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History of Seattle, Volume 2: From the earliest Settlement to the early 20th Century

By Clarence B. Bagley

Jazzybee Verlag
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History of Seattle, Volume 2: From the earliest Settlement to the early 20th Century
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The preparation of a “History of Seattle” has been the exploration of a new field and the amount of patient research and careful investigation involved has been a task of colossal proportions. The printed and written records of the first twenty years of Seattle's existence are scanty almost beyond belief. Not until 1863 was a newspaper established there and, for many years, more space in it was devoted to eastern and foreign politics than to the record of local passing events. Few, if any, pioneers kept diaries and none of these, except that of the writer, has been accessible. And yet has this work become one of the most detailed and accurate narratives of the history of this beautiful town on the West coast. A must read - and not only for Seattle citizens. This is volume two out of two.

History of Seattle, Volume 1: From the earliest Settlement to the early 20th Century

By Clarence B. Bagley

Beck, Jürgen. Jazzybee Verlag
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History of Seattle, Volume 1: From the earliest Settlement to the early 20th Century
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The preparation of a “History of Seattle” has been the exploration of a new field and the amount of patient research and careful investigation involved has been a task of colossal proportions. The printed and written records of the first twenty years of Seattle's existence are scanty almost beyond belief. Not until 1863 was a newspaper established there and, for many years, more space in it was devoted to eastern and foreign politics than to the record of local passing events. Few, if any, pioneers kept diaries and none of these, except that of the writer, has been accessible. And yet has this work become one of the most detailed and accurate narratives of the history of this beautiful town on the West coast. A must read - and not only for Seattle citizens. This is volume one out of two.

Seattle Then and Now (Then & Now)

By James Madison Collins

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Hardcover (144 pages)

Seattle Then and Now (Then & Now)
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Celebrating America's favorite cityscapes, this series combines historic interest and contemporary beauty. Then And Now features fascinating archival photographs contrasted with specially commissioned, full-color images of the same scene today. A visual lesson in the historic changes of our greatest urban landscapes.

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest

By Fiona Cohen

Little Bigfoot
Released: 2017-05-02
Hardcover (96 pages)

Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest
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Filled with fun facts and 100 full-color, beautiful, and scientifically accurate illustrations, this nature guide will inspire kids to go outdoors and discover the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest.
 
Did you know that baby raccoons are smaller than a bar of soap? Or that salmon smell using little pits in the front of their eyes? Curious Kids Nature Guide is filled with full-color illustrations and fun facts about the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, encouraging kids to discover and explore nature in their own backyards and beyond. Organized by habitat--forest, beach, fresh water, and backyards and urban parks--this book will teach kids about some of the most intriguing flora, fauna, and natural phenomena of the region while also sharing ecological lessons.

Seattle: Then and Now®

By Benjamin Lukoff

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Seattle: Then and Now®
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Seattle's growth from a small lumber town to one of the world's most influential urban centers has been spectacular. Little more than a century ago, the city was made up of dirt roads and timber buildings. The arrival of the Great Northern Railroad in 1893 and the start of the Klondike gold rush in 1897 changed all that. Businesses in Seattle are still booming today, but they are now less dependent on location and more on inspiration. Seattle Then and Now presents archival photos along with modern views of the same sites as they appear today, highlighting some of the best-loved places in the city along with striking examples of modern architecture that help make Seattle such a vibrant and innovative city.

Birds of Washington State

By Brian Bell

Partners Publishing
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Birds of Washington State
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This outstanding field guide features 318 of Washington's most abundant or notable bird species. Each account includes a full-color and detailed illustration, along with information about habitat, nesting, feeding, voice, similar species, as well as a range map. A Quick Reference Guide organizes all species into color-coded family groupings. Also included are a glossary of terms, a birder's checklist and separate indexes for scientific and common names. A map features the state's best birding sites and describes Washington's most notable viewing locations.

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!

Ghosts of Seattle Past

By Jaimee Garbacik

Chin Music Press Inc.
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Ghosts of Seattle Past
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Seattle is built on booms—logging, fishing, aerospace, and now tech. This anthology gathers essays, interviews, photography, and comix to reconstruct community hubs lost to growth. From the settlements of Native American tribes to the incubators of grunge, from a foxxxy cabaret to an Old Spaghetti Factory, Ghosts of Seattle Past provides an eyes-on-the-street view of a city in flux.

The Ghosts of Seattle Past anthology comes at a critical point: Seattle had the country’s steepest rent hikes in 2015. The city is becoming a national focal point for issues of development. Both recent transplants and the old guard are trying to figure out how to live in the new landscape. Through their warm, conversational, whip-smart voices, the city speaks not only to the current boom, but also to longer-brewing problems of segregation, queer erasure, and colonization. Tracing the issues across six hand-drawn maps, Seattle’s best-known artists (including Elissa Washuta, Kate Lebo, and Paul Constant) join community lynchpins (including Chief Seattle’s great-great-great-great grandson) in a dialogue as incisively political as it is richly human.

Anthology curator Jaimee Garbacik is a book editor, writer, artist, youth equity advocate, and the owner and founder of Footnote Editorial. She previously authored Gender and Sexuality for Beginners, currently on curricula at more than a dozen universities.

Josh Powell, artist behind the anthology’s hand-drawn maps, is the former director of all-ages youth-led music and arts organization The Vera Project and co-founder of Seattle nonprofit The Bikery. He currently works at Seattle’s largest environmental remediation firm.



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