Nature

Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California

From bed and breakfasts to U-pick orchards, cooking classes to wine and olive oil tastings, the ever-popular corn maze to school trips, the agritourism arena has emerged as a viable financial option for many farms and ranches. Inside you’ll find easy-to-use worksheets and activities that will walk you through the steps needed to determine if agritourism is for you. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-60107-742-4
Price: $25.00

The Bay Area Forager: Your Guide to Edible Wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

Reading this guidebook is like taking a wild foods walk with foraging experts Mia Andler and Kevin Feinstein: it gives practical advice for gathering edible wild plants in the Bay Area in a voice that is friendly and suffused with rich personal knowledge. The authors provide thorough descriptions of where to find each of the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-615-49612-2
Price: $24.95

The Bay Area through Time

This new picture book takes readers on a one-of-a-kind tour of the Bay Area. Each turn of the page ventures further and further back in time: from a mere three hundred years ago, not long after the arrival of the first European explorers, to when Columbian mammoths lumbered about waterfall-ringed meadows (40,000 years ago); to […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-301-1
Price: $16.00

Birds of Napa County

From grebes, herons, loons, and ducks to creepers, owls, flycatchers, and sparrows, there is a liveliness to renowned illustrator Hermann Heinzel’s Napa. Its playfulness, sophistication, and emotion add depth to our understanding of this place that two million people visit each year. It is more than just a convenient bird guide: it reveals a world […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-030-0
Price: $13.00

Califlora: A Literary Field Guide

California plants range from microscopic mosses to giant sequoias, from desert cacti to rain forest ferns, from humble native grasses to flamboyant cultivated blossoms. With over six thousand species of astonishing variety, what grist for the literary mill! Novelists, poets, farmers, naturalists, foragers, botanists, and mythmakers have long exulted in the Golden State’s variety and […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-161-1
Price: $18.95

California Bees and Blooms: A Guide for Gardeners and Naturalists

California is home to over sixteen hundred species of undomesticated bees—most of them native—that populate and pollinate our gardens, fields, and urban green spaces. In this absorbing guidebook, some of the state’s preeminent bee and botany experts introduce us to this diverse population. California Bees and Blooms holds a magnifying glass up to the twenty-two most common genera (and six species […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-294-6
Price: $28.00

A California Bestiary

Inspired by medieval bestiaries, in which animals were presented in a fashion that favored the fanciful over the factual, Solnit and Caron have partnered to create their own book of magical beasts—one in which the truth is stranger than fiction. Deeply aware of how much animal lore feeds the language of human imagination, Solnit uses […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-125-3
Price: $12.95

California’s Fall Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Autumn in the Sierra

No need to hop on a plane to the East Coast! California has beautiful fall foliage, especially in the Sierra Nevada, which glows red and golden every year with aspens, cottonwoods, dogwoods, maples, and oaks. This compact, lively guide shows visitors where and how to capture the best images of turning leaves in the eastern […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-317-2
Price: $15.00

A Californian’s Guide to the Birds among Us

As its sister title, A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us, did for arboreal varieties, this new guidebook introduces casual birders to 120 of California’s most easily seen bird species—native and exotic alike—as found in a mix of urban, suburban, and traditionally natural habitats. Full-color images and clear, direct descriptions make identification easy, and […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-383-7     available August 2017

A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us

We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas. A Californian’s Guide to the Trees among Us […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-147-5
Price: $18.95

Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Chumash People of Southern California

The Chumash people have lived in coastal California from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara for thousands of years. Their homeland is an area of uncommon biological richness and diversity, featuring over 1,500 species of plants. Their traditional foods, medicine, raw materials for making clothing, all kinds of tools and utensils, religious paraphernalia, and other […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-048-5
Price: $27.95

A Coast to Explore: Coastal Geology and Ecology of Central California

From wave-cut rock cliffs and sea caves to gravel beaches and coastal dunes, California’s coastline provides visitors with unparalleled topographical variety and great intellectual challenge. What forces shaped such an extraordinary landscape? Miles O. Hayes and Jacqueline Michel have been mapping the coast of California since the 1980s as part of a larger initiative to […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-9816618-1-0
Price: $29.95

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet

If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty amazing things. Like the three tall branches leaning against one another, creating the letter A. Or the spines of a cactus forming the letter F. And it looks like that bent, twisting tree trunk makes […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-021-8
Price: $15.95

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet (board book)

If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty amazing things. Like three branches leaning against one another, creating the letter A. Or the spines of a cactus forming the letter F. Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, Heyday’s best-selling ABC title, is now available as a board book so that babies […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-353-0
Price: $8.99

Enough for All: Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People

Celebrating Native California food gathering and preparation across the seasons, Kathleen Rose Smith reveals the practices handed down through generations of her Bodega Miwuk and Pomo ancestors, and shares how these traditions have evolved into the contemporary ways her family still enjoys wild foods. Her knowledge and personal reflections are expressed through recipes, stories, and […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-242-7
Price: $15.00

The Flavors of Home: A Guide to the Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

A new edition of a much-loved foraging classic, The Flavors of Home introduces readers to the San Francisco Bay Area’s abundance of edible wild plants and mushrooms. Margit Roos-Collins’s lively, graceful instructions for identifying and enjoying 128 blossoms, berries, nuts, greens, mushrooms, and seaweeds inspires a deep sense of intimacy and affection for our surroundings. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-344-8
Price: $18.00

Flora of the Santa Ana River and Environs: With References to World Botany, New Edition

The Santa Ana River is the largest watercourse in the heavily populated coastal plain of southern California. Despite the encroachment of urban development, the river and its environs are home to nearly 1,400 plant species. In this seminal guide to the flora of the Santa Ana River, Oscar F. Clarke and his team have compiled […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-050-8 Temporarily Out of Stock

Fylling’s Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools

This scientifically accurate yet utterly charming field guide to the Pacific coast intertidal zone introduces readers to a world populated by spectacular wildlife: 150-year-old giant green anemones that paralyze their prey with their petal-like tentacles; sunflower sea stars that traverse the tide pool floor on twenty-four limbs; orange-tipped, opalescent sea slugs that dabble in cannibalism; and much, much more. Small enough […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-302-8
Price: $15.00

Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake

Final sale! Was $24.95, now $6.24. “The environmental movement as we know it was forged in the fight against Hetch Hetchy Dam. No previous debate over the American landscape had so engaged and enraged the American public. The Sierra Club and other opponents helped stir this sentiment and their campaign to preserve Hetch Hetchy became […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-228-1
Price: $6.24

Insects of the Los Angeles Basin (Third Edition)

Updated for the first time in over twenty years, the third edition of Insects of the Los Angeles Basin is a beautifully produced and richly illustrated field guide to more than 450 common or conspicuous insects, spiders, millipedes, and other arthropods that inhabit the region. Each species account describes the size and physical characteristics of […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-0-938644-44-6
Price: $34.95

It’s Nice to Be a Pika

It’s nice to be a pika perching on a rock; eating flowers, munching leaves, going for a walk! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a pika, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with youngsters. With […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-336-3
Price: $8.99

It’s Nice to Be an Otter

It’s nice to be a sea otter sharing all the news; floating with a friend or two until it’s time to snooze! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of an otter, supplemented by fun facts for parents to […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-335-6
Price: $8.99

John Muir’s Book of Animals

Many of John Muir’s most vivid and memorable stories celebrate his encounters with animals. Whether breakfasting with deer, attempting to scare off a black bear, or musing upon the ferocity of ants, Muir looks upon the animal world with amazement and affection, and the power of his words, the freshness of his thinking, the keenness of […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-318-9
Price: $18.00

John of the Mountains Bundle

Regular price: $30 Get the duo for $25! Adorned with new covers by artist Lisel Jane Ashlock, these two classic texts show off famed naturalist John Muir’s writing at its finest. My First Summer in the Sierra presents Muir’s journal entries from his first long-term adventure in Yosemite and the surrounding area, when he helped drive a flock of […]

Paperback, ISBN: Muir16Bundle
Price: $25.00

King Sequoia: The Tree That Inspired a Nation, Created Our National Park System, and Changed the Way We Think about Nature

From a towering tree, one of California’s preeminent naturalists unspools a history that echoes across generations and continents. Former park ranger William C. Tweed takes readers on a tour of the Big Trees in a narrative that travels deep into the Sierras, around the West, and all the way to New Zealand; and in doing […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-351-6
Price: $18.00

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life—trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects—comes alive. “If you have room for only one Sierra Nevada guidebook in your pack, make it this little gem….Dense with illustration, it’s the perfect all-ages introduction to field guides. Well-researched natural history notes pull the reader more deeply into the story of these iconic mountains.”—Sierra Magazine

