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Homewaters: A Human & Natural History of Puget Sound
Homewaters: A Human & Natural History of Puget Sound
5/3/20211:11:09

David B. Williams discusses his new book "Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound" with Mary Ann Gwinn. Focusing on the area south of Port Townsend and between the Cascade and Olympic mountains, Williams uncovers human and natural histories in, on, and around the Sound. In conversations with archaeologists, biologists, and tribal authorities, Williams traces how generations of humans have interacted with such species as geoducks, salmon, orcas, rockfish, and herring. He sheds light on how warfare shaped development and how people have moved across this maritime highway, in canoes, the mosquito fleet, and today's ferry system. The book also takes an unflinching look at how the Sound's ecosystems have suffered from human behavior, including pollution, habitat destruction, and the effects of climate change.

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