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Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Oct., $19.95) by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman highlights the sights and legends usually unknown to tourists, detailing offbeat and odd aspects of the Garden State.
San Francisco (Sept, $19.95) by Maxine Cass and Fred Gebhart, photos by Gerald and Marc Hoberman, chronicles the evolution of the City by the Bay from a Spanish colony to a modern metropolis.
Hudson River Journey (Oct., $29.95) by Hardie Truesdale and Joanne Michaels. Photographs follow the Hudson River from north to south, tracing the Catskills and surrounding valley region to New York City.
Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (Sept., $16) by Ishmael Reed. Longtime Oakland resident Reed takes readers on a tour of the city with its odd cultural juxtapositions. Author publicity.Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park (Feb., $16) by Tim Cahill takes an informative walking tour of the famous park. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Colossus of New York: A City in 13 Parts (Oct., $19.95) by Colson Whitehead describes the exuberance, the chaos, the promise and the heartbreak of New York City.
A View from the Heartland: Everyday Life in America (Oct., $16.95) by David Chartrand is the first title in the View From series that expresses the values, quirks and personalities of the region with stories from everyday life.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
North Carolina (Oct., $39.95), essay by Clyde Edgerton, photos by George Humphries, juxtaposes images of the Tar Heel State's mountains, hills, dunes and islands with essays discussing the people, culture and history.
These United States (Oct., $175) by Jake Rajs celebrates America with 200 images in this limited-edition volume.
Ready to Roll: A Celebration of the Classic American Travel Trailer (Oct., $32.95) by Arrol Gellner and Douglas Keister focuses on the history, evolution and designs of the American travel trailer.