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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Travelers' Tales San Francisco

SFO15
James O'Reilly (Editor), Larry Habegger (Editor), Sean O'Reilly (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2002
496
1885211856
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Eyewitness Guide San Francisco and Northern California

USW147
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
324
1465441298
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. With excellent maps.
$21.99

San Francisco Map

CAL80
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866091028
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of San Francisco at a nice scale of 1:13,000.
$9.95

San Francisco Bay Map

CAL194
Great Pacific Map Company
Map Art
2011
2
157835160X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the San Francisco Bay area, including Oakland, San Jose, Napa, Sonoma and Point Reyes, at a scale of 1:145,000.
$6.95

Compass Guide California Wine Country

USW171
John Doerper
Compass American Guides
2010
307
1400004926
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Covering wineries both small and large, this comprehensive guide to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys includes excellent maps, color photographs and informative essays.
$21.99

Fodor's San Francisco's 25 Best

USW185
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
176
080414348X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to San Francisco, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$13.99

Moon Handbook Northern California

CAL60
Kim Weir
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
600
1631211536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to northern California, with a wealth of practical information and coverage of local history, culture and nature.
$23.99

Moon Outdoors 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area

SFO62
Ann Marie Brown
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
432
1612386466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The fourth edition of this valuable guide.
$17.99

Wildsam Field Guide to San Francisco

SFO66
Wildsam Field Guides
Wildsam
2013
131
0615912583
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced pocket guide to San Francisco is designed for the soulful traveler with a bygone sense of place. Contributors include local artists, musicians and writers who compiled recommendations, essays, illustrations and interviews intende
$18.00

The Accidental Connoisseur, An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World

TVL31
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2005
262
0865477124
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
With a winning wit and not a drop of pretense, Osborne sets out to discover what's what with wine, traveling through Sonoma and Napa, France, Italy and other European wine meccas, 11 adventures in all. He meets plenty of interesting characters along the w
$16.00

A Crack in the Edge of the World, America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

CAL193
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins
2006
448
0060572000
PAPER
History
12/3/2014
0
0
0
0
Geologist, master storyteller, traveler and journalist, Simon Winchester succeeds again in this fast-paced, utterly fascinating account of the great 1906 earthquake that devastated San Francisco.
$15.99

California the Beautiful

CAL277
Galen Rowell (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2009
159
159962074X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Rowell's exquisite photographs are accompanied by excerpts from Joan Didion, M.F.K. Fisher, Jack London, William Saroyan and many other luminaries in this celebration of the nature and spirit of California.
$19.95

California, A History

CAL204
Kevin Starr
Modern Library
2007
400
081297753X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively short history in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series, written by a renowned historian.
$17.00

The Last Season

CAL207
Eric Blehm
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
352
0060583002
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$14.99

The Mountains of California

USW368
John Muir
Modern Library
2001
281
0375758194
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The classic account by the pioneering conservationist of Yosemite and lesser-known regions of the Sierra Nevada. Muir's tribute includes his commentary on the glaciers, geology and natural history of the region.
$15.00

Natural State, A Literary Anthology of California Nature Writing

CAL101
Steven Gilbar (Editor)
University of California Press
1998
400
0520212096
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Divided by ecological region, this book is a literary tour of California's unrivaled natural diversity, featuring essays and excerpts by such great writers as Barry Lopez, Gretel Ehrlich and John McPhee. Gary Snyder provided the afterword.
$30.95

San Francisco, A Cultural History

SFO20
Mick Sinclair
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
256
156656817X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Organized more thematically than chronologically, this easy-to-read introduction to the city and its neighborhoods will appeal both to first time visitors and those who know and love the city.
$15.00

Assembling California

USW187
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
304
0374523932
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California.
$17.00

My First Summer in the Sierra

CAL47
John Muir
Modern Library
2003
353
0812968654
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Muir's original account of a summer in Yosemite and surrounding High Sierras, based on his youthful notebooks of the summer of 1869.
$14.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

CAL07
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446788
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, easy-to-use guide to 1,000 California trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects, birds and other flora and fauna.
$22.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

Sierra Nevada Natural History

CAL53
Tracy I. Storer, Robert L. Usinger, David Lukas
University of California Press
2004
560
0520240960
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An old-fashioned comprehensive guide to 750 species of mammals, plants, insects, fish, birds and amphibians throughout the Sierra Nevadas.
$29.95

