Northern California Coast Note Card Box

Northern California Coast Note Card Box


Note cards, Set of twelve 5 x 7 cards and twelve envelopes in a 5.25 x 7.25 x 1 box. ISBN: 9781597144889. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Tom Killion


Heyday is proud to present a new note card set that honors the stunningly beautiful coast of Northern California. The Northern California Coast Note Card Box contains twelve white envelopes and twelve blank cards printing on fine white stock.

  • Above Stinson Beach
  • Coast Camp, Point Reyes
  • Marin Headlands from Land’s End, San Francisco
  • Tennessee Cove, Marin Headlands

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at tomkillion.com.


The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, and Reminiscences

The Way We Lived: California Indian Stories, Songs, and Reminiscences


Paperback, 6 x 9, 272 pages, 96 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. ISBN: 9781597143936. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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Edited and with commentary by Malcolm Margolin; Foreword by Michael Connolly Miskwish


Here, in their own words, indigenous voices reclaim the narrative of California Indians. Before contact, California’s Native people comprised five hundred independent tribal groups whose cultural and linguistic multiplicity expressed a sense of incalculable human richness. Reflecting that diversity, this collection of personal histories, songs, chants, and stories draws together a range of experiences from throughout the state and across generations to reveal the continuous Native presence in what is now called the Golden State. Speakers share traditional knowledge such as rites of passage, coyote tales, and dream journeys, and in equal measure they address the devastation that arrived with white people and the challenges that exist to this day—as well as the remarkable revitalization of their cultures over the past thirty years in particular. Variously funny, painful, insightful, and strikingly beautiful, The Way We Lived presents California’s original sense of itself. This updated reissue contains a new foreword by Michael Connolly Miskwish (Campo Kumeyaay Nation).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Malcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman’s Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.


The Wildness Within: Remembering David Brower

The Wildness Within: Remembering David Brower


Paperback, 6 x 9, 520 pages, with 90 historical images scattered throughout. ISBN: 9781597144919. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Kenneth Brower


“A worthy tribute and a good lesson on the conservation movement.”

Kirkus Reviews

The twentieth-century environmental movement owes much to a single man: David Brower. Countless natural wonders would have been lost if not for his efforts and the tremendous energy put forth by organizations he directed and/or founded (including the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and the Earth Island Institute). A tireless defender of wild areas, Brower worked to protect iconic places, including the Grand Canyon and the California redwood forests, and his work and passion helped define modern environmentalism.

For the hundredth anniversary of David Brower’s birth, his son Kenneth Brower, an acclaimed nature writer, has brought together the testimonies of nineteen environmental leaders whose lives and careers were transformed by David Brower; the result is a book in which a repertory company of path-forgers reveal their deepest values and most moving experiences. Reading like an adventure novel told by the intrepid folks who rode alongside Brower, The Wildness Within  presents illuminating anecdotes about a multifaceted man who changed the world, serving as a guide to young people and a bane to bureaucrats and others more cautious in their approach to the crises at hand.

Contributors include:

  • Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb
  • Dave Foreman, founder of Earth First!
  • Harold Gilliam, former San Francisco Chronicle environmental columnist
  • Paul Hawken, founder of Smith and Hawken, and coauthor of Natural Capitalism
  • Randall Hayes, founder of The Rainforest Action Network
  • Huey Johnson, pioneer environmentalist and founder of the Trust for Public Land
  • Amory Lovins, author of Reinventing Fire
  • Nancy Skinner, coauthor of 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

In partnership with the Earth Island Institute and Brower’s family and friends, Heyday is proud to cosponsor the year-long David Brower Centennial, beginning May 17, 2012. The celebration will include the launch of The Wildness Within along with a major conference symposium, a lecture series featuring legendary environmental figures, and an art exhbit on “the art of advocacy,” which will highlight Brower’s pioneering role in using large-format color photography books as a form of activism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Kenneth David Brower is the oldest son of the pioneering environmentalist David Brower. His first memories are of the Sierra Nevada and the wild country of the American West. His father drafted him into service as an editor at nineteen, and under that leadership he wrote or edited fourteen volumes in the Exhibit-Format Series of photography books produced by the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth. In his mid-twenties he departed his father’s shop to become a freelance writer, and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Audubon, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, The Paris Review, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, Sierra, Islands, and numerous other magazines. He is the author of the books The Starship and the Canoe, Wake of the Whale, A Song for Satawal, Realms of the Sea, The Winemaker’s Marsh, Freeing Keiko, and many more. He lives in Berkeley, California.


Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California (Tenth Anniversary Edition)


Paperback, 6 x 9, 520 pages, with 90 historical images scattered throughout. ISBN: 9781597144919. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi


Ten years after the initial publication of the first-ever account of the struggle to develop and protect social justice in a bellwether state, the award-winning Wherever There’s a Fight is as relevant as ever for “navigating the slogan-riddled civil rights issues of the day” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). ACLU veterans Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi tell the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era, despite waves of fear, bigotry, exploitation, and ignorance. The swiftly paced yet detailed narrative covers many disparate struggles for equity, but from each case a pattern emerges: whether fighting for workers’ free speech rights, protesting the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, asserting the right of people with disabilities, or challenging race- and ethnicity-based legislation, it is Californians themselves who transform lofty ideals into practical realities through activism and legal action. Wherever There’s a Fight paints vivid portraits of these change makers, from well-known figures like Fred Korematsu and Dolores Huerta to people who in this book finally receive the attention they deserve; and it shows how these pushes for progress have reverberated far beyond the Golden State.

Winner of the California Book Award

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Matthew Elinson

Elaine Elinson was the communications director of the ACLU of Northern California and editor of the ACLU News for more than two decades. She is a coauthor of Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines, which was banned by the Marcos regime. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Poets and Writers, and numerous other periodicals. She is married to journalist Rene CiriaCruz and they have one son.

Photo by Michael Woolsey

Stan Yogi is the coauthor, with Elaine Elinson, of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, and, with Laura Atkins, of the children’s book Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. He managed development programs for the ACLU of Northern California for fourteen years and is the coeditor of two books, Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great Central Valley and Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, MELUS, Los Angeles Daily Journal, and several anthologies. He is married to nonprofit administrator David Carroll and lives in Los Angeles.


Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints


Hardcover, 11.5 x 9, 160 pages, full color throughout. ISBN: 9781597140973. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

Paperback, 11.5 x 9, 160 pages, full color throughout. ISBN: 9781597142595. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Tom Killion and Gary Snyder


2010 NCIBA Book of the Year Award Winner

In a new collaboration by the authors of the bestselling The High Sierra of California, readers are introduced to the unique mountain overlooking San Francisco Bay. A source of story and myth since time began, Mt. Tamalpais has inspired conservationists, trail builders, botanists, artists, and poets for more than a century.

With freshness and sustained delight, Tamalpais Walking explores Mt. Tamalpais’s natural, cultural, historic, and spiritual dimensions. It is a book shaped by two master craftsmen collaborating on an enterprise nurtured by long and passionate involvement. The artwork is the product of Tom Killion’s decades of depicting and interpreting the mountain’s many moods and aspects. Gary Snyder has been hiking Mt. Tamalpais since 1948, and through poetry and a new, revealing essay he offers his thoughts on the mountain, its history, and the practice of walking meditation.

Further enriched with Killion’s essays on the mountain’s history and selections from the work of Jack Kerouac, Ina Coolbrith, Kenneth Rexroth, and Lew Welch, Tamalpais Walking takes us deep into Mt. Tamalpais’s pathways, offering original, revelatory views of a mountain prominent not just on the landscape but in the history and imagination of the West Coast.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at tomkillion.com.


Gary Snyder is a poet, author, scholar, cultural critic, and professor emeritus of the University of California at Davis who has published sixteen books of poetry and prose, including The Gary Snyder Reader (1952–1998). He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Turtle Island won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1975, and his book-length poem Mountains and Rivers Without End won the Bollingen Prize in poetry in 1997. In 2008 he was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.


Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants

Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants


Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 224 pages, with over 200 full-color photographs and illustrations. ISBN: 9781597143639. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Barbara Eisenstein


Wild Suburbia guides us through the process of transforming a traditional, high water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with native plants. Author Barbara Eisenstein emphasizes that gardening is a rewarding activity rather than a finished product, from removing lawns and getting in touch with a yard’s climate to choosing plants and helping them thrive. Supplementing her advice with personal stories from her decades of experience working with native plants, Eisenstein illuminates the joys of tending a native garden—and assures us that any challenges, from managing pests to disapproving neighbors, should never sap the enjoyment out of a pleasurable and fulfilling hobby. For plant lovers curious about their own ecosystems, Wild Suburbia offers a style of gardening that nurtures biodiversity, deepens connection to place, and encourages new and seasoned gardeners alike to experiment and have fun.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Barbara Eisenstein is a research associate and former horticultural outreach coordinator at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. She is the horticultural chair of the San Gabriel Mountains chapter of the California Native Plant Society.


