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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California?s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite?s most... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
?Between the high Sierras south from Yosemite?east and south over a very great assemblage of broken ranges beyond Death Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert? is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. In this classic collection of meditations on the wonders of this region, Austin generously shares ?such news of the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
The book captures the history of California with all its uniqueness and splendor. From the quests of gold that brought instantaneous increase in population to the turmoil that later struck it. The narrative captures the diversity of history and culture of the state in its true essence. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95
"San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it," according to San Francisco in the 1930s , originally published in 1940. This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love the Golden Gate Bridge or recognize the Transamerica Building?s pyramid. This invaluable Depression-era guide to San Francisco relates... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 18.99
Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city. By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
This informed and accessible book captures the art, energy, passion, and pageantry of over 60 years of lowrider culture?an absolutely iconic Chicano and American phenomenon. more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
Tour the vineyards big and small, explore the wineries, taste what they have to offer. The best are described here and almost all are shown in photos. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things to do and see are detailed, with photos of most. For couples of all ages and lifestyles, this guide has something to suit every taste and budget. Quaint inns... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99
Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Muir Beach, Point Reyes, Napa, Sonoma -- these are some of the areas covered in this guide! In San Francisco itself, every neighborhood is described in depth, from Haight-Ashbury to the Castro, Chinatown to the Embarcadero, Cow Hollow and Golden Gate Park. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99
Palm Springs & the Coachella Valley, Big Bear Lake & Lake Arrowhead, San Diego & beyond - it's all covered in detail here. A selection of recommended inns, delightful restaurants, resorts, festivals, the best places to stroll together under the stars or have a secluded champagne picnic - the most romantic places in the Southwest. This book visits... more...