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  • The Latinos of Asiaby Anthony Ocampo

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Is race only about the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia , Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines... more...

  • Right Out of Californiaby Kathryn S. Olmsted

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    In a major reassessment of modern conservatism, noted historian Kathryn S. Olmsted reexamines the explosive labor disputes in the agricultural fields of Depression-era California, the cauldron that inspired a generation of artists and writers and that triggered the intervention of FDR?s New Deal. Right Out of California tells how this brief moment... more...

  • Sidewalkingby David L. Ulin

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 13.56

    In Sidewalking , David L. Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles. Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things: a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city?s built environment, a meditation on the author?s relationship to... more...

  • 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.by Paul Haddad

    Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures is for urban adventurers with a passion for healthy living who are also hungry to explore L.A.?s hidden, unsung, and sometimes quirky side. This unique guidebook provides everything readers need to venture out and tackle the city?s 500 square miles. The book is based on a concept that first took... more...

  • Coming into the Countryby John McPhee; Robert Macfarlane

    Daunt Books 2015; US$ 12.82

    ‘John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is <i>Coming into the Country</i>, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.’ - <b>Robert Macfarlane</b><br><br><br>In this unforgettable and astutely observed... more...

  • Juan de Fuca's Straitby Barry Gough

    Harbour Publishing 2015; US$ 32.99

    The tale begins in sixteenth-century Venice, when explorer Juan de Fuca encountered English merchant Michael Lok and relayed a fantastic story of a marine passageway that connected the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This tale would be the catalyst for centuries of dreaming, and exacerbate English and Spanish rivalry. The search for the fabled Northwest... more...

  • Secret Walksby Charles Fleming

    Santa Monica Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    Secret Walks: A Walking Guide to the Hidden Trails of Los Angeles is a sequel to the popular Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles , and features another collection of exciting urban walks through parks, canyons, and neighborhoods unknown and unseen by most Angelinos. Each walk is rated for duration, distance,... 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...

  • Gold Feverby Steve Boggan

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 8.99

    One Thursday in 2008 the price of gold went above a thousand dollars an ounce for the first time in history. All over the world, at least in countries with gold-bearing soil, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels and pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators and all manner of equipment they had no idea how to use. And off... more...

  • Sleeping Where I Fallby Peter Coyote

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 18.99

    In his energetic, funny, and intelligent memoir, Peter Coyote relives his fifteen-year ride through the heart of the counterculturea journey that took him from the quiet rooms of privilege as the son of an East Coast stockbroker to the riotous life of political street theater and the self-imposed poverty of the West Coast communal movement known as... more...