New Books for Spring, 2003 

So many books, so little time. So many trails, so little time. So many places to explore, so many inspirations...

We at Bored feet have been toiling away overtime, researching trail conditions, typing til our fingers bleed, entering data into databases, negotiating distribution deals, etcetera, and all to bring you the most interesting line of books around:

mendocino painted pictorial A Painted Pictorial

Kevin Milligan

This inviting book features over 80 of Kevin Milligan's evocative paintings of Mendocino village. His historical text examines the days as a bustling redwood lumber port, as well the evolution into an artist's community.

Journey Around San Francisco from A to Z

Martha Day Zschock

Make way for a Journey Around San Francisco, the fourth and latest title in a series that has sold over 60,000 copies in only four years. A friendly pelican guides explorers of all ages on a beautiful and fun tour of the City, pointing out intriguing sights and fascinating history along the way.

americas vanishing landscapes

America's Vanishing Landscapes–The Western States

Photography and text by Wayne Williams
Preface by Andy Lipkis

Heroic images in vivid color depict some of the greatest of the West's natural landscapes: mountains, rivers, deserts, forests, lakes and coastlines. Williams, a professional photographer with his own commercial studio for 20 years, has spent the last ten years exploring and shooting wilderness landscapes.

Visual Guide to Native and Naturalized Coastal County Plants from Santa Cruz to Mendocino

George Pikkarainen

This innovative guide, created for beginners and people unfamiliar with taxonomic language, uses thousands of small color photos and 52 icons along with brief text to clearly organize more than 520 species of plants—ferns, annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees—found in six coastal California counties.

Geologic Trips—Sierra Nevada

Ted Konigsmarkgeologic trips sierra nevada

If you have ever wondered how the rocks and scenery of the Sierra Nevada were formed, take this geologic guide with you on your next trip. Written for the non-geologist, this detailed guide describes 116 of the best known scenic and geologic attractions in the Sierra.

Searching for Joaquin

Myth, Murieta and History in California

Bruce Thornton

This fascinating, though-provoking and ground- breaking book has so very much to offer—enough history and myth to enthrall any Californian or any student of its chaotic early history—the great human influx and clash of cultures of the Gold Rush, the dastardly deeds of outlaw gangs, revenge for injustice, vigilantism, romance and passion, crooked politicians, shoot-outs between posses and their prey, and an ending worthy of a carnival sideshow.

Artist's Choicerod dresser photograph

The Photographs of Rod Dresser

Photographs and text by Rod Dresser
Introduction by Dale Stulz

Rod Dresser, a leading California photographer and one of Ansel Adams' last students, is acclaimed for the remarkable quality of his prints and for his perceptive and popular workshops. For this volume, he has selected 23 eloquent photographs--a diverse range of landscape, architectural, still life and figure studies.

Vineyard Simple

How to Build and Maintain Your Own Small Vineyard

Tom Powers

Finally a book that makes home vineyard planting and wine grape growing accessible to anyone with even a little spare land. Tom Powers has created a how-to book filled with valuable information for the novice viticulturist.

beyond mt si by john zilly

Beyond Mt. Si

The Best Hikes within 85 Miles of Seattle

John Zilly

Finally, the best hikes within 85 miles of Seattle are all available in one book. Ranging from 3 to 18 miles, these trails take you to the Cascade's most pristine spots: mountain lakes, meadows, and peaks, every one of them a manageable day trip.

Beyond the Comfort Zone

Confessions of an Extreme Sports Junkie

Bruce Genereaux

In this compelling narrative for both armchair and actual adventurers, the author explains the hows and whys of four extreme sports—class five kayaking, extreme skiing, rock climbing and adventure racing—from the perspective of his own participation.

Paddling the California Coast

A Quiet Water Guide to Paddler's Paradise

John Coale

Explore by kayak or canoe the magical and majestic aquatic environments tucked along California's vast coast. Coale's new book provides the information paddlers need to explore river mouths, bays, lagoons, tidal estuaries and marshes from the Oregon-California line to Big Sur.

Oh California!

The Collective Works of Marilyn Buckley Holland

Paintings and text by Marilyn Buckley Hollandoh california by marilyn buckley holland
Introduction by Philo Holland

The artist's self-stated passion was "to capture a little piece of California with every stroke of the brush." This delightful collection of her works shows how marvelously successful she was at achieving that goal.

As a California native and daughter of two pioneer California families, Holland infused her work with a strong understanding of California history and culture. Working in the California Impressionist style, Holland pursued her painting full time after her children were grown.

San Francisco Keepsake Wallet

Photography by Robert Holmes
and Joanne Bolton

This little keepsake book has 67 full-color images of the sights visitors want of the City by the Bay: the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, North Beach, Chinatown, Coit Tower, cable cars, crooked Lombard Street, Victorians, Alcatraz and many more. The ten large format postcards repeat the most popular sights.

...that's not all, folks. We've got several more titles coming soon.

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