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Lighthouses Of Greater Los Angeles

Author : Rose Castro-Bran
ISBN : 9781439653739
Genre : Travel
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Despite news of shipwrecks along California’s dangerous coastline, a burgeoning maritime trade came to what would become the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The shipping complex became the nation’s busiest, in part because of the bright navigation lights that enabled reliable access for early vessels. In 1874, sister lighthouses Point Fermin and Point Hueneme were lit on the same day, followed by the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse in 1913. Nicknamed the “Hollywood Lighthouse” for its frequent use in movies, in 1926, Point Vicente was established to light the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Today, they are joined by the Anacapa Island Light Station, Long Beach Light and the private aid to navigation, Lions Lighthouse for Sight. Together with the U.S. Coast Guard, these historic beacons continue to illuminate and protect the coast of Greater Los Angeles. Join author Rose Castro-Bran as she explores their storied history.
Category: Travel

Lighthouses Of The Pacific

Author : Jim Gibbs
ISBN : UOM:39015011191296
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A presentation of all the lighthouses along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and British Columbia, that have been so much a part of nautical Americana.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Encyclopedia Of Disasters Environmental Catastrophes And Human Tragedies 2 Volumes

Author : Angus M. Gunn
ISBN : 9780313087479
Genre : History
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This two-volume set explores disasters that occurred around the world. The disasters are listed chronologically, beginning with the Supervolcano in Toba, Indonesia in 74000 B.C. and ending with the Greensburg, Kansas tornado in 2007. The entries are detailed and informative and provide the exact causes of each event, whether it was an environmental catastrophe or a human tragedy.
Category: History

Pop Surf Culture

Author : Brian Chidester
ISBN : PSU:000065220849
Genre : Art
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From original beachcomber personalities like the Waikiki Beachboys to the rise of Venice Beach as a creative center for music, art, and film, Pop Surf Culture traces the roots of the surf boom and explores its connection to the Beat Generation and 1960s pop culture. Through accounts of key figures both obscure and popular, the book illustrates why surf culture is a vital art movement of the 20th century. Pop Surf Culture includes essays about the popular "beach" movies of the 1950s and '60s, which featured such stars as Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon and the music of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, Brian Wilson, the Pyramids, Gary Usher, James Brown, and Little Stevie Wonder. Sixties art figures Michael Dormer and Rick Griffin--as well as the surf magazines which promoted their art--are featured alongside the progenitors of "surf music," from the little known (the Centurians) to the wildly popular (the Beach Boys). Duke Kahanamoku, the Gas House, Gidget, surfing on television, the bohemian surf aesthetic, surf music hot spots, Mickey "Da Cat" Dora . . . the entire spectrum of pop surf culture is covered within these colorfully illustrated pages.
Category: Art

Material Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780199923274
Genre : History
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Kevin Starr is the foremost chronicler of the California dream and indeed one of the finest narrative historians writing today on any subject. The first two installments of his monumental cultural history, "Americans and the California Dream," have been hailed as "mature, well-proportioned and marvelously diverse (and diverting)" (The New York Times Book Review) and "rich in details and alive with interesting, and sometimes incredible people" (Los Angeles Times). Now, in Material Dreams, Starr turns to one of the most vibrant decades in the Golden State's history, the 1920s, when some two million Americans migrated to California, the vast majority settling in or around Los Angeles. In a lively and eminently readable narrative, Starr reveals how Los Angeles arose almost defiantly on a site lacking many of the advantages required for urban development, creating itself out of sheer will, the Great Gatsby of American cities. He describes how William Ellsworth Smyth, the Peter the Hermit of the Irrigation Crusade, the self-educated, Irish engineer William Mulholland (who built the main aquaducts to Los Angeles), and George Chaffey (who diverted the Colorado River, transforming desert into the lush Imperial Valley) brