New (or new to us) Books for 2014 at Bored Feet Press

The Hiker’s hip pocket Guide to the Humboldt/Del Norte Coast, 3rd Ed.

Bob Lorentzen

We have fully revised, updated and expanded this essential guide to the hikes of Humboldt and Del Norte counties, the majestic land behind the Redwood Curtain.


Articulate Earth
Adventures in Ecocriticism

David Rains Wallace

This collection of 23 provocative essays spans the past 30 years of Wallace's career. Through meticulous research and hands on experience, he explores American culture's relationship with nature.


Trails of Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods and Marin Headlands

Ben Pease

The artistry of Gerald Olmsted’s map and his quirky historical text are gently updated with new accurately-mapped trails and clearly delineated bike trails.


A Terrible Beauty
The Wilderness of American Literature

Jonah Raskin

In this first work of cultural criticism to look back at writing in the United States from the perspective of the contemporary environmental crisis, Raskin offers insights for students, teachers and lovers of literature.


The Bay Area Forager
Your Guide to Edible wild Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

Mia Andler and Kevin Feinstein

This book gives practical advice for gathering edible wild plants in the Bay Area and most of coastal Northern California. You will learn where to find each of the region's most readily available plants along with clear instructions for harvesting them responsibly.


Mammoth Area Rock Climbs, 4th Edition
The Climbing Guide to the Eastern Sierra — North

Marty Lewis
Foreword by Errett Allen

This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated rock climbing guide covers both roped climbs and bouldering from Tioga Pass to Rock Creek Canyon.


California Bees and Blooms
A Guide For Gardeners and Naturalists

Gordon W. Frankie, Robbin W. Thorp, Rollin E. Coville, and Barbara Ertter

In this guidebook, some of the state’s preeminent bee and botany experts introduce us to the the twenty-two most common genera of bees, describing each one’s distinctive behaviors, social structures, flight season, preferred flowers, and enemies.


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

Gary Noy

Stories of the Sierra Nevada abound, and characters emerge so outlandish and outrageous that they have to be real. These fascinating stories spill out of the pages of this well-illustrated and lively history, a tribute to the memorable characters of the Sierra.


Big Sur Coast Map, Coastal California Series

Bluewater Maps

This new map spans the spectacular and rugged Big Sur coastline of central California. Covers the coast from Andrew Molera State Park in the north to Ragged Point in the south.


In the Company of Redwoods
An Interactive Guide to Learning 50 Redwood Community Plants through Hand Tinting

Text and Photography by David Casterson

Biologist Casterson presents fifty redwood community plants found in the redwood’s range. The text for each plant describes its characteristics and other botanical facts about it. Each plant has a grey toned photo of that plant’s foliage and flower, tintable with colored pencils.


Secrets of the Oak Woodlands
Plants and Animals among California’s Oaks

Written by Kate Marianchild; Illustrations by Ann Meyer Maglinte

In a book rich in illustration and suffused with wonder, author Kate Marianchild combines extensive research and years of personal experience to explore some of the marvelous plants and animals that the oak woodlands nurture.


What Is a Feeling?

Etan Boritzer, Illustrated by Jeff Vernon

Examines how we can understand feelings and where they come from, while at the same time learning the best ways to express our feelings without hurting ourselves and others.


Native American Playing Cards
55 Portraits by Edward Curtis

Prospero Art

This stunning deck features 55 of the best images taken by Internationally known ethnologist and photographer Edward Curtis (1868-1952), known as Shadow Catcher, a name bestowed upon him by several tribes.


Enough for All
Foods of My Dry Creek Pomo and Bodega Miwuk People

Kathleen Rose Smith

Celebrating Native California food gathering and preparation, K. R. Smith reveals the practices handed down through her Bodega Miwuk and Pomo ancestors, and shares how these traditions have evolved into the ways her family still enjoys wild foods.


Gold Fever
San Francisco 1851

Ken Salter

Pierre Dubois goes to northern California, investigating the plight of French workers who have been sent to California. This compelling story is filled with rich historical details, bringing to life all the legendary excitement and chaos of the California Gold Rush.


Bay Area Trail Map: Oakland Hills and Pleasanton Ridge

Redwood Hikes Press

Map covers the central section of the East Bay hills and is currently the only comprehensive trail map of this region. Includes Redwood Regional Park, Anthony Chabot RP, Lake Chabot RP, Las Trampas, the EBMUD watershed, and more.


Yosemite Adventures
50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs and Winter Treks

Matt Johanson, Foreword by Hans Florine

This book is unlike most outdoor guides since it covers five different ways to explore in and around Yosemite National Park: winter treks, hikes, backpacking trips, mountain climbing, and rock climbing. It also covers a broad range of experience levels, from beginner to advanced.


When You See Flukes

by Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook
Illustrations by Katherine Hocker

Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.


Bygone Days in Early Northern California
Growing Up in Ol’ Berryessa

James Noble Hatch, edited Neal A. Roberts

This enjoyable, evocative memoir of the early ranching days in and around California’s Solano and Napa counties paints vivid images of its times and places.


Henry Cowell, Wilder Ranch, and Nisene Marks Map

Redwood Hikes Press

This map covers the trails of the Santa Cruz area. One side includes Henry Cowell Redwoods, Wilder Ranch, Pogonip, and UCSC. The other side has the Forest of Nisene Marks and Soquel SF.


Humboldt Wild
Mountains, Forests, and Rivers

Photography by Arleen Olson

This book contains gorgeous and vivid color photographs of the land behind the Redwood Curtain. Humboldt County is a jewel in the crown of Northwest California. Take Olson's spectacular visual journey through the hills, valleys, and beaches of Humboldt.


Portola Redwoods and Pescadero Creek, Third Ed.

Redwood Hikes Press

This is the only trail map that shows the interconnected trail systems of Portola and Pescadero parks on a single sheet.


Southern California Rock Climbing
California Road Trip, Volume Two

Tom Slater

An ideal guidebook for any climber traveling in Southern California. This guide uses topos, maps, photos and detailed descriptions to get you to over 60 climbing areas from the middle of the golden state all the way down to the Mexican border.


The Guide to Bodie and Eastern Sierra Historic Sites

George Williams III

In this book, George Williams III tells of the gold discovery at Bodie in 1859, the camp's boom in 1879, its long decline, and its present state. This book also details the history and present state of other mining towns and camps in the area: nearby Aurora, Lucky Boy, and many more.


Humboldt Wild Postcard Book

Photography by Arleen Olson

A collection of twelve 7” x 5” postcards from the book Humboldt Wild.




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