Friday, March 16, 2012

Opening Sentences of the Day: Wild in the City and Portland in Three Centuries



Wildness is as much a perception as reality.
-- Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine: The Portland-Vancouver Region's Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas by Michael C. Houck and M. J. Cody, from OSU Press.  This book is a good inspiration to get out there and do some hiking!



The Pacific Northwest was an international trouble spot in 1845.
-- Portland in Three Centuries: The Place and the People by Carl Abbott, also published by OSU Press. It looks like a concise, readable history of Portland, and I love the cool zine cover.



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3 comments :

Alyce said...

I'm sure being from Oregon myself has something to do with it, but both of those look good to me. :)

fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

Personally I am not that much of a non-fiction reader, however these kind of 'coffee table' book are great for browsing and I just love the opening line of 'Wild In The City'.

Hubbie and I have just taken over a franchise for a company which promotes 'Treasure Trails' around some of our local towns and attractions. I have seen so many things that I never noticed before and ithas been an inspiration to get out there and explore what is on my own doorstep.

I think it is great that you are discovering so much about your own local area and State, so enjoy your books and have a good weekend.

Yvonne

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed visiting Oregon several times throughout my life...these both look good!

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