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A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics.

©1990 Timothy Egan (P)2016 Brilliance Audio

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i enjoyed the compilation of recent Pacific NW natural history and human history and intervention. Ilike Egan's writing style. However, the 'storyline' was disjointed. I did not enjoy the narrator's voice and her mispronounced many PNW names and words.

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Great Narriatiom

Excellent listen, great stories of a time past, Historically correct, saddened by the use and abuse of a once Natural Ecosystem , that was cherished and cultivated by the Original keepers of the land.

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A place

What is this place? What makes it what it is? How did it come to be? Who made it this way? Why? What is it at its best? At its worst? Where is it headed? What are its tall tales? What forces have shaped it? What is its nature?

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Bask in the language

A marvelous description of the Pacific Northwest. I loved all the history. Humor and insight- an unbeatable combination

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An ode to the NW

This book offers the reader a comprehensive window into the Pacific Northwest. Egan opens the blinds to the harsh reality of the history of the region while contrasting it with remarkable accounts of the natural beauty he encounters on his travels. As a resident of these parts, it’s harrowing to re-hear tales of murder, violence, and destruction blended into the soil of my natural backyard. That said, I really enjoyed the book and appreciated Egan’s ability to blend personal experience with historical insights as he magnificently portrays sights, sounds, and emotions through his adventures in Washington, Canada, and Oregon.

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Best naturalist writer of ou generation

Drawing on his profound knowledge of the history of the northwest Egan writes of the country through the eyes of a lover. Spectacular descriptions, edgy history alive with the personalities who built and destroyed and are redefing the northwest. Best book I've read this year!