Award-winning author talks about latest book

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Posted 5/8/21

The Jefferson County Historical Society is teaming up with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to present “An Evening with David B. Williams.”

Discussing his new book, …

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Award-winning author talks about latest book

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The Jefferson County Historical Society is teaming up with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to present “An Evening with David B. Williams.”

Discussing his new book, “Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound,” the virtual event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

A naturalist, author, and educator, Williams’s books include the award-winning “Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography” and “Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City.”

His latest book, “Homewaters,” is where history and science meet to create a narrative that will introduce newcomers to the life of the Sound while offering longtime residents a new appreciation of the place they call home.

With a focus on the area south of Port Townsend, between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, the author uncovers the human and the natural histories of the area. Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with the species of the Sound through conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities.

Shedding light on how the Sound’s ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, the book also touches on pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

Hosted via Zoom, you can register for the event at simpletix.com/e/an-evening-with-david-b-williams-
discussin-tickets-68007.

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