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

CAL238
John Muir Laws
Heyday Books
2007
366
159714052X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This impressively detailed, compact and comprehensive identification guide covers 1700 native species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. Well organized for the field with 2,800 clear color
$25.00

More Books

Angle of Repose

USW301
Wallace Stegner
Vintage Books
2014
632
1101872764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man's search for his grandparents' story. It beautifully weaves the history of the American West and a glimpse of their life in California, Colorado and Idaho.
$16.95

Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950-1965

SFO59
Caroline A. Jones
University of California Press
1990
231
0520068424
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Defecting from the prevailing style of Abstract Expressionism, a number of Bay Area artists began experimenting with painting the human figure again in the 1950s. This full-color book about the resulting movement is a perfect addition to your library befo
$52.95

Bret Harte's Gold Rush, Outcasts of Poker Flat, The Luck of Roaring Camp, Tennessee's Partner and Other Favorites

CAL78
Bret Harte, Reuben H. Margolin (Editor)
Heyday Books
1996
178
0930588886
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In the 1860s and 70s, a former stagecoach messenger named Bret Harte dazzled the literary world with his tales of Gold Rush-era California. These 15 rough-and-tumble stories include some of the best he ever wrote.
$13.95

Chez Panisse Vegetables

GEN987
Alice Waters
William Morrow & Company
1996
0060171472
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Alongside gorgeous woodcuts and deceptively simple, world-famous recipes, Waters explains how to cook, buy and prepare specific vegetables in this still-fresh take on seasonal cooking.
$36.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten San Francisco

SFA1
Jeffrey Kennedy
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445749
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Fifth Chinese Daughter

SFO08
Jade Snow Wong
University of Washington Press
1990
246
0295968265
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
First published in 1945, Jade Snow Wong's memoir is a simply told, moving story of family life in pre-WWII San Francisco Chinatown.
$17.00

Lonely Planet Northern California

CAL319
N. Cavalieri
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
576
1742207316
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to Northern California in the hallmark Lonely Planet style.
$19.99

Mac's Field Guide to Northern California Wildflowers

CAL05
Craig MacGowan
Mountaineers
2000
2
0898862884
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, laminated card features color drawings of the wildflowers commonly found in the northern California region.
$4.95

The Maltese Falcon

CAL06
Dashiell Hammett
Random House
1989
217
0679722645
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in San Francisco, this is Dashiell Hammett's classic story of Sam Spade, the archetypal hard-boiled detective.
$14.95

National Geographic San Francisco

SFO47
Jerry Camarillo, Jr. Dunn
National Geographic
2016
272
1426217005
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guidebook to San Francisco, published by National Geographic in its attractive, visual style. It features many color photographs, maps and good information history, nature, culture and travel.
$22.99

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

SFO11
Joan Didion
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
238
0374531382
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.00

Tartine Bread

GEN986
Chad Robertson
Chronicle Books
2010
304
0811870413
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A lushly illustrated step-by-step guide to bread baking by the master baker behind San Francisco's famed Tartine. Includes countless tips, insights and additional recipes for using up every delicious morsel, including Catalan bread salad, a variety of bru
$40.00

The Valley of the Moon

CAL169
Jack London
University of California Press
1999
425
0520218205
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In part a tribute to his wife and rural life on his ranch in Glen Ellen, London's California novel follows Billy and Saxon Roberts from Oakland to Sonoma, where they strive to live independently off the land.
$28.95

For Kids

Frommer's San Francisco Day by Day

SFO29
Noelle Salmi
Frommer's
2013
192
1628870273
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$13.95

This is San Francisco

CAL181
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2003
64
0789309629
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Cable cars, Chinatown and other city sights are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations in this classic portrait of San Francisco, first published in 1961 and presented here in facsimile.
$17.95

John Muir: My Life with Nature

CAL120
Joseph Bharat Cornell
Aa Balkema
2000
80
1584690097
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A short introduction to the life, work and writings of John Muir.
$9.95

Worth Looking For

Pacific State Wildflowers

USW192
Theodore F. Niehaus, Charles Ripper (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
432
0395910951
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
This Peterson field guide covers 1,492 species of wildflowers found from British Columbia to Baja California.
$19.00

San Francisco Stories, Great Writers on the City

CAL168
John Miller (Editor)
Chronicle Books
2004
312
0811844390
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
This well-chosen anthology shows the city as seen by wonderful writers, ranging from London, Wolfe and Kerouac to Ann Lamott and Amy Tan.
$14.95