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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