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Hello! I'm a top-notch line editor, copyeditor, and proofreader specializing in historical fiction, sustainability and environmental issues, literary nonfiction, memoir/biography, women's stories, travel, the arts, Northwest history, and Regency romance. I have a special fondness for untold stories.
Please roam at your leisure through my Portfolio, a virtual library of 150 books I've had the pleasure of editing during my career.
I enjoy working with writers from different countries and levels of English, and have successfully worked with clients in India, Vietnam, Germany, and England as well as across the United States. I can edit using either US English or UK English. I'm a patient, congenial editor and am happy to explain the "whys" of my edits for clients who want to better their English – or I can just "get it done."
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Here are the specific services I can provide:
* Correcting all grammar, spelling, punctuation, word usage, and syntax errors
* Ensuring consistency in spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, numerals, and fonts
* Creating a style sheet customized for your project, documenting unique spellings, capitalizations, hyphenations, etc.
* Conforming your text to a specific style, such as The Chicago Manual of Style, New Hart's Rules: The Oxford Style Guide, The Associated Press Stylebook, or a style guide you provide
CONTENT EDITING/LINE EDITING (if needed/desired)
* Noting places where your meaning is unclear
* Noting redundancies (repetition of the same information in different places)
* Fixing run-on sentences
* Fixing passive voice
* Noting words or sentences that are extraneous or overused
* Suggesting better words or phrases to clarify or enhance your meaning
* Noting confusing digressions
* Noting tonal shifts and unnatural phrasing
* Tightening prose
* Editing to clarify scenes where the action is confusing
* Tightening dialogue and replacing inappropriate dialogue tags
* Improving the pacing of a passage
* Filling plot holes and addressing dropped plot threads, including writing new material and developing creative solutions
* Providing essential but missing facts or details
* Resolving contradictions in different parts of story
* Resolving problems with blocking (usually moving characters out of a scene)
* Ensuring adherence to the story's stated timeline
In historical fiction:
* Editing to cover, explain, or eliminate violations of period conventions
* Sweetening the prose with period expressions and slang
* Replacing modern words not yet in use in the period
* Ensuring correct forms of address (especially in Regency romances)
* Fact checking of every conceivable variety
I look forward to hearing from you!
Offer advice on curriculum development and content, suggest new board members, be a liaison between instructors and board members, and provide a sounding board for program staff.
The Northwest Editors Guild (edsguild.org) connects editors with clients, fosters community, and provides resources for career development. It hosts bimonthly meetings with speakers in the Seattle area, convenes smaller coffee hours throughout Washington and Oregon, curates a job board, offers occasional workshops and retreats, and presents the biennial Red Pencil conference in the Seattle area, attended by 250 editors from across the country.
I founded the Guild in 1997 to build community among local editors. Now a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Guild has a part-time administrator, but all other roles are filled by volunteers, including the 12-member board of directors, the mentorship program coordinator, and the social media coordinator.
I continue to nurture community among editors wherever I'm living (Eugene, Oregon, at present) by co-hosting a monthly lunch hour open to all professional editors.
To learn more about the Guild, visit the website (edsguild.org) or follow the Guild on Facebook.
Freelance editor and proofreader for individual authors and consultants, book publishers, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and major companies including Amazon, Microsoft, and Nordstrom. (Please see my Portfolio below for a virtual library of 150 books I've edited.)
Proofread all transcripts for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Best non-freelance job ever!
Edited and proofread quarterly magazine and bimonthly newsletter for national organization promoting nuclear arms control.
Following the success of I’m Your Man and Just Kids, legendary Canadian singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn delivers his long-awaited memoir—a chronicle of faith, fear, and activism that is also a lively cultural and musical tour through the late twentieth century.Award-winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist Bruce Cockburn’s life has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritu... read more
What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter... read more
(Book). The Beatles' North American tours turned the entertainment business on its ear and forever changed the landscape of the concert touring industry. In February 1964, after finally achieving a number-one hit in America, the Fab Four came to the country with high hopes, performing on the wildly popular Ed Sullivan Show in both New York City and Miami and playing concerts at Carnegie Hall a... read more
The burgeoning range of people now turning their urban backyards into homesteads is wide and varied, from families with young children, to immigrants recapturing their original culture, to idealistic twenty-somethings seeking community. Manyof these farmers have a special lesson or inspiration to share with those who aspire to, or simply appreciate, the urban farm lifestyle.Backyard Roots is a... read more
Chronicles Obama's improbable journey from Springfield, Illinois to the White House, featuring newspaper front pages from across America and around the world. Also includes verbatim text of five historic speeches from the campaign, victory rally, and inauguration.
