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  • The Yosemiteby John Muir; Gretel Ehrlich

    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...

  • The Land of Little Rainby Mary Austin; Robert Hass

    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...

  • California Romantic and Resourcefulby John F. Davis

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The book captures the history of California with all its uniqueness and splendor. From the quests of gold that brought instantaneous increase in population to the turmoil that later struck it. The narrative captures the diversity of history and culture of the state in its true essence. more...

  • The Good Rainby Timothy Egan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    A fantastic book! Timothy Egan describes his journeys in the Pacific Northwest through visits to salmon fisheries, redwood forests and the manicured English gardens of Vancouver. Here is a blend of history, anthropology and politics. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • San Francisco in the 1930sby Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    "San Francisco has no single landmark by which the world may identify it," according to San Francisco in the 1930s , originally published in 1940. This would surely come as a surprise to the millions who know and love the Golden Gate Bridge or recognize the Transamerica Building?s pyramid. This invaluable Depression-era guide to San Francisco relates... more...

  • Becoming Mexican Americanby George J. Sanchez

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 12.99

    Twentieth-century Los Angeles has been the locus of one of the most profound and complex interactions between variant cultures in American history. Yet this study is among the first to examine the relationship between ethnicity and identity among the largest immigrant group to that city. By focusing on Mexican immigrants to Los Angeles from 1900 to... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Alaskaby Deanna Swaney

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 25.00

    Whether spotting a moose stopping traffic in Anchorage or exploring Alaska''s stunning glacier-lined coast by cruise ship, the Last Frontier is sure to exceed all expectations. Complete with 3D mapping, extensive hotel and restaurant selections, guided walks and evocative photography, this is the most colorful and comprehensive guide to Alaska on... more...

  • Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Showby Charles Tatum

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    This informed and accessible book captures the art, energy, passion, and pageantry of over 60 years of lowrider culture?an absolutely iconic Chicano and American phenomenon. more...

  • California's Wine Country: A Romantic Guide to the Napa & Sonoma Valleysby Robert White

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

    Tour the vineyards big and small, explore the wineries, taste what they have to offer. The best are described here and almost all are shown in photos. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things to do and see are detailed, with photos of most. For couples of all ages and lifestyles, this guide has something to suit every taste and budget. Quaint inns... more...

  • Romantic Getaways in San Francisco & the Bay Areaby Robert White

    Hunter Publishing 2010; US$ 6.99

    Oakland, Berkeley, Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Muir Beach, Point Reyes, Napa, Sonoma -- these are some of the areas covered in this guide! In San Francisco itself, every neighborhood is described in depth, from Haight-Ashbury to the Castro, Chinatown to the Embarcadero, Cow Hollow and Golden Gate Park. Hundreds of places to stay and eat, things... more...