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VistaBooks Publishing California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
19th Century Whaling Tales.  ISBN: 978-0-89646-089-8. Order #: VIST0089
The Light-houses of the United States in 1874. ISBN: 978-0-89646-086-7. Order #: VIST0086 paper$6.95
Pioneer Days in San Francisco. ISBN: 978-0-89646-015-7. Order #: VIST0015 paper$3.95
Signals of the Sea and Heroes of the Surf.  ISBN: 978-0-89646-071-3. Order #: VIST0071 paper$6.95

K. C. Publications California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
Alcatraz: the story behind the scenery. ISBN: 9780-088714-001-3. Order #: KCPU8000 paper$11.95
 (National Park Service cooperating associations: order title above from K. C. Publications; others order from VistaBooks Distributing.)
Redwood: the story behind the scenery. ISBN: 978-0-88714-022-8. Order #: KCPU8051 paper$11.95
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San Francisco Maritime Park: the story behind the scenery. ISBN: 978-0-88714-001-3. Order #: KCPU6837paper$11.95
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Mixed Publishers
California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
100 Views of the Golden Gate. ISBN: 978-0-89997-447-7. Order #: WILD7317 $30.00
Artillery at the Golden Gate: the harbor defenses of San Francisco in World War II. ISBN: 0-929521-85-4. Order #: PIHI2785 paper$14.95
Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish relations in colonial California, 1769-1850--paper. ISBN: 978-0-8078-5654-3. Order #: UNNC1919 paper$22.50
Children of Coyote, Missionaries of Saint Francis: Indian-Spanish relations in colonial California, 1769-1850--cloth. ISBN: 978-0-8078-2988-9. Order #: UNNC1920 cloth$59.95
precontact to end of colonial order
Exploring Point Reyes: a guide to Point Reyes National Seashore. ISBN: 1-884550-00-2. Order #: WIWO2298 paper$10.95
Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 160 pages. ISBN: 0-944220-12-6. Order #: GRWE2449 paper$14.95
Haunted Northern California. ISBN: 978-0-8117-3586-5. Order #: STAC7985 paper$10.95 Regional-Paranormal
Monterey Peninsula Impressions (CA). ISBN: 978-1-56037-346-9. Order #: FARC2609 paper$9.95
Snowshoe Trails of Yosemite. by White. Order #: WILD1756 paper$13.95.
The West Coast Goes to War, 1941-1942. ISBN: 1-57510-038-X. Order #: PIHI1608 paper$12.95
Yosemite National Park. by Jeffrey P. Schaffer. Order #: WILDnnnn paper$18.95

Frank Amato Publications California north coastal & Sacramento Valley fishing books:
Sacramento Valley: fishing paradise. ISBN: 978-1-57188-316-2. Order #: FRAM3699 paper$22.00
Fly Fishing Northern California Waters. ISBN: 978-1-57188-255-4. Order #: FRAM3704 paper$25.00
King Salmon: a guide to salmon fishing in California. ISBN: 978-0-93983-738-0. Order #: FRAM7821 paper$19.95 
Northern California River Maps & Fishing Guide. ISBN: 978-1-57188-392-6. Order #: FRAM3694 paper$29.95
Upper Sacramento: River Journal fly fishing guide--cloth. ISBN: 978-1-57188-052-6. Order #: FRAM3697 cloth$19.95

