A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised and Updated)

A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Revised and Updated)

Blaine Harden


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After twenty years, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden back to his small-town birthplace within the Pacific Northwest to persist with the increase and fall of the West’s such a lot completely conquered river. To discover the Columbia River and befriend those that collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a significant freight barge crusing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the positioning of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electrical energy, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing own narrative of rediscovery joined with a story of exploitation: of local americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. up to date all through, this version incorporates a new foreword and afterword. 7 maps

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