Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1981.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. x, 278 pp + illustrations, with maps, bibliography, index. Very slight rubbing to edges; else fine. Dust jacket has 1/2 inch tear to top edge of front panel. A century ago, Tulare Lake, in the San Joaquin Valley, was the center of "a distinct natural and cultural realm." Preston writes in the preface: "By reconstructing its nature, its landscapes, and its regional character as they have changed through time, I hope also to provide the reader with a more complete picture than was previously available of the cultural-geographic story of the settlement of California as a whole."