9780295999326
English
464
3 maps, 18 b&w illus.
9.00 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.3 Pounds (US)
$29.95 USD, £20.99 GBP
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Northwest Passage, revised edition

The Great Columbia River

In this new edition of Northwest Passage , Dietrich updates the status of the mighty Columbia River, discussing the health of its salmon runs, the state of its dams, and the river's growing importance in light of climate change.

For more information about the author go to: http://williamdietrich.com

About the Authors

William Dietrich, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist for his coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, is the author of Natural Grace: The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of Pacific Northwest Animals and Plants, The Final Forest: Big Trees, Forks, and the Pacific Northwest, and popular fiction.

Reviews

"An engaging case study of a whole bundle of environmental and social issues (pollution, hydropower politics, Indian rights, resource economics) that should matter to people all over the country."—New York Times Book Review

"A wonderful, disturbing, and thought-provoking history of the Columbia River, Northwest Passage is a remarkable book, first of all in its scope and complexity. Here is a fine blend of natural history, of human history, and of political history."—Washington Post Book World

Endorsements

"Dietrich's 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

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464 Pages
$29.95 USD

Other Titles by William Dietrich

The Final Forest

William Dietrich
Oct 2010 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - book

Critical Messages

edited by Sarah Clark-Langager, William Dietrich
Apr 2010 - Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Natural Grace

William Dietrich, drawings by Brenda Cunningham
Jan 2003 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by William Dietrich

The Final Forest

William Dietrich
Oct 2010 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - book

Critical Messages

edited by Sarah Clark-Langager, William Dietrich
Apr 2010 - Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Natural Grace

William Dietrich, drawings by Brenda Cunningham
Jan 2003 - University of Washington Press
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

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