Pacific Northwest

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Dorling Kindersley, 2008 - Northwest, Pacific - 352 pages
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From soaring snow-covered mountains to arid deserts, deep river gorges to the beautiful island-dotted coastline, this guide showcases one of the world's most beautiful regions. In-depth coverage is given to the region's top cities: Portland, Seattle and Vancouver - known for their thriving arts scene, as well as the throngs of impressive natural wonders which are never too far way. Aided by excellent maps, floorplans and illustrations, visitors will be finding their way around the sights - from fish markets to world-class museums, just like the locals. This guidebook is all you will need to get the best that Oregon, Washington and British Columbia have to offer.

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I found this travel guide to be quite helpful on a recent trip to Seattle (and the surrounding area). It provides very detailed descriptions of the different sites and attractions, including hours of ... Read full review

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Generally a good guide when planning a PAC NW trip on the fly with little time. Good resource for scanning and gleaning some destination ideas to incorporate into our itinerary. Photos are key in ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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