Introduction: On the Inexhaustibility of a City Map 1. The Names before the Names: The Indigenous Bay Area, 1769 "A Map the Size of the Land," by Lisa Conrad Map 2. Green Women: The Open Spaces and Some Who Saved Them "Great Women and Green Spaces," by Richard Walker Map 3. Cinema City: Muybridge Inventing Movies, Hitchcock Making Vertigo "The Eyes of the Gods," by Rebecca Solnit Map 4. Right Wing of the Dove: The Bay Area as Conservative/Military Brain Trust "The Sinews of War Are Boundless Money," by Rebecca Solnit Map 5. Monarchs and Queens: Butterfly Habitats and Queer Public Spaces "Full Spectrum," by Aaron Shurin Map 6. Truth to Power: Race and Justice in the City's Heart "The City's Tangled Heart," by Rebecca Solnit Map 7. Poison/Palate: The Bay Area in Your Body "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Gourmet," by Rebecca Solnit Map 8. Shipyards and Sounds: The Black Bay Area since World War II "High Tide, Low Ebb," by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro Map 9. Fillmore: Promenading the Boulevard of Gone "Little Pieces of Many Wars," by Rebecca Solnit Map 10. Third Street Phantom Coast: A Map by Alison Pebworth Map 11. Graveyard Shift: The Lost Industrial City of 1960 and the Remnant 6 AM Bars The Smell of Ten Thousand Gallons of Mayonnaise and a Hundred Tons of Coffee, by Chris Carlsson Map 12. The Lost World: South of Market, 1960, before Redevelopment Piled Up, Scraped Away," by Rebecca Solnit Map 13. The Mission: North of Home, South of Safe "The Geography of the Unseen," by Adriana Camarena Map 14. Tribes of San Francisco: Their Comings and Goings "Who Washed Up on These Shores and Who the Tides Took Away," by Rebecca Solnit Map 15. Who Am I Where? 'Quien soy donde?: A Map of Contingent Identities "Who Am I Where? 'Quien soy donde?" by Rebecca Solnit and Guillermo Gomez-Pena Map 16. Death and Beauty: A Year of Murders, a Noble Species of Tree "Red Sinking, Green Soaring," by Summer Brenner Map 17. Four Hundred Years and Five Hundred Evictions in the City "Dwellers and Drifters in the Shaky City," by Heather Smith Map 18. The World in a Cup: Coffee Economies and Ecologies "How to Get to Ethiopia from Ocean Beach," by Rebecca Solnit Map 19. Phrenological San Francisco "City of Fourteen Bumps," by Paul La Farge Map 20. Dharma Wheels and Fish Ladders: Salmon Migrations, Soto Zen Arrivals "A Way Home," by Genine Lentine Map 21. Treasure Map: The Forty-Nine Jewels of San Francisco "From the Giant Camera Obscura to the Bayview Opera House," by Rebecca Solnit Map 22. Once and Future Waters:Nineteenth-Century Bodies of Water, Twenty-Second-Century Shorelines Acknowledgments Contributors
Rebecca Solnit is the best-selling author of many books, including River of Shadows, for which she won the National Book Critics Circle Award, A Paradise Built in Hell, Savage Dreams (UC Press), and Storming the Gates of Paradise (UC Press).
"A joyous book." San Francisco Chronicle "Inventive and affectionate." -- Lise Funderburg New York Times Book Review "This nicely designed book offers a collection of essays and subject specific maps anyone who loves San Francisco will enjoy poring over." -- Bob Walch Bookloons.com "Brilliantly disorients our native sense of place." -- Jonathon Keats San Francisco Magazine "This is an amazing and thought-provoking book." Geist "A richly textured graphic book that no electronic format can master yet, Infinite City features Rebecca Solnit as cultural and historical tour guide through the city she calls home." -- Bridget Kinsella Shelf Awareness "A fresh and intriguing spin on mapmaking." -- Elizabeth Ryan Utne "A thrilling new book." -- Nicole Gluckstern San Francisco Bay Guardian "A gorgeously produced collection of maps and essays." -- Nikil Saval Los Angeles Review Of Books "Breathtakingly original." San Francisco Bay Guardian "A treasure of intricate, intimate maps." -- Adam Hartzell SF360