Award-winning author and leading green thinker Alan Durning takes a hard look at urban housing and sees what many others have missed. Hidden in city regulations is a set of simple but powerful barriers to affordable housing for all. These rules criminalize history’s answers to affordable dwellings: the rooming house, the roommate, the in-law apartment, and the backyard cottage. In effect, citi... read more
Come along on a guided tour of Seattles world-famous Pike Place Market where the fish can fly and the tomatoes are never far from home. The people, places, and history of Seattles famed Pike Place Market come alive in this colorful book of photographs, profiles, and a sampling of Market recipes. Go behind the scenes to meet farmers, fishmongers, craftspeople, an herbalist, and even a tattoo ar... read more
In 1993, Alan Rabinowitz, called "the Indiana Jones" of wildlife science by The New York Times, arrived for the first time in the country of Myanmar, known until 1989 as Burma, uncertain of what to expect. Working under the auspices of the Wildlife Conservation Society, his goal was to establish a wildlife research and conservation program and to survey the country's wildlife. He succeeded bey... read more
"Forget Me Not will stay with your forever. It is a beautifully written story of great love, great daring, great loss, and great recovery. Most of all, it is a story of great courage." - Tom BrokawHigh in the Himalaya, a world-class adventurer dies, leaving a wife, three young sons and a best friend to cope with their grief... In 1999, well-known mountaineer, Alex Lowe, died tragically in an a... read more
In The Measure of a Mountain, Seattle writer Bruce Barcott sets out to know Rainier. His method is exploratory, meandering, personal. He begins by encircling it, first by car then on foot. He finds that the mountain is a complex of moss-bearded hemlocks and old-growth firs, high meadows that blossom according to a precise natural timeclock, sheets of crumbling pumice, fractured glaciers, and u... read more
The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as t... read more
For more than a century, photography has revealed truths, exposed lies, advanced the public discourse, and inspired people to demand change. Socially conscious pioneers with cameras transformed the worldand that legacy lives on in this eye-opening, thought-provoking, and (we hope) action-inducing book. Like Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and Jonathan Sch... read more
Perhaps because we have no royalty, Americans especially are fascinated by the pageantry and fairy-tale romance of British weddings. Few events capture the world's heart and imagination like a British royal wedding. In 1981, we were enchanted as Prince Charles wed lovely Lady Di, generating worldwide attention and massive sales of wedding-related products. As the young managing editor of a pho... read more
The images and stories captured in The Human Face of Big Data are the result of an extraordinary artistic, technical, and logistical juggling act aimed at capturing the human face of the Big Data Revolution. Big Data is defined as the real time collection, analyses, and visualization of vast amounts of the information. In the hands of Data Scientists this raw information is fueling a revolutio... read more
Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs. Parker, this guide uses rarely seen archival photographs from her life to illustrate Dorothy Parker's development as a writer, a formidable wit, and a public persona. Her favorite bars and salons as well as her homes and offices, most of which are still intact, are uncovered. With the chartin... read more
The New England towns and villages that inspired the major figures of the Transcendentalism movement are presented by region in this travel guide that devotes a chapter to each town or village famous for its relationship to one or more of the Transcendentalists. Cambridge, where Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered his powerful speeches is highlighted, as is Walden, where Henry David Thoreau spent tw... read more
Richly illustrated with maps, historical and contemporary photographs, and period artwork, this guidebook takes tourists and armchair travelers on a stimulating journey through the small towns, rolling hills, and windswept coast of Flaubert’s Normandy. The novelist’s homes and the locations that are prominently featured in his controversial works are the focus of this pictorial travel guide, a... read more
A great tide of literary invention swept through Ireland between the 1890s and the 1920s. This engrossing, illuminating, and beautifully illustrated guidebook explores the personal and professional histories of writers such as W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, and Sean O’Casey and examines their relationships with the people, culture, and landscapes of Ireland. From Galway and ... read more
For more than 50 years the passionate pursuit of color led Henri Matisse to visit some of the most enchanting villages in southern France. Travelers and art lovers will delight in this mix of art, history, biography, and travel guide that covers southern France and explores the teal skies, emerald hills, red soil, and indigo seas beloved by the artist. The journey begins in Paris and then move... read more
The art of John Singer Sargent is sensual in its evocation of textures, atmosphere, body gestures and light. Trevor Fairbrother argues that viewing the artist as a sensualist connects otherwise conflicting elements of his oeuvre and offers a new interpretation of his life and work.
