Atherton is the latest town to get the local history treatment, with a new coffee-table book called "Under the Oaks: Two Hundred Years in Atherton."
The book is penned by Nancy Lund of Portola Valley and Pamela Gullard of Menlo Park, the same duo behind "Life on the San Andreas Fault: A History of Portola Valley," published in 2003.
The hardcover book contains 450 archival photos and images, and highlights the contributions of noted residents, including Faxon Dean Atherton, for whom the town is named, Mary Tutt Eyre, who helped create Trinity Parish, and inventor Leon Douglass.
The book costs $75 and is expected to be available in September. The book is available for presale at a discount -- $60 -- if ordered by June 30. For more information, or to order a book, go to ■ Under the Oaks Web page.