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San Francisco, Sonoma & Napa Valleys

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCAL105

Item EXCAL105. Buy these 3 items as a set for $49 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

California Map

CAL55
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2017
2
3866093454
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of California, shown at a scale of 1:1,100,000.
$9.95

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

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

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.
$16.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$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

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

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.
$16.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

More Books

East of Eden

USW152
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1992
602
0140186395
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Steinbeck's story of two families in rural California, and the violent fates that befall them. Covering the period from the Civil War to World War I, this story of connected families is a retelling of the early chapters of Genesis.
$18.00

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

For Kids

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

Island of the Blue Dolphins

PAC78
Scott O'Dell
Houghton Mifflin Company
1971
177
0547328613
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The gripping story of a courageous American Indian girl left abandoned by her tribe on an island off the California coast. Recommended for children ages 12 and up. Karana's struggle to survive is riveting.
$7.99

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

For Kids

Island of the Blue Dolphins

PAC78
Scott O'Dell
Houghton Mifflin Company
1971
177
0547328613
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The gripping story of a courageous American Indian girl left abandoned by her tribe on an island off the California coast. Recommended for children ages 12 and up. Karana's struggle to survive is riveting.
$7.99

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

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