Cascadia: A Tale of Two Cities, Seattle and Vancouver, B. C.

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The Cascade Mountains - after which the region is named - run north from California to southern Canada and include two of the fastest-growing cities of North America: Seattle - in the United States - and Vancouver, British Columbia - on the Canadian side of the border. The views from either city are of mountains, snow-covered volcanic peaks, forests, and oceans. In the midst of these jewel-like settings are two vibrant cultural hubs, home to full-time symphonies, opera, ballet, and independent film companies - as...
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Overview

The Cascade Mountains - after which the region is named - run north from California to southern Canada and include two of the fastest-growing cities of North America: Seattle - in the United States - and Vancouver, British Columbia - on the Canadian side of the border. The views from either city are of mountains, snow-covered volcanic peaks, forests, and oceans. In the midst of these jewel-like settings are two vibrant cultural hubs, home to full-time symphonies, opera, ballet, and independent film companies - as well as flourishing youth cultures. Photographer Morton Beebe leads us on a tour through the region, showing us the magnificence and variety of both the natural and urban worlds. He explores numerous intriguing corners of Cascadia to reveal the much-coveted life-style of the Pacific Northwest, which may become the future power center of the continent. Beebe's stunning images meet their match in texts written by eight well-known regional writers who provide local history and insiders' folklore.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780810940482
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.39 (w) x 12.32 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 10
Where in the World Is Cascadia? 13
Natural Selection 40
Past Imperfect 44
Cities at the End of the Rainbow 56
School of the Streets 92
Borderline Art 112
The Capital of Capital 152
Postcards from the Northwest Edge 174
The Young and the Restless 178
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