Obi Kaufmann at Northtown Books

Sunday Jul 07 2019   2:30 PM
Northtown Books  957 H St, Arcata, CA  map

Join Obi Kaufmann, author-illustrator of the #1 best-selling California Field Atlas, for a talk about his newest book, The State of Water.

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Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is www.coyoteandthunder.com.