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- Wilderness Press 2011; US$ 17.95
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 people—especially young people—are realizing the current approach to mobility is not sustainable. Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern... more...
- Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Alaska looms as a mythical, savage place, part nature preserve, part theme park, too vast to understand fully. Which is why C. B. Bernard lashed his canoe to his truck and traded the comforts of the Lower 48 for a remote island and a career as a reporter. He soon learned that a distant relation had made the same trek northwest a century earlier.... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco details endless free and inexpensive opportunities available in the City by the Bay from theater, concerts, and museums to wine tastings, yoga classes, haircuts, and massages??for native and visiting cheapskates alike. Written in a fun, humorous tone, this unique guide offers sound advice on how to live the... more...
- Daunt Books 2015; US$ 12.82
‘John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is <i>Coming into the Country</i>, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.’ - <b>Robert Macfarlane</b><br><br><br>In this unforgettable and astutely observed... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 255.95
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...
- Nation Books 2011; US$ 26.99
Crude Awakening is the rollicking story of politics in America?s last frontier and oil province?Alaska, the nation?s most wild and mysterious state, where politics and oil blurred on the day wildcatters struck it big in 1968. Living in a northern Never Land, where oil companies and the federal government kept the state living high and wild, a handful... 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...
- Beaufort Books 2014; US$ 12.95
Charles C.Pettijohn,Jr. has met the notable and the notorious, the famous and the infamous. From a childhood surrounded by the stars of Old Hollywood to a career in the golden age of television and film, he has seen it all. Introduced by his daughter, Adrienne, Charles shares personal stories of life among American royalty in this intimate and folksy... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 20.99
The fifth volume in Starr's classic history of California, The Dream Endures shows how Californians rebounded from the Great Depression to emerge in the 1930s into what is now known as "the good life." Starr illustrates the ways the good life prospered in California--in film, fiction, leisure, and architecture. Starr looks at the newly... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95
For those armchair historians interested in the initial nautical exploration of inland Washington waters, this text is a significant addition to Northwest maritime history. Beginning in 1786 and continuing through 1792, The Early Exploration of Inland Washington Waters includes transcriptions of all of the logs and journals of the area's earliest... more...