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The Resource Ancient places : people and landscape in the emerging Northwest, Jack Nisbet ; illustrations by Hannah Small

Ancient places : people and landscape in the emerging Northwest, Jack Nisbet ; illustrations by Hannah Small

Label
Ancient places : people and landscape in the emerging Northwest
Title
Ancient places
Title remainder
people and landscape in the emerging Northwest
Statement of responsibility
Jack Nisbet ; illustrations by Hannah Small
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the land in the Northwest flows from the cataclysmic ice-age floods. So it only follows that the stories of the people in this terrain are inextricably linked to the aftereffects of that great deluge. These are the genesis stories of a region. Included are the controversy over the provenance and ownership of a meteor that fell to earth in rural Oregon; the mystery of the aurora borealis as observed by 18th-century explorer David Thompson; the town in the northeastern Washington that drew immigrant artisans from Italy because of its deposits of terra cotta clay; and a recounting of the great floods of 15,000 years ago that shaped the land of what is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nisbet, Jack
Dewey number
508.795
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.N6
LC item number
N57 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Geology
  • Floods
  • Glacial epoch
  • HISTORY
  • NATURE
  • Floods
  • Geology
  • Glacial epoch
  • Landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Natural history
  • Travel
  • Pacific Northwest
Label
Ancient places : people and landscape in the emerging Northwest, Jack Nisbet ; illustrations by Hannah Small
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Greater Northwest -- Geologic time table -- 1. Chasing the Electric Fluid : Light and sound at our planet's geomagnetic frontier -- 2. Meltdown : Reliving the Northwest's Genesis story -- 3. The Longest Journey : the Willamette Meteorite sails across the universe -- 4. Biscuits : Tracking cultural identity through a diverse group of edible roots -- 5. A Possible Friend : what a casual collector learned from three traditional Plateau families -- 6. Riding the High Wire : How rocks created a valley, and the valley recreated the rocks -- 7. From Clay to Clay : Digging into the lore of a craftsman who worked in clay -- 8. Sisters : the beautiful disorder of ants -- 9. The Whole Bag of Crayons : a mother lode of Eocene leaf fossils teaches an artist how to share -- 10. Visited by an Earthquake : Changes in the perception of an 1872 trembler -- Coda: Skate Away : Skating the geology of the Intermountain West
Control code
889523155
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781570619809
Lccn
2014042153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889523155
Label
Ancient places : people and landscape in the emerging Northwest, Jack Nisbet ; illustrations by Hannah Small
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Greater Northwest -- Geologic time table -- 1. Chasing the Electric Fluid : Light and sound at our planet's geomagnetic frontier -- 2. Meltdown : Reliving the Northwest's Genesis story -- 3. The Longest Journey : the Willamette Meteorite sails across the universe -- 4. Biscuits : Tracking cultural identity through a diverse group of edible roots -- 5. A Possible Friend : what a casual collector learned from three traditional Plateau families -- 6. Riding the High Wire : How rocks created a valley, and the valley recreated the rocks -- 7. From Clay to Clay : Digging into the lore of a craftsman who worked in clay -- 8. Sisters : the beautiful disorder of ants -- 9. The Whole Bag of Crayons : a mother lode of Eocene leaf fossils teaches an artist how to share -- 10. Visited by an Earthquake : Changes in the perception of an 1872 trembler -- Coda: Skate Away : Skating the geology of the Intermountain West
Control code
889523155
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781570619809
Lccn
2014042153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)889523155

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