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Good Night Washington State (Good Night Our World)

By Adam Gamble

Our World of Books
Released: 2012-10-01
Board book (20 pages)

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Good Night Washington State features Mount Rainier, Spokane, the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, Olympic National Park, volcanoes, the Cascade Range, Hoh Rainforest, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Seattle's Space Needle, and Pike Place Market. Covering many of the state's most interesting places, young readers will get a personal of this spectacular region including many famous sights and fun attractions.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Fodor's Seattle (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2017-07-25
Paperback (368 pages)

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years.



Seattle is a city of many personalities: eclectic, urban, outdoorsy, artsy, gritty, down-to-earth, or posh--it's all here, from the quirky character of the Seattle Waterfront, to the eccentric "Republic of Fremont," to hipsters walking baby carriages past aging mansions on Capitol Hill. There's something for just about everyone within this vibrant Emerald City. Outside of Seattle, the San Juan Islands offer a respite from city life, while Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and Olympic National Park beckon adventure travelers.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on artisan coffee, Pike Place Market, and Seattle's waterways

· Coverage of Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Ballard's restaurants and bars, Olympic Sculpture Park, the Puget Sound Islands, Mt. Rainier, Olympic National Park, and the San Juan Islands.



Planning to visit more of the Pacific Northwest? Check out Fodor's travel guide to the Pacific Northwest with Oregon, Washington & Vancouver.

Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon

By Derek Hayes

University of California Press
Hardcover (240 pages)

Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon
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This gorgeous atlas, illustrated throughout with more than 500 colorful images and maps, provides a visually rich and textually engaging history of the states of Oregon and Washington. Derek Hayes brings his enthusiasm and expertise to a full range of topics, beginning with the first inhabitants and tracing the westward expansion, conflict between settlers and Native Americans, and the establishment of the Oregon Trail. We see in vivid images, old maps, and lively text the coming of the railroads and the rapid establishment of the coastal ports, northwest cities and roads, the fur and lumber industries, and the large farms. We also witness the twentieth-century development of the war industries, the establishment of the aviation industry, and the celebratory 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. At once a valuable reference and an exhilarating adventure through history, the Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon presents readers with a fascinating chronicle of how these proud states came into their own and how they each look toward the future.

Music in Washington: Seattle and Beyond (Images of America: Washington)

By Peter Blecha

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2007-11-07
Paperback (128 pages)

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For more than 100 years, the Pacific Northwest has been making music history. In this new retrospective, rare photographs evoke the musical memories of days gone by, from the earliest 19th-century brass bands to Roaring Twenties jazz combos, 1940s hillbilly twangers, 1950s rhythm-and-blues singers, and generations of rock ’n’ rollers, including the original 1950s rockabillies, 1960s “Louie Louie”–era garage bands and psychedelic acid-rock acts, 1970s punks, and 1980s new-wave artistes and heavy metal headbangers. Readers will discover how a scrappy backwoods region struggled to build the necessary infrastructure to eventually create a viable music industry and an underground scene that would ultimately earn global recognition as the home base of the 1990s grunge movement.

Kamiakin Country: Washington Territory in Turmoil 1855-1858

By Jo N Miles

Caxton Press
Paperback (192 pages)

Kamiakin Country: Washington Territory in Turmoil 1855-1858
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"Kamiakin Country is the story of Yakama Chief Kamiakin. Kamiakin was a highly-respected Native American leader. He led the tribes of the Pacific Northwest in an attempt stem the flow of Euro Americans into that region in the mid 19th century by peaceful means and by force of arms. Writer Jo N. Miles takes a close look at the events during that period and the leaders on both sides in the conflict"--Provided by publisher.


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