Heyday Books California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
2020: Visions for the Central Valley. ISBN: 978-1-59714-133-8. Order #: HEYD8670 paper$12.95
The Addison Street Anthology: Berkeley's Poetry Walk. ISBN: 978-1-890771-94-2. Order #: HEYD8671 paper$14.95
All of us or none: social justice posters of the San Francisco Bay Area. ISBN: 978-1-59714-075-1. Order #: HEYD8672 paper$25.00
The Anza Trail and the Settling of California.
Vladimir Guerrero. 240 pp (6 x 9), with maps. The epic true story of the journey to colonize San Francisco. ISBN: 1-59714-026-0. Order #: HEYD2904 paper$16.95
Cityscapes: San Francisco and its buildings. ISBN: 978-1-59714-154-3. Order #: HEYD8266 paper$14.95
A Coast to Explore: coastal geology and ecology of Central California. ISBN: 978-0-9816618-1-0. Order #: HEYD8267 paper$29.95
Birds of Napa County. ISBN: 978-1-59714-030-0. Order #: HEYD2928 paper$12.95
Bracing for Disaster: earthquake-resistant architecture and engineering in San Francisco, 1838—1933. ISBN: 978-1-59714-025-6. Order #: HEYD8260 paper$30.00
Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend. Betty Goerke. A history of Marin County’s namesake and his people. ISBN: 978-1-59714-053-9. Order #: HEYD2944 paper$21.95
A Community Organizer's Tale: people and power in San Francisco. ISBN: 978-1-59714-118-5. Order #: HEYD8692 $21.95
Gables and Fables: a portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights. Order #: HEYD
General Vallejo and the Advent of the Americans.
ISBN: 1-890771-21-X. Order #: HEYD2968 paper$18.95
Greetings from San Francisco--a postcard book. ISBN: 978-0-943972-74-9. Order #: HOME3868 postcards$8.95
Gunfight at Mussel Slough: evolution of a Western Myth. ISBN: 1-890771-82-1. Order #: HEYD2896 paper$19.95
The Harvest Gypsies: on the road to the Grapes of Wrath. John Steinbeck, Introduction by Charles Wollenberg. Listed in the Top 100 List of the Century's Best American Journalism. ISBN:1-890771-61-0. Order #: HEYD2964 paper$9.95
Haslam's Valley; stories and essays from the champion of the "other" California. ISBN: 978-1-59714-018-8.  Order #: HEYD8722 paper$18.95
Humphrey the Wayward Whale. Ernest Callenbach and Christine Leefeldt. Children's book tells the true tale and adventures of Humphrey, a humpback whale who wandered seventy miles into the San Francisco Bay in 1985. ISBN: 0-930588-23-1. Order #: HEYD2930 paper$4.95
Ira Nowinski's San Francisco: poets, politics, and divas. ISBN: 978-1-59714-040-9. Order #: HEYD8731 paper$27.95
The Laws Pocket Guide Set: San Francisco Bay Area: 4 fold-out guides. ISBN: 978-1-59714-120-8. Order #: HEYD8273 fold-out guides$21.95
The Laws Pocket Guides: among the oaks and pines. ISBN: 978-1-59714-124-6. Order #: HEYD8274 fold-out guide$5.95
The Laws Pocket Guide: at the beach and on the bay. ISBN: 978-1-59714-121-5. Order #: HEYD8275 fold-out guide$5.95
The Laws Pocket Guide: near creeks, rivers, and ponds. ISBN: 978-1-59714-122-2. Order #: HEYD8276 fold-out guide$5.95
The Laws Pocket Guide: on grassy hills and in fields. ISBN: 978-1-59714-123-9. Order #: HEYD8277 fold-out guide$5.95
Letters to the Valley: a harvest of memories. ISBN: 978-1-59714-038-6. Order #: HEYD8736 paper$14.95
Life in a California Mission: Monterey in 1786. Jean François de la Pérouse, Introduction and commentary by Malcolm Margolin. La Pérouse's diary of the first foreign vessels to visit Spain's California colonies. ISBN: 0-930588-39-8. Order #: HEYD2969 paper$10.95
Lion Singer. written and illustrated by Sylvia Ross. a  Great Valley Book. There was once a time when there was no metal in the Chukchansi people’s world.
ISBN: 1-59714-009-0. Order #: HEYD2989 cloth$12.95
Magpies and Mayflies: An Introduction to Plants and Animals of the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills. Derek Madden, Ken Charters, and Cathy Snyder. A Great Valley Book. Follow biologist Derek Madden as he explores some of California’s most diverse ecosystems. ISBN: 1-59714-003-1. Order #: HEYD2891 paper$16.95
Many Worlds: native life along the Anza Trail. ISBN: 978-1-59714-167-3. Order #: HEYD8279 paper$NYP-Dec 2012
Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America.
Charles Melville Scammon. The classic volume on whales and pinnipeds. ISBN: 978-1-59714-061-4. Order #: HEYD2907 paper$16.95
Mark Twain's San Francisco: being a generous and uninhibited cornucopia of reports, speculations, satires, brickbats, musings, topical verse, and other observations by Mark Twain on "The Liveliest Heartiest Community on Our Continent". edited with a new Introduction by Bernard Taper. From earthquakes, police scandals, and tantalizing silver mine bonanzas to elegant ladies blowing their noses in "exquisitely modulated tones" and seals "writhing and squirming like exaggerated maggots" below the Cliff House, Mark Twain has left us a vision of San Francisco that is at once fascinating and hilariously familiar. ISBN 1-890771-69-4. Order #: HEYD2900 paper$14.95
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area--current printing. ISBN: 0-930588-01-0. Order #: HEYD2153 paper$16.95
The Ohlone Way: Indian life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay area--prior printing, same ISBN.
For this earlier printing, specify "Earlier Printing--60%" and take 60% off on orders of 10 or more. ISBN: 0-930588-01-0.Order #: HEYD2922 paper$14.95
Picturing California's Other Landscape: the great Central Valley.
ISBN: 1-890771-25-2. Order #: HEYD2983 paper$35.00
The Port Chicago Mutiny.
ISBN: 1-59714-028-7. Order #: HEYD2970 paper$16.95
Remember Your Relations:
the Elsie Allen baskets, family & friends. ISBN: 0-930588-80-0. Order #: HEYD2954 paper$20.00
Tamalpais Walking: poetry, history, and prints. Order #: HEYD
To the American Indian: reminiscences of a Yurok woman.
 ISBN: 0-930588-47-9. Order #: HEYD4175 paper$14.95
Treasures of the Conservatory of Flowers.
ISBN: 1-59714-031-7. Order #: HEYD2929 paper$8.95
The Trees of Golden Gate Park and San Francisco.
ISBN: 1-890771-28-7. Order #: HEYD2933 paper$18.95
Woman of Ill Fame
. ISBN: 978-1-59714-051-1. Order #: HEYD2977 paper$13.95
Walking the Flatlands: the rural landscape of the lower Sacramento Valley. ISBN: 1-890771-84-8. Order #: HEYD2892 paper$14.95