From the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller America 24/7. The week of September 17, 2007, marked the largest collaborative project in Internet history as 100 of the top photojournalists and millions of Americans documented the concept of home. The result—which included several million photos—is the most extensive record of American home life at the beginning of the 21st century. Now th... read more
Written by a State Department and former congressional staffer who obtained over $300,000 in scholarships to fully finance his own undergraduate and graduate education, "The Young Leader’s Guide to Internships, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Washington, D.C., and Beyond" lists hundreds of internships to help you acquire the skills and experience you need. This extensive guide includes opport... read more
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America’s Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The nation that built the world’s most powerful rockets, its most advanced computers, and its most sophisticated life support systems is ready to create the world’s... read more
Documents a quest by the author for an environmentally sustainable way to exist as a society and to get a suburb to function more like a village
Green-Collar Jobs, the latest book by Alan Durning, is an investigation into how the Northwest jobs climate is changing. Job growth in the Northwest- the high tech boom, software and other business services, health care, tourism, and a rocketing stock market- has spurred a strong economy that is gentler to the environment. But the Northwest's urban consumers are now a serious threat to the reg... read more
Book by Durning, Alan Thein, Bauman, Yoram, Gussett, Rachel, Northwest Environment Watch (Organization)
Let go of clutter and organize every room of your house, including the kitchen and pantry, closet, garage, home office, and childrens' rooms. The author’s ten-step system is presented in an easy-to-use, workbook-style layout with full-color photos demonstrating the various stages of the organizing process, illustrating not just "before and after," but the realistic, messy, all-important steps ... read more
A work of historical fiction, Georges Bank is written in the timeless tradition of such maritime novels as C.S. Forrester’s Hornblower series, Joseph Conrad’s Typhoon and Pat Conroy’s Prince of Tides. Georges Bank is a nineteenth century tale of power and greed set in the stormy waters off Gloucester, Massachusetts and in the steamy fishermen brothels ashore. Maggie O’Grady, an Irish immigrant... read more
Book by Karlinsey, Laura
Initially self-published 20 years ago, The Encyclopedia of Country Living has become the trusted guidebook to sustainable, self-sufficient living. Filled with memorable anecdotes, crucial advice, and a generous helping of good humor, this compendium provides detailed information about food production growing, processing, cooking, and preserving together with hundreds of illustrations and r... read more
Since the first edition of Native People of the Northwest was published in 1996, awareness of and interest in Native tourism has increased steadily. Now an expanded and updated edition of this classic guide is available, with stunning color photographs of work by contemporary Northwest Native artists. Native Peoples of the Northwest is still the only guide that introduces readers to contempora... read more
A collection of recipes for full weekday, weekend, and celebration menus includes chef's tips and complementary wine recommendations
For close to 100 years, Seattle'¬?s Pike Place Public Market has been a favorite destination for food-loving locals and tourists alike. Packed with stalls offering the best quality and selection of fish found on the West Coast, restaurants serving up Pacific Northwest cuisine, and culinary shops of every persuasion, the market is a fish-lover'¬?s paradise. In this colorful gift edition cookboo... read more
Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne are the stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TV’s The Learning Channel (TLC), as well as authors of the scrumptious national bestseller The Cupcake Diaries. Now they’re back with Sweet Celebrations, a second helping of delectable cupcake recipes and decorating tips for every special occasion, including birthdays, cocktail parties, wedd... read more
As a San Francisco native, Earl Thollander has written a guide to introduce the reader to his hometown neighborhoods in a way which truly reflects the life and spirit of the city and its people. Thollander has divided San Francisco into four sections from ocean to bay and composed a personal tour that uncovers for tourists and locals alike the lesser-known sights, flavors and charms of the city
Ten-year-old Eli Martin would do just about anything to spend more time with his dad. But Dad¹s working overtime to save Martin Motors, the family¹s struggling car company. One day Eli and his best friend, Earl, stumble on a classic cherry red sports car hidden away in the family¹s barn, and Eli starts to wonder: What if the red sports car could actually fly? A car like that could save his dad... read more
2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award--Adventure TravelA hand-crafted, artfully told true story about the balance of an adventurous life.Shivering in a cave beneath Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, artist and rock climber Jeremy Collins had an intense and anxious vision, both geographic and artistic, about this life and what he was doing with it. As a result, he left Argentina and commenced o... read more
They say that New York City is the city that never sleeps, but the reality is that New York City is the city that stays up late and then likes to sleep in a little bit in the morning.Manhattan is a ghost town before 8 AM, and belongs exclusively to the joggers, the dog walkers, and the people looking for a little peace and quiet in a city of perpetual noise. Before 8 AM is also when some of th... read more
Author Cameron Gidari believes that morning is the most magical time of day, and he's on a quest to uncover the hidden treasures before 8 AM in cities around the world.Join Cameron as he explores Seattle Before8, guided by the locals who wake up with the city every morning and know its secrets. More than a travel book, Seattle Before8 is Cameron's journey into the best sights, sounds and exper... read more
“A lovely mix of recollections coupled with erudite reflections of an at-times almost too-openly-honest elder.” — Tom Hornbein, author of Everest: The West Ridge* A moving recollection of a life inspired by climbing and redeemed by nature* Stimson Bullitt came to climbing late in life, but with a passion that put him on rock well into his 80s* A memoir that teaches all of us something about ag... read more
Traces the life the Seattle businesswoman who, upon the death of her father, took over the family business and led it successfully through the Depression
A bug's life is suddenly changed when a wandering goose finds his way to her garden. They become close friends, exploring and playing in the lush garden, exchanging poems, hopes, and dreams, and eventually confessions of love. When goose begins to feel his instinct to wander, Bug's life changes again, but she comes to learn that she is surrounded by enduring love, even in loss.
