9th Ave: Obi Kaufmann

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Cover of Obi Kaufmann's book, The Coasts of California. The cover is white and in the center in a round frame is a water color painting of a wooded coasts with pine trees, a light blue sky, and cerulean blue water. There is a bird flying up and out fo the round frame. Additional cover text reads "A California Field Atlas"
Join us on Friday, May 27 at 7pm PT when Obi Kaufmann celebrates his latest book, The Coasts of California, at 9th Ave

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About The Coasts of California 
An epic, gloriously illustrated journey up and down California’s shoreline.

California’s coastline is world famous, an endless source of fascination and fantasy, but there is no book about it like this one. Obi Kaufmann, author-illustrator of The California Field Atlas and The Forests of California, now turns his attention to the 1,200 miles of the Golden State where the land meets the ocean. Bursting with color, The Coasts of California is in Kaufmann’s signature style, fusing science with art and pure poetic reverie. And much more than a survey of tourist spots, Coasts is a full immersion into the astonishingly varied natural worlds that hug California’s shoreline. With hundreds of gorgeous watercolor maps and illustrations, Kaufmann explores the rhythms of the tides, the lives of sea creatures, the shifting of rocks and sand, and the special habitats found on California’s islands. At the book’s core is an expansive, detailed walk down the California Coastal Trail, including maps of parks along the way—a wealth of knowledge for any coast-lover. The Coasts of California is a geographic epic, an odyssey in nature, a grand and glorious book for a grand and glorious part of the world.

About Obi Kaufmann
Growing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of his high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. He is the author of The California Field Atlas (2017, #1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller), The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Natural Resource (2019), and The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas (2020), all published by Heyday. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at home in the East Bay, posting trail paintings at his handle @coyotethunder on Instagram. His website is coyoteandthunder.com.

 

The Coasts of California Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781597145510
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Published: Heyday Books - April 19th, 2022

An epic, gloriously illustrated journey up and down California's shoreline


The California Field Atlas Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2017

" 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.


The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781597144797
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Published: Heyday Books - September 7th, 2020

The first book of a major new trilogy from artist-naturalist Obi Kaufmann


The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781597144698
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Published: Heyday Books - June 1st, 2019

Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water.


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