June 2016 Book Selection

ancient places

The Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society book club will discuss Jack Nisbet’s latest book, Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest on Monday, June 27. We will meet at the Ilahee Preserve shelter from 3:30-5:00. For directions to the Ilahee Preserve, contact Jean at jltnature@saveland.org.

This is the second title by Jack Nisbet the book club has read.  We previously read his biography of David Douglas, The Collector.

Jack Nisbet has proven himself to be an astute interpreter of Pacific Northwest history, an insightful naturalist, and an excellent storyteller.  His newest book of essays engages both the past and the present of the Inland Northwest.  He combines historic research with field work, personal interviews, and local knowledge gained through decades of living in a place.  He relates stories told by longtime residents and tribal people, as well as geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, and university researchers.