Independent Publishers Group California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
Napa Valley Iconic Wineries. ISBN: 978-0-98323983-3. Order #: INPU8457 cloth$50.00
Spectacular Wineries of the Napa Coast. ISBN: 978-1-93341564-2. Order #: INPU8458 cloth$40.00
Spectacular Wineries of the Napa Valley. ISBN: 978-1-93341540-6. Order #: INPU8459 cloth$34.95
Spectacular Wineries of Sonoma Country. ISBN: 978-1-93341566-6. Order #: INPU8462 cloth$40.00

Great West California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
San Francisco and Bay Area
Three Fearful Days: San Francisco memoirs of the 1906 earthquake & fire. 336 pages. ISBN: 0-930235-06-1Order #: GRWE7461 paper$16.95
Exploring the Back Roads: 28 Day Trips in the Greater Bay Area. ISBN: 0-944220-21-5. Order #: GRWE7458 paper$12.95
Bummer & Lazarus, San Francisco's Famous Dogs. 80 pages. ISBN: 0-930235-07-X. Order #: GRWE2422 paper$12.95
Everybody's San Francisco Cookbook: recipes celebrating the city's best ethnic cooking. 288 pages. ISBN: 1-886776-01-6.
Order #: GRWE2430 paper$16.95
Haunted San Francisco: ghost stories from the city's past. 196 pages. ISBN: 1-879367-04-1. Order #: GRWE2304 paper$14.95
Hidden Walks in the East Bay & Marin: pathways, essays, and yesterdays.
176 pages. ISBN: 0-944220-11-8. Order #: GRWE2424 paper$15.95
Historic San Francisco, a concise history and guide. 320 pages.
ISBN: 1-879367-05-X. Order #: GRWE2398 paper$17.95
Historic Walks in San Francisco: 18 trails through the city's past. ISBN: 1-879367-03-3. Order #: GRWE7459 paper$19.95

More San Francisco Memoirs, 1852 to 1899: the ripening years. 320 pages. ISBN: 0-930235-05-3. Order #: GRWE2402 paper$16.95
Mud, Blood, and Gold: San Francisco in 1849--cloth. ISBN: 978-1-879367-06-7. Order #: GRWE7464 cloth$25.95
Mud, Blood, and Gold: San Francisco in 1849--paper. ISBN: 978-1-879367-07-4. Order #: GRWE7464 paper$19.95
San Francisco/Yerba Buena: from the beginning to the Gold Rush. 1769-1849. 191 pages. ISBN: 0-944220-08-8. Order #: GRWE2423 paper$17.95
Angel Island:
Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain: an Angel Island story.  ISBN: 1-9667352-4-2. Order #: GRWE2444 paper$10.95
Miwoks to Missiles: a history of Angel Island.  ISBN: 1-9667352-2-6. Order #: GRWE2445 paper$17.95
Angel Island Prisoner 1922--in English and Chinese.  ISBN: 1-9667352-3-4. Order #: GRWE2444 paper$8.95
Contra Costa County:
Days Gone By in Contra Costa County, Volume 1. ISBN: 1-889652-01-6. Order #: GRWE2435 paper$15.95
Days Gone By in Contra Costa County, Volume 2. ISBN: 1-889652-02-4. Order #: GRWE2440 paper$15.95
Days Gone By in Contra Costa County, Volume 3. ISBN: 1-889652-06-7. Order #: GRWE2442 paper$15.95

