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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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The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park

CAL51
Steven P. Medley
Yosemite Association
2012
120
1597140872
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Published by the Yosemite Association, this slim guide includes practical information on activities, hiking trails, wildlife and history.
$12.95

Sierra Nevada, The Naturalist's Companion

CAL46
Verna Johnston
University of California Press
2004
241
0520224884
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

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

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

Yosemite National Park Map

CAL40
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
0925873063
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, topographic map of Yosemite, shown at a scale of 1:80,000. Pinted on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

CAL247
Danny Palmerlee
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1742207448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With more color photographs and maps, detailed itineraries and 40 suggested hikes, this re-launched new edition of Lonely Planet Yosemite is better than ever.
$19.99

Yosemite, the Complete Guide

CAL213
James Kaiser
Independent Publishers Group
2016
304
1940754194
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

Rush for Riches, Gold Fever and the Making of California

USW190
J. S. Holliday
University of California Press
1999
336
0520214021
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, oversize history of the California Gold Rush and its effects by a noted expert, covering the 1830's through the 1890's and packed with more than 200 illustrations and archival photographs.
$41.95

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

An Island Called California, An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities

CAL11
Elna S. Bakker
University of California Press
1984
484
0520049489
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An introduction to the ecology and wildlife of the Golden State, this volume is filled with photographs illustrating a variety plants, animals and geological features found throughout the deserts, forests and coastline of California.
$28.95

Geology of the Sierra Nevada

CAL255
Mary Hill
University of California Press
2006
468
0520236963
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Hill provides a comprehensive guide to the Sierra Nevada's geological history, with extensive information on plate tectonics.
$26.95

Our National Parks

USW272
John Muir, Richard F. Fleck (Introduction)
University of Wisconsin Press
1994
370
0299085945
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A collection of ten essays on the national parks of the West, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia and General Grant. Six of the ten chapters are devoted to Yosemite National Park.
$26.95

To Yosemite and Beyond, Writings from the Years 1863-1865

CAL45
John Muir
University of Chicago Press
1988
171
0874805805
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A selection of letters, journals and articles by Muir covering his Yosemite years.
$14.95

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW356
Robert B. Smith, Lee J. Siegel
Oxford University Press
2000
240
0195105974
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. With an outstanding overview of the geologic formation of the region and 50 color photographs.
$29.95

Yosemite, an American Treasure

CAL43
Kenneth Brower
National Geographic
1997
200
0792270304
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Mac's Field Guide to Yosemite National Park: Birds and Mammals

CAL48
Craig MacGowan
Mountaineers
2000
089886674x
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, laminated card features color drawings of the birds and mammals commonly found in Yosemite National Park.
$4.95

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

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 illustrations and key features integrated on the page.
$25.00

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

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National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
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.
$29.99

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

FG08
Robert Stebbins
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
533
0395982723
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The definitive field guide, with a special section on Baja's endemic species.
$22.00

Cowgirls: Women of the American West

USW13
Teresa Jordan
Bison Books
1992
309
0803275757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the western woman, past and present, is intimately recounted through the words of the women themselves.
$19.95

Trains of Discovery, Railroads and the Legacy of the National Parks

USW56
Alfred Runte
Taylor Trade Publishing
2011
128
1570984425
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An advisor to Ken Burns on National Parks, America's Best Idea, one-time Seattle mayoral candidate and all-around advocate for open space, Al Runte has revised his classic tribute to the golden age of railroads and national parks to now include protected and historic sites east of the Mississippi from the Hudson River Valley to Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Shenandoah. With hundreds of colorful period advertisements, posters and memorabilia of Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Denali and other great places across the nation.
$24.95

A Field Guide to Western Birds

FG18
Roger Tory Peterson
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
512
0547152701
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A field guide to the birds west of the Mississippi, featuring color plates of each species.
$19.95

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

PHT01
John Shaw
Watson-Guptill Publications
2000
160
0817440593
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
An updated edition of Shaw's guide to taking better photographs of plants, animals and landscapes. The book offers solid advice on equipment and basic techniques, and is highly recommended as the best reference for the wildlife photographer.
$24.99

The New Art of Photographing Nature

PHT02
Martha Hill, Art Wolfe (Photographer)
Crown
2013
184
0517880342
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An elegant how-to book, featuring 250 photographs by nature photographer Art Wolfe and insightful commentary by Martha Hill, a former photo editor at Audubon magazine.
$29.99

Song for the Blue Ocean, Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

OCE09
Carl Safina
Henry Holt
1999
458
0805061223
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A grand tour of our blue planet, divided geographically, this book is an excellent resource -- fascinating to read and full of hope. It combines a personal journey, hundreds of interviews with fisherman and scientists around the world, and a tour of important watery habitats.
$26.99

The Best of the West, An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

USW87
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
HarperCollins Publishers
1992
528
0060923520
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A campfire collection of unforgettable portraits of the West, this anthology takes in travelers, homesteaders, Navajos, government officials, pioneers and authors as diverse as Meriwether Lewis, John Steinbeck and Edward Abbey.
$18.99

