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The Resource Too high and too steep : reshaping Seattle's topography, David B. Williams

Too high and too steep : reshaping Seattle's topography, David B. Williams

Label
Too high and too steep : reshaping Seattle's topography
Title
Too high and too steep
Title remainder
reshaping Seattle's topography
Statement of responsibility
David B. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Residents and visitors in today's Seattle would barely recognize the landscape that its founding settlers first encountered. As the city grew, its leaders and inhabitants dramatically altered its topography to accommodate their changing visions. In Too High and Too Steep, David B. Williams uses his deep knowledge of Seattle, scientific background, and extensive research and interviews to illuminate the physical challenges and sometimes startling hubris of these large-scale transformations, from the filling in of the Duwamish tideflats to the massive regrading project that pared down Denny Hill. In the course of telling this fascinating story, Williams helps readers find visible traces of the city's former landscape and better understand Seattle as a place that has been radically reshaped."--Amazon.com viewed May 27, 2020
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, David B.
Dewey number
624.1/5109797772
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
  • TA705.3.W2
  • TA705.3.W2
LC item number
  • W55 2015eb
  • W55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Earthwork
  • Geology
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Earthwork
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)
Label
Too high and too steep : reshaping Seattle's topography, David B. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Geology
  • Seattle's historic downtown shoreline
  • Filling in the Duwamish River tideflats
  • Replumbing the lakes
  • Regrading Denny Hill
  • We shape the land and the land shapes us
Control code
919495832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctfmr6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919495832
Label
Too high and too steep : reshaping Seattle's topography, David B. Williams
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Geology
  • Seattle's historic downtown shoreline
  • Filling in the Duwamish River tideflats
  • Replumbing the lakes
  • Regrading Denny Hill
  • We shape the land and the land shapes us
Control code
919495832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295806181
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctfmr6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919495832

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