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Join Third Place Books on Tuesday, March 10 as we welcome Paul Talbert with his new book, Wild Isle in the City: Tales From Seward Park's First 100 Years
Wild Isle in the City explores more than a century of natural and human history in Seward Park, Seattle, home to the old-growth Magnificent Forest. With emphasis on environmental history and the ethnic diversity of park users, Wild Isle tells the stories of the Lake People and many waves of immigrants, spawning peamouths and nesting eagles, park visionaries and real estate swindlers, urban development and conservation. A community of contributors has created an intriguing and visually stunning homage to the park they love.
PAUL TALBERT is a geneticist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a resident of the Hillman City neighborhood for more than 20 years, and the president of the Friends of Seward Park. He was for many years a board member for the Seward Park Audubon Center. He has previously published the book Cherries, Lanterns, and Gates: Japanese and Japanese-American Cultural Gifts in Seattle’s Parks, and numerous scientific articles on centromeres and chromatin structure.