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SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS

In the Wake of Lewis & Clark

READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

by Blaine Harden

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

The single best introduction to the Pacific Northwest, Blaine Harden's superbly reported social and environmental history of the Columbia River combines interviews, anecdote and solid information. (PNW25, $15.95)

The Natural World of Lewis and Clark

The Natural World of Lewis and Clark

by David Dalton

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 244 PAGES

A biology professor at Reed College, Dalton writes with humor and authority about the discoveries of the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the ecology and evolution of the American West. Particularly relevant to the Pacific Northwest, he includes modern concerns over salmon, climate change and conservation. (PNW254, $45.00)

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

by Hill Williams

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A popular geological history of the region by a native Washingtonian and former science writer for the Seattle Times. He divides the book between ancient and quaternary geology, explaining not only the formation of the varied terrain but also the ongoing geologic processes giving shape to the landscape. (PNW135, $19.95)

Washington and Oregon Map

Washington and Oregon Map

by Mad Maps

  • 2008
  • MAP

A well-crafted map and guide to restaurants, roadside attractions, and state and national parks in Oregon and Washington state. Depicts the Pacific coast and inland areas from northern California to Vancouver, BC. Printed on water- and tear-resistant paper and scaled so that one inch equals ten miles. (PNW12, $14.95)

 
Columbia River Gorge Map

Columbia River Gorge Map


by Trails Illustrated

  • 2009
  • MAP

The most comprehensive recreational map for the Columbia River Gorge areas of Washington and Oregon. (PNW251, $11.95)

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 488 PAGES

This comprehensive practical guide in the hallmark Lonely Planet style includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs and chapters on history, culture and attractions. (PNW294, $24.99)

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes


by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES

In nine absorbing essays, Native American scholars reflect on the impact of Lewis and Clark on the Indian nations they encountered, bringing the perspective of the Salish, Nez Perce and other groups to the bicentennial celebrations. Edited by the founding curator of the National Museum of the American Indian. (PNW226, $15.00)

On the River with Lewis and Clark

On the River with Lewis and Clark


by Verne Huser

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Popular lecturer and a veteran river man himself, Huser conjures in vivid detail the planning, particulars and perilous journey of Lewis and Clark from the Ohio to the Columbia. With 46 black-and-white photographs and maps. (PNW225, $17.95)

Lewis & Clark, An Illustrated History

Lewis & Clark, An Illustrated History


by Dayton Duncan | Ken Burns

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1999
  • HARD COVER
  • 248 PAGES

The handsomely produced companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary film, featuring essays and 150 illustrations, most in full color. (PNW36, $45.00)

The Essential Lewis and Clark

The Essential Lewis and Clark


by Landon Y. Jones | Meriwether Lewis | William Clark

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West. (PNW70, $13.99)

Home Below Hell's Canyon

Home Below Hell's Canyon


by Grace Jordan

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER

Jordan's affecting depression-era memoir of life at Kirkwood Bar, an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon. (RKY30, $19.00)

Voyage of a Summer Sun

Voyage of a Summer Sun


by Robin Cody

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

In this sparkling account of adventure, encounters and, especially, of the Columbia River, Cody chronicles an 82-day voyage from source to sea, interweaving history and commentary with suspenseful tales of wind, weather, imposing dams, fearsome rapids, boulders and bears. (PNW39, $19.95)

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest


by Katharine Berry Judson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

Presented here with 52 photographs, these traditional stories, first collected in 1910, reveal myths and traditions of creation, alongside noted geographical features of the territory. (PNW17, $14.95)

Cataclysms on the Columbia

Cataclysms on the Columbia


by John Allen | Marjorie Burns | Samuel C. Sargent

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 221 PAGES

The tale of early 20th-century discovery of the Bretz Floods, which created the Columbia River gorge and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. (PNW115, $24.95)

In Earshot of Water, Notes from the Columbia Plateau

In Earshot of Water, Notes from the Columbia Plateau


by Paul Lindholdt

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 162 PAGES

Lindholf writes of life and history in the Pacific Northwest, including conservation on the Snake and Columbia rivers, in 14 deft essays. (PNW284, $19.00)

The Good Rain

The Good Rain


by Timothy Egan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 254 PAGES

A wonderfully readable portrait of the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle journalist travels along the Columbia River in the footsteps of 1853 visionary Theodore Winthrop, focusing on the history, people and natural resources. (PNW11, $15.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 448 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest. (PNW50, $22.00)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest


by David Moskowitz

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

Covering 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates of Washington, Oregon, northern California, Idaho, western Montana and British Columbia. (PNW274, $25.95)

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