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Book Cover of the An American River Almanac

An American River Almanac

An elegant book of 72 essays and 82 color photos celebrating the wildlife that thrives throughout the year along the river, famous as the birthplace of the California gold rush. The essays by Peter Hayes are presented with extraordinary images by photographic artists Linda Thomas, Tom Myers, George Turner, James Scott, Bob McCleary and Guy Galante.

  • 160 pages
  • Regular price $39.95. ARNHA Member price $35.95

Now available as an e-book here.

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Book Cover of The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region

The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region

Co-editors: Peter J. Hayes, Peggy Kraus-Kennedy, and Molly Keller

This 240-page revised and expanded edition, includes color images of flora and fauna. See more. Look Inside! To see sample pages, click here.

Available in hardcover and softcover. For bulk orders, please call (916) 489-4918 ext. 234.

With descriptions and full-color drawings of our most common wildlife species, The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region field guide has long been a close companion for nature lovers. It profiles more than 600 local plants, birds, mammals, insects, fish, reptiles and amphibians. It also portrays regional landforms, weather and climate, and native peoples.

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Book Cover of the 150 frequently seen birds of California's Great Valley

Biking and Hiking the American River Parkway (4th Edition)

By Robin Donnelly

The expanded 4th edition is a mile-by-mile guide of natural and cultural history along the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail from Discovery Park to Folsom Lake. It includes maps, access points, photographs and the nine Horse Staging areas along the Parkway.

  • $14.95 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price)

  • Look inside! Sample pages available here.
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An American River Journal

Illustrated by Jo Smith, Essays by Peter Hayes

This pocket size book features wildlife drawings by Jo Glasson Smith, widely respected naturalist, illustrator, and ARNHA co-founder. Essays are by Peter Hayes, retired newspaper editor and ARNHA publications committee member. The volume captures the beauty and peace of a walk along the river.

  • $9.75 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price).
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Book Cover of the The Lower American River: Prehistory to Parkway

The Lower American River: Prehistory to Parkway

Edited by Peter J. Hayes

Formerly titled The History of the Lower American River (1991 edition), this is an updated story of those who tapped the riches of the Lower American River, from the native Nisenan, to the gold-seekers, to the modern-day protectors of Sacramento’s treasured parkway. Published in 2005, it contains dozens of vintage photographs, historic map, timeline, and index.

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Book Cover of the Effie Yeaw: Teacher, Naturalist, Visionary

Effie Yeaw: Teacher, Naturalist, Visionary: A Sketch of Her Life

Features her story, “Carlyle the Crow”, By Frederic Gunsky

A new, expanded edition of the story of the beloved school teacher who introduced thousands of Sacramento area children to nature and was in the forefront of the struggle to establish the American River Parkway.

  • $4.95 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price)
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Book Cover of the Wild Neighbors: The American River Parkway Activity Book

Wild Neighbors: The American River Parkway Activity Book

Drawings by Jo Smith and Gail Mackenroth, Cover by Molly Keller

This unique activity book contains dozens of original drawings of Parkway animals to color – along with other activities to make learning about nature fun for children through 4th grade.

  • $4.00 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price).
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Discovering the American River Parkway

By Beth Etgen and Jo Smith; Illustrations by Jo Smith.

A 60-page teacher’s manual with black and white illustrations, maps, and activity ideas that promote using the American River Parkway as a classroom.

  • $10.00 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price).
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Book Cover of the Ooti: A Child of the Nisenan

Ooti: A Child of the Nisenan

By Terri Ball; 1996 revision by Jo Smith, illustrations by Jo Smith.

A children’s story of the daily life of a Valley Nisenan or Maidu child who might have lived along the American River. This book includes songs, games, crafts and activities for young people to enjoy.

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The Valley Nisenan Educator’s Guide

By Terri Ball and Carol Doersch; 2002 update by Beth Etgen and Vince LaPena.

Designed to supplement the Maidu Field Day with information on geography, material culture, plant and animal use, social organization, and more. Pre and post-trip activities section and bibliography included. 172 pages.

  • $20.00 (10% discount for ARNHA members. Use drop down menu above “Add to Cart” logo to select ARNHA membership price).
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