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The California Field Atlas’ Is A Love Story To The State

Photo credit: Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann, the author and illustrator of “The California Field Atlas,” is pictured in this undated photo.

A lifetime of traveling, camping and hiking California led Obi Kaufmann to produce a comprehensive and personal field guide to the state.

His 600-page book provides a wealth of information, including maps of rivers and trails, geological faults and mountain lion habitat. In addition to the facts and figures, "The California Field Atlas" offers original sketches and watercolors on every page.

Author and illustrator Obi Kaufmann calls the book a love story.

Kaufmann will be at a series of events on Saturday to raise funds for the Anza-Borrego Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. One of those events is a book reading and signing on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, 590 Palm Canyon Dr. in Borrego Springs.

Kaufmann will join Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss the park and his field atlas.

'The California Field Atlas' Is A Love Story To The State

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Obi Kaufmann, author and illustrator, “The California Field Atlas”

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