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Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country

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Publisher Comments:

In Visible Bones, Jack Nisbet explores the melding of natural and human history in the Columbia River country. His subjects include the journey of a fossil trilobite, the disappearance of Northwest condors, a trove of mammoth bones, the whispers of a fading language, and the family of a legendary fur trade scout.

Nisbet's aim is to envision how these varied relics have been altered over time. In pursuit of their stories, he traverses the wildly varied landscapes of the greater Northwest. He dances across geologic epochs; he delves into original ship logs, field journals, news accounts, and artwork; he listens to tribal members, pioneer descendants, and working scientists.

The stories of Visble Bones are fused by their keep sense of place; common voices resonate through the book, drawing the sweep of time across a dynamic region. Taken together, Nisbet's chosen relics trace a path through the heart of the Columbia country, opening windows into its long cycle of extinction, survival, and change — all chapters in the story of a place.

Review:

"[Nisbet's] passion and attention to detail will make this an informative read for nature lovers and historians of the Pacific Northwest." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In the vast Western territory defined by the Columbia River, historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet tracks the stories and meaning of remains such as a trilobite fossil that points to a tropical prehistoric ecology; the indelible stain of the smallpox pandemic that overcame local native peoples; the remains of Jaco Finlay, a trapper and scout from 200 years ago. The photographs, map, and Nisbet's poetic style create an inspired chronicle of this region.

About the Author

Award-winning author Jack Nisbet writes about human and natural history from his home in Spokane, Washington. His books include Singing Grass, Burning Sage; Purple Flat Top; and Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570613760
Subtitle:
Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country
Author:
Nisbet, Jack
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Location:
Seattle
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Anthropology - Physical
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Columbia River Valley
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 6
Publication Date:
20030926
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos, Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
1200x1200

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Product details 256 pages Sasquatch Books - English 9781570613760 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Nisbet's] passion and attention to detail will make this an informative read for nature lovers and historians of the Pacific Northwest."
"Synopsis" by , In the vast Western territory defined by the Columbia River, historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet tracks the stories and meaning of remains such as a trilobite fossil that points to a tropical prehistoric ecology; the indelible stain of the smallpox pandemic that overcame local native peoples; the remains of Jaco Finlay, a trapper and scout from 200 years ago. The photographs, map, and Nisbet's poetic style create an inspired chronicle of this region.
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