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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
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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.
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)
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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).
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.
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)
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).
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).
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.
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).