Filled with fun facts and more about the Emerald City. Not the wizard’s Emerald City, but Seattle, home to the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. Yet this is not your typical tourist guide book as David B. Williams shares more in-depth knowledge of the city’s history, little known gems, geology and geography in his new book, Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City. Divided into 17 walks, Williams takes you through Seattle’s founding in the early 1850s, its many regrades or leveling of the hills to make the city more manageable, most significantly Denny Hill, “the big hill that went away”, while pointing out the architecture and landscape that make Seattle such an interesting and walkable city. The book clearly outlines the length of each walks, provides a map showing the route and points of interest, includes sidebars with additional information, and covers practical bits such as public transit, restrooms, hills, and timing. If you are a tourist visiting this fair city or a local wanting to learn more about your city, we think you’ll find Seattle Walks is an excellent guide to help you experience Seattle in a new way.