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Washington
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Washington Books

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Washington - general guides

Benchmark Washington Road & Recreation Atlas- 4th EditionBenchmark Washington Road & Recreation Atlas- 6th Edition
by Benchmark Map
January 2013, paperback, 128 pages
Field-checked Landscape Maps(tm) show complete road detail. The revised recreation guide is organized by categories such as attractions and activities. The metro map section covers the greater Seattle-Tacoma area.

Compass American Guides: Washington
by Daniel Jack Chasan, Bruce Hands, John Doerper
July 1998, revised edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
Celebrating the distinctive character of the Northwest, this guide has everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining

Frommer's Washington StateFrommer's Washington State, 6th Edition
by Karl Samson
March 2008, Paperback, 374 pages
In this detailed and completely up-to-date guide, you'll find great places to stay in every price range: sleek Seattle business hotels, romantic coastal inns, historic B&Bs, family-friendly motels, rustic cabins, and more. Whether you're looking for family fun or daredevil thrills, Frommer's Washington State will help you design the adventure that's right for you.

Hidden Washington
by John Gottberg, Eric Lucas
April 1997, Paperback, 280 pages, (guidebook)
Explores the exciting city of Seattle, neighborhood by neighborhood, and then hits the state's backroad attractions such as, Sun Mountain Lodge in the Cascades, and the San Juan Islands.

Inside Out - Washington: A Best Places Guide to the Outdoors
by Ron C. Judd
May 1997, Sasquatch Books, 656 pages (guidebook)
Discover where to go for the best backpacking, beaches, biking, camping, climbing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, skiing, and windsurfing. Top spots for picnicking, walking, scenic photography, wildlife watching and llama trekking.

Moon Washington, 9th EditionMoon Washington, 9th Edition
by Ericka Chickowski
June 2012, paperback, 760 pages
From urban cities to rural towns, this native gives an insider's perspective on everything the Evergreen State has to offer featuring great places to eat, scenic drives and volunteer vacations. Discover Seattle's arts and culture, climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe and much more.

Unique Washington: A Guide to the State's Quirks, Charisma and Character
by Tom Barr, Leonard T. Barr
January 1995,Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)

Washington Discovery Guide: A Remarkably Useful Travel Companion for Motorists, Rvers, and Other Explorers
by Don W. Martin
April 2000, 2nd edition, Paperback, 416 pages, (guidebook)
Descriptive driving routes, maps for each locale and suggestions for rewarding side trips.

Washington Off the Beaten Path, 9th Washington Off the Beaten Path, 9th Edition (Off the Beaten Path Series)
by Chloe Ernst
April 2013, paperback, 264 pages
This book features the unique things to see and do from quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions and unique finds to local dining. Travel off the beaten path for a one of a king experience.

Weird WashingtonWeird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
by Jefferson Davis and Al Eufrasio
An offbeat journey through Washington's hidden history, macabre mysteries, funky folklore, and strange sights. From Sasquatch to Stonehenge, from ghosts to Goddess Kring, it's a trip you won't soon forget!

Washington - specialty guides

Bite of WashingtonBite of Washington
by Teresa Nordheim
January 2009, Kindle Edition, 3278 kb
Fourteen chapters highlight Washington food festivals and event through out the year. There are over 180 recipes utilizing foods grown in Washington. The book includes several recipes from local, professional chefs. Visit Washington, and take a bite home with you.

Cooking with the Wines of Washington by Troy Townsin. Cooking with the Wines of WashingtonCooking with the Wines of Washington
by Troy Townsin.
April 2007, 224 pages, Paperback
This book provides a tour through the wineries of Washington, the second largest wine producer in the United States. Comprehensive and packed with all the information needed by visitors, it is an excellent reference. There are also 100 recipes by some of the world's great chefs.

Discover Washington With Kids
by Rosanne Cohn, Suzanne Monson
September 1998,2nd edition, Paperback, 293 pages, (guidebook)
Over 600 places to explore, including cultural, ethnic and educational activities. Each listing includes driving directions, websites, hours of operation, admission fees, wheelchair and disabled access.

Have Dog Will Travel - Washington Edition
by Barbara Whitaker
September 1999,Paperback, 320 pages, (guidebook)
More than 800 dog-friendly hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfast inns and vacation rentals throughout the state of Washington. Also when to bring your dog, and when not to, how to pack for your dog, training before you travel, how to behave at rest stops, on a walk on the trail or at the beach.

Discovering Washington Wines: An Introduction to One of the Most Exciting Premium Wine Regions
by Tom Parker.
September, 2002, 168 pages, Paperback.
Washington is the second-largest producer of wine in the U.S. and is recognized as a leading source of premium wines. Book presents essential facts about the state's wines in a compact, highly readable volume.


Photographer's GuideThe Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them
by Rod Barbee
This is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington. 5 maps, full-color throughout.

Washington: The State of Wine
by Sara Matthews.
June 2006, 112 pages, Hardcover.
This elegant book by a well respected wine photographer is a photographic celebration of the Washington wine region-its vineyards, wineries, wine-makers, and wine communities.

