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ROLL ON, COLUMBIA, ROLL ON

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162431
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0012
 ROLL ON, COLUMBIA, ROLL ON

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This chapter sees Lewis and Clark reach the now-famous Columbia River Gorge, which introduced them not only to great beauty but also to new challenges. The geological history of the Columbia River Gorge, the ecological transition from grassland to forest down the Columbia River, the importance of salmon as food, and major dams on the Columbia are described.

Keywords: Lewis; Clark; expedition; Columbia River Gorge; salmon; dams

Chapter.  8177 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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