Delta Primer
A field guide to the
California Delta

Jane Wolff

The California Delta is one of the most contested landscapes in the United States. Critical to the ecology and economy of California, it is the largest estuary on the west coast and the centerpiece of the vast system that delivers water to Los Angeles. Delta Primer organizes documentary stories about this complicated landscape according to four ideas of the place: that it is a garden, a machine, a wilderness, and a toy. This book represents these ideas in photographs, a brief history, a lexicon and a separate deck of narrative playing cards

6” x 9” cloth binding, 196 pp., 2003;


Playing Cards -$12