Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City


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University of Washington Press
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5.4 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. His most recent book was Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography, which won the 2016 Virginia Marie Folkins Award, given by the Association of King County Historical Organizations to an outstanding historical publication. Other books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. Williams is coauthor of Waterway: The Story of Seattle's Locks and Ship Canal. He lives in Seattle and continues to explore and travel through the city by foot and by bike.


I could go on and on--every stop in the book seems to have an embedded mystery. . . . Chances are good that your neighborhood is in this book. Find and explore your own.

--Mary Ann Gwinn "Seattle Times "

Williams encourages readers to slow down and look at the city through a pedestrian's eyes. It's a worthy cause. . . . Williams actually gets you out onto the streets, where the history happened, and that makes everything seem closer and more relevant. . . . Seattle Walks is all about that feeling, of seeing familiar streets through new eyes. All it takes is a good guide, a slowing-down of your pace, and a willingness to stop and look up every once in a while.

--Paul Constant "Seattle Review of Books "

Williams is an engaging writer who does his homework and packs the history into his books with a trowel.

--Matt Fleagle "Mercer Island Books "

He's at the very top of the list when it comes to covering our region's past.

--James Crossley "Mercer Island Books "