Description: Hardcover with dust jacket..207 pages. Fourth updated printing.
Condition: Spine caps lightly bumped. Notation in ink on the front free page.
Dust Jacket: Shelf wear and scuffing. Some light creasing along the upper and lower edges. Small closed tear at the top front. Larger closed tear at the bottom front. Now protected by a mylar cover.
Contents: Author's Introduction:
"This book is about a place that has become my whole life - the California Delta. And if at times I write of it with too much reverence, please forgive me. For I believe in the Delta and it has given me much pleasure. The book has been rattling around in my head for a decade, slowly taking form. Always I have wanted it to serve as a Delta guide, while at the same time being fun to read. In most cases in the book I chose to use our own Delta Map rather than the NOAA charts. I figure the resort names and locations are of more value than the extra detail of the charts. The number of photos to be used kept growing. Although I may be no great shakes as a photographer, I take a lot of pictures and my cameras are with me always. It is hoped that the photos show you aspects of the Delta I was unable to put into words. This book is billed as a 'cruising guide' and that it is. But in another way, it is a story about a region and the people who inhabit it. Delta people are different, as are the boatmen who choose to cruise here year in and year out. Often the Delta is just referred to as 'the river'. And when you go out for the weekend, you are 'going to the river'. This book is about River People."