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- Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 22.00
Explore America's last frontier with a cabal of experienced guides to witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk, sail the Inside Passage, and flight-see with bush pilots around Denali. The Land of the Midnight Sun has its share of surprises as well, including an entire town that lives in a single World... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Chronicling the rise of Los Angeles through shifting ideas of race and ethnicity, William Deverell offers a unique perspective on how the city grew and changed. Whitewashed Adobe considers six different developments in the history of the city--including the cementing of the Los Angeles River, the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1924, and the evolution... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Environmental controversy brought so much attention to Mono Lake in the late twentieth century that it became best known for its appearance on ?Save Mono Lake? bumper stickers. This thoughtful study is the first book to explore the lake?s environmental and cultural history. 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...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.00
These essays include meditations and arguments on becoming a writer; on old-growth forest and the practice of clear-cutting; on the fluid dynamics and biotic diversity and mythic resonance of rivers; on the writers Ken Kesey and Wallace Stegner; on the literary genre of ?creative nonfiction?; on death and dying and the consolations of mortality;... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Los Angeles in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Los Angeles has to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new eBook-only features.... 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 17.99
In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine years old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the lower 48 and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer dream of claiming land under the Homestead Act. The only land available lay north of Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle where grizzlies... more...