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Yosemite

Yosemite

by Ansel Adams

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 112 PAGES

A handsome collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of Yosemite National Park. The 66 photographs include Clearing Winter Storm and portraits of Moon, Half Dome and El Capitan. (CAL49, $22.00)

My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 353 PAGES

Muir's original account of a summer in Yosemite and surrounding High Sierras, based on his youthful notebooks of the summer of 1869. (CAL47, $14.00)

Yosemite Wildlife

Yosemite Wildlife

by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, laminated fold-up card featuring 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. (USW499, $6.95)

Yosemite, the Complete Guide

Yosemite, the Complete Guide

by James Kaiser

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This outdoor guide, which includes the High Sierra, features stunning color photographs on almost every page, a detailed roundup of hiking, camping and other activities, innovative maps in topographic detail and dozens of suggested itineraries. (CAL213, $19.95)

Eyewitness Top Ten San Francisco

Eyewitness Top Ten San Francisco

by Jeffrey Kennedy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map. (SFA1, $14.00)

Yosemite National Park Map

Yosemite National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • 2009
  • MAP

A detailed, topographic map of Yosemite National Park, shown at a scale of 1:100,000. (CAL40, $11.95)

 
San Francisco Map

San Francisco Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A laminated, folded map of the city center of San Francisco at a nice scale of 1:13,000. (CAL80, $9.95)

The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park

The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park


by Steven P. Medley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 120 PAGES

Published by the Yosemite Association, this slim guide includes practical information on activities, hiking trails, wildlife and history. (CAL51, $12.95)

California, A History

California, A History


by Kevin Starr

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A lively short history in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series, written by a renowned historian. (CAL204, $16.00)

The Golden Shore, California's Love Affair With the Sea

The Golden Shore, California's Love Affair With the Sea


by David Helvarg

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 325 PAGES

In this eminently readable and well-researched tribute, Helvarg, an environmental journalist and filmmaker, considers the crosscurrents of culture, history, economy and myth that come together on the state's golden shores. (CAL326, $34.99)

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley, Celebrating the Park at 150

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley, Celebrating the Park at 150


by Ansel Adams | Peter Galassi

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 216 PAGES

This large-format clothbound book showcases 150 breathtaking images from Yosemite, including photographs of places like Cathedral Rocks and El Capitan, immortalized by Ansel Adams. A stunning collection. (CAL356, $100.00)

Cool Gray City of Love, 49 Views of San Francisco

Cool Gray City of Love, 49 Views of San Francisco


by Gary Kamiya

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A kaleidoscopic love letter to one of the world's great cities, San Francisco, by a lifelong Bay Area resident and co-founder of Salon. (SFO64, $16.00)

The Last Season

The Last Season


by Eric Blehm

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Eric Blehm's account of the disappearance of experienced ranger Randy Morgenson in the wilderness of the Sierras is a tribute to the man and the natural beauty of the mountains. (CAL207, $14.99)

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers


by Michael Frye

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

This Yosemite adventure companion features inspired quotes by John Muir, Sir Edmund Hillary, Susan Sontag, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Campbell and many more. Includes a foreword by pioneering rock climber Royal Robbins. (CAL347, $9.95)

A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir

A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir


by Donald Worster

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

Worster's richly anecdotal biography of the pioneering naturalist, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club captures the spirit of the man and his love of travels and exploration. (NAM45, $24.95)

Cannery Row

Cannery Row


by John Steinbeck

  • LITERATURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 193 PAGES

Based on memories of characters he met living in Monterey, including his good friend the marine biologist Ed Ricketts, this is Steinbeck's story of the good-natured bums, prostitutes, alcoholics and other denizens of Cannery Row. (USW150, $15.00)

Inspiring Generations, 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite

Inspiring Generations, 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite


by Yosemite Association

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unprecedented Yosemite Grant Act, this book compiles 150 pieces of prose and poetry selected out of hundreds of submissions from the general public. The collection includes personal stories about hikes up Half Dome, encounters with bears and overnight stays at the Ahwahnee Hotel. (CAL333, $19.95)

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem


by Joan Didion

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 238 PAGES

A classic collection of essays on the1960s cultural climate, first published in 1968. In the acclaimed title essay, Didion vividly describes the landscape, mood and culture of '60s San Francisco. (SFO11, $15.00)

Travelers' Tales San Francisco

Travelers' Tales San Francisco


by James O'Reilly | Larry Habegger | Sean O'Reilly

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

Experience San Francisco from the inside out with this engaging, insightful and entertaining selection of mostly contemporary eyewitness reports -- a terrific literary profile of a dynamic city. (SFO15, $18.95)

Assembling California

Assembling California


by John McPhee

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California. (USW187, $17.00)

Beautiful Whale

Beautiful Whale


by Bryant Austin

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 124 PAGES

A vivid photographic tribute which brings us eye-to-eye with whales. (BST224, $50.00)

Sierra Nevada, The Naturalist's Companion

Sierra Nevada, The Naturalist's Companion


by Verna Johnston

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 241 PAGES

This portrait of the Sierra Nevada has been a favorite among naturalists since first being published in 1970. Recently updated to reflect ecological research, it's a lyrical tour of the wildlife, plants and landscapes. (CAL46, $29.95)

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

The National Parks, America's Best Idea


by Ken Burns | Dayton Duncan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system. (USA356, $35.00)

Yosemite, an American Treasure

Yosemite, an American Treasure


by Kenneth Brower

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

An overview of Yosemite National Park, presented in the style of National Geographic style with 120 color photographs and text by Kenneth Brower. A volume in the National Geographic Park Profiles series. (CAL43, $16.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A compact, easy-to-use guide to 1,000 California trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects, birds and other flora and fauna. (CAL07, $22.00)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird. (USW418, $19.95)

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