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Columbia River Gorge Books

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Columbia River - general guides

Beautiful America's Columbia River Gorge
by Craig Tuttle (Photographer), Linda Sterling-Wanner
June 1991, Hardcover, 76 pages, (non-fiction)

The Columbia River: A Historical Travel Guide
by Joann Roe
March 1992, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
A history of the 1,214-mile river (from the Selkirk Mountains in Canada to the Columbia Estuary) and a travel guide on how to enjoy it.

Columbia River Gorge: Including complete coverage of Portland
by Stuart Warren & Brian Litt
March 2002, Paperback, 250 pages, (guidebook)
Intimate and informative look at every worthwhile sight along the Gorge.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area: Including Land of Falling Water
by Nicky Leach
June Spectacular color photography and beautifully written essays.

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge
by Russ Schneider
September 1997, Paperback, 166 pages, (guidebook)
Guide to more than forty-five of the publicly accessed hiking trails in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.

A Traveler's Guide to the Historic Columbia River Highway
by Kenneth A. Manske (Editor)
June 1994, 1st edition, Spiral bound, 52 pages, (guidebook)
Well-researched mile by mile guide to the historic highway built in 1913-22. Covers the sights between Troutdale and Dodson, Oregon and includes the world famous Vista House and Multnomah Falls.

Umbrella Guide to Exploring the Columbia-Snake River Inland Waterway
by Sharlene Nelson, Ted Nelson
May 1997, Paperback, (guidebook)
465 miles of spectacular scenery and historic attractions.

Wildflowers of the Columbia Gorge: A Comprehensive Field Guide
by Russ Jolley
May 1988, Paperback, 331 pages, (field guide)

Columbia River - narratives

Great River of the West: Essays on the Columbia River
by William L. Lang (Editor), Robert C. Carriker (Editor), David Lowenthal
December 1999, Paperback, 176 pages, (non-fiction)

Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River
by William Dietrich
September 1996, Paperback, 448 pages, (non-fiction)
Part history, part sociology, part travelogue, and part journalistic account of a contemporary crisis, in this sweeping portrait of the powerful, beautiful Columbia River.

The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River
by Richard White
January 1996, Paperback, 144 pages, (non-fiction)
The essays in this environmental history explore the interconnections between human and natural history on "a stunningly beautiful river."

Planning a New West: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
by Carl Abbott, Sy Adler, Margery Post Abbott, William L. Lang (Introduction)
June 1997, Paperback, 224 pages, (non-fiction)
The National Scenic Area is a bold experiment in land-use planning, and the story of its creation encapsulates many of the issues and debates that divide the Old and New Wests.

A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia
by Blaine Harden
November 1997, Paperback, 271 pages, (non-fiction)
Washington Post journalist Harden, a Northwest native, returns to examine the changes man has wrought in the taming of the mighty river.

River of the West: Stories from the Columbia
by Robert Clark
November 1997, reprint edition, Paperback, 416 pages, (non-fiction)
Paint portraits of those who lived and died on the Columbia's banks, explores the myth of the Northwest Passage, and describes amazing episodes in pre-history.

Voyage of a Summer Sun: Canoeing the Columbia River
by Robin Cody
September 1996, Paperback, 320 pages, (travelogue)
Cody's chronicle of his 82-day solo canoe trip from the Canadian headwaters of the Columbia River to its mouth on the Oregon-Washington coast introduces all the issues that embroil the Columbia: from hydropower to nuclear waste to logging to salmon to treaties, as well as the geology of the passing landscape, and colorful human characters he meets along the way.

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