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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXPNW245

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A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

PNW25
Blaine Harden
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
288
0393342565
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Natural World of Lewis and Clark

PNW254
David Dalton
University of Missouri Press
2008
244
0826217664
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A biology professor at Reed College, Dalton writes with humor and authority about the discoveries of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the ecology and evolution of the American West. He includes modern concerns over salmon, climate change and conservation, all particularly relevant to the Pacific Northwest.
$45.00

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

PNW135
Hill Williams
Washington State University Press
2002
176
0874222508
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Pacific Northwest Map

PNW12
Michelin Maps
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
1
2067190776
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed, single-sided road map depicts the Pacific coast from Vancouver, BC south to Carson City, Nevada and inland as far as Boise, Idaho. Michelin also includes some travelers' info in sidebars. Scaled at: 1:1,267,200 (1in equals 20mi).
$6.95

Columbia River Gorge Map

PNW251
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
1566954738
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive recreational map for the Columbia River Gorge areas of Washington and Oregon.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest

PNW294
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
480
1786573369
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide includes local and regional color maps, a section of photographs and chapters on history, culture and attractions.
$24.99

Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes

PNW226
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. (Editor)
Vintage Books
2007
124
1400077494
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

On the River with Lewis and Clark

PNW225
Verne Huser
Texas A&M University Press
2004
224
1585443441
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.95

River of Promise, Lewis and Clark on the Columbia

PNW272
David L. Nicandri
University of Oklahoma Press
2010
325
0982559704
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Historian Nicandri focuses on Clark’s position as geographic problem-solver in Columbia River country, taking into consideration contributions by Native American leaders.
$29.95

Lewis & Clark, An Illustrated History

PNW36
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1999
248
0375706526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The handsomely produced companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary film, featuring essays and 150 illustrations, most in full color.
$29.95

The Essential Lewis and Clark

PNW70
Landon Y. Jones (Editor), Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
HarperCollins
2002
224
0060011599
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This compact book features selections from Lewis and Clark's journals focusing on natural history, people and landscapes of the West.
$13.99

Fugitives and Refugees, A Walk in Portland, Oregon

PNW150
Chuck Palahniuk
Crown
2003
176
1400047838
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Palahniuk's appreciative, decidedly eccentric account of his adopted city (and the other oddballs it has attracted), strong on local flavor and personality.
$16.95

Home Below Hells Canyon

RKY30
Grace Jordan
Bison Books
2003
243
0803251076
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jordan's affecting depression-era memoir of life at Kirkwood Bar, an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hells Canyon.
$19.00

Voyage of a Summer Sun

PNW39
Robin Cody
Oregon State University Press
2012
320
0870716611
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

PNW17
Katharine Berry Judson
University of Nebraska Press
1997
204
0803275951
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First collected in 1910, these age-old stories include revealing myths and creation narratives alongside noted geographical features of the territory. Presented with 52 photographs.
$16.95

Cataclysms on the Columbia

PNW115
John Allen, Marjorie Burns, Samuel C. Sargent
2009
221
1932010319
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The tale of the early 20th-century discovery of the Bretz Floods, which created the Columbia River gorge and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
$24.95

In Earshot of Water, Notes from the Columbia Plateau

PNW284
Paul Lindholdt
University of Iowa Press
2011
162
1587299844
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Lindholdt writes of life and history in the Pacific Northwest, including conservation on the Snake and Columbia rivers, in 14 deft essays.
$19.00

Sky Time in Gray's River

PNW209
Robert Michael Pyle
Mariner Books
2008
256
0618919791
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Taking the form of a closely observed country year, this quiet book is an ode to the natural history of Gray's River, a half-forgotten village near the mouth of the Columbia.
$16.95

The Good Rain

PNW11
Timothy Egan
Vintage Books
1991
254
0679734856
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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 history, people and natural resources.
$16.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

PNW50
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446796
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
$22.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.99

Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest

PNW274
David Moskowitz
Storey Publishing
2010
360
0881929492
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Covering 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates of Washington, Oregon, northern California, Idaho, western Montana and British Columbia.
$27.95

For Kids

How We Crossed the West

PNW40
Rosalyn Schanzer
2002
48
0792267265
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The adventures of Lewis and Clark are recast for ages 6-10 in this National Geographic picture book depicting the explorers and the people, wildlife and landscapes they encountered.
$7.95

