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Too High & Too Steep : Reshaping Seattle's Topography (Hardcover) (David B. Williams)

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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. InToo 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.

In the course of telling this fascinating story, Williams helps readers find visible traces of the city’s former landscape and better understand Seattle as a place that has been radically reshaped.

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Number of Pages: 239
Genre: History, Architecture, Science
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / Pacific Northwest, Earth Sciences / Geology, Urban + Land Use Planning
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Author: David B. Williams
Language: English
Street Date: August 24, 2015
TCIN: 46769385
UPC: 9780295995045
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9204
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