Between Pacific Tides

FG34
Edward F. Ricketts, Jack Calvin, Joel W. Hedgpeth
Stanford University Press
1992
652
0804720681
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handbook to the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. Each intertidal zone is discussed in depth, augmented by black-and-white photographs and diagrams.
$33.95

Empire Express, Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

USW135
David Haward Bain
Viking
2000
816
0140084991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of the railroad that connected the East to the West -- and radically changed the face of America. It is quite a tale, featuring greed, corruption, disaster and many memorable characters.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide California

USW146
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
632
1465441131
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A literate, visually rich guide to the Golden State, featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of California's attractions with a particular focus on San Francisco and Los Angeles.
$30.00

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

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

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

The Grapes of Wrath

USW151
John Steinbeck
Penguin
1992
612
0143039431
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Steibeck's epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the Joad family and their journey from Oklahoma to California in search of a new life, wonderfully detailed in it portrait of rural life in the 1930s and a classic novel of the road. John Ford made it into a movie.
$18.00

Basic Essentials Photography in the Outdoors

PHT05
Jonathan Hanson
Globe Pequot Press
2007
65
0762740922
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Intended for your backpack, this slim guide outlines the essential knowledge needed to take pictures from what camera to buy to how to take better pictures.
$8.95

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

Roadside Geology, Northern and Central California

USW188
David D. Alt, Donald Hyndman
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2016
369
0878426701
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this book explains in detail the geologic history of California as seen through the car window. A great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed.
$26.00

Gold Dust and Gunsmoke, Tales of Gold Rush Outlaws, Gunfighters, Lawmen and Vigilantes

USW189
John Boessenecker
John Wiley & Son
2000
384
0471390186
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the California Gold Rush, as seen through the rampant criminal acts that characterized it
$24.95

Seashore Life of the Northern Pacific Coast, An Illustrated Guide to Northern California, Oregon, Washington & British Columb

PNW60
Eugene Kozloff
University of Washington Press
1983
370
0295960841
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide and handbook to nearshore marine life from British Columbia to San Mateo, California.
$29.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees (Western Region)

USW225
Elbert L. Little, Angelo Lomeo (Photographer)
Alfred Knopf
1980
862
0394507614
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This volume packs lots of photographs to aid in identifying the wide array of rare, locally abundant, and widespread trees.
$22.95

Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water

USW246
Marc Reisner
Penguin Putnam
1993
582
0140178244
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A definitive history of water development in the American desert -- and a now-classic chronicle of wrong-headed policies and misadventures controlling the great rivers of the West.
$19.00

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

The Natural History of Big Sur

CAL62
Paul Henson, Donald J. Usner, Valerie A. Kells (Illustrator)
University of California Press
1996
0520205103
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A natural history and guide to Big Sur, California with detailed information on specific sites and trails.
$36.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking the Sierra Nevada

CAL71
Barry Parr
Falcon Press
2014
432
0762782374
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to hiking in the Sierra Nevada, including Yosemite, Sequoia and King's Canyon. It features descriptions of 96 hikes, maps, black-and-white photographs, and practical information.
$27.95

Sequoia/King's Canyon Map

CAL72
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2011
2
0925873055
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A topographic map of Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

USW395
Lillian Schlissel
Schocken Books
2004
278
0805211764
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, well researched selection of women's diaries and journals from the Wild West, including vivid accounts of buffalo hunts, Indian raids, childbirth under difficult circumstances, geological wonders and a telling amount of inward trepidation. With black-and-white photographs throughout.
$16.95

San Francisco Map

CAL80
Borch Maps
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

Moon Handbook Tahoe

CAL97
Ann Marie Brown
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
320
163121165X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Lake Tahoe and surroundings from the reliable Moon Handbooks series. Written by a local expert, it includes information on accommodations, activities and attractions.
$17.99

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

The Literature of California, Vol. 1

CAL102
Jack Hicks (Editor), Al Young (Editor), James D. Houston (Editor), Maxine Hong Kingston (Editor)
University of California Press
2000
653
052022212
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A best-of anthology of California writing, pre-1945.
$34.95

Natural History of the Islands of California

CAL111
Allan A. Schoenherr, C. Robert Feldmeth, Michael J. Emerson (Illustrator), David Mooney (Illustrator)
University of California Press
2003
502
0520239180
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A survey of the ecology, geology and human history of California's coastal islands.
$36.95

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

Nature Noir, A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra

CAL187
Jordan Fisher Smith
Mariner Books
2005
216
0618711953
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The memoir of a park ranger on duty in the river canyons of the Sierra Nevada, a region ultimately drowned by the building of a dam.
$14.95

Northern California and Southern Oregon Coast Map

USW459
Global Graphics
MapLink
2013
2
0918505542
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A recreational map of the coastal regions of Oregon and northern California at a scale of 1:500,000.
$4.95

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

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.
$18.00

Yosemite Wildlife

USW499
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
158355369X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card featuring 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
$7.95

Off the Wall, Death in Yosemite

SWU235
Michael Ghiglieri, Charles Farabee
Alpenbooks
2007
608
0970097379
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The irresistible and instructive roundup of "All Known Fatal Mishaps in America's First Protected Land of Scenic Wonders."
$24.95

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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