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- Wiley 2013; US$ 263.95
This volume of original essays by leading scholars is an innovative, thorough introduction to the history and culture of California. Includes 30 essays by leading scholars in the field Essays range widely across perspectives, including political, social, economic, and environmental history Essays with similar approaches are paired and grouped... more...
- Wilderness Press 2011; US$ 17.99
The time has come for Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California . The peril of global climate change dominates the headlines. In California almost 40% of greenhouse gases come from transportation. More and more peopleespecially young peopleare realizing the current approach to mobility is not sustainable. Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99
The rich story of the men and women who settled and built the Golden State is told in this engaging chronicle, from the first native inhabitants that arrived 9,000 years ago and the Spanish in the 1700s to the followers of the Gold Rush in 1848 and the Hollywood and Silicon Valley newcomers. They faced many struggles?including earthquakes, economic... more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 39.99
Examining California's formative years, this innovative study seeks to discover the origins of the California dream and the social, psychological, and symbolic impact it has had not only on Californians but also on the rest of the country. more...
- D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95
The border between Canada and the United States- the longest undefended border in the world-was laid out in many stages over more than a century, but the biggest part of the job was the long, (mostly) straight line across the prairies. On September 18, 1872, a full five years after confederation, two large teams of army surveyors-one from each country-met... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 25.95
Becoming Mexipino is a social-historical interpretation of two ethnic groups, one Mexican, the other Filipino, whose paths led both groups to San Diego, California from 1900 to 1965. Rudy Guevarra traces their earliest interactions under Spanish colonialism, when they did not strongly identify as Mexican or Filipino, to illustrate how these historical... more...
- Travelers' Tales 2011; US$ 18.99
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...
- Wilderness Press 2010; US$ 19.99
This two-color traveler?s companion features more than 130 of California?s best missions, mansions, and museums. In addition to insider information on many of the destinations, the guide features themed tours that will appeal to tourists and armchair travelers alike, history buffs, as well as teachers and parents. Every entry details the highlights... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
A People?s Guide to Los Angeles offers an assortment of eye-opening alternatives to L.A.?s usual tourist destinations. It documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, and sexuality have occurred. They introduce us to people and events usually ignored by mainstream media and, in the process,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Sarah Palin?s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public?both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the... more...