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The Curious World of Seaweed

Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144827 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Curious World of Seaweed Note Card Box

These note cards reproduce Josie Iselin’s fine-art portraits of seaweeds created with a flatbed scanner. Each box contains twelve blank 5 x 7-inch cards printed on fine white stock, and twelve white envelopes. Five-Ribbed Kelp (Costaria costata) Erythrophyllum delesserioides Sea Grapes (Botryocladia pseudodichotoma) Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis)

Note cards, ISBN: 9781597144933 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era

In the 1940s and 50s, a jazz aficionado could find paradise in the nightclubs of San Francisco’s Fillmore District: Billie Holiday sang at the Champagne Supper Club; Chet Baker and Dexter Gordon jammed with the house band at Bop City; and T-Bone Walker rubbed shoulders with the locals at the bar of Texas Playhouse. The […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144926 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural

Twenty-nineteen marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. Weaving in myriad female figures, historical and sacred, this public art work highlights women’s accomplishments across time and continents, and envisions a world healed of injustices. This beautiful book […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144834 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Mark Twain’s Civil War: The Private History of a Campaign That Failed

From the Mark Twain Project comes a freshly informed look at Twain’s controversial Civil War story “The Private History of a Campaign That Failed.” Twenty years after Appomattox, Twain published a highly fictionalized account of his two-week stint in the Confederate Army. Ostensibly this told what he did (or, in his own words, why he […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144780 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore