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  • Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco 2015by Not For Tourists

    Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 18.95

    The Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco is the urban manual to the city that no San Franciscan should be without. This map-based guidebook organizes the city into forty mapped neighborhoods, and marks each map with user-friendly icons locating all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots. From post offices, libraries, restaurants,... more...

  • Sleeping Where I Fallby Peter Coyote

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 18.95

    An ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a politically engaged actor, Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in over 140 films, and working with directors such as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary... more...

  • Rhythm of the Wildby Kim Heacox

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Rhythm of the Heart is a compelling memoir about Kim Heacox?s 30+ year relationship with the most iconic landscape in Alaska, a sister book to his 2005 Lyons book The Only Kayak , a PEN USA Literary Award finalist now in its seventh printing. Woven throughout the personal narrative will be stories on the human and natural histories of the Denali... more...

  • Taming the Elephantby John F. Burns; Richard J. Orsi

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Taming the Elephant is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, an outstanding compilation of original essays by leading historians and writers. These topical, interrelated volumes reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through... more...

  • Boom and Bust in the Alaska Goldfieldsby Steven C. Levi

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    In this lively narrative, Steven C. Levi captures the color and the riches of the Alaska Gold Rush with legendary characters from E.T. Barnette, who founded his own city (Fairbanks), established his own bank (Washington Alaska), and then absconded with every dime in the vault to George Hinton Henry, the father of Alaska journalism, who was run out... more...

  • Californiaby Kevin Starr

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...

  • Four Quarters of Lightby Brian Keenan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.00

    Brian Keenan's fascination with Alaska began as a small boy choosing his first library book in a Belfast school. The book was Jack London's wondrous Call of the Wild . And it has permeated Keenan's life ever since. A short visit to Fairbanks several years ago was enough to seal his connection with the place and he resolved to return. Last year he... more...

  • Desperate Passageby Ethan Rarick

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99

    In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive... more...

  • Tide, Feather, Snowby Miranda Weiss

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    "Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and rhythm in which she writes are perfect.? ? Lynne Cox, author of Grayson and Swimming to Antarctica " Tide, Feather, Snow is about the resplendence and subtleties of coastal Alaska, and about one woman?s attempt to be fully present... more...

  • Rock, Water, Wildby Nancy Lord

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    For Nancy Lord, what began as a yearning for adventure and a childhood fascination with a wild and distant land culminated in a move to Alaska in the early 1970s. Here she discovered the last place in America “big and wild enough to hold the intact landscapes and the dreams that are so absent today from almost everywhere else.” In Rock, Water,... more...