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- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
Land of Smoke and Mirrors looks at greater Los Angeles through the images projected from within and without its geographical and psychological borders. Divided into sections that probe the city?s checkered history and reflect on Hollywood?s own self reflections, the book offers revealing readings of different types of texts (novelistic, cinematic,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 86.00
Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California?Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both... 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...
- 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...
- Rough Guides 2013; 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 2013; 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 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: San Diego will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99
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...
- Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
This book is for the Jewish traveler - or for anyone interested in Jewish history and culture. More than a listing of Jewish sights and resources, it is a concise, easy-to-use handbook for those who want to experience the best in Jewish sightseeing and travel in Los Angeles and its surroundings. It provides a directory of resources - synagogues, community... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
From the book's beginning: "She calls it desert dancing, what we do out there. It's a place some of us call home, no matter where we live; a place you go back to, even when you've never been there before. Deserts around the world may be different, but the feeling is the same; the hearts of prophets and devils alike beat stronger there.... more...