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San Francisco to Monterey

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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Essential Reading Package-EXCAL122

Item EXCAL122. Buy these 3 items as a set for $47 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Journey into Steinbeck's California

CAL317
Susan Shillinglaw
Perseus
2011
0984623914
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California.
$24.95

The Monterey Bay, Big Sur & Gold Coast Wine Country Book

CAL182
Christina Waters, Buz Bezore
Berkshire House Publishers
2005
301
1581570503
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent, locally produced travel guide mixing history, culture, nature and anecdote with a shipload of up-to-date practical information.
$18.95

Monterey Peninsula Map

CAL183
AAA Publishing
AAA Publishing
2003
2
1578351456
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed city map of the Monterey Peninsula and surroundings.
$4.95

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

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 intended to move the traveler beyond their itinerary.
$18.00

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, 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

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

Life in a California Mission

USW366
Jean Francois de la Perouse, Malcolm Margolin (Introduction)
Heyday Books
1989
112
0930588398
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A remarkable essay about the natural life and native customs of 18th-century California, written by a French explorer while his ships lay at anchor in Monterey Bay.
$12.00

Cannery Row

USW150
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1993
193
0140177388
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Down to a Soundless Sea

CAL144
Thomas Steinbeck
Ballantine Books
2003
320
0345455770
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Son of John, Thomas Steinbeck mines the same terrain as his father, writing stories set in the Monterey Peninsula of the early 20th-century.
$13.95

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

Tortilla Flat

USW149
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1995
174
0140187405
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First of his Monterey novels, Steinbeck peoples his tales of life in run-down Tortilla Flat with a colorful cast of memorable characters.
$16.00

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

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

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

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

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 intended to move the traveler beyond their itinerary.
$18.00

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, 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

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

Life in a California Mission

USW366
Jean Francois de la Perouse, Malcolm Margolin (Introduction)
Heyday Books
1989
112
0930588398
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A remarkable essay about the natural life and native customs of 18th-century California, written by a French explorer while his ships lay at anchor in Monterey Bay.
$12.00

Cannery Row

USW150
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1993
193
0140177388
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Down to a Soundless Sea

CAL144
Thomas Steinbeck
Ballantine Books
2003
320
0345455770
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Son of John, Thomas Steinbeck mines the same terrain as his father, writing stories set in the Monterey Peninsula of the early 20th-century.
$13.95

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

Tortilla Flat

USW149
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1995
174
0140187405
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First of his Monterey novels, Steinbeck peoples his tales of life in run-down Tortilla Flat with a colorful cast of memorable characters.
$16.00

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

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

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
$22.00

More Books

Monterey, Carmel and Salinas, California Map

CAL184
G.M. Johnson Maps
2014
2
1770683437
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A city map of Monterey at a scale of 1:28,000 with a legend and inset of downtown Carmel. On the reverse is a map of Monterey County with insets.
$5.95

Sweet Thursday

CAL141
John Steinbeck
Penguin Putnam
1996
260
0140187502
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sequel to "Cannery Row."
$14.00

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 way, revealing much about the pleasures of wine (and travel!).
$16.00

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

More Books

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

Sweet Thursday

CAL141
John Steinbeck
Penguin Putnam
1996
260
0140187502
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sequel to "Cannery Row."
$14.00

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 way, revealing much about the pleasures of wine (and travel!).
$16.00

Monterey, Carmel and Salinas, California Map

CAL184
G.M. Johnson Maps
2014
2
1770683437
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A city map of Monterey at a scale of 1:28,000 with a legend and inset of downtown Carmel. On the reverse is a map of Monterey County with insets.
$5.95

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

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

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