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Author David B. Williams in conversation with Artist/Author Tony Angell.

We are thrilled to invite you to what is sure to be a fascinating conversation between local author David B. Williams and Northwest artist and author Tony Angell about Mr. Williams' brand new book, "Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound."

View the Event live on our Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/504773724030409



About Mr. Williams' new book:

Not far from Seattle skyscrapers live 150-year-old clams, more than 250 species of fish, and underwater kelp forests as complex as any terrestrial ecosystem. For millennia, vibrant Coast Salish communities have lived beside these waters dense with nutrient-rich foods, with cultures intertwined through exchanges across the waterways. Transformed by settlement and resource extraction, Puget Sound and its future health now depend on a better understanding of the region's ecological complexities.

Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today's ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound's ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

Witty, graceful, and deeply informed, Homewaters weaves history and science into a fascinating and hopeful narrative, one that will introduce newcomers to the astonishing life that inhabits the Sound and offers longtime residents new insight into and appreciation of the waters they call home.

Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum. Follow him on Twitter @geologywriter, and visit his website at geologywriter.com.

We have a few autographed copies of his book available in store, let us know if you would like us to hold one for you!

Great front page article in Edmonds Beacon here.

Tony Angell is a Northwest Artist and Author. From his childhood, Angell has kept and worked with animals including hawks and falcons that he has trained. As an adult he continues to rehabilitate wild species, particularly birds of prey and crows and ravens. This intimate contact has provided the foundation of understanding for his artwork that is realized in his drawings, paintings, stone carvings and bronze sculptures.

So much more information on his website here.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Address: 
111 5th Ave. South
Edmonds, WA 98020
Books: 
Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295748603
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Washington Press - April 24th, 2021

Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780295999401
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Washington Press - March 1st, 2017

Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780295741284
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Washington Press - March 15th, 2017

Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295746456
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Washington Press - August 19th, 2019

The House of Owls Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780300223422
Published: Yale University Press - November 8th, 2016

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781439198742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - February 5th, 2013

In the Company of Crows and Ravens Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780300122558
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Published: Yale University Press - June 5th, 2007