Sierra Nevada

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’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

Children of Manzanar

Eleven tumultuous weeks after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, an act that authorized the U.S. Army to undertake the rapid removal of more than one hundred thousand Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast. With only a few weeks (and sometimes only a few days) notice, families were forced to abandon their homes and, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-160-4
Price: $17.95

Deeper Than Gold: A Guide to Indian Life in the Sierra Foothills

Brian Bibby brings together the present and the past—both ancient and recent—in a fascinating compilation of anecdote, myth, recollection, and reflection. Five years in the making and the result of almost thirty years of dedicated work among California’s native communities, Deeper Than Gold is a tribute to the people who know Gold Country best. Witness […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-930588-96-0
Price: $18.95

Essential Muir

Preservationist. Inventor. Lobbyist. John Muir was many things at once, and he is California’s best-known icon-so much so that his image was chosen to appear on the new state quarter. But the best way to know the man who founded the Sierra Club and helped create Yosemite National Park is to read his own words. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-027-0
Price: $13.00

The High Sierra Note Card Box

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 High Sierra Note Card Box contains three each of four designs: Matterhorn Peak from Spiller Canyon Evolution Valley from McClures Meadow Unicorn […]

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-367-7
Price: $16.00

The High Sierra of California

The High Sierra of California is a brilliant tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-99-7
Price: $25.00
Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-890771-51-5
Price: $50.00

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

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

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

Final sale! Was $16.95, now $4.24. 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. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-003-4
Price: $4.24

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

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

Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues

The Sierra Nevada, with its 14,000-foot granite mountains, crystalline lakes, conifer forests, and hidden valleys, has long been the domain of dreams, attracting the heroic and the delusional, the best of humanity and the worst. Stories abound, and characters emerge so outlandish and outrageous that they have to be real. Could the human imagination have […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-265-6
Price: $17.00

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

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 […]

The Winter Note Card Box

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.

Notecards, ISBN: 978-1-59714-379-0
Price: $16.00