Urban naturalist and geologist David B. Williams unlocks the secrets of cairns, man-made rock piles with which travelers traditionally communicate with each other in his fascinating new book, Cairns: Messengers in Stone (The Mountaineers). He explores the history of cairns, from the moors of Scotland, the Arctic, on Himalayan peaks, and then closer to home. Also the author of The Street-Smart Naturalist and Stories in Stone, David B. Williams is an expert at connecting walkers to the stories of our landscapes, whether in the wilderness or in our neighborhoods.
Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
ISBN: 9781594856815
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountaineers Books - October 2012