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-052-2
Price: $25.00

The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds

John Muir Laws’s guide to drawing birds is itself winged, soaring between a devotion not only to art but also to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves. Here, artistic technique and the exquisite details of natural history intertwine, and drawing becomes the vehicle for seeing. As Laws writes, “To draw feathers, you must […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-195-6
Price: $24.95

The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling

The ultimate guide to nature drawing and journaling! A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latest art instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds) is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-315-8
Price: $35.00

The Laws Pocket Guide Set: San Francisco Bay Area

Created by the author and illustrator of the popular Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada, this set of habitat guides makes plant and animal identification fun and easy. The box set contains four user-friendly foldout guides and is small enough to tote along in a pocket, yet durable enough to weather abuse at the bottom of any backpack.

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-269-4
Price: $22.00

The Laws Pocket Guide to the Birds of the Sacramento Valley

The Sacramento Valley is a unique and special part of California. There are quaint small towns and hardworking family farmers that grow food while providing environmental benefits. Area rice fields have an amazing abundance and diversity of wildlife. Rice fields act as surrogate wetlands, providing billions of dollars in environmental benefits. They are home to […]

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-267-0
Price: $5.00

The Laws Pocket Guide: Among the oaks and pines

With an ideal climate for some of the most majestic trees in the world, the Bay Area is an arboreal playland. Take a trek through Muir Woods to see the amazing Coast Redwood. This fog-loving tree provides shelter for the endangered Spotted Owl and is the tallest and one of longest-lived trees on earth—some grow to over three hundred feet tall and live more than two thousand years!

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-124-6
Price: $5.95

The Laws Pocket Guide: Near creeks, rivers, and ponds

The Bay Area is a great place to explore the life that is sustained by marshes, streams, and ponds. Muddy banks make for great animal tracking, so keep your eyes downward in search of tracks and other clues, and listen for the sounds of frogs splashing as they leap into the water.

In late winter, be on the lookout for newts as they emerge from their burrows to lay eggs.

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-122-2
Price: $5.95

The Laws Pocket Guide: On grassy hills and in fields

The Bay Area is known for its beautiful golden hills, which are covered with the combination of grasses, tangled shrubs, and other low-growing vegetation known as chaparral. Resident mammals are magnificent—look for the tracks and droppings of coyotes and other large mammals, and for signs of smaller rabbits and rodents too. On the hills you’ll find springtime welcomed by blankets of orange poppies growing abundantly alongside other colorful wildflowers.

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-123-9
Price: $5.95

The Laws Pocket Guide: Yard and Garden Birds

With this durable, color-coded guide to the birds of Bay Area yards, parks, and gardens—and some time outdoors—you will soon know a towhee from a pewee, a phoebe from a chickadee, and when a dazzling flock of Cedar Waxwings lights nearby, you’ll be ready to enjoy it. Courting, nesting, feeding, fledging, singing, shuffling, drilling, perching, […]

Fold-out guide, ISBN: 978-1-59714-309-7 Temporarily Out of Stock

The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling

Created with the beginning nature journalist in mind, The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling hardcover blank journal is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in the practice and joy of getting out, observing, and recording nature. Including tips, advice, and practical information from master nature journalist John Muir Laws—from what makes up a well-stocked nature […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-345-5
Price: $20.00

Living Wild

Where is your favorite place to be? Is it a hole in the ground, the bloom of a flower, or a little blue spot in the sky? In the latest board book from the author of Running Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the varied and wonderful places that creatures […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-382-0     available March 2017

Magpies and Mayflies: An Introduction to Plants and Animals of the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills

Follow biologist Derek Madden as he explores some of California’s most diverse ecosystems. Most often associated with rich farmland, bountiful orchards, spreading cities, irrigation channels, and well-traveled highways, California’s Great Central Valley and nearby Sierra Nevada Foothills have long hosted abundant, varied, and often surprising plant and animal life. Meet the pickleweed, which survives in […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-003-4
Price: $16.95

Manzanar to Mount Whitney: The Life and Times of a Lost Hiker

In 1942, fourteen-year-old Hank Umemoto gazed out a barrack window at Manzanar Internment Camp, saw the silhouette of Mount Whitney against an indigo sky, and vowed that one day he would climb to the top. Fifty-seven years and a lifetime of stories later, at the age of seventy-one, he reached the summit. Part memoir and […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-202-1 Temporarily Out of Stock

