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The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969 PREORDER

In eyewitness testimonies and hundreds of remarkable photographs, The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969 commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most searing conflicts that closed out the tumultuous 1960s: the Battle for People’s Park. In April 1969, a few Berkeley activists planted the first tree on a University of California-owned, abandoned city block […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 9781597144681 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

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

It’s Nice to Be a Kit Fox PREORDER

It’s nice to be a kit fox hearing all the sounds, hunting insects, catching leaves, digging in the ground! 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 kit fox, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with […]

Board book, ISBN: 9781597144018 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

Sierra Wildflowers: A Hiker’s Guide PREORDER

From sprawling fields of showy hillside poppies, lupines, and paintbrushes in the foothills to orchids, lilies, and primroses in the higher meadows of our national parks, the Sierra Nevada is one of the premier wildflower destinations in California. Naturalist John Muir Laws has adapted his painted-from-life flower illustrations from The Laws Field Guide to the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144674 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource PREORDER

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781597144698 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore