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Seattle Hardcover – April 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558688633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558688636
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 9.2 x 12.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #905,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

For some, Seattle is the corner of the Northwest. For others, it is the headquarters for some of the world's most recognized brands-Microsoft, Amazon.com, REI, Boeing, etc. For still others it is a destination, a vacation spot to see the likes of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, or perhaps the stunning view of the Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Emerald City seems to reside in our country's psyche as our hope, our hype, our home-young, rambunctious, eager to imitate, out-innovate, and challenge the world's reigning metropolitan centers. This photo-essay journey by acclaimed photographer Joel Rogers sets out to document the heart of the Northwestern culture and the soul of an urban mecca. Along the way, readers discover why it's so easy to fall in love with Seattle.

About the Author

Joel Rogers is the author and photographer of several books including the Award-winning The HIdden Coast: Kayak Explorations from Alaska to Mexico, and Watertrail" The Hidden Path through Puget Sound as well as the Insight guidebook, British Columbia: Vancouver. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications including Men's Journal, Outside, National Geographic, Audubon, Newsweek, Outside Canoe and Kayak, Hermispheres, Islands, Sea Kayaker, Seattle Metropolitan, Seattle Times, Sierra, Sunset, and US Rowing.


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer James on November 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Most city photo books are for tourists, awards or perhaps libraries. They usually don't give you a sense of the people and emotions of the city just some photos of landmarks. Joel Roger's book is different because he knows Seattle so well and he is a great photojournalist. His book left me happy I live here and reminded me of many sweet and breathtaking moments. It is the perfect book to hand to my house guests when they arrive asking, "What should we do?"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Traveling Librarian on January 7, 2009
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This book lives up to its reputation for being a good review of Seattle, both for people who are already familiar with the area as well as for newbies. The friend I bought it for lives there, and he liked it.
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By Sally on January 11, 2013
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I gave this as a gift to a couple who frequently visited their kids in Seattle. They absolutely loved the book.
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