HARDEN, Blaine. American, b. 1952. Genres: Geography, Environmental sciences/Ecology, History. Career: Trenton Times, NJ, reporter, 1976-78; Washington Post, reporter, 1978-83, foreign correspondent, bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya, 1984-89, bureau chief, Eastern Europe, 1989-93; political reporter, 1996-97, bureau chief, New York City, 1997-; Washingtonian, senior writer, 1983-84. Publications: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent, 1990; A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia, 1996. Address: Washington Post, 1150 15th St. N.W, Washington, DC 20071, U.S.A.