* Winner of the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award for "Most Likely to Save the Planet"* Florian Schulz presented to audiences nationwide in spring 2012 as part of a national campaign culminating in one million signatures delivered to President Obama opposing drilling in the Arctic. * An exhibit of photos from To The Arctic was displayed in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda in Wash... read more
This is a very small boxed set edition of 250. Mad Day Out is a profound pictorial document of the Beatles taken during the summer of 1968, containing rare and unseen photographs accompanied by a full length commentary by world renowned cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt. A stylishly designed volume of 110 pages master printed by Ben Zlotkin of Edition One in Berkeley, California. Also included... read more
This book of Berkeley-based photographer Ken Light’s (born 1951) earliest photos from 1969 to 1974 documents the social, cultural and political landscapes of America as they roiled with upheaval, and marks his transformation from a student activist to a concerned social documentary photographer. Light’s frontline photos show people across race, class and political lines, and counteract the tru... read more
A celebration of freedom and the man who fought so valiantly for it: NELSON MANDELA Almost 20 years ago, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandelabrutally imprisoned in South Africa for his struggle against apartheidwas finally released. This beautiful illustrated volume commemorates that event and Mandela’s inspiring life and work.Created by renowned author David Elliot Cohenwho has worked with many of th... read more
Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) is one of the great geniuses in the history of art, and his work has influenced a multitude of artists throughout Europe. Across the Atlantic, Cézanne’s paintings had a similarly catalytic effect on artists emerging in the United States during the early 20th century. Cézanne and American Modernism is the first book devoted specifically to his impact on American art and... read more
In this exquisite monograph, world-renowned illustrator and character designer Peter de Sève shows his favorite published and unpublished works. Inventive, eccentric, and often irreverent, they represent a lifetime of drawing . . . a very sketchy past. The imagery that springs from his pen marries colorful personalities with expert storytelling, and wild flights of imagination with a masterly ... read more
CLICK HERE to download a sample chapter and recipe from Fat of the Land* Quirky, engaging book about the hot topic of sustainable foods* Combines adventure with locavorism* Delves into iconic Northwest staples, such as huckleberries, Dungeness crab, and morelsForaging is not just a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past; it's a way to reconnect with the landscape. And Langdon Cook is not just y... read more
From a remote corner of a vanishing American landscape, a bereaved father begins a journey down the river that has been all but inseparable from his life. At the river’s origin the shallow stream courses through the ranch where he was born. It is where he fell in love the first time and where the ashes of his son have been poured.“Now, before it’s too late, before I lose the will to do anythin... read more
* The ultimate Baby Boomer adventure story!* The author is an icon among American women adventurers* By the bestselling author of Polar Dream (more than 40,000 copies sold) At the age of 63, Helen Thayer fulfilled her lifelong dream of crossing Mongolia's Gobi Desert. Accompanied by her 74-year-old husband Bill and two camels, Tom and Jerry, Thayer walked 1600 miles in 126-degree temperatures,... read more
Three Among the Wolves is a highly readable true-life adventure tale combined with a fascinating natural history of the wolf. Helen and Bill Thayer, accompanied by their part-wolf, mostly Husky dog, Charlie, set out on foot to live among wild wolf packs — first in the Canadian Yukon and then in the Arctic. They eventually set up camp within 100 feet of a wolf den, and are greeted with apprehen... read more
In this brilliant portrait of the oceans’ unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America’s national—and natural—history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their place in both. Since Native Americans began using menhaden as fertilizer, this amazing fish has greased the wheels of U.S. agriculture and industry. By the mid-1870s, menhaden had replaced whales as a ... read more
This superbly edited volume addresses the question of what has been accomplished and what lessons have been learned from ten years of peace operations in post-conflict societies.
An uproarious and often poignant memoir set in the woods of northern Michigan at the most famous and beloved summer arts camp in the world: Interlochen. A small-press book originally released in August 2006, Pine Nuts appeals to a wide audience that includes both teens and adults: Interlochen alumni, former staff and faculty, and anyone else interested in the arts or arts education.
Over 50 fabulous Recipes celebrating wood plank grilling from appetizers to desserts. With recipes and creative suggestions for wood grilling, you'll enjoy delightful new dishes inspired by ethnic cuisines that go beyond seafood, meat and poultry. You'll also appreciate the easy-to-follow guidelines, cook's tips, and techniques for preparing savory smoked foods on your gas or charcoal grill.
The Pacific Northwest has its own version of the seven summits: Hood, Adams, St. Helens, Rainier, Glacier, Shuksan, and Baker, stunning peaks that crown the Cascade range. Art Wolfe captures their untamed beauty from near and far in breathtaking images that reveal high snowfields, lush old-growth forests, and the haunting blue light of glaciers. These striking photographs convey the many moods... read more
In an age when many of the major environmental policies established over the past four decades are under siege, Michael McCloskey reminds us of better days. . .days when conservation initiatives were seen not as political lightning rods, but as opportunities to cope with disturbing threats to the quality of our environment.In 1961, a young let's-get-it-done McCloskey was hired as the Sierra Cl... read more
The 14 menus in this colorful cookbook capture the very essence of the statement, "Life is good." And how can it not be with fresh Kumamoto oysters from Puget Sound, or Copper River salmon from Alaska, or herbed and grilled leg of lamb? Each special menu consists of five to seven recipes that, served together, comprise a memorable culinary event. For example, Atkinson's menu for a romantic sum... read more
A gift-quality book about the history of the current Starbucks headquarters, the largest building in Seattle, which started life as a Sears catalog plant. It contains many pictures of historical as well as current interest. It comes in a handsome black cardboard sleeve.
