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- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
Free full-color, foldout map Insider advice from our author, a local expert who hits all the highlights, from the Sunset Strip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She's checked out all the city's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit your tastes and budget.... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 55.00
This innovative work of historical archaeology illuminates the genesis of the Californios, a community of military settlers who forged a new identity on the northwest edge of Spanish North America. Since 1993, Barbara L. Voss has conducted archaeological excavations at the Presidio of San Francisco, founded by Spain during its colonization of California's... more...
- The Floating Press 1906; US$ 3.99
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Silverado Squatters as the travel memoir of his honeymoon in California's Napa Valley in 1880. He and his new wife Fanny Vandegrift were unable to pay 10 dollars a week for a local hotel room, so they spent their unconventional honeymoon living in a bunkhouse in an abandoned mining camp named "Silverado".... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
San Francisco Bay is the largest and most productive estuary on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is also home to the oldest and densest urban settlements in the American West. Focusing on human inhabitation of the Bay since Ohlone times, Down By The Bay reveals the ongoing role of nature in shaping that history. From birds to oyster pirates,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends. Midcentury Los Angeles. A city sold to the world as "the white spot of America," a land of sunshine and orange groves, wholesome Midwestern values and Hollywood stars, protected by the world?s most famous police force, the Dragnet-era LAPD. Behind this public image lies a hidden world of "pleasure... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. The guide is complimented by clearly marked trail maps.TABLE OF CONTENTS:Essentials: A-Z INDEX | Sleep | Buy, Eat & Drink | Stay Safe 1. General: History... more...
- Rough Guides 2011; US$ 19.99
This definitive guidebook to Los Angeles and Southern California features hundreds of reviews of the city?s restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shops, and cinemas. Along with a thorough look at LA?s top tourist areas, from Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Disneyland, the guide explores more obscure but no less deserving sights, from Downtown?s... more...
- Rough Guides 2011; US$ 23.99
The Rough Guide to California is the ultimate guide to the USA?s most exciting and varied state. It is packed with incisive comment on everything from LA?s political scandals and Hollywood hype to San Francisco?s Beat poet hangouts and Yosemite?s sheer rock walls. Find up-to-date listings of the best places to stay, from off-the-beaten-track campgrounds... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Top 10: San Diego will lead you straight to the best attractions that this ocean-side city has to offer. Whether you are looking for hip bars in the Gas lamp quarter, beautiful parks and gardens, or fun places for children such as the world famous San Diego Zoo or SeaWorld, this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on the dozens of... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99
California's magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range packs a punch when it comes to adventuring. Join local author Wilbur Morrison as he walks you along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, through King's Canyon, up to the top of Mount Whitney, and swimming in Lake Tahoe. Offering tips on exploring this fantastic area alone, Morrison... more...