Seattle Walks (UW PRESS)
Wednesday • March 15 • 7pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
In Seattle Walks, David Williams weaves together the history, natural history, and architecture of Seattle to paint a complex, nuanced, and fascinating story. The walks vary in length and topography and cover both well-known and surprising parts of the city. While most are loops, there are a few one-way adventures with an easy return via public transportation. Ranging along trails and sidewalks, the walks lead to panoramic views, intimate hideaways, architectural gems, and beautiful greenways that will have you experiencing the city in a new way. Let this knowledgeable and entertaining writer be your guide. We'll see you at his discussion and signing!
I write about natural history, whether it is ecological recovery at Mount St. Helens, a journey to find salmon in Seattle, or an essay about seeing and holding first editions of On The Origin of Species. Some of my work can also be classified as science writing and/or environmental journalism. Over the past few years, I have focused in my books, including The Street-Smart Naturalist, primarily on urban landscapes.
A central goal in my writing is to encourage people to look more carefully at the natural world around them. I hope that my essays and articles will provoke the reader to ask more questions, to go outside and investigate, to delve deeper into the subject, to reevaluate what they may have taken for granted. I have written for publications as diverse as Smithsonian, Earth, Northwest Palate, and American History.
I grew up in Seattle, went to college in Colorado, worked as park ranger at Arches National Park and the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Park, and moved back to Seattle in 1998. I write full time, like to hike and bike, and explore urban nature.
Buy an Autographed Copy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $17.95