Books for this course will be available at a local bookstore, Northlight Books in Cotati. But you can order your books and save money (there is a special offer right now at Amazon.com -- no shipping on orders of $25 or more, and no tax is charged, either). There are other online booksellers, such as half.com, barnesandnoble.com. etc. with good prices. Here is a sample pricing from amazon:

The Seven States of California: A Natural and Human History
by Philip L. Fradkin

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An Island Called California: An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities
by Elna S. Bakker

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Availability: Usually ships in 12 to 13 days

Used & new from $2.25

Edition: Paperback

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