This handsome and handy guide covers thirteen dramatic eastside Sierra Canyons. Starting around the spectacular forks of Bishop Canyon, Sharon divulges a wealth of hikes both popular and obscure, then continues south to include hikes near Mount Whitney.
This book provides in depth information about the 65 conifer species that occur in the three Pacific Coast states and beyond, color photos, accurate and updated range maps for each species, plus an elaborate key to aid with identification.
Discover the hidden beauty of the Eastern Sierra's wondrous canyons with Sierra native Sharon Giacomazzi as your guide. She details local history, campgrounds, resorts, where to find the best wildflower blooms, autumn color displays and waterfalls, and more
World’s greatest fungi photographer Lockwood presents 13 amazing mages of mushrooms from around the world, including some of Taylor’s latest favorites.
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.
Takes readers on a visual voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from Santa Barbara to San Diego and offshore to all eight of the Channel Islands.
Takes readers on a visual voyage beneath the ocean to discover marine life from the Oregon Border to Point Arena, near Mendocino. The book reveals an array of marine life seen by few.
Tony Rowell, Foreword by Kenneth Brower
Rowell creates a compelling nighttime landscapes awash with light from the cosmos. His new book showcases 75 iconic Sierra landmarks against the spectacular night sky.
An elegant book which takes its readers on a visual voyage beneath California's coastal ocean. Takes you beneath the surface from Mendocino County, to San Mateo County, and out to the Farallons.
This superb book is an innovative natural history and hiking guide that uses conifers as a lens to explore the astounding plant diversity in the Klamath Mountains. Author/publisher Michael Kauffmann introduces readers to the magic of this little known botanical wonderland.
Reveals the secret history of Central California's marine life through archival photos and original imagery. Shargel illustrates a little-known chronicle of human use and human impact.
Taylor F. Lockwood
Taylor Lockwood travels the world in search of the world's most beautiful mushrooms. Through pictures, it relates the diversity of life-forms found in this very large, but still relatively little-known kingdom.
Text and Photographs by Tom Reed
This exceptional book documents three seasons of adventure in the Patagonian Andes. A unique book that successfully and powerfully evokes some of the world's most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights.
John Hudson, Kathy Hocker & Robert Armstrong
This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide covers all of Alaska's aquatic insects and reveals many fascinating facts about them.
California is a great place for wild birds and the people who enjoy watching them! Over 600 bird species inhabit, migrate, or visit here. This lavishly photographed volume features usual and unusual birds in their wildland homes throughout California.
Photography Larry Ulrich
A companion souvenir to Wildflowers of the Plateau and Canyon Country. Twenty spectacular images from the book, plus a short introductory essay.
Mary Willson and Robert Armstrong
This colorful book provides an excellent general survey of beavers. Illustrated with excellent color photos of beavers in their natural habitats.
Robert Armstrong and Marge Hermans
This wildlife guide covers animals and plants found around Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent color photos and text discuss flora, fauna, and more.
Marvin A. Schenck, Karen Holmes, and Sherrie Smith-Ferri
Aurelius Carpenter photographed the frontier of northern California's rural Mendocino County region.He documented the lives of Pomo Indians and White settlers, the coming of the railroad, logging and shipping industries, and the agricultural endeavors and natural beauties of the area.
Text and Photographs by Murray S. Kaufman
This gorgeous book presents a graceful and poignant essay about, and spectacular color photographs of, the two most important and endangered ecosystems on Earth.
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.
Photographs and text by Tom Reed
Foreword by Thomas Campbell
This gorgeous and moving book features black and white photos of surrounding mountains and glaciers taken from the author’s cabin. Reed’s text describes finding the land and explores the question, “How and why are humans inspired by mountain views?”
Altschuler believes that solitude in nature is the way to confront the tests of life by observing how even the smallest forms of life survive. The author leads readers on a walk along the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore, guiding the reader toward
Photography Larry Ulrich
Interpretive text by Susan Lamb
This photographic essay presents Ulrich's stunning color images of wildflowers in the American Southwest, from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the high mesas of western Colorado.
Robert H. Armstrong
Bob Armstrong has been photographing nature in Alaska for 50 years, both professionally and for his own enjoyment. In this book he shares a broad variety of techniques he has used, strategies for capturing great nature images, hints for different types of photographs, and ways to use your resulting photos.
Photography and text by Wayne Williams
Preface by Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People
Heroic images in vivid color depict some of the greatest of the West's natural landscapes: mountains, rivers, deserts, forests, lakes and coastlines. Williams has spent the last ten years exploring and shooting wilderness landscapes.
Introductory Essay by Mark A. Schlenz
This fine photographic essay portrays in colorful grandeur eastern California 's unique inland sea, now protected as a National Scenic Area, and the gorgeous Sierra landscape that overlooks it.
Text & Photographs by Kim Heacox
Gorgeous book explores the grand landscapes, wildlife, plant life and history of Alaska's vast Denali National Park and Preserve, an area of six million acres.
Rowe explores interesting facets of early Arizona as visually captured by professional and amateur postcard photographers. The topics include mining, labor unrest, the advent of the automobile, Indians, disasters, the Mexican Border War, and photography.
This important monograph on the photographer Le Gray was published in a limited edition. Gorgeous duotones and extraordinary detective work transport the reader into the world of French and English art photography in the 1850s.
Essays & Photographs by Kim Heacox
Gorgeous book paints a mosaic of Alaska's diverse landscapes and wildlife, from the Arctic Slope to the Inside Passage, from glaciers and grizzlies to sled dogs and caribou herds.
David Powdrell & Hugh Margerum
This attractive book opens the door to the mysterious world of backyard botany and natural history with its captivating color photographs and fascinating research of the wildflowers of the Santa Barbara area.
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.
This remarkable book presents fascinating images from an impassioned photo-historian of street life. Striking images and stories depict street people from the last half of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
Peter Palmquist; Researched and edited by Susan Herzig and Paul Hertzmann
This beautiful book is the first about an influential, superb California photographer widely published in his day and the winner of numerous prizes and honors.
Portraits of Native Americans by little-known photographers.
Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin and Hank Brodkin
Naturalist Stewart and friends follow up on his ground-breaking and highly successful Common Butterflies of California with an even more comprehensive guide to the abundant butterflies of the Southwest.
This book presents a 70-year visual history of a legendary land, an exciting window into one of the most colorful periods and places in our western heritage.
Twenty great images by Dennis Flaherty of this mysterious inland sea, plus a short introductory essay.
Bradley W. Richards, M.D.
The only full length biography of an excellent western photographer who emigrated to Utah in 1855, then captured more than 50 years of western landscapes, faces,and places.
Janice G. Schimmelman
This new book lists 810 invention patents and 22 design patents pertaining to a wide range of photographic processes, equipment and methodology.
Photographs and text by Rod Dresser, Introduction by Dale Stulz
Rod Dresser, one of Ansel Adams’ last students, is acclaimed for the remarkable quality of his prints and for his perceptive and popular workshops. This volume, includes a diverse range of landscape, architectural, still life and figure studies.
A companion souvenir to the larger book.Twenty stunning images plus a short introductory essay.
Fred and Randi Hirschmann
Twenty striking images of this diverse park by some of the West's best nature photographers, plus a short introductory essay.
This book tells the intriguing story of Buffalo Bill's first Wild West Show photographer. The Italian photographer Carlo Gentile left his native land at age 21 and traveled around the world, landing in San Francisco in the 1850s.