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The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts (Desert Places)

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The desert country along the Columbia River is one of the Wests least-known desert places—one that most people dont even drive through unless they are unusually curious travelers. The Hanford Reach is the last free stretch of the river between the McNary and Priest Rapids Dams, a place boasting a varied landscape of floodplains, wetlands, deserts, orchards—and nuclear reactors. This is not a place that people think to visit. Known primarily for hosting the countrys most toxic nuclear outpost, it is public land that barely exists in public consciousness. But because the Reach has been posted off-limits by the military since 1943, this book offers readers a little-seen glimpse into what the Pacific Northwests arid east was like before the postwar boom. Susan Zwinger has kayaked the Columbia through Hanford Reach with scientists and activists who are helping to restore it, and in this book she outlines the geographical extent of the Reach, reviews its history, and takes readers through the terrain by foot, on road, and on the river. Here is a land of dark lava flows and basalt cliffs interspersed throughout subtle, pale shrub-steppe, a table of aridity cut through by one of the countrys most prodigious rivers. Zwingers sparkling text, enhanced by Skip Smiths striking photos, captures the subtleties of the contrasting vistas, just as it makes clear the depth of the radioactive poisoning within the soil and wildlife. We have only just begun to unfold the lands treasures—petroglyphs, ancient village sites, new species, and geological wonders—and in 2000, President Clinton protected 560 square miles of land as the Hanford Reach National Monument. This book celebrates what is preserved in that buffer zone at the dawn of a new era of environmental responsibility.

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Skip Smith is a professional photographer living in Langley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816523764
Author:
Smith, Skip
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Photographer:
Smith, Skip
Author:
Smith, Skip
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Desert ecology
Subject:
Hanford Reach (Wash.)
Subject:
Nature and Environment
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Desert Places
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
79
Dimensions:
7 x 6 in

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