It is tempting to wonder if Ice Age floodwaters somehow contributed to such deft adaptations. The succession of floods that crashed across the Columbia Basin would have carried innumerable seeds along with the soil that was swept away.
-- Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest by Jack Nisbet, published by my favorite Sasquatch Books.
Nisbet is a historian, author and teacher focussing on the connection between human and natural history in the Pacific Northwest. Ancient Places is a lively and engaging collection nonfiction stories about the region that is now Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Holiday shopping? Ancient Places would make a great choice for your Pacific Northwest friends, fans of Annie Dillard or John McPhee, or eclectic non-fiction lovers on your holiday list!
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