The Mountains of California

In The Mountains of California, famed naturalist John Muir takes us on a tour of the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Ranges, showing off the regions’ marvels of topography, forests, glaciers, weather, and wildlife. Muir’s vivid descriptions of nature are infused with his characteristic wonder at the magnificence of wilderness, from a single songbird’s “perfect […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-337-0
Price: $16.00

My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra presents Muir’s journal entries from his first long-term adventure in Yosemite and the surrounding area, when he helped drive a flock of sheep through the foothills toward the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers. Muir’s vivid descriptions of nature are infused with his characteristic wonder at the magnificence […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-339-4
Price: $14.00

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Santa Barbara Region

Final sale! Was $35.00, now $8.75. The Santa Barbara region is at the cusp of Northern and Southern California, where animals and plants from both areas mingle and create ecosystems of great diversity. In the first-ever comprehensive nature guide to the area, accomplished author, teacher, and Santa Barbara native Joan Easton Lentz shares her lifelong […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-241-0
Price: $8.75

The Raccoon Next Door: Getting Along with Urban Wildlife

Raccoon Next Door is a guide to help us identify and get along with the neighborhood raccoon and all our other wild neighbors. Author Gary Bogue presents stories, anecdotes, and sound advice for coexisting with the common creatures you might encounter in your backyard. Chuck Todd’s illuminating illustrations bring the animals to life in vivid […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-71-3
Price: $16.95

Rise of the Ranges of Light: Landscapes and Change in the Mountains of California

Final sale! Was $18.95, now $4.74. California is a place of intense and immediate tectonic activity, varied climate, and diverse habitats, and it is a place where stunning arrays of life meet and intermingle. California is also one of the newest places on Earth, freshly hewn, young and full of vitality, a place where one […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-151-2
Price: $4.74

Rivers of California: Nature’s Lifelines in the Golden State

Final sale! Was $39.95, now $9.99. The classic images of California are those of sunny beaches, redwoods, and the Sierra Nevada. Yet California is also a land of rivers—about ninety of them with thousands of forks, branches, and creeks. Totaling 194,000 miles, they cover more area than those of any other state but Alaska. With […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-129-1
Price: $9.99

Room to Breathe: The Wild Heart of the San Francisco Peninsula

Final sale! Was $24.95, now $6.24. With San Francisco and “Silicon Valley” just down the road, the hills and valleys of the San Francisco Peninsula would have been teeming with residential development had it not been for a group of visionaries who forty years ago created the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District*. More than two […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-199-4
Price: $6.24

Running Wild

How do you like to move? Do you like to swim like a sea lion, prance like a deer, slither like a snake, or crawl like a turtle? In this board book, photographs of wild animals go hand-in-hand with text that encourages youngsters to skip, dash, dive, and run through the natural world.

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-364-6
Price: $8.99

Sacrament: Homage to a River

Final sale! Was $45.00, now $11.25. “To fall in love with a wild river is to be changed forever, heart and soul. To fall for a river in California is to live with the scars and ghosts of loss.” In Sacrament: Homage to a River, Geoff Fricker’s atmospheric photographs reveal the geology, salmon runs, fluvial […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-243-4
Price: $11.25

The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast

Finalist for the 2017 NCIBA Book of the Year Award (Regional Interest). In The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard combines a startling depth of knowledge with wry humor and colorful storytelling to guide readers’ quests to hook fish, dig clams, and pick seaweed for themselves. Leighton Kelly’s stunning, occasionally idiosyncratic illustrations complement […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-357-8
Price: $22.00

Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks

A Californian may vacation in Yosemite, Big Sur, or Death Valley, but many of us come home to an oak woodland. Yet, while common, oak woodlands are anything but ordinary. In a book rich in illustration and suffused with wonder, author Kate Marianchild combines extensive research and years of personal experience to explore some of […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-262-5
Price: $18.00

Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide

As a naturalist managing the field studies program at the California Academy of Sciences, John Muir Laws noticed that novice birders often distinguish birds by color and size rather than species. This inspired him to create Sierra Birds: A Hiker’s Guide, a unique book that assumes no prior birding knowledge on the part of the reader. Color-coded keys eliminate the time-consuming frustration of thumbing randomly through a guide, and a cross-index is also included for more advanced birders. All this in a format that is simply organized, lightweight, and small enough to tuck inside a pocket.

