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Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

By Jefferson Davis

Davis, Jeff/ Eufrasio, Al/ Scuerman, Mark (EDT)/ Moran, Mark (EDT)
Hardcover (256 pages)

Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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Ah, Washington: evergreens, coffee, rock, and rain. That's pretty much it, right? Well, no. There is a whole lot of weird going on in our state. Washington is home to some of the weirdest travel destinations, scariest legends, and most colorful folks in the United States.Because there are so many odd and unusual tales, cemeteries, beasts, and people here, it took two authors to traverse the state to document it all. With cameras and notepads, and apples (of course) in hand, Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio boldly ventured the highways and byways, back roads and forests, shorelines and mountaintops to investigate all the state has to offer. For starters, there are lots of unexplained events here--in fact, we're ranked number two in the whole country for mysterious phenomena: America's only unsolved hijacking happened here; look up, but watch out for raining rocks, mysterious flying men, and UFOs; look down, and you might uncover a body turned to soap in Crescent Lake or deadly monsters in Lake Washington.Where else can you find a tribute to a giant squirting razor clam? Discover Ozette, our own Pompeii of the Pacific Northwest, cruise by Gospodor's monumental controversy on your way to Gravity Hill, but if that's Bigfoot you see, no worries because here in Washington, Bigfoot saves lives! Investigate the elusive Northwest tree octopus, feed a hungry ghost at Starvation Heights, and see what's not going on in Aberdeen. Yes, Washington is a whole lot weirder than you ever imagined, and "Weird Washington" is here to show and tell you all about it.

Seattle (Postcard History)

By Mark Sundquist

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2010-03-22
Paperback (128 pages)

Seattle (Postcard History)
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The Puget Sound region was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before settlers arrived. After initially landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle, the Denny Party established a settlement on the eastern shores of Elliott Bay in 1852. For years, the cultural and commercial life centered around Yesler's Wharf and Sawmill. The city grew rapidly following the 1870s after the discovery of coal in the Cascade foothills. The entire commercial district was incinerated in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, but it was quickly rebuilt out of enduring brick and stone. The city stumbled economically following the Panic of 1893, but it recovered after the Klondike Gold Rush began in 1897. By the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle was the undisputed leader in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)

By James Kavanagh

Waterford Press
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Seattle Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
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One of the best spots for urban birding, Seattle is home to over 270 species of birds, including the state bird, the American goldfinch. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

Take a Walk: Seattle, 4th Edition: 120 Walks through Natural Places in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Olympia

By Sue Muller Hacking

Sasquatch Books
Released: 2017-03-21
Paperback (288 pages)

Take a Walk: Seattle, 4th Edition: 120 Walks through Natural Places in Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Olympia
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The best way to explore Seattle is on foot, and this classic guidebook is updated, expanded, and better than ever. Seattle is renowned for its walkability and stunning natural beauty. This guide will take you from Seattle’s parks and urban greenways to the windswept beaches, old-growth forests, and spectacular hilltop vistas of greater Puget Sound. Featuring 120 of the best routes and destinations, there are highlights for birders, art lovers, beachcombers, history buffs, gardeners, and more—and the book also offers vital information on trail difficulty and accessibility, including trail steepness, walking distance, and wheelchair access. With such scenic gems as Union Bay in Seattle, Meadowdale Beach Park in Lynnwood, Watershed Preserve in Redmond, Fort Steilacoom near Tacoma, and Frye Cove Park in Olympia, visitors and locals alike will find something new to love about greater Seattle. Lace up and get walking!

Hiking through History Washington: Exploring The Evergreen State's Past By Trail

By Nathan Barnes

Falcon Guides
Paperback (240 pages)

Hiking through History Washington: Exploring The Evergreen State s Past By Trail
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Imagine hiking along a wooded trail in Western Washington and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building or rusted railroad ties from an abandoned Northern Pacific Railway line. Hiking through History Washington profiles 40 hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of difficulty), will go beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. This book is the perfect companion for any hiker with an interest in history, complete with rich photos, detailed maps, and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way. 

Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (The Lamar Series in Western History)

By Matthew Klingle

Yale University Press
Paperback (400 pages)

Emerald City: An Environmental History of Seattle (The Lamar Series in Western History)
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At the foot of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains on the forested shores of Puget Sound, Seattle is set in a location of spectacular natural beauty. Boosters of the city have long capitalized on this splendor, recently likening it to the fairytale capital of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City. But just as Dorothy, Toto, and their traveling companions discover a darker reality upon entering the green gates of the imaginary Emerald City, those who look more closely at Seattle’s landscape will find that it reveals a history marked by environmental degradation and urban inequality.

 

This book explores the role of nature in the development of the city of Seattle from the earliest days of its settlement to the present. Combining environmental history, urban history, and human geography, Matthew Klingle shows how attempts to reshape nature in and around Seattle have often ended not only in ecological disaster but also social inequality. The price of Seattle’s centuries of growth and progress has been paid by its wildlife, including the famous Pacific salmon, and its poorest residents. Klingle proposes a bold new way of understanding the interdependence between nature and culture, and he argues for what he calls an “ethic of place.” Using Seattle as a compelling case study, he offers important insights for every city seeking to live in harmony with its natural landscape.

 

Washington: A State Of Contrasts

By Dale A. Lambert

Directed Media
Hardcover (320 pages)

Washington: A State Of Contrasts
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This colorful and informative book allows the reader to appreciate the complex past and present history of Washington. Washington’s natural environment is separated by the Cascade Mountains into two different environmental realms — the moist, forested western Washington and the semi-arid grasslands of eastern Washington. Past and present human activities and attitudes reflect the contrasting environment.

Throughout the book these contrasts remind the reader of the complexities of Washington’s landscape and human endeavors.

What's Great about Washington? (Our Great States)

By Mary Meinking

Lerner Publishing Group
Paperback (32 pages)

What s Great about Washington? (Our Great States)
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Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Evergreen State! We'll explore Washington's scenic coasts, lush parks, iconic landmarks, and rich history. The Washington by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Washington.


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