Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging by Jack Nisbet

By Jack Nisbet

Those are the genesis tales of a zone. In old areas, Jack Nisbet uncovers touchstones around the Pacific Northwest that exhibit the symbiotic courting of individuals and position during this nook of the realm. From rural Oregon, the place an issue brewed over the provenance and possession of a meteor, to the good floods 15,000 years in the past that formed what's now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, it is a compelling selection of tales in regards to the traditional and human heritage of our quarter.

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