New Books for 2007 at Bored Feet Press

Alaska Topographic Travel and Reference Map

Imus Geographics

This beautiful and detailed, full-color map entirely depicts the vast state of Alaska, showing national parks and monuments, national and state wildlife refuges, glaciers, roads, cities, towns and villages, islands, airports, rivers and lakes, the Iditarod Trail, and more.


Chugach State Park/Chugach Mountains, Alaska Topographic Recreation Map

Imus Geographics

The beautiful full-color map is suitable for framing, but even more useful for anyone who plans a visit. The map's back side has detailed park information on winter and summer recreation.


Great Day Hikes in and around Napa Valley
Third Edition

Ken Stanton

Ken Stanton has fully expanded and updated his popular guide to trails around Napa Valley. His captivating,detailed trail reports, featuring many little known hikes, include entertaining tales of Napa's colorful past.


Shakespeare Playing Cards

Prospero Art

These quality playing cards feature splendid full color designs in the style of the Renaissance with a quote on each card, totalling 54 quotes in each deck. The aces, face cards, and jokers use images from old masters such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt.


The High Sierra of California

Poems and Journals by Gary Snyder, Woodcuts by Tom Killion

Working from sketches made on mountaineering trips over a period of thirty years, Tom Killion uses traditional woodcut techniques to create riveting images of the Sierra. Adding poems and excerpts from Snyder's journals, Killion has created a stunning fine art book about the High Sierra.


What Is Peace?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Jeff Vernon

This thought-provoking book will help children cultivate the thinking required for peaceful actions.


What Is Right?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Graham Sale

Helps children develop ethical thinking skills. This interactive title promotes the consideration of decisions and choices in various situations requiring integrity and wholesome social reasoning abilities.


What Is Death?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Nancy Forrest

This sensitive book introduces children to the various concepts of death, grief and loss. Using a gentle and comforting tone with an honest approach, the book addresses children’s natural curiosity about one of life’s gratest mysteries.


Cartwheels on the Faultline
WORKS BY 27 SONOMA COUNTY WOMEN

various authors

Writing and art that dare acrobatics on the edge. This engaging collection features short stories, memoirs, essays, and poetry by writers such as Fionna Perkins, Robin Beeman, Elizabeth Herron, Sara Peyton, Simone Wilson, Barbara Baer and Ianthe Brautigan.


Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

Written and Illustrated by John Muir Laws

The astonishing natural diversity of the Sierra Nevada comes alive in this great field guide, at once comprehensive and yet small enough to fit in your pocket or pack.


Dragonflies of North America
Coloring & Activity Book

Kathy Biggs, illustrated by Tim Manolis

Color & learn about the gorgeous dragonflies & damselflies of North America. Coloring pages for 37 common species of Dragonflies and Damselflies.


Citizen Moore

By Roger Rapaport

This definitive biography traces the untold story of the 30 years of struggles and failures that led to Michael Moore’s “overnight” success. Investigative reporter Roger Rapoport interviewed 200 people who played key roles in Michael Moore’s life.


Pomegranate Roads
A Soviet Botanist's Exile from Eden

Gregory M. Levin, translated by Margaret Hopstein

A Man who fell in love with pomegranates and risked his life to protect their biodiversity tells his adventurous story in Pomegranate Roads. Ignoring threats, the scientist trekked across Central Asia and the Trans-Caucasus to collect 1,117 varieties of the fruit.


Southeast Alaska's Natural World
Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Plants, Other Natural Things

Robert H. Armstrong & Marge Hermans

Discover the fascinating secrets of the unique natural world found in Southeast Alaska. This beautiful book by two residents and naturalists explores both spectacular and subtle and hidden creatures that inhabit this natural world.


Kangchenjunga
Guardian of the Eastern Himalaya

Photography by Tim Hauf; Text by Conger Beasley Jr.

Photographer Hauf and writer Beasley blend their superb talents to capture the legendary mountain and the remote terrain of the eastern Himalaya.


What Is Money?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Jennifer West

Examines the history of money, as well as the realistic applications and moral questions associated with its use, helping children to learn about and understand the true value of one of civilization’s most intriguing inventions.


Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Trail Map

Tom Harrison

This map covers the 30,000-acre wilderness near Huntington Lake east of Fresno. Covers 16 small lakes and two prominent peaks.


What Is Funny?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Jeff Day

Addresses the subject of sensitivity and awareness in children’s humor. Teasing and laughing at others lead to bullying and aggression. The book addresses an important concern in an amusing manner with serious subtext.