When William Beebe needed to know what was going on in the depths of the ocean, he had himself lowered a half-mile down in a four-foot steel sphere to see-five times deeper than anyone had ever gone in the 1930s. When he wanted to trace the evolution of pheasants in 1910, he trekked on foot through the mountains and jungles of the Far East to locate every species. To decipher the complex ecolo... read more
South Florida is home to some of the world's premier private collections of studio glass, collections whose abundance, diversity, and quality are celebrated in Fire and Form: The Art of Contemporary Glass. Both this handsomely designed publication and the exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art it commemorates are nothing short of spectacular, featuring more than one hundred works by thirty-one... read more
"A group of remarkably penetrating, frank, and expert scientists, techno-wizards, activists, and writers raise provocative questions about what is gained and what is lost in a world enthralled by technology in this wonderfully soulful forum on life in the 'Wired World.' " -BOOKLISTBiotechnology, Cloning, Robotics, Nanotechnology...At a time when scientific and technological breakthroughs keep ... read more
At a time of widespread environmental pessimism, Hope's Horizon goes on an inspirational offensive. In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, author Chip Ward tells of his travels among a new generation of activists who are moving beyond defensive environmental struggles and advocating pioneering, proactive strategies for healing the land. Chip Ward's three-year odyssey took him behind ... read more
* Expanded to include Grand Staircase/Escalante, Vermilion Cliffs, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, and Hovenweep National Monuments* Color photo insert* Many sights accessible by car From the sheer-walled magnificence of Zion to the breathtaking intricacy of Bryce Canyon's sculptured turrets; from the "Grand Staircase" of the Vermilion Cliffs, and Pink Cliffs in southern Utah to the volcani... read more
Despite a decades-long international moratorium on commercial whaling, one fleet has continued to hunt and kill whales in the waters surrounding Antarctica. Refusing to let this defiance go unchallenged, the environmental organization Greenpeace began dispatching expeditions to the region in an effort to intercept the whalers and use nonviolent means to stop their lethal practice.Over the past... read more
The history of the opening of Stevens Pass through the northern Cascades into the Seattle region is a saga of nearly superhuman feats by railroad construction crews, ghastly design mistakes, natural catastrophes, and the determination of railroad owners to connect isolated communities.
Create a unique crazy-patch wearable in just a few simple steps! In this one-of-a-kind book, you'll find complete instructions for turning bits of fabric into a Kimono Jacket, Safari Vest, French Beret, or one of six other artistic wearables. Start by foundation piecing scraps of cotton, silk, or other fabrics into crazy-patch units. Then personalize each unit with silk-ribbon embroidery, deco... read more
Crossroads, a catalogue of the collection of the Experience Music Project, is a fresh, accessible, and strikingly designed look at the history and future of rock'n'roll. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, Experience Music Project is a museum devoted to rock music that opens this summer in Seattle. It began in the minds of Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen Patton, whose early passion ... read more
"...an absorbing, well-researched, and illuminating life of an American leader who now receives the full attention he deserves." -MICHAEL BESCHLOSS, EDITOR OF AMERICAN HERITAGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PRESIDENTS "Char Miller's lively, insightful account of the life and world of American forester Gifford Pinchot fills a vitally important gap in environmental and conservation history. Anyone ... read more
A bewildering array of choices confronts anyone looking for the right retirement community. With buzzwords like continuing care, independent living, and skilled care, how can anyone assess all the different levels of service? Now, for the first time, here is guidance for anyone in Washington State faced with finding retirement housing. Gerontologist Jeannette Franks has evaluated 200 retiremen... read more
The striking landscape of the Pacific Northwest has inspired painters to put brush to canvas ever since the first European explorers sailed into local waters. A continuous, robust, and evolving artistic view of the region is represented in the140 paintings selected for this beautiful book. Never before gathered in a single place, here are Albert Bierstadt, Sydney Laurence, Emily Carr, Mark Tob... read more
Photos and text interviews, anecdotes, and narrative document the 25-year history of the Seattle ballet company now considered one of America's best. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Introducing visitors to the diverse lands and rich cultural traditions of Native Alaskans, this guide leads travelers to villages, festivals, museums, tours, historic sites, art collections, and dance performances of Native Alaskans, and profiles artists-at-work.
Here is the first social history of the weather in this notoriouslywet region--not just how damp it is, but what all of this extravagantweather does to the souls who have endured, cursed, and worshiped it.
Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, an ornithology teacher and researcher, examines the amazing talents and personalities of the most common of birds. She muses on the tarnished reputation of the starling, the sexed-up antics of male woodpeckers, and the mysterious behavior and startling population explosion of crows in her hometown. Through the eye and voice of this talented writer, birds provide a... read more
Ecological restoration is an inherently challenging endeavor. Not only is its underlying science still developing, but the concept itself raises complex questions about nature, culture, and the role of humans in the landscape.Using a recent controversy over ecological restoration efforts in Chicago as a touchstone for discussion, Restoring Nature explores the difficult questions that arise dur... read more
"Fundamentally, the salmon's decline has been the consequence of a vision based on flawed assumptions and unchallenged myths.... We assumed we could control the biological productivity of salmon and 'improve' upon natural processes that we didn't even try to understand. We assumed we could have salmon without rivers." --from the introduction From a mountain top where an eagle carries a salmon ... read more
This handy pocket-size cookbook will satisfy any chocolate lover’s cravings and makes a great little gift. Indulge in Devil’s Food Cupcakes, Double Chocolate Macaroons, Truffle Squares, and many other totally chocolate recipes. These decadent treats are sure to bring out the chocoholic in everyone.
Pancakes and waffles are a breakfast staple, but after a while they can fall a little flat. From Cappuccino Cakes to Cottage Cheese Cuties, this versatile little pocket-size cookbook contains dozens of options for these comfort food classics that the whole family will love!
With recipes for classics like crab cakes and cioppino alongside new favorites like Crab Ceviche and Crab Quesadillas with Mango Salsa, this handy pocket-size cookbook has recipes to delight seafood-lovers everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Following the Cascadia Marine Trail--the first nationally designated saltwater trail, stretching from south Puget Sound to Canada--Rogers sets off on a 360-mile paddle to investigate how nature and habitat coexist with industrial growth, how Puget Sound has changed in the last 50 years, and how he will survive one month in his kayak. 80 color photos.
Large book on quilting.
Whether you are teaching homonyms, figures of speech, or idioms, this book will offer humours background information and sets of word games for all.
When twelve writers from Washington and Oregon were asked to write about their relationship to the place they call home, the responses were as diverse and rich as the region itself. Gathered here are original works from essayists, poets and novelists who are both natives and newcomers to the northwest edge of America.
S'abadeb, The Gifts captures the essence of Coast Salish culture through its artistry, oral traditions, and history. Developed in conjunction with the first extensive exhibition of the art and culture of the Coast Salish peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, the book traces the development of Salish art from prehistory to the present. Sculpture in wood, stone, and bone--including m... read more
This stunning collection of photographic portraits traces US history through the lives of well-known abolitionists, artists, scientists, writers, statesman, entertainers, and sports figures. Drawing on the photographic collections of the National Portrait Gallery, author Deborah Willis explores how these images—many by famous photographers—reveal the nation's history through an African America... read more
In his engaging book Windshield Wilderness, David Louter explores the relationship between automobiles and national parks, and how together they have shaped our ideas of wilderness. National parks, he argues, did not develop as places set aside from the modern world, but rather came to be known and appreciated through technological progress in the form of cars and roads, leaving an enduring le... read more
Taking up where Emily Post and Miss Manners left off, Diane Mapes counsels the dating-distressed on today’s new rules of courtship. This smart, savvy etiquette guide addresses both nuts-and-bolts questions (Who asks? Who pays? Who makes the first call? Who brings out the condoms?) as well as the more puzzling aspects of modern romance (Do I really need to tell my new girlfriend that I had her ... read more
Since the end of World War II, we have rebuilt our once pedestrian- and transit-friendly urban landscapes to accommodate the automobile. Today, our sprawling cities and suburbs are shaping us--but not always as we might hope. The third edition of Cascadia Scorecard examines the connections between urban design and the twin epidemics of obesity and physical inactivity and identifies steps towar... read more
Over Our Heads: A Local Look at Global Climate presents the latest findings on climate change-the causes, the impacts, the solutions-in easy-to-understand terms. Read it and learn what you can do to defend our climate.
Dubbed the "Indiana Jones of Rock 'n' Roll" by Seattle’s The Rocket, Peter Blecha’s life reads like a dream come true. From an adolescence spent hoarding 45s, he turned an obsession with music memorabilia into an amazing career, amassing an astonishing collection of rock-and-roll artifacts while hobnobbing with music industry bigwigs and helping to establish a world-famous museum. Here Blecha ... read more
Green design is the major architectural movement of our time. Throughout the world architects are producing sustainable buildings in an attempt to preserve the environment and our globe’s natural resources. However, current strategies for forming sustainable solutions are typically too general and fail to take advantage of critical geographical, environmental, and cultural factors particular t... read more
Written by local reviewers, Best Places guides let travelers in on the best a city or region has to offer. A listing in a Best Places guide is coveted. To receive one star is an honor. Four stars are extremely rare and guaranteed to be the créme de la créme. While other guides give travelers choices, Best Places distinguishes itself by providing readers with the absolute best choices and stand... read more
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Fully updated, this reference for demanding home cooks and the gastronomically adventurous lists all the best food sources in and around Seattle: chocolatiers, old-fashioned butchers, farmers’ markets, and purveyors of authentic Chinese tofu, local Scandinavian specialties (lutefisk, anyone?), and imported Middle Eastern delights. Easy to use, it comes complete with a map. Seattle has become a... read more
This critical anthology draws on current theoretical movements to examine the breadth of Asian American literature from the earliest to the most recent writers. Covering fiction, essays, poetry, short stories, ethnography, and autobiography, Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature advances the development of a theoretically informed, historically and culturally specific methodolog... read more
In the far northern parts of the world, near and above the Arctic Circle, summer days are very long. In Barrow, Alaska, for example, the sun rises in May and sets 83 days later, in early August. During this time, the sun shines all through the night. People call it the midnight sun. When the midnight sun is shining, people and animals stay active even at night. This sweet poetic narrative, ill... read more
More than 1,000 ideas will keep crafters busy year-round.Full-size patterns make any project easy to complete.Detailed instructions guide crafters from start to finish.
