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The most widely read publication describing the unique geographical, rich historical, and contrasting socio-economical aspects of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Readers of all ages benefit from its effective structure of seven units and twenty-four chapters discussing the region's past, present, and future. Each reader's appreciation and understanding of the Pacific Northwest is enhanced by detailed maps, pertinent vignettes, charts, graphs, timelines, an interactive CD, and archival and color photographs.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most scenic areas in the United States. The region consists of the three states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Today, over ten million people call the Pacific Northwest home. The region is physically diverse. It has a long, irregular coastline; numerous hills and rugged mountain ranges; a large lava plateau; and hundreds of fresh water bodies. Level land is a rare sight!
An informative text elaborating on the complex past and present histories of this state along with its starkly different landscapes.
Washington: A State of Contrasts Second Edition is an engaging narration that describes Washington's physical and human history from Rodinia to the present. The Second Edition's seamless chronology of historical events describes the close inter-relationship between nature and humans in the development of the state.
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