What Is Beautiful?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Nancy Forrest

Encouraging kids to consider what makes a person truly beautiful—qualities such as tolerance, generosity, bravery, and peacefulness—What Is Beautiful? is a useful tool in giving children a sense of identity and worth.


Dragons in the Ponds

Robert H. Armstrong, John Hudson, & Marge Hermans

Children will learn fascinating facts about dragonflies and why we should appreciate them and not fear them. Text by three naturalists talks about the dragonflies' life cycle, what they eat, and what eats them. Full of useful information presented clearly for kids.


101 Ways to Survive George W. Bush

Pat Bagley

Before you flee to Canada to avoid rampant Bushification, here are 101 clever ideas from The Salt Lake Tribune's award-winning political cartoonist, Pat Bagley.


Clueless George Presidential Library

by Pat Bagley

Three clever Clueless George titles in an irreverent gift set with a special, moneysaving price. NOW 50% OFF!


Whistlers on the Mountains

Robert H. Armstrong & Marge Hermans

This educational and entertaining book tells all about marmots. Full of useful information clearly presented for kids with fascinating and adorable photos of these shy mountain creatures.


Alice in Wonderland Playing Cards

Created by Jan Padover & Rick Ellis
with the original John Tenniel illustrations

Every card features a quote from Lewis Carroll's original Alice in Wonderland tale or his companion book, Through the Looking-Glass, with the full-color artwork of famous English illustrator Sir John Tenniel as featured in the classic original edition.


Novato-North Marin Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Detailed map includes Olompali State Park, Stafford Lake County Park, Petaluma Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Mount Burdell, Rush Creek, Deer Island, Indian Tree, Little Mountain, Verissimo Hills, and more.


San Rafael-Central Marin Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Marin's most populous quadrant still has ample public spaces to explore, as this map shows. Includes China Camp State Park, Barbier Memorial Park, McNears Beach County Park, Corte Madera Marsh, and the following Open Space Preserves: Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow, San Rafael, Sun Valley, Baltimore Canyon, Blithedale Summit, King Mountain, and more.


Big Rock Ridge-Indian Valley Trail Map

Tom Harrison

Together these three maps (this, San Rafael-Central Marin and Novato-North Marin) complete Harrison's coverage of Marin County. This north central Marin map covers the popular Big Rock Trail, McInnis County Park, and the following Open Space Preserve lands: Marinwood, Terra Linda-Sleepy Hollow Divide,Lucas Valley, Ignacio Valley, Loma Alta, Loma Verde, Pacheco Valle, Indian Valley, San PedroMountain, and more.


Jasmine Nights & Monkey Pluck
Love, Discovery and Tea

Writings Collected by Marylu Downing, Faith Morgan, & Ellen Galford

Women writers and poets celebrate small pleasures and life’s secrets over a steaming cup of tea.


What Is Love?

by Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Robbie Marantz

This book is a way for children to discover how we all share many of the same needs and concerns in life, especially the need for love. It communicates a message of multiculturalism and diversity as the means by which goals of understanding and tolerance may be reached.

A sincere yet playful message for appreciating one of life’s tenderest emotions through which children can ponder the total human experience of honest caring and brotherhood.

". . . how people’s need for each other can be met through faith and trust in each other."
~ Redbook


To Travel Hopefully
Footsteps In The French Cévennes

by Christopher Rush

Journeying along the road taken by Robert Louis Stevenson in his famed book Travels with a Donkey, fellow Scotsman Rush has written a modern classic.


What Character Is That?, 2nd edition
An Easy-Access Dictionary of 5,000 Chinese Characters

by Ping-gam Go

A Chinese dictionary for the Western mind. The unique feature of this dictionary is its arrangement: first by the English word of the character’s root or “radical,” and then by the number of strokes.


The Digested Read

By John Crace

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didn’t like to deconstruct. He retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics, and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns dream books into dross.


Understanding Chinese Characters by their Ancestral Forms, 4th edition

by Ping-gam Go

This handy book reveals the meaning of Chinese characters through their ancestral forms. Readers will discover that it takes little effort and imagination to understand the common and widely used characters.


Dateline Mongolia
An American Journalist in Nomad’s Land

By Michael Kohn

Kohn’s book is an irresistible account of a nation where falcon poachers, cattle rustlers, exiled Buddhist leaders, death-defying child jockeys and political assassins vie for page one.




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