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- Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 24.99
One Thursday in 2008 the price of gold went above a thousand dollars an ounce for the first time in history. All over the world, at least in countries with gold-bearing soil, people with no experience of prospecting began shopping for shovels and pickaxes, gold pans, tents, generators and all manner of equipment they had no idea how to use. And off... more...
- Counterpoint 2015; US$ 18.95
An ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a politically engaged actor, Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in over 140 films, and working with directors such as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95
A journalist?s eyewitness account of the explosive 1849 California gold rush and his travels through Mexico. In 1849, a young, wide-eyed reporter from New York ventured West not to seek riches, but to report on the madness and exuberance of the California gold rush. Sent by Horace Greeley, a highly respected New-York Tribune editor, twenty-four-year-old... more...
- Destination Press 2015; US$ 19.95
Located just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a desert getaway that boasts some of the most dramatic scenery in California. "Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide" features in-depth information on the park?s attractions, plus fascinating chapters on the region?s history, geology, ecology and wildlife. Detailed maps showcase over 20 of the park?s... more...
- Destination Press 2015; US$ 19.95
Filled with gorgeous photographs, this full-color guidebook showcases the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite National Park. From thundering waterfalls to sparkling granite peaks, "Yosemite: The Complete Guide" equips travelers with everything they need to make the most of their time in the park. Fascinating background chapters on history, geology... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 225.00
This two-volume book is a documentary history of Russias 19th-century settlement in California. It contains 492 documents, mostly translated from the Russian for the first time, fully annotated, and with an extensive historical introduction. This broad range of primary sources provides a comprehensive and detailed history of the Russian Empires... more...
- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
This is Portland is a first-hand look at a city that people can't seem to stop talking about. It's a guidebook of sorts, but not to restaurants and sightseeing. Instead, Alexander Barrett is your friendly guide to the quirky characters and atmosphere of Portland, Oregon and how fun, beautiful, and ridiculous it can be. With its approachable, often... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 86.00
Power and Control in the Imperial Valley examines the evolution of irrigated farming in the Imperial-Mexicali Valley, an arid desert straddling the California?Baja California border. Bisected by the international boundary line, the valley drew American investors determined to harness the nearby Colorado River to irrigate a million acres on both... more...
- Not For Tourists 2014; US$ 18.95
The Not For Tourists Guide to San Francisco is the urban manual to the city that no San Franciscan should be without. This map-based guidebook organizes the city into forty mapped neighborhoods, and marks each map with user-friendly icons locating all of the essential services and entertainment hotspots. From post offices, libraries, restaurants,... more...
- Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 11.99
Before you plan your family?s next excursion in San Francisco, California, get some help from a travel professional? and your kids! The Kid?s Guide to San Francisco lets the kids help plan the trip and guides you as you explore the city. Inside you?ll find kid-tested tips on where to go, where to eat, what to see, and where to get the best... more...