Copperfield's Books welcomes Obi Kaufmann to Sebastopol to discuss his beautiful new book The Coasts of California.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. This is a free event.
Masks required for in-store events.
Artist-adventurer and best-selling author Obi Kaufmann releases a new opus celebrating California’s coastal ecosystems
As the effects of climate breakdown become ever more acute, naturalist, poet-painter, and #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestselling author Obi Kaufmann releases The Coasts of California: A California Field Atlas to galvanize readers toward an ethical model of stewardship.
Featuring over 400 of the author’s signature watercolors and maps, Kaufmann invites readers on an odyssey from the rocky coast of Crescent City to the mosaic of the Channel Islands. In this ecological epic, Kaufmann explores where land meets ocean— where most of the human population of the state lives and where its natural world is most threatened—painting a vision for a more sustainable future along the way.
“It may be, and there is good evidence to suggest, that we are turning a corner (not unlike a hairpin turn on Highway 1),” says Kaufmann, “where we are compelled to face the other direction, away from old ideas about ‘using’ nature, and are now equipping ourselves with the tools and the perspective to augment, feed, and replenish those aspects of our precious natural legacy that have been dismantledor destroyed.”
Author: Growing up in the Bay Area as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann regularly journeys into the Golden State’s wilds, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. He is the author of The California Field Atlas (#1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller), The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Natural Resource, and The Forests of California, published by Heyday. His most recent opus, The Coasts of California blends his signature watercolors and poetic prose to explore the West Coast’s world-famous coastline, with an eye ever turned toward ecological repair and revitalization.