The California Field Atlas
Written & Illustrated by Obi Kaufmann
Lavishly illustrated atlas takes readers off the beaten path and outside normal conceptions of California, revealing its myriad ecologies, topographies, and histories in exquisite maps and trail paintings.
Based on decades of exploring the backcountry of the Golden State, artist-adventurer Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. He depicts layer after layer of the natural world, delighting in the grand scale and details alike. The effect is staggeringly beautiful: presented alongside California divvied into its 58 counties, for example,we consider California made up of dancing tectonic plates, of watersheds, of wildflower gardens. Maps are enhanced by spirited illustrations of wildlife, keys that explain natural phenomena, and a clearsighted text.
Full of character and color, the Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.
554 pages, 5.5” x 7.5”, 300 full-color maps and illustrations.
Published by Heyday.
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