Local Interest

Local Interest
California Designing Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780714874234
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Published: Phaidon Press - June 26th, 2017

This book investigates California’s influence on contemporary design,tracing a lineage from the 1960’s counterculture movement to the tech culture of today’s Silicon Valley to suggest that California produces tools of freedom--surfboards, LSD, and iPhones. --Angie

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451651508
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 7th, 2017

One of our favorite local historians--loved by Eric Schmidt and David M. Kennedy, among others--has written a landmark book, both entertaining and authoritative, on the unknown pioneers behind the five industries that have revolutionized Silicon Valley and remade the world. --Nicole

Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll Cover Image
By Colleen Terry (Editor)
ISBN: 9780520294820
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Published: University of California Press - April 11th, 2017

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love! Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this remarkable book contains both informative historical essays and beautiful photographs that capture the groundbreaking pop art, legendary music, eccentric fashion, and famed locales of 1960's San Francisco. --Brynn

The California Field Atlas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597144025
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Published: Heyday Books - September 5th, 2017

Wilderness naturalist, painter, and poet Obi Kaufmann presents this dazzling geographic atlas packed with gorgeous hand-painted maps and wildlife illustrations. This artistic and scientific masterpiece is a love story about California that is propelled by the belief that every natural force is alive and deserving of our gratitude. --Praveen

Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond Cover Image
By Jake Rajs, Edmund G. Brown Jr (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780847861095
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 24th, 2017

Award-winning photographer Jake Rajs is an explorer of creativity, beauty, and spirit who has produced another worthy contender for the gift book of the year. Packed with stunning images of the world-renowned California coast, this book beautifully captures the dreams and realities of our home state. --Praveen

Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501158193
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Published: Atria Books - October 3rd, 2017

This is an engrossing look at how embracing tech culture has helped to transform the Warriors into the powerhouse team they are today. Great for fans of the team and a perfect pick for the business readers in your life, too! --Mya

Private Gardens of the Bay Area Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580934763
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Published: Monacelli Press - October 17th, 2017

Veteran garden writers Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner team up with photographer Marion Brenner to bring us gorgeous images of more than thirty-five coveted gardens in the Bay Area. Covering the Mid-Peninsula, San Francisco, Napa, Berkeley, and Oakland, the gardens featured showcase the stunning beauty and varied landscapes of Northern California. --Cynthia