~by Alan Thein Durning
This book wasn't what I expected it to be, but it was still a worthwhile read. Although published in 1996, it still has a lot to offer. There are two "story-lines" that alternate throughout the book. The story of the author's and his family's personal experiences after moving to the Northwest Pacific, and the story and history of the Northwest Pacific itself. He looks at many different projects and ways that people were trying to move towards a more sustainable culture. The Northwest Pacific is still one of the environmental and sustainability leaders in the United States, and this book offers an explanation why.