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Legendary Rides in Northern California

Reading and Travel Guide
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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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

Point Reyes, The Complete Guide to the National Seashore & Surrounding Area

CAL200
Jessica Lage
Wilderness
2004
249
0899973507
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A helpful guide to Point Reyes, featuring information about hiking and biking, kayaking, horesback riding and other activities. With an overview of the region's natural and cultural history.
$19.95

MapEasy's Guidemap to Napa & Sonoma

CAL118
MapEasy
MapLink
2008
2
MEA NAPA
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, informative road map and guide to wineries.
$7.95

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

Fodor's Northern California

CAL224
Carissa Bluestone (Editor)
Fodor's
2015
608
1101878495
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$19.99

A Wine Journey Along The Russian River

CAL293
Steve Heimoff
University of California Press
2010
296
0520239857
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Heimoff interviews growers and vintners to gain an understanding of how the vineyards play a role in the cultural and natural history of California Wine Country.
$23.95

Great Wine Made Simple, Straight Talk From a Master Sommelier

GEN411
Andra Immer Robinson
Broadway Books
2005
326
0767904788
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A practical, personable introduction to the world of wine, including helpful definitions of terms, label-reading tips and advice on pairing wines with food.
$30.00

Cyclopedia, It's All About the Bike

BCY27
William Fotheringham
Chicago Review Press
2015
448
1613734123
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
The distinguished journalist and cycling fan William Fotheringham brings humor and substance to this irresistible compendium, organized A-to-Z. With maps and illustrations.
$18.95

Golden Gate, The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

SFO52
Kevin Starr
Bloomsbury USA
2012
240
159691534X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Starr covers the history and meaning of this beloved icon and great American feats of engineering in this slim portrait.
$16.00

Judgment of Paris

CAL287
George Taber
Scribner
2006
330
743297326
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the legendary Paris Tasting of 1976, a blind tasting where esteemed French judges chose obscure California wines over France's best, turning the industry on its head.
$17.00

Just Ride, A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

BCY22
Grant Petersen
Workman Publishing Company
2012
212
0761155589
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
Bicycle commuter, reformed racer and proprietor of Rivendell Bicycle Works in Walnut Creek California, Grant Petersen covers equipment, health, safety and attitude in 87 short and illustrated, often provocative essays.
$13.95

Napa, the Story of an American Eden

USW169
James Conway
Mariner Books
1992
560
0618257985
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Conway expertly combines history, personal anecdote, wine criticism and social commentary into a definitive portrait of place, overflowing not only with cabernets and chardonnays, but also with genuine connoisseurs, scores of dilettantes, feuds, scandals and plenty of money.
$17.95

The Oxford History of the American West

USW02
Clyde Milner, Carol A. O'Connor, Martha A. Sandweiss
Oxford University Press
1996
872
0195112121
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of wonderfully written essays by 25 contributors on the cultural and environmental history of the American West. With color illustrations and period photographs.
$60.00

Bone

USW153
Fae Myenne Ng
HarperCollins Publishers
2008
191
1401309534
PAPER
Literature
5/13/2008
0
0
0
0
A poetic, dreamlike novel that tells the story of two generations of a family in San Francisco's Chinatown, as told through the wandering memories of a woman in search of clues to explain her sister's suicide.
$16.00

Mendocino and Other Stories

CAL192
Ann Packer
Vintage Books
2003
256
140003163X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These ten memorable slice-of-life stories, which originally appeared in the New Yorker and Ploughshares magazines, are set primarily in northern California and recount the lives of ordinary people in unusual situations.
$13.95

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

The Portable Beat Reader

GEN130
Ann Charters (Editor)
Penguin
2003
645
0142437530
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
An anthology of poetry and prose from the Beat generation, including excerpts from Kerouac's "On the Road" and Ginsberg's "Howl" as well as works by Herbert Huncke, Bob Dylan, and others.
$22.00

The Silverado Squatters

CAL01
Robert Louis Stevenson
St. Martins
2008
184
1845119908
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic account of Calistoga and Napa Valley, where they were already growing wine in 1880. On a rather untraditional honeymoon, Stevenson and his new wife settled for nine months in the bunkhouse of an abandoned silver mine and met numerous local characters, all vividly described in this treasure of a book.
$18.00

The Vineyard

CAL104
Idwal Jones, Robert Mondavi (Introduction)
University of California Press
1997
285
0520210905
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Evocative of the seasons in Napa Valley, this novel traces the fate of Alda Pendle, a viticulturist's daughter who becomes a viticulturist herself.
$26.95

Coastal Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest

PNW15
Elizabeth Horn
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2003
179
0878422919
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy photo-identification guide to 200 species from British Columbia south to northern California, divided by habitats and plant family.
$14.00

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

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