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Fire, Faults & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River
This handy guidebook offers an overview of the mighty, historic floods that carved the landscapes of Washington and Oregon. It also provides practical information to explore these regions, including maps and illustrations, photographs, and travel tips. This is an excellent resource for understanding the geological features of the Pacific Northwest.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
Reference book and field guide for birders of all levels. The book contains information on identification, migration information, habitats, and vocalizations.
Native Peoples of the Northwest; Second Edition
An introduction and guide to Northwest Native American reservations and ancestral lands in the Northwest. This book includes detailed information on performances, tours, cuisine, events, art galleries, and more.
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
This book is based on journals and letters written by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Thomas Jefferson and the members of the Corps of Discovery. The book discusses the expedition in detail, interactions with native people, weather, terrain, science, wildlife, and much more.
Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River; Revised Edition
In this revised edition, Dietrich provides updates on the Columbia River. It provides information on the salmon runs, the dams that are located on the river, and the growing importance of the river.
A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
An insightful look into the many changes the Columbia River has undergone as a result of human exploitation. Harden weighs the pros and cons of river development and provides his unique perspectives, in addition to those of Native Americans, environmentalists, and individualist locals.
People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory
Learn about the artistic traditions of the Native Americans who lived along the lower Columbia River from the mouth of the Snake River to the Pacific Ocean.