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-78-2
Price: $10.00

Sierra Starlight: The Astrophotography of Tony Rowell

Tony Rowell, son of wilderness photographer Galen Rowell, has created a compelling world in his “astrophotographs” of nighttime landscapes awash with light from the cosmos. This new book showcases iconic Sierra Nevada landmarks, both natural and manmade, against the spectacular night sky. The Milky Way illuminates a fleet of boats in the harbor at Lake […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-313-4
Price: $22.00

Spiders in Your Neighborhood: A Field Guide to Your Local Spider Friends

Spiders! Scary? Maybe. Cool? Definitely. Author Pat Stadille used to be terribly afraid of these eight-legged daddies, until he started learning more about them. Now spiders are his best friends! We have a feeling you’re going to feel the same way, once you hear about their silky skills, hunting habits, and generally shy and gentle […]

Saddle-stitched, ISBN: 978-1-59714-260-1
Price: $5.95

A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California

Vernal pools, protected lagoons, grassy hills rich in bunchgrasses and, where the San Francisco Bay is today, ancient bison and mammoths roaming a vast grassland. Through the use of historical ecology, Laura Cunningham walks through these forgotten landscapes to uncover secrets about the past, explore what our future will hold, and experience the ever-changing landscape […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-306-6
Price: $35.00

Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America’s Largest Mountain Lake

Lake Tahoe transformed America, and not just once but many times over—from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. It even played a hidden role in the American conquest of California, the launch of the Republican Party, and the birth of John Steinbeck’s first novel. Along the way, Lake Tahoe […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-139-0
Price: $17.00

Take Me to the River: Fishing, Swimming, and Dreaming on the San Joaquin

Final sale! Was $21.95, now $5.49. For ten years, Coke Hallowell and her daughter Joell asked people with deep connections to the San Joaquin, “What was your life like along the river?” With candor and enthusiasm, people responded. Fishermen, miners, immigrants, Native Americans, hunters, farmers, and environmentalists all clamored to be heard. The result is […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-143-7
Price: $5.49

There’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard

The Bakers are spending time in their backyard when they notice two hummingbirds zooming around. Before long, they are surprised to learn that the female hummer has built a nest and is raising her new family in their yard. Kelly, her dog, and her parents watch the new hummingbird family grow up and learn that […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-131-4 Temporarily Out of Stock

There’s an Opossum in My Backyard

A baby opossum falls off her mother’s back and finds herself in a strange new world—a suburban backyard. As the Green family and the opossum become acquainted with each other, the adventurous creature learns to sneak food from the dog bowl, avoid capture by an owl, and make friends with other wildlife along the way. […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-059-1
Price: $15.95

The Tom Killion Gift Box

Paperback editions of Tom Killion and Gary Snyder’s award-winning books The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, and California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History are available in one deluxe box set edition featuring Tom Killion’s gorgeous artwork.   Praise for The High Sierra of California: Winner, California […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-354-7
Price: $75.00

The Tom Killion Gift Collection

Heyday is proud to announce all-new gift sets of the work of renowned and beloved California printmaker, Tom Killion, featuring four never-before-published boxed note card sets and a collector’s gift box set of all three of Killion’s wildly popular collaborations with Gary Snyder—The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking, and California’s Wild Edge. Blank Note Cards Now […]

Trail Posts: A Literary Exploration of California’s State Parks

Two college students leap among the branches of a coastal redwood canopy, with no safety equipment other than their sense of balance. A woman gives her testimonio of the day in 1846 when boisterous men in coyote skins raised a hand-painted bear flag above her home. A beginning surfer—derogatorily termed a “kook”—ponders the grassroots activism […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-272-4
Price: $18.00

Trees in Paradise: The Botanical Conquest of California

Winner of the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award, Forest History Society Winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize, Foundation for Landscape Studies Finalist, Spur Award for Nonfiction Contemporary, Western Writers of America At the intersection of plants and politics, Trees in Paradise is an examination of ecological mythmaking and conquest. The first Americans who looked […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-392-9
Price: $25.00

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

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 […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-159714-346-2
Price: $18.00

Wonderments of the East Bay

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 […]

Paperback, with flaps, ISBN: 978-1-59714-296-0
Price: $15.00