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Land of Giants : The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950

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The exploration and conquest of the Pacific Northwest is the dominant theme of Land of Giants, a book which (in the words of William O. Douglas) "gives one a sense of participation in moulding the manifest destiny of America." English and Spanish seadogs seeking a northwest passage to the Orient were the first comers; then, following Bering's explorations, Russian fur traders descended on the Aleutians. In turn, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the activities of the great fur companies, and "Oregon fever" spurred on overland traffic westward; and as gold silver, and copper drew thousands more into the new land, railroads and steamship lines grew up to serve the mushrooming settlements. Land of Giants tells also of the tragic squeeze play on the Indians, the rise of the fishing and lumber industries, the development of modern power and reclamation projects, and the struggles of the conservationists to preserve natural resources and wild life.

Very good condition. Some creasing to corner of front cover and lightly creased spine but unmarked internally.

Item details

Author(s):
Lavender
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
150x230mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803279051
ISBN-13:
9780803279056
Number of pages:
468
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
Land of Giants : The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950

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The exploration and conquest of the Pacific Northwest is the dominant theme of Land of Giants, a book which (in the words of William O. Douglas) "gives one a sense of participation in moulding the manifest destiny of America." English and Spanish seadogs seeking a northwest passage to the Orient were the first comers; then, following Bering's explorations, Russian fur traders descended on the Aleutians. In turn, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the activities of the great fur companies, and "Oregon fever" spurred on overland traffic westward; and as gold silver, and copper drew thousands more into the new land, railroads and steamship lines grew up to serve the mushrooming settlements. Land of Giants tells also of the tragic squeeze play on the Indians, the rise of the fishing and lumber industries, the development of modern power and reclamation projects, and the struggles of the conservationists to preserve natural resources and wild life.

Very good condition. Some creasing to corner of front cover and lightly creased spine but unmarked internally.

Author(s):
Lavender
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
150x230mm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0803279051
ISBN-13:
9780803279056
Number of pages:
468
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Title:
Land of Giants : The Drive to the Pacific Northwest 1750-1950

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