Where on Earth: A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Gardens in California

Where on Earth: A Guide to Specialty Nurseries and Gardens in California


Paperback, 4.25 x 8, 320 pages, 12 black-and-white illustrations and 10 maps. ISBN: 9781597143943. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Nancy Conner, Demi Bowles Lathrop, and Barbara Stevens


Ever since its initial publication in 1993, this guide to California’s specialty plant nurseries has been an invaluable tool for gardeners and landscapers, and it is now available in an expanded and completely revised edition. Organized by geographic region, each listing provides essential information, including address, contact information, hours, plant offerings, and a detailed description of the facility and its owners. In addition to featuring specialty nurseries, Where on Earth catalogs notable garden centers, plant societies, education programs, and horticultural attractions throughout the state, as well as mail-order sources for bulbs, seeds, and rhizomes. The coauthors also include twelve essays, one for each region, that address that area’s special features and gardening concerns. Whether you’re searching for antique roses on the foggy North Coast, water-wise succulents and native shrubs around Los Angeles, or a palm doctor for your sickly cycads in the Central Valley, this book gives current, detailed advice for plant lovers to see, shop, and savor.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Nancy Conner has been fascinated by coastal California horticulture since she arrived here in the early 1960s. A graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford University, she was a docent at Strybing Arboretum in the late 1970s. She cofounded the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show and was instrumental in its organization for the twelve years it was managed by Friends of Recreation and Parks in San Francisco. She has long been active in the cause for parks, serving on the boards of both the San Francisco Parks Alliance and the Presidio Trust. Her pet park projects include restoring the Conservatory of Flowers and building the underground garage in Golden Gate Park. She gardens in Inverness.


Demi Bowles Lathrop learned to garden as a young girl alongside her grandmothers and mother and carries on the tradition. Since she arrived here and earned MA and PhD degrees in English Literature from University of California, Berkeley, her passion for gardening in California has grown. She has been a Certified Master Gardener and a contributing garden writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Pacific Horticulture magazine. She has served as judge at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show and as editor and contributor to various arts, design, and literary publications. HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard featured her and her garden on a segment. In the garden community, she served on the boards of the Late Show Gardens and California Horticulture Society. She lives with her husband and children in San Francisco, where she writes and gardens.


Barbara Stevens has a proven passion for plants. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she has been very involved with the Strybing Arboretum Society and has served on its board. She was a cofounder of the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show and was its horticultural chair for twelve years. She is an active member of the California Native Plant Society, Marin and San Francisco Chapters; the California Horticultural Society; the North American Rock Garden Society; the Hardy Plant Society; and the San Francisco Parks Alliance. She has visited botanic gardens all over the world, traveling to China with the Alpine Garden Society and to Turkey, Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, and New Zealand with the International Dendrology Society. She swims and gardens in San Francisco.


When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California


Paperback, 6 x 9, 240 pages, with full-color photographs throughout. ISBN: 9781597143462. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom; Foreword by Collin O’Mara


Wildness beats in the heart of California’s urban areas. In Los Angeles, residents are rallying to build one of the largest wildlife crossings in the world because of the plight of one lonely mountain lion named P-22. Porpoises cavort in San Francisco Bay again because of a grassroots effort to clean up a waterway that was once a toxic mess. And on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff have provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes. Through actions as sweeping as citizen science initiatives and as instantaneous as social media posts, a movement of diverse individuals and communities is taking action to recast wildlife as an integral part of our everyday lives. When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors explores this evolving dynamic between humans and animals, including remarkable stories like the journey of the wolf OR-7 and how Californians are welcoming wolves back to the state after a ninety-year absence, how park staff and millions of visitors rallied to keep Yosemite’s famed bears wild, and many more tales from across the state. Written by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom of the National Wildlife Federation, these inspiring stories celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.

Published in collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation. Proceeds from the sale of this book directly benefit the NWF’s wildlife conservation work in California.

Honorable Mention, 2016 Foreword INDIES Book Awards

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Beth Pratt-Bergstrom has worked in environmental leadership roles for over twenty-five years. As the California director for the National Wildlife Federation, she says, “I have the best job in the world—advocating for the state’s remarkable animals.” Her conservation work has been featured by The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World Service, CBS This Morning, the Los Angeles Times, and NPR, and she has written for CNN.com, Boom: A Journal of California, Yellowstone Discovery, Yosemite Journal, and Inspiring Generations: 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite. She is the author of the novel The Idea of Forever and the official Junior Ranger Handbook for Yosemite. Beth lives outside of Yosemite with her husband, four dogs, two cats, and the wildlife that frequents her NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat backyard.


The Winter Note Card Box

The Winter Note Card Box


Note cards, Set of twelve 5 x 7 cards and twelve envelopes in a 5.25 x 7.25 x 1 box. ISBN: 9781597143790. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Tom Killion


These lovely note cards beautifully reproduce the amazing woodcut prints of the California landscape that Tom Killion created over the past four decades. Each box contains twelve blank cards printed on fine white stock and twelve white envelopes. The Winter Note Card Box contains twelve copies of one design: Banner Peak & Mount Ritter from Thousand Island Lake.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at tomkillion.com.


