The Chapters in The
Islands Book are organized
to present some islands on their own, and to present others
in association with similar islands. The result is a wealth
of information presented by great authors in neat packets.
a direct view of what's on The
Islands of San Francisco Bay's pages, click "the
chapters" above. A new window will
appear to illustrate the slough of information distributed
throughout the many pages....
Book is truly novel - not least because it's the only
volume covering all the islands, but also because of the unique
design and photographic artistry brought by the individuals
who produced it. Down
Window Press is what's behind
this great volume, and we can promise you haven't seen a book
Below is the foreward for the book.
The Islands Book became more of a passionate lifestyle than
simply a book project. Continual thought and re-evaluation went
into how best to present hundreds of remarkable images and fantastic
authors in a way that could match the beauty of this Bay. A challenge
indeed, and we hope you enjoy the product of that work.
An analogue of this great Bay -- this volume lacks one voice
and instead speaks with many. Paired with James’ unique
and brilliant eye, this work is aimed at keeping you desiring
to turn the page, while also inviting you to read the rich stories
in the text and captions. Stories of the Bay, there are many,
and we hope this volume encourages you to visit and revere the
island histories and ecologies presented on the next few pages....