Virtual Reading - Homewaters by David Williams

David Williams, local naturalist and author, will be joining us for a virtual book reading of his latest title Homewaters on June 23rd at 7pm PST. His latest titles looks at how humans have shaped the Puget Sound, for better and for worse. In David's own words, "[i]t’s a shift from viewing the Sound as a resource to be exploited to a resource to be appreciated and to become better stewards of. And I think that's reflected in the [status] of the place, in the sense that I think the Sound is arguably in better shape than it's been in decades. Not to say that it's in great shape — but I think for the last couple decades, we've been headed in this direction of improving and being better stewards. And I think we're at this point now, where I think we need to pull back and think about the bigger picture of the Sound: Do we want to move forward, or let it fall back to the way it was?"

These are big questions to be asking in a time of climate change, not to mention a global pandemic. We look forward to a great discussion, and hope to see you there!

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Event date: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295748603
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - April 24th, 2021

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.