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The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts [Epub] ❦ The Hanford Reach: A Land of Contrasts By Susan Zwinger – Buyprobolan50.co.uk The desert country along the Columbia River is one of the West s least known desert places one that most people don t even drive through unless they are unusually curious travelers The Hanford Reach i Reach: A Epub µ The desert country along the Columbia River is one of the West s least known desert places one that most people don t even drive through unless they are unusually curious travelers The Hanford The Hanford Kindle - 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 Hanford Reach: A Epub Û that people think to visit Known primarily for hosting the country s 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 , this book offers readers a little seen glimpse into what the Pacific Northwest s 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 country s most prodigious rivers Zwinger s sparkling text, enhanced by Skip Smith s 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 land s treasures petroglyphs, ancient village sites, new species, and geological wonders and in , President Clinton protectedsquare 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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  1. LuAnn LuAnn says:

    This book actually reads like a long poem as the author is very proficient with her words I questioned a couple of the facts because they differed a bit from what I ve heard and read in the past, but then history is a matter of interpretation, so I always accept those differences.The Hanford Reach is in my backyard, so to speak Because of that, I really enjoyed her descriptions and will lookclosely the next time we are down in that area I plan to take my camera and photograph some of th This book actually reads like a long poem as the author is very proficient with her words I questioned a couple of the facts because they differed a bit from what I ve heard and read in the past, but then history is a matter of interpretation, so I always accept those differences.The Hanford Reach is in my backyard, so to speak Because of that, I really enjoyed her descriptions and will lookclosely the next time we are down in that area I plan to take my camera and photograph some of the flora and fauna she talks about.Of course, she also goes into the controversy of the area, which was so important during the making of the atomic bomb and what it has done to the health of many in the area However, she doesn t dwell on it.I found most of this book delightful and it is very rare that I give a book 5 stars This one deserves every one


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