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Organic Machine (A Critical Issue Series): The Remaking of the Columbia River / Edition 1
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Organic Machine (A Critical Issue Series): The Remaking of the Columbia River / Edition 1

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by Richard White
 

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ISBN-10: 0809015838

ISBN-13: 9780809015832

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans

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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the physical space of the region but also, and primarily, energy and work. For working with the river has been central to Pacific Northwesterners' competing ways of life. It is in this way that White comes to view the Columbia River as an organic machine--with conflicting human and natural claims--and to show that whatever separation exists between humans and nature exists to be crossed.

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ISBN-13:
9780809015832
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
598,731
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.39(d)

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Organic Machine (A Critical Issue Series): The Remaking of the Columbia River 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard White does an excellent job in dealing with the problems of the Columbia River since the 'Whites' arrived in the area. I read this for a class at the local university and I enjoyed it a lot.