One-of-a-kind book shows how to display, decorate, and craft with collections.Highlights display ideas and collections from people across the U.S.Projects are divided into chapters by level of skill required—Ideas for Arranging, Adding a Crafter’s Touch, New Techniques to Try.Collections from A to Z—heirlooms, stamps, pewter, toys, handkerchiefs, and more.
Decorating ideas and projects organized by season.Whole-house tours that convey seasonal palettes—pinks and greens and creams for spring, bright tropical colors for summer, etc.Chapters include at a glance, tip-style, and step-by-step projects.Multiple room arrangement ideas and tips with floor plans.Ideas to change rooms with color, furniture placement, and accessories to reflect the mood of ... read more
The accent in this book is on hospitality, in both the delectable meals served to family and friends, and the attractive seating on which to enjoy them. Made from a variety of materials, the contemporary furniture masterpieces shown here provide visitors to the MFA with opportunities to relax and enjoy the art—and it is in such a spirit that this appetizing volume was conceived. Please Be Seat... read more
November 30, 1999, is seen as a day of infamy-the day the World Trade Organization was battled head-on in Seattle. Media coverage, with its images of gas masks, tear-gas victims, bullying cops, rampaging hoodlums, and ruffled WTO dignitaries, presented a riveting picture of violence in the streets. But there was another battle of far greater consequence. People from around the world converged ... read more
Best Places brings its distinctive taste to La-La Land, with 200 star-rated restaurants, the Top 25 city attractions, a chapter on exploring Disneyland, and much, much more. From ambling along the Santa Monica Pier to strategically negotiating L.A. sprawl, Best Places Los Angeles offers the most reliable insider information available. It’s why people trust Best Places, the most respected trave... read more
An exploration of industrial design in America, using Toledo as a paradigm of the shift from manufacturing based on engineering to production involving design and marketing This book illuminates the widespread implications, ranging from utopian visions to the development of modern advertising and targeted marketing. The essays included in this publication illuminate our understanding of modern... read more
In A Place Beyond, Nick Jans leads us into his “found” home—the Eskimo village of Ambler, Alaska, and the vast wilderness around it. In his powerful essays, the rhythms of daily arctic life blend with high adventure—camping among wolves, traveling with Iñupiat hunters, witnessing the Kobuk River at breakup. The poignancy of a village funeral comes to life, hordes of mosquitoes whine against a ... read more
Alaska remains one location that is singularly arresting to the American imagination. Twenty exceptional writers share their stories of work, play, and life in what is often called the Last Frontier. Armchair travelers everywhere will find delight in this anthology of exuberant original essays that reveals Alaska as a place, an adventure, and a state of mind.
Offers advice on hiking with children, and provides information on length, difficulty, time, elevation, and points of interest for over seventy routes
Fitzgerald's powerful photos and Hasselstrom's inspiring text present this awesome beast in its ancient and contemporary grandeur.
Traces the life of the former governor and cabinet officer
Seattle artist Dante Marioni creates glass in a classic tradition inspired by the art of ancient and Renaissance Italy, yet his graceful vessels carry the art forward with their fresh forms and vibrant colour combinations.
Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on the proposition that healthy, functioning ecosystems are a necessary prerequisite for both economic security and social justice, the project is built a... read more
The first and only guide to offer a comprehensive history of Northwest music from the 1920s to the present, including rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, country, and classical. Join James Bush on an entertaining trip across the whole spectrum of Northwest music. Bush and contributing critics have compiled more than 200 listings of individual artists, bands, and movements, each with recommended disc... read more
Describes hiking trails along the Oregon coast, recommends wildlife watching spots, and offers advice on canoeing and kayaking
The outstanding legacy of the Russian goldsmith and jeweler Carl Faberge has captured the public's imagination for many years. During his lifetime, Faberge's exquisitely made jewelry and fantastically extravagant objets d'art brought him patronage from the world's most affluent people, including royalty - and throughout this century his work has been avidly collected. Faberge in America is the... read more
Book by Greater Yellowstone Coalition
FBI agent Jennifer Szczymanski and train enthusiast Larry McBryde must overcome their initial suspicion of each other to track down a saboteur whose next target is one of the longest railway tunnels in North America
This classic book of essays by Kim Stafford-praised as "the calm deliberations of a gracious intelligence" by Barry Lopez-is now available from Sasquatch Books.
The art movement known as Impressionism has not always been as popular as it is today. When it first emerged in France in the last decades of the 19th century, critics reacted harshly, and few paintings were acquired by museums. This book, published to accompany a 1999 exhibition in the USA, explores how Impressionist works made their way into European museums: who collected them, when, and wh... read more
The French artists Claude Monet and Frederic Bazille worked together for seven years - until the latter was killed in the Franco-Prussian War - to develop the style of painting which became known as Impressionism. This is a study of that fruitful collaboration and the works that resulted from it. Published to accompany a 1999 exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, the book ass... read more
Each year more than three million visitros travel to Olympic National Park to experience the unique lushness of this temperate rain forest. With Olympic Peninsula Best Places, discover how to access the park and the best hikes and camping it offers. Uncover other secrets of the Peninsula, too, in this guide that offers travelers everything they need to know, from dawn to dusk, to have a four-s... read more
You're a concerned individual. You've seen many of the challenges being faced by our ecosystem: global warming; contaminated rivers, lakes, and streams; overuse of pesticides; diminishing natural resources. You've decided to go to work to help the environment. But what can you do, and where do you begin? "100 Jobs in the Environment" helps you find some of the answers.