Washington Wines: An OverviewWashington Wines: An Overview, Wine Regions, Grapes, and Types of Wines
by Dakota Stevens
December 2010, 194 pages, Paperback
The book focuses on Washington wines including the main regions, grapes, and types of wines. So relax, open up a nice bottle of wine and learn more about wines around the world. Order now...

Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide,Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide, 2nd Edition
by Paul Gregutt.
October 2010, 360 pages, Hardcover
With twice as many winery and vineyard profiles, updated tasting notes and new recommended producers for each grape variety, this edition will continue to be the definitive reference on the subject.

WineTrails of Walla WallaWineTrails of Walla Walla
by Steve Roberts, Sunny Parsons and Lisa Pettit.
November 2010, 264 pages, Paperback
Offering amazing wines, excellent cuisine, and distinctive lodging, Walla Walla makes one terrific getaway. Get the most from your stay as Washington native Steve Roberts guides you through the hidden treasures of the Walla Walla Valley along five very memorable WineTrails.

WineTrails of WashingtonWineTrails of Washington
by Steve Roberts, Sunny Parsons and Lisa Pettit.
December 2007, 608 pages, paperback
Uniquely comprehensive, this book presents 228 wineries throughout Washington grouped into 32 amazing WineTrails. Profiles of each winery include a winery description, winemaker philosophy, photos, contact information, hours, maps and driving directions.

Winery Dogs of Walla WallaWinery Dogs of Walla Walla
by Barbara Whatley, Carl Tyler and Timothy Hall.
December 2007, 128 pages, Hardcover
Coffee Table Style Book with full color photography of Walla Walla winery dogs in their environment including stories written by individual wine makers, etc. Includes up to date map of wineries and roster. 47 wineries featured and 77 dogs.

Washington - accommodations

Absolutely Every Bed & Breakfast in Washington
by Carl Hanson (Editor)
July 1999,Paperback, 360 pages, (guidebook)

Camping! Washington! Washington: the Complete Guide to Public Campgrounds for Rvs and Tents
by Ron C. Judd
May 1999, Sasquatch Books, 288 pages (guidebook)
Facilities and ratings for more than 600 Washington campgrounds, by a Washington native.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Washington Visitor Information

Foghorn Outdoors Washington Camping: The Complete Guide to More than 650 Campgrounds (Foghorn Outdoors Series)
by Tom Stienstra and Stephani Stienstra
June 2002, Foghorn Books, 540 pages (guidebook)

Moon Spotlight Washington's Columbia RiverMoon Spotlight Washington's Columbia River Gorge Camping & Hiking
by Tom Stienstra and Scott Leonard
A 140-page compact guide covering the region's best camping and hiking sights. Each camp listing has at-a-glance icons that indicate nearby hiking or biking trails, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking and hot springs. Hiking descriptions include distance, estimated hiking time, and a rating for difficulty.

Washington State Traveler's Affordable Accommodations
by Elaine C. Ingle
February 1996,2nd edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
Affordable is defined as under a $100 a night double occupancy (sometime during the year).

Washington - narratives

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
by Jim Whittaker, Tom Hornbein, Edward M. Kennedy, John Glenn (Foreword)
September 1999, Hardback, 272 pages, (autobiography)
The author, Jim Whittaker is a well known personality, especially within the mountaineering community. A mountain guide in the Pacific Northwest, the first American to summit Everest, and instrumental in the creation of local outdoor goods company REI.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Seattle - Activities

Puget Sound: Sea Between the Mountains
by Tim Thompson (Photographer), Eric Scigliano
September 2000, Hardback, 112 pages, (photo-essay)
Take an insider's tour as you meander leisurely through this irresistible region bound by water and weather.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Seattle - Viewpoints

Singing Grass, Burning Sage: Discovering Washington's Shrub-Steppe
by Jack Nisbet
September 1999, Paperback, 120 pages, (photo-essay)
A celebration in photos and text of the arid lands of eastern Washington. The 10.5-million-acre region is dominated by sagebrush and bunchgrass, and dotted by lush coulees and stunning basalt cliffs. A look at the way civilization has played across the Columbia Basin weaves in information from early explorers' journals and field biologists' notes.

Snow Falling on Cedars
by David Guterson
November 1999, Hardcover, 224 pages, (fiction)
Set in the 1950s on an island in the straits north of Puget Sound, Washington, where everyone is either a fisherman or a berry farmer. Details of the people and the place unfold in the investigations around a murder trial.

The Toughest Indian in the World
by Sherman Alexie
May 2000, Hardcover, 238 pages, (short stories)
The author, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, is well known for exploring the conundrum of being Indian in a white man's world.

Washington Avalanche, 1910
by Cameron Dokey
September 2000, Paperback, 120 pages, (young adult fiction)
Desperate to escape her cruel stepbrother, Ginny Nolan races onto a train heading west to Seattle... In this historical fiction and romance, two young women meet on an ill-fated train ride in the avalanche-prone Washington Cascades.

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