New (or new to us) Books for 2017 at Bored Feet Press

Wildflowers of the San Francisco Bay Area
A Guide to Common Native Species

Text & Photos by Steven Hartman

Covers 102 of the most frequently seen species. Arranged by color, each listing includes common and scientific name, size and description of flower, plant, leaf, and months of bloom.


California’s Wild Edge
The Coast In Poetry, Prints, and History

by Tom Killion with Gary Snyder

Captures the beauty of the California coast in Killion’s evocative woodcut prints and vibrant, reflective text. Further illuminated by Snyder’s poetry and other selections.


Sibley's Backyard Birds of Southern California

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 73 backyard bird species, including descriptions, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and multiple illustrations.


Soleful Hiking
A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Hiking

Paula Phillips Marks

Guide to hikes in the North (SF) Bay. Discusses how to be a mindful hiker and reviews clothing and footwear choices for beginning and casual hikers. Also discusses what to bring, hazards and pests, trail courtesy, safety, not getting lost, and what to look for as you hike.


Sibley’s Common Trees of California

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 47 of the most common native and introduced tree species, including descriptions, size, range, and illustrations of bark, leaves, blossoms, and fruits and berries.


Tracks, Scats and Signs of Central and Northern California Wildlife
A Guide to Identification in the Wild

Text & Photos by James C. Halfpenny

Covers the 37 most common mammals, their tracks, scat, other signs. 121 small color photos in all. Glossary, Rules of Speed and Body Position, explanation of Primary Gaits and Measurements.


Trails of Santa Cruz, 4th Edition

Ben Pease

This handsome and easy-to-read map includes beaches from Davenport to Aptos, plus expanded trails at Wilder Ranch, H. Cowell Redwoods, Forest of Nisene Marks, and UCSC.


Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 69 backyard bird species, including descriptions, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and multiple illustrations.


Garden & Flowers Playing Cards
54 Vintage Seed Packets & Catalogue Illustrations

Prospero Art

Colorful deck features illustrations from late 19th century-early 20th century American seed packets and catalogs.


Sibley’s Backyard Birds of Northern California

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 69 backyard bird species, including descriptions, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and multiple illustrations.


Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada
A Guide to Common Native Species

Text & Photos by Steven Hartman

Covers 107 of the most prevalent Sierra species. Arranged by color, each listing includes common and scientific name, size and description of flower, plant, leaf, and months of bloom.


Sibley’s Birds of the California Coast

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 56 waterbirds: shorebirds, gulls, terns, wading birds, ducks, geese, swans, loons, and more.


Snakes of Southern California
A Guide to Common and Notable Species

Text & Photos by Bradford D. Hollingsworth

Covers 26 snakes in 73 photos, including five species of rattlesnakes, with info on habitat, diet, and behavior.


Bay Area Trail Map: Mount Tamalpais

Redwood Hikes Press

This map covers all of Marin County except for Point Reyes and Novato. One side shows the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and Muir Woods, with an inset of China Camp State Park; the other side shows the Marin Municipal Water District’s Mount Tamalpais Watershed, Pine Mountain, San Geronimo Valley, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Lucas Valley.


Tracks, Scats and Signs of Pacific Northwest Wildlife
A Guide to Identification in the Wild

Text & Photos by James C. Halfpenny

Covers the most common mammals, with photos of each animal, its tracks, scat, other signs. Glossary, Rules of Speed and Body Position, explanation of Primary Gaits and Measurements.


Night Sky Guide

Dr. Rick Feinberg

Includes four seasonal night sky charts, showing all major constellations, asterisms, nebula, and other objects visible with the naked eye. Includes “pointers” to orient the beginner skygazer.


Sibley’s Hummingbirds of North America

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Includes all 18 species of hummingbirds found in North America, with captions, detailed range maps, both in-flight and perched illustrations with call-outs.


The Good, The Great and the Awesome
Top High Sierra Rock Climbs, 2nd Edition

Peter Croft

Iconic climber and professional guide Croft updates the best alpine rock climbing in the Sierra. He describes his favorite routes, with historical notes, approach info, route beta, descent info.

Covers Whitney region, Palisades, Bishop high country, Pine Creek Canyon area, Bear Creek Spire, Mammoth Lakes area, Bridgeport area, Tuolumne Meadows, the Incredible Hulk, plus roadside cragging. Lavishly illustrated with photos, topo and other maps, plus route diagrams.


