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- University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95
Taming the Elephant is the last of four volumes in the distinguished California History Sesquicentennial Series, an outstanding compilation of original essays by leading historians and writers. These topical, interrelated volumes reexamine the meaning of the founding of modern California during the state's pioneer period. General themes run through... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00
In this lively narrative, Steven C. Levi captures the color and the riches of the Alaska Gold Rush with legendary characters from E.T. Barnette, who founded his own city (Fairbanks), established his own bank (Washington Alaska), and then absconded with every dime in the vault to George Hinton Henry, the father of Alaska journalism, who was run out... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.00
Brian Keenan's fascination with Alaska began as a small boy choosing his first library book in a Belfast school. The book was Jack London's wondrous Call of the Wild . And it has permeated Keenan's life ever since. A short visit to Fairbanks several years ago was enough to seal his connection with the place and he resolved to return. Last year he... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 15.99
In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
"Miranda Weiss's Tide, Feather, Snow is beautifully poetic, her observations are expansive, and the pace and rhythm in which she writes are perfect.? ? Lynne Cox, author of Grayson and Swimming to Antarctica " Tide, Feather, Snow is about the resplendence and subtleties of coastal Alaska, and about one woman?s attempt to be fully present... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 24.95
For Nancy Lord, what began as a yearning for adventure and a childhood fascination with a wild and distant land culminated in a move to Alaska in the early 1970s. Here she discovered the last place in America big and wild enough to hold the intact landscapes and the dreams that are so absent today from almost everywhere else. In Rock, Water,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00
The Pacific Northwest--for the purposes of this book mostly Oregon and Washington--has sometimes been seen as lacking significant cultural history. Home to idyllic environmental wonders, the region has been plagued by the notion that the best and brightest often left in search of greater things, that the mainstream world was thousands of miles away--or... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
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$ 16.00
?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...