It Happened on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

USW600
Erin H. Turner
Falcon Press
2003
117
0762725842
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Author Erin H. Turner brings to light 44 fascinating events from Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's 1803-1805 expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.
$12.95

More Books

Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

USW20
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1997
528
0684826976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Ambrose recreates the high adventure and politics of late 18th-century America in this classic history, rich in details of Native American life, geography, flora and fauna.
$19.00

Northwest Passage, The Great Columbia River

PNW26
William Dietrich
University of Washington Press
2016
450
0295999322
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A sweeping portrait of the Columbia, its history, nature and transformation from wild river to engineering marvel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Seattle Times.
$26.95

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

USW48
Frank Bergon (Editor)
Penguin
1995
505
0140252177
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of the journals with more on the natural history and peoples encountered.
$17.00

Nch'I-Wana: The Big River, Mid-Columbia Indians and their Land

PNW29
Eugene Hunn
University of Washington Press
1997
378
0295971193
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, fascinating survey of the Native American people of the eastern Washington and Oregon with a focus on ecology and the environment. The author includes a chapter on contemporary life.
$25.00

The Organic Machine, The Remaking of the Columbia River

PNW28
Richard White
Hill and Wang
1996
144
0809015838
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An environmental history of the Columbia River, focusing on its historic relationship to the people of the Pacific Northwest.
$14.95

Fires, Faults and Floods: A Road Trail Guide to Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin

PNW67
Marge Mueller, Ted Mueller
University of Idaho Press
1997
288
0893012068
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Fifty-three trips around Missoula, Montana and the lower Clark Fork drainage; Grande Ronde and Joseph Creek Canyons on the borders of Washington, Oregon and Idaho; the Columbia River Gorge; and the northern Oregon Coast. Targeted to assist readers in finding and understanding the area's major geologic features.
$19.95

Lewis and Clark Among the Indians

USW203
James P. Ronda
University of Nebraska Press
2002
310
0803289901
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ronda, a historian at the University of Tulsa, focuses on the various tribes encountered by Lewis and Clark, their ethnography and leaders. Originally published in 1984, this edition celebrates the Lewis and Clark bicentennial.
$19.95

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest

PNW88
Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Mariner Books
1997
705
0395850118
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting, classic history of the Nez Perce from the encounters with Lewis and Clark to the tragic defeat of Chief Joseph in 1877.
$38.95

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

PNW96
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Bernard DeVoto (Editor)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
504
0395859964
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A classic condensed version of the Lewis and Clark journals, originally published in 1953 and long the standard.
$15.95

Reach of Tide, Ring of History: A Columbia River Voyage (Northwest Reprints)

PNW98
Robin Cody (Introduction), Sam McKinney
Oregon State University Press
2000
114
0870714848
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
McKinney follows the river from Cape Disappointment to the barrier of the Bonneville Dam, telling the story of the voyage through anecdotes, history and observations about the river. A spare, witty account of messing about in a homemade boat.
$14.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird.
$19.95

Mount St. Helens, The Eruption and Recovery of a Volcano

PNW133
Rob Carson, Geff Hinds (Photographer)
Sasquatch Books
2015
160
1570619794
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated chronicle of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, with particular emphasis on the decades of recovery since the explosion.
$23.95

The Lewis and Clark Journals

USW428
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Gary Moulton (Editor)
Bison Books
2004
544
0803280394
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The definitive one-volume selection of the most significant, noteworthy and historic entries from the journals of Lewis and Clark, with helpful scholarly notes and annotations.
$19.95

Eyewitness Guide Pacific Northwest

PNW151
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
344
1465457127
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to Oregon, Washington and British Columbia features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$25.00

The True Account

PNW180
Howard Frank Mosher
Houghton Mifflin Company
2004
352
0618431233
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Not true at all, Mosher's fast-paced novel is an enjoyable, madcap tale of Lewis and Clark and a wholly invented, competing expedition involving an eccentric Vermont school teacher.
$18.95

William Clark and the Shaping of the West

USW437
Landon Y. Jones
University of Nebraska Press
2009
424
0809097265
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Jones captures the drama and significance of the life of Brigadier General William Clark in this vivid tale of the man and the ruthless, often lawless, expansion of the American frontier.
$22.95

Lewis and Clark and Other Great Adventures

PNW228
BBC
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
6311362198
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This omnibus edition of three BBC-produced docudramas includes Lewis & Clark's journey across the West, Alexander von Humboldt's 18th-century South American adventures and Ernest Shackleton's extraordinary tale of survival in the Antarctic.
$19.98