Land Mammals of the Southwest

Written & Illustrated by Fiona A. Reid

Covers 53 mammals found in the region, with descriptions and images. Illustrations and text are by Fiona Reid, an accomplished naturalist.


Sibley’s Owls of North America

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

All 19 species of owls found in North America. Includes detailed range maps, both in-flight and perched illustrations with call-outs.


Land Mammals of the Rockies & the Pacific Northwest

Written & Illustrated by Fiona A. Reid

Guide covers 56 mammals, both large and small, found in the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Northwest. It includes bats, moles, rabbits, as well as the large mammals of the region.


Freshwater Fishes of Central and Northern California
A Guide to Game Fishes

Text by Craig Springer, Illustrations by Joseph R. Tomelieri

Covers the 64 game fish in Central and Northern California, with info on size, habitat, and distinguishing features.


Sibley’s Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 53 waterbirds: shorebirds, gulls, terns, wading birds, ducks, geese, swans, loons, and more. Each entry includes descriptive caption, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and illustrations.


Gold Rush Stories
49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck

Gary Noy

Noy explores the deeply human stories of the California Gold Rush generation, drawing out all the brutality, tragedy, humor, and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it.


Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Desert Southwest

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 72 bird species, including description, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and multiple illustrations.


Sibley’s Common Trees of the Southwest

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

48 common native and cultivated trees covered, with descriptions, size, range, illustrations of bark, leaves, blossoms, fruits and berries.


Fishes of the Southern California Coast

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 60 species—both common and rare—found in inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters off the coast of California


Land Mammals of California

Written & Illustrated by Fiona A. Reid

Covers 56 mammals, both large and small, found in the state, including bats, moles, rabbits, as well as the large signature mammals such as elk, bears, foxes, and deer.


Sibley’s Common Trees of the Rocky Mountain Region

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 47 common native and cultivated trees, with descriptions, size, range, illustrations of bark, leaves, blossoms, fruits and berries.


Sibley’s Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 48 of the most common native and introduced tree species, including descriptions, size, range, and illustrations of bark, leaves, blossoms, and fruits and berries.


Sibley’s Backyard Birds of the Rocky Mountain States

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 72 backyard bird species, including descriptions, size, range, seasonal occurrence, and multiple illustrations.


Sharks, Skates, Rays, & Chimaera of the Pacific Coast

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 39 species of sharks—both common and rare—found both inshore and offshore, plus 24 species of electric rays, stingrays, skates, and guitarfishes.


Bay Area Trail Map: Point Reyes

Redwood Hikes Press

This detailed trail map of Point Reyes is drawn at a significantly larger scale than other printed trail maps of the area. One side shows the southern half of the park from Bolinas to Inverness; the other side shows the northern half from the Laguna Trailhead to Tomales Point.


Sea Turtles of the Pacific Coast

Written & Illustrated by Blair & Dawn Witherington

Describes in detail the five sea turtles that inhabit the Pacific: Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley.


Fishes of Northern & Central California Coast

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 59 species—both common and rare—found inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters off the coast of California from San Luis Obispo north to the Oregon border.


Fishes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 56 species— both common and rare—found inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters off the coast of California from the California/Oregon border up to and including British Columbia.


Sibley’s Ducks, Geese, & Swans of Western North America

Written & Illustrated by David Allen Sibley

Covers 46 waterbirds: dabbling ducks, diving ducks, geese, plus swan and other domestic waterfowl.


Fishes of Puget Sound

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 60 species—both common and rare—found from nearshore to the deep waters of Puget Sound.


Common Palms and Palm-like Plants of California & the Southwest

Written by Alan W. Marrow; illustrated by Robert O'Brien

Covers 36 species of palm trees and Palm-like plants, both native and exotic, found throughout the region.


Marine Mammals of the Northern & Central California Coast

Written & Illustrated by Pieter Folks

Descriptions of Humpback, Fin, Gray, Blue, and Minke Whales. Other nearshore species included: Sea Lions, Sea Otter, Dolphins, and the Harbor Seal.


Marine Mammals of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Written & Illustrated by Pieter Folks

Descriptions of Humpback, Fin, Gray, Killer, Blue, and Minke Whales. Other nearshore species included: Sea Lions, Sea Otter, and the Harbor Seal.


Marine Mammals of the Southern California Coast

Written & Illustrated by Pieter Folkens

Descriptions of Humpback, Fin, Gray, Blue, and Minke Whales. Other nearshore species included: Sea Lions, Dolphins, Porpoises, Sea Otter, and the Harbor Seal.




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