A selection of new titles by Washington authors, or of local interest.
“Seeing Things” by Jim Woodring (Fantagraphics, $22.95). Handsomely produced book of charcoal drawings and color images by the Seattle comic-book writer (“Jim,” “The Frank Book”).
“Toward a New Regionalism: Environmental Architecture in the Pacific Northwest” by David E. Miller (University of Washington Press, $30). A University of Washington professor of architecture outlines the technologies, materials and methods employed locally in environmentally friendly building design.
“Wings Across the Water: Victoria’s Flying Heritage 1871-1971” by Elwood White and Peter L. Smith (Harbour Publishing, $28.95). This history of aviation in the British Columbian capital includes chapters on the Seattle-Victoria airmail connection in the 1920s and on seaplane travel between the two cities in the 1930s and ’40s.
“The Raging Sea: The Powerful Account of the Worst Tsunami in U.S. History” by Dennis M. Powers (Kensington, $15.95). The emphasis is on Crescent City, Calif., where the tsunami triggered by Alaska’s 1964 Good Friday earthquake hit hardest. But there’s also information about how the waves affected the Washington and Oregon coasts.
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