Mountain Press California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
Beyond the Golden Gate: California's north coast. ISBN: 978-0-944197-69-1. Order #: MOPR6865 cloth$34.95
Finding Fault in California: an earthquake tourist's guide. ISBN: 0-87842-495-4. 272Order #: MOPR1126 paper$18.00
An Introduction to Northern California Birds. ISBN 0-87842-312-5. Order #: MOPR1180 paper$14.00
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California. ISBN: 0-87842-409-1. Order #: MOPR9043 paper$20.00

Nature Study Guild Finders California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
Pacific Coast Berry Finder: a pocket manual for identifying native plants with fleshy fruits. ISBN: 978-0-912550-02-2. Order #: NASG0982 paper$4.95
Pacific Coast Bird Finder: a pocket guide to some frequently seen birds. ISBN: 978-0-912550-04-6. Order #: NASG0980 paper$4.95
Pacific Coast Fern Finder.  ISBN: 978-0-912550-13-8. Order #: NASG0989 paper$4.95
Pacific Coast Fish: a guide to marine fish of the Pacific Coast of North America. ISBN: 978-0-912550-19-0. Order #: NASG5065 paper$5.75
Pacific Intertidal Life: a guide to organisms of rocky reefs and tide pools of the Pacific Coast. ISBN: 978-0-912550-10-7. Order #: NASG0985 paper$4.95
Pacific Coast Mammals: a guide to mammals of the Pacific Coast states, Their Tracks, Skulls, and Other Signs. ISBN: 978-0-912550-16-9  Order #: NASG3496  paper$5.95
Pacific Coast Tree Finder: a pocket manual for identifying Pacific Coast trees. ISBN: 978-0-912550-27-5. Order #: NASG0979 paper$4.95
Redwood Region Flower Finder: a guide to identifying wildflowers of the coastal fog belt of California. ISBN: 978-0-912550-25-1. Order #: NASG0983 paper$4.95

Naturegraph Publishers California north coastal & Sacramento Valley books:
A Bag of Bones: legends of the Wintu Indians of Northern California. ISBN: 978-0-911010-26-2. Order #: NATG0947 paper$8.95
The California Chaparral. ISBN: 978-0-87961-002-9. Order #: NATG6328 paper$8.95
The Californian Wildlife Region. ISBN: 978-0-87961-201-6. Order #: NATG2023 paper$14.95
Exploring Pacific Coast Tide Pools  ISBN: 978-0-87961-217-7. Order #: NATG3665 paper$10.95
Fieldbook of Pacific Northwest Sea Creatures. ISBN: 0-87961-068-9. Order #: NATG1971 paper$12.95
In the Land of the Grasshopper Song. ISBN: 978-0-8032-6703-9. Order #: NATG2117 paper$17.95
Karuk: the upriver people. ISBN: 978-0-87961-209-2. Order #: NATG2106 paper$9.95
Native Americans of the Pacific Coast. ISBN: 978-0-87961-135-4. Order #: NATG2100 paper$16.95
Nautilus--a game of sea shells--card game. ISBN: 0-87961-N0ISBN.  Order #: NATG2083 paper$8.95
Oaks of North America. ISBN: 978-0-87961-137-8. Order #: NATG0934  paper$14.95
Pacific Coastal Wildlife ISBN: 978-0-87961-264-9. Order #: NATG2026 paper$12.95
Pomo Basketmaking. ISBN: 978-0-87961-016-6. Order #: NATG2110  paper$9.95
Pomo Indians of California. ISBN: 978-0-911010-30-5. Order #: NATG2105 paper$10.95
Redwood Gems: native wildflowers of the realm. ISBN: 978-0-87961-197-9. Order #: NATG3614 paper$10.95
Salinan Indians of California. ISBN: 978-0-87961-022-7. Order #: NATG2107 paper$8.95
Sea Vegetables: harvesting guide and cookbook. ISBN: 98-0-87961-151-4. Order #: NATG1979 paper$9.95
Scenic Byways of Northern California. ISBN: 978-0-87961-265-8. Order #: NATG2022 paper$14.95
Springer's Quest: life of a Pacific Chinook Salmon. ISBN: 978-087961-277-1. Order #: NATG6887 paper$12.95

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