The Talk. Unlike many regions in the country, the Seattle area is constantly reminded of its geologic past, present, and future. Whether it is our landslides, our glacier-carved topography, or our volatile volcanoes, this area’s geologic history is young, dynamic, and accessible. In this talk, I will explain why we can blame California for some of our geo hazards, how coal influenced our economic development, and why it’s harder to travel east/west than north/south.
Denny Hill, Seattle, 1910
The Lecturer. David B. Williams is an author, naturalist, and tour guide whose award-winning book, Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound is a deep exploration of the stories of this beautiful waterway. He is also the author of Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology, as well as Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. Williams is a Curatorial Associate at the Burke Museum and writes a free weekly newsletter, the Street Smart Naturalist.
Book sale/signing. David B. Williams will bring a supply of his award-winning books for sale before and after the lecture. He accepts cash, checks and can process credit cards.
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Hoping this was recorded but just not posted yet. I got to see about 50% but as I was at sea and had to do some manuevering had to depart early. Thanks
Hi Gary – This is webbie Leslie Roubal – posting video now. Ready by 2pm Tuesday 3/21