Wonderments of the East Bay

Wonderments of the East Bay


Paperback, with flaps, 5 x 7, 128 pages, with over 150 full-color photographs. ISBN: 9781597142960. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Sylvia Linsteadt and Malcolm Margolin


The East Bay Regional Parks abound in wonderments: animals, plants, sounds, geological formations, histories, and languages that stimulate our curiosity and expand our capacity for awe. In exquisite, lyrical essays, Sylvia Linsteadt and Malcolm Margolin—with help from their friends—revel in these wonderments.

  • Vernal pools burst into bloom in springtime, transforming cracked earth into wetlands crowded with wildflowers and fairy shrimp.
  • Marsh wrens trill reedy tunes from their 200-song repertoire.
  • Stretches of rock wall span the hills, perplexing any who endeavor to explain their purpose.
  • A volcano lies toppled just a few miles from the core of downtown Oakland.
  • And more…

Drawing from scientific fact, human history, photography, and literature, this exploration of natural areas of San Francisco’s East Bay gently situates us in the area’s “magnificent and fleeting tangle of life.” The authors assure us that Wonderments of the East Bay will be as much fun to read as it was for them to write.

Wallace Stegner once wrote, “No place, not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry.” Wonderments of the East Bay pays homage to the curiosities, miracles, and mysteries hidden in plain sight in the East Bay Regional Parks. Trail guides are for the feet. This is a book for the heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sylvia Linsteadt followed coyote tracks all the way back to her native Bay Area after attending Brown University, where she studied literary arts. Her books include Tatterdemalion (Unbound, forthcoming) and Wonderments of the East Bay (Heyday, 2014). Her work—both fiction and nonfiction—explores the realms of deep ecology, history, and myth. She runs two stories-by-mail projects, The Gray Fox Epistles and The Leveret Letters, and in 2014 her manuscript The Grey Fox Epistles received the James D. Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation. Her work has been published in New California Writing 2013, The Dark Mountain Project, and News from Native California. Learn more at sylvialinsteadt.com.


Malcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman’s Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.


Wild Colors of the West

Wild Colors of the West


Board book, 6 x 5, 28 pages, with full-color images throughout. ISBN: 9781597144094. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Elaine Miller Bond


Is your favorite color warm and sunny, or is it cool like water? Does it appear with the rain, or does it glow and shine in the sun? In the latest board book from the author of Living Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the prismatic hues found in nature, from the tangerine of monarch butterflies to the fresh green of new sorrel. Each page names and locates the Western park or city where Bond photographed the featured species.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


After beginning her career as a senior science writer for the University of California Natural Reserve System, Elaine Miller Bond went on to write and photograph independently. She is the photographer for The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks (University of Utah Press, 2014), and the writer-illustrator of Running Wild (Heyday, 2016), Affimals: Affirmations + Animals (LIT Verlag, 2009) and Dream Affimals (Sunstone Press, 2013). Her work has appeared on the Discovery Channel Canada and been published by Science, NPR, BBC Earth News, The American Naturalist, The Washington Post, Journal of Mammalogy, Berkeleyside, and other scientific and popular media. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge. Bond lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Walking in Beauty: Growing Up with the Yurok Indians

Walking in Beauty: Growing Up with the Yurok Indians


Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5, 85 pages, with ten black-and-white photographs. ISBN: 9780966416541. Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore.

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By Harry K. Roberts; Foreword by Thomas Buckley (aka Jokan Zenshin)


When Harry Roberts was a boy in the 1910s, he spent his summers at the mouth of the Klamath River, where his Irish American family was friends with the Yurok spiritual leader and cultural expert Robert Spott. As a child Harry played with the children of the Spott household, and when he entered adolescence he became Robert Spott’s close student: first to become a “real man,” meaning a person who lives in harmony with the law Be true to thyself, and then to make his high medicine as a counselor and teacher. This collection of stories, poems, photographs, and short essays is Harry’s account of the transformative years when he discovered himself and his purpose in life. Written with profound understanding and a sense of pure enjoyment of life and beauty, Harry’s lively recollections of Yurok culture and his admiration for “Uncle” Spott’s depth of wisdom will inspire readers along any spiritual path.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Harry Roberts (1906–1981) was born in the East Bay, and he spent his childhood summers with family in the Yurok village of Requa. Through family friend Robert Spott and other Yurok elders, Roberts was trained in a traditional Yurok way until his early thirties, and ultimately he became a counselor and teacher.