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The Devils Punchbowl

Author : Marlene Dalbec Mills
ISBN : 9781450085885
Genre : Fiction
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The Devil S Punchbowl

Author : Veronique De Turenne
ISBN : 1597091642
Genre : History
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The Devil's Punchbowl: A Cultural & Geographical Map of California Today is an anthology edited by Red Hen Press's Managing Editor, Kate Gale, and Los Angeles Times reporter and editor Veronique de Turenne. Essays were commissioned from writers living in California, who were asked to reflect on an aspect of the state's geography, natural or man-made: Alcatraz Island and its prison; Manzanar and Mt. Whitney; Big Sur and Joshua Tree; Los Angeles' oil derricks and Mountain View's Google headquarters; the farms of the Central Valley and the redwoods of the Northern Coastland. Does Alcatraz, from its important role in Native American activist history to today's defunct prison, retain meaning beyond a tourist attraction? How is the expanding border fence between Southern California and Mexico affecting, economically and psychologically, the individuals who live near it? California's outsized cultural and economic impact on both our country and the rest of the world necessitate a continual taking stock, to prevent losing ourselves in the state's constant transformations. The Devil's Punchbowl captures a pivotal time in our country's history, as some of the state's most recognized, complex, and accomplished writers describe their relationship with California's ever-changing geographic, economic, and psychic landscape.
Category: History

The Devil S Punchbowl

Author : Greg Iles
ISBN : 9781451668704
Genre : Fiction
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A deep river pit in Natchez, Mississippi, reputed to be the hiding spot for Jean Lafitte's hidden treasure and a dumping ground for numerous murder victims, becomes the site of a dangerous showdown for Penn Cage, in a tale beset by racial tension, betrayals and illicit sex. By the author of Third Degree. Reprint.
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Nuggets In The Devil S Punch Bowl

Author : Andrew Robertson
ISBN : IND:39000000711106
Genre : Adventure stories, Australian
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Category: Adventure stories, Australian

Best Hikes With Dogs

Author : Allen Riedel
ISBN : 089886691X
Genre : Travel
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* Guidebook to more than 60 dog-suitable trails, accessible from metro areas including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara * Most trails are lightly traveled; off-leash permitted on nearly half * What to pack for your dog on the trail Allen Riedel and his canine trail companions, Chewbacca and Socrates, have hiked thousands of miles together in southern California to select the best dog-friendly, dog-fun, and dog-safe hikes in the region. More than two-thirds of the trails in Best Hikes with Dogs Southern California are lesser-known, where travel is light and where you're unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. On nearly half of the trails, off-leash hiking is permitted. The hikes avoid steep, rocky terrain and many offer lakes or streams as a reward. Paw comfort rating (whether you'll be walking on sand, dirt, or pavement) is clearly noted in the information block at the beginning of each hike description; potential dog hazards suchas ticks or poison oak are described in the text. A Trail Finder chart in the front of the book indicates trail length, which hikes include water, swimming, or shade, which are "good for senior dogs" or "best for fit dogs".
Category: Travel

Nuggets In The Devil S Punch Bowl And Other Australian Tales

Author : Andrew Robertson
ISBN : 1115932136
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Category: History

Hindhead Common And The Devil S Punch Bowl

Author : Sarah Bain
ISBN : 184359448X
Genre : Devil's Punch Bowl (England)
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Hindhead is a diverse, dramatic landscape - and not just in appearance. These Surrey hills also have a myriad of stories to tell. This guidebook uncovers these stories: tales of isolated beginnings and a sailor's infamous murder; of doomed businessman Whitaker Wright; and of the writers and philanthropists drawn to this area in the 19th century, including Arthur Conan Doyle and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Linking them all is the Portsmouth Road. It too has a story, evolving from highwayman's haunt to subject of the groundbreaking 'A3 Tunnel Project' completed in 2011.Among the philanthropists who settled here was Sir Robert Hunter, co-founder of the National Trust. This guidebook describes his impressive career, and shows how he secured Hindhead for the Trust and shaped the organisation we are today.
Category: Devil's Punch Bowl (England)

Trails Of The Angeles

Author : John Robinson
ISBN : 9780899977140
Genre : Travel
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The rugged San Gabriel Mountains, rising starkly from the edge of the Los Angeles Basin, provide a sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city and its surroundings. Angelinos across the county (a population of almost 10 million), as well as visitors from out of state, welcome the opportunity to escape from city chaos into the quiet wilderness. This 9th edition of the classic Wilderness Press guide has been revised and updated to reflect recent trail changes, and now includes trips in the Fish Canyon Narrows, along Alder Creek, and to Jones Peak, as well as perennial favorites such as Old Baldy, Mt. Wilson, and Devils Punchbowl. Each detailed trip description notes the distance, difficulty, and ideal season, and points out the highlights of the trail. The guide includes a companion 4-color waterproof topo map.
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The Hidden Landscape

Author : Richard Fortey
ISBN : 9781409087694
Genre : Nature
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'I travelled to Haverfordwest to get to the past. From Paddington Station a Great Western locomotive took me on a journey westwards from London further and further back into geological time, from the age of mammals to the age of trilobites... Under the River Severn and into Wales, I was back before the time of the dinosaurs, to a time when Wales steamed and sweated with the humid heat of moss-laden and boggy forests in coal-swamps, where dragonflies the size of hawks flitted in the mist; and then on back still further in time, so far back that life had not yet slithered or crawled upon the land from its aqueous nursery.' So begins this enthralling exploration of time and place in which Richard Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events, which dictate not only the personality of the landscape, but the nature of the soil, the plants that grow in it and the regional characteristics of the buildings. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change so we learn to read the clues they contain: that Britain was once divided into two parts separated by an ocean, that Scottish malt whisky, Harris tweed, slate roofs and thatched cottages can be traced back to tumultuous events which took place many millions of years ago. The Hidden Landscape has become a classic in popular geology since its first publication in 1993. This new edition is fully updated and beautifully illustrated.
Category: Nature