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ISBN-10: 1597144029
ISBN-13: 9781597144025
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publish Date: 09/05/2017
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.80" W, 1.60" H

The California Field Atlas

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Price: $45.00

Overview

“[A] gorgeously illustrated compendium.”–Sunset

This 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 Obi Kaufmann blends science and art to illuminate the multifaceted array of living, connected systems like no book has done before. Kaufmann 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 fifty-eight 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 clear-sighted but reverential text. Full of character and color, a bit larger than life, The California Field Atlas is the ultimate road trip companion and love letter to a place.

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"Every California household should have a copy of the 608-page atlas. [...] Start with Kaufmann's introduction, because it encapsulates the author's relationship with the landscape he so dearly loves. From there, read it frontward, backward or according to whatever topic piques an interest."–San Jose Mercury News


"[A] gorgeously illustrated compendium."–Sunset

"If you're looking for freeways or pathways, expressways or BART lines, this book can't help you. If, on the other hand, you're looking to get lost in the flora, fauna, and natural habitats that exist across California beyond the I-5, this is a wonderful little guide."–AFAR


"A modern-day masterpiece."–Kit Stolz, Santa Barbara Independent


"Transcend[s] the genre of nature writing."–Monterey County Weekly


"A revelation. Kaufmann educates and delights the reader simultaneously."–Mike Sonksen, Entropy

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Details

ISBN-10: 1597144029
ISBN-13: 9781597144025
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publish Date: 09/05/2017
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.80" W, 1.60" H
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