The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest

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Knopf, 1990 - Nature - 254 pages
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In 1853 Theodore Winthrop traveled through what has become Washington, Oregon and British Columbia to experience a land that he believed would change the character of man. Timothy Egan of The New York Times retraces Winthrop's footsteps to appraise the outcome of his prophecy. Maps.

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Though dated now, this is a really interesting mix of human and geologic history of the Pacific Northwest. There are several references to pricing, economies,etc that are passť. The authors writing is spot on mix of intelligent writing without going over the top. Read full review

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A fascinatingly detailed historic and naturalist account of the Great North American Northwest. Read full review


Chapter One The Continental Heave
Chapter Two Enchanted Valley
Chapter Three Toe of the Empire

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TIMOTHY EGAN is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of five books, most recently The Worst Hard Time, which won a National Book Award for nonfiction, and was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a New York Times Notable Book. He writes a weekly column, "Outposts," for the New York Times.

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