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by Richard White

  • ISBN: 0809015838
  • Category: History
  • Author: Richard White
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Other formats: lrf azw mbr lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang; First Thus Used edition (January 31, 1996)
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • FB2 size: 1994 kb
  • EPUB size: 1970 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 737
Download The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (Hill and Wang Critical Issues) fb2

White makes the transformation of the Columbia River basin into a compelling microhistory of the encounter . Very decent reference for history of the river.

White makes the transformation of the Columbia River basin into a compelling microhistory of the encounter between the forces of technology and nature in America. Leo Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. White has done something remarkable: he has shown us a way of thinking that connects our deep history to the present and sees our most essential human habits-work, in this case-as inseparable from the places we inhabit. Elliott West, University of Arkansas.

The Organic Machine book . The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. It is in this way that White comes to view the Columbia River as an organic machine-with conflicting human and natural claims-and to show that whatever separation exists between humans and nature exists to be crossed.

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the physical space of the region but also, and primarily, energy and work. For working with the river has been central to Pacific Northwesterners' competing ways of life.

The Remaking of the Columbia River. Hill and Wang Critical Issues. CHAPTER 1 Knowing Nature through Labor: Energy, Salmon Society on the Columbia I The world is in motion. Tectonic plates drift across a spinning planet. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Praise for The Organic Machine. White has posed a brilliant new model for environmental history. Howard R. Lamar, Yale University. A crystalline gem of a book.

Richard White (born May 28, 1947) is an American historian, a past President of the Organization of American Historians, and the author of influential books on the . The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Richard White (born May 28, 1947) is an American historian, a past President of the Organization of American Historians, and the author of influential books on the American West, Native American history, railroads, and environmental history. He is the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, having previously taught at the University of Washington, University of Utah, and Michigan State University. Remembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics

The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

In his book, Richard White does a brilliant job of uniting humans and human ingenuity with the growth of the Columbia River and its region.

Hill and Wang Critical Issues . Richard White has an ability to describe in easy prose the interconnectivity of humans and nature that causes his readers to stop and think, "Of course, but why didn't I see that before. This tight book is a great read, with its focus on the Columbia River and the seemingly unending attempts to change, harness, capture, exploit, et. its flow. White gives readers a reason to reassess their thoughts on the Columbia River Basin's social and environmental history.

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The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.

In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the physical space of the region but also, and primarily, energy and work. For working with the river has been central to Pacific Northwesterners' competing ways of life. It is in this way that White comes to view the Columbia River as an organic machine--with conflicting human and natural claims--and to show that whatever separation exists between humans and nature exists to be crossed.


Reviews about The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (Hill and Wang Critical Issues) (7):
Dainris
Whether or not you are studying Environmental History, I recommend reading this book; it is fascinating and helps us understand the history of Salmon in the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the best books in the area of environmental history that I have ever read, and that says a lot because I have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies.
-Adrenaline
Zyniam
Excellent book. Richard White made a masterpiece here. His writing and framing of the subject is so beautifully done. I think the book gets better as you get more into it.....especially liked the second half. I am huge Richard White fan now.
Gavigamand
It's an interesting book that looks at nature and man in a different way. The highlighting of salmon and the Columbia River illustrate the relationship of nature and man in a clear and concise way. Without these concrete elements the reader could get lost in the theory of an organic machine.
Lucam
Amazing explanation and description of how the Columbia river has changed over time. From back to when Indians inhabited the river, up until the industrialization of the river this book provides a great timeline of the rivers changes, and how the river is a machine in itself
I love Mercedes
Very decent reference for history of the river. A few more weeks of researching would have made it a 5 star.
Bloodfire
Very good read! Great take on such a seemingly boring story of construction.
Burking
Despite its small size, there is an incredible amount of history in these short 100 some pages. An incredible work of literary genius.
great source for research papers for undergrad degree.

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