To write or not to write? That is the question. And you've probably always known the answer. Maybe you were drawn to the written word as a reporter for your college newspaper, as a child writing stories to pass a rainy day, after reading a book that changed the way you looked at life, or when admiring - and striving to emulate - the achievements of successful authors, editors, playwrights, col... read more
In Overstory: Zero Robert Leo Heilman portrays the working class life of loggers, miners, roofers, millworkers and tree planters in rural Oregon. This revised and expanded collection of his critically acclaimed award-winning essays and memoirs examines the complex relationships between work, nature, community and family in straight forward prose that goes beyond mere labels and issues. Drawing... read more
This stunning narrative written by a teacher of the Yup'ik Eskimo village of Tununak ""is a memoir worth reading, "" reports the ""Anchorage Daily News.""
Targeting the West's urban hotspots, City Guides reveal the top 200 restaurants and feature a pull-out color map along with indepth information on shopping, exploring, and day trips.
Presents jump rope rhymes and techniques for jumping rope either by yourself or with others
From the legendary to the obscure, San Francisco, You're History! is filled with the interesting tales behind San Francisco's affairs, episodes, incidents, tragedies, and triumphs from the 1840s to the 1960s.
The original insider's guide-now in print for fifteen years with over 150,000 copies sold-this new, seventh edition of Seattle Best Places takes a fresh look at the city that has everybody talking.
Deserts are environments that can be inhospitable even to seasoned explorers. Craig Childs has spent years in the deserts of the American West, and his treks through arid lands in search of water reveal the natural world at its most extreme.
Roskelley recounts his climbing career from 1965 through 1992 including his 20 Himalayan expeditions. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Published in connection with a nationally touring Whatcom Museum (Washington) exhibition of the same name proposed by Herman (director emeritus, the Renwick Gallery, DC). Features Marilyn Monrobot as the work on the title page in addition to 79 other color examples of trash-into- treasure. Other than early exemplars of funky found art, most of these craftily recycled materials are surprisingly... read more
Essays discuss the beauty of Alaska, trapping wolves, the characteristics of ravens, tracking the movements of grizzly bears, and wilderness survival
Beautiful but troubled Irish con artist Myra Delaney is on the run in 1920s Portland, Oregon, with stolen money in her satchel and misdeeds on her mind. Fleeing an abusive marriage--and the consequences of her own crimes--Myra escapes to the captivating world of the traveling circus, with its secret lingo, exotic performers, and nightly journeys from town to town. After hatching a plan that wi... read more
First published more than a century ago, this journal of a woman's life and travels in post-Civil War California and the Northwest is one of the first female accounts of the region.
For the armchair sailor or the seagoing captain, this handy identification guide answers questions about the procession of workboats we see every day in the harbors and inland waters along the Pacific Coast.
Ciscoe Morris answers 400 the most interesting, oft-asked, most urgent, and puzzling gardening questions. Even if Ciscoe’s signature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thick Wisconsin accent) is completely disarming, do not underestimate his gardening chops: Master Gardener, certified arborist, teacher at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture. In his first book, ... read more
Railroad workers, Bowdon current and Dill retired, recount the story of the railway built to ship lumber from southern Oregon to the major east-west routes in California. After small companies had failed in the attempt, Southern Pacific opened the line in 1929. Not until after World War II was the traffic forecasted actually achieved, and by the late 1980s, there was barely enough tonnage to w... read more
From traffic shortcuts to library hours, crime statisticsto top executive salaries, parks to schools, this fully updated,revised and expanded edition of Seattle's most comprehensive guidehelps you cut your way through red tape and make the city work foryou.
How can you know a place? Historian and naturalist Jack Nisbet—author of Sources of the River: Tracking David Thompson Across Western North America—looks to the relics of a region to connect the present moment to the distant past. In the vast Western territory defined by the Columbia River, Nisbet tracks the stories and meaning of relics such as a trilobite fossil that points to a tropical pre... read more
Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for the region. Now Nisbet turns his attention to David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and throughout other areas of western North America. Douglas's discover... read more
During a meteoric career that spanned from 1825 to 1834, David Douglas made the first systematic collections of flora and fauna over many parts of the greater Pacific Northwest. Despite his early death, colleagues in Great Britain attached the Douglas name to more than 80 different species, including the iconic timber tree of the region. David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work is a colorfully illu... read more
The Dust of Everday Life is an epic poem of pioneer life in the Oregon and Washington Territories from critically acclaimed author Jana Harris. This groundbreaking creative work is the insightful and intimate account of two families and an unflinching, humanized portrait of Northwest history.
Includes short pieces and excerpts from longer works by such authors as Rudyard Kipling, Chief Joseph, Jack Kerouac, Theodore Roethke, and Raymond Carver
The lowfalutin' look at the biggest, wildest state in the Union, from the originator of the Fly By Night Club's zany musicomedy show.
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