books about: california
California the Beautiful
As America stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America - a shining promise of endless possibility. This exquisite celebration of the Golden State has been updated with a new introduction, new cover design, and an enlarged size to suit the grandeur of its subject. California the Beautiful is both a portrait of the state's diverse natural beauty and, through the incredible voices of its writers, a testament to the ...
California: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)
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 American and utterly unique. Arguing that America’s most populous state has always been ...
California: Hello U.S.A.
First Avenue Editions
Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and environmental concerns of the Golden State.
California: With Classic California Writings
A celebration of California by its most renowned photographer, this book features many rarely seen images and an intriguing selection of writings about the state by classic and contemporary authors. This volume collects for the first time a full range of Adams' California images. Sixty-five beautifully reproduced photographs capture some of California's most inimitable vistas - San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Point Reyes, the North Coast, ...
Lonely Planet California's Best Trips (Regional Guide)
Discover the freedom of the open road. Napa Valley: Discover the finest wine tours and fresh local food Yosemite: Get back to nature on this stunning wilderness drive Big Sur: Experience the very best of the Pacific Coast Highway 35 amazing road trips inside… Inspirational Trip Ideas. 2-day escapes to week-long adventures See it Like a Local. Packed with regional trips and exciting detours Road Trips Made Easy. Maps, detailed ...
Lonely Planet California (Regional Guide)
“California’s nickname ‘Golden State’ dates from its Wild West mining era. But on sunny days when the coastal fog lifts, it might just as well describe California’s more than 1100 miles of Pacific beaches.” – Sara Benson, Lonely Planet Writer Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so ...
California (America the Beautiful)
A lavishly illustrated tour of America's most compellingly beautiful places. The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images -- from dazzling cityscapes to quiet forests -- of both well-known destinations and hidden gems. Clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books ...
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California
"DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California" helps you get the most from your visit to this unique US state. You'll find in-depth detail on all the important sights with maps, photos and illustrations. There's 3D maps and cutaways for all the major sights plus advice on surfing, visiting wineries, national parks, beaches, shopping, art and museums. Information on tours, cruises, hiking and tips on getting around make exploring the place effortless. ...
Weird California: You Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
Praise for Weird California : This book is filled with surprises even if you never leave your house, this book is a trip.” Sacramento News and Review It’s a handsome thing: nearly 300 colorful pages ” San Francisco Bay Guardian
Frommer's California Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size)
Frommer's California Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country's top sights. Tour the fabulous beaches of the Central Coast, hike through national parks in the High Sierra and Southern California Deserts, sip your way through Napa and Sonoma's wineries, and take in the stunning natural landscapes of Big Sur. Our authors, longtime Calfiornia experts, hit all the highlights, ...
THESE ICONIC COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS CAPTURE CALIFORNIA'S MAGNIFICENT URBAN AND RURAL LANDSCAPES IN ALL THEIR DIVERSITY.
California History for Kids: Missions, Miners, and Moviemakers in the Golden State, Includes 21 Activities ...
Katy S. Duffield
Chicago Review Press
The story of California is the story of dreamers—explorers, gold miners, immigrants, ranchers, moviemakers, farmers, and everyday Americans who headed west for a fresh start. The first native inhabitants arrived 9,000 years ago, ancestors of the tribes who would greet the Spanish in the 1700s. Father Junípero Serra later established a chain of missions along the coast, expanding European and Mexican influence. But when gold was discovered in ...
The California Casa
This sumptuous and comprehensive volume embraces one of the most beloved house forms, the Spanish Colonial Revival, presenting at once a lavish portrait of the style as well as the definitive statement on the subject through more than three hundred color photographs. The Spanish style in architecture encompasses facets from a vast array of traditions, many of which are in evidence in these extraordinary houses. Elements include thickset, ...
California: Portrait of a State (Portrait of a Place)
Graphic Arts Books
It's all here: the fruitful cornucopia of the Central Valley and the solitary ancient pillars of redwood old-growth forests; the soaring granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley and Death Valley's heat-blasted wastes; the sun-drenched, flowering meadows of the High Sierra and breathtaking sunset sky canopies reflecting off coastal mists. The Muenches apply their decades of on-location photographic skills to the making of interpretive views embracing ...
California Coastal Access Guide: Sixth Edition
California Coastal Commission
University of California Press
The California coast, from the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the California Coastal Access Guide is an essential handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,100-mile shoreline. With up-to-date maps and information, it is a valuable guide for all ...
California Road and Recreation Atlas (Benchmark Atlas)
Benchmark Maps (Firm)
Benchmark Maps (Firm)
California deserves an atlas that matches its varied culture and scenery and Benchmark s California Road & Recreation Atlas is it. Nearly 225,000 copies have been sold since its introduction in 1998...an impressive acceptance that has made this atlas one of the most successful California map products of the last decade. Now, the new 6th edition has improvements and refinements that will insure its continued success. Benchmark s Landscape MapsTM ...
California Girl (West Coast Girlz: Book One)
SE Press, 2012
California Girl is currently valued priced. Grab it before the price returns to $2.99. California Girl is the first book in the West Coast Girlz trilogy and is also available in the West Coast Girlz Omnibus . After divorcing her cheating rock-star ex-husband Ray Hudson, Veronica Stanford flees to Europe to let the dust settle after she makes sure the divorce leaves Ray in financial dire straits. In St. Tropez, after a night of serious ...
Lonely Planet Coastal California (Regional Guide)
“From towering coast redwoods in foggy Northern California to the perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches of Southern California, these 1100 miles of Pacific Coast are a knock-out beauty.” – Sara Benson, Lonely Planet Writer Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it ...
Fodor's Northern California 2013: with Napa, Sonoma, Yosemite, San Francisco & Lake Tahoe (Full-color Travel ...
Northern California is filled with rugged redwood forests, pristine stretches of Pacific Coastline, and towering mountains. But it also has more than its share of creature comforts, from Napa Valley's wineries and spas to San Francisco's destination restaurants and exclusive boutiques. Packed with in-depth insider information, illustrated cultural features, and spectacular photography, Fodor's Northern California 2013 shows the best the region ...
Good Night California (Good Night Our World series)
Our World of Books
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic ...
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