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David Williams, Too High and Too Steep

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Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:00pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015
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Residents and visitors in today's Seattle would barely recognize the landscape that its founding settlers first encountered. As the city grew, its leaders and inhabitants dramatically altered its topography to accommodate their changing visions. In Too High and Too Steep, David B. Williams uses his deep knowledge of Seattle, scientific background, and extensive research and interviews to illuminate the physical challenges and sometimes startling hubris of these large-scale transformations, from the filling in of the Duwamish tideflats to the massive regrading project that pared down Denny Hill.

David B. Williams is the author of several books, including Cairns: Messengers in Stone and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. He lives in Seattle.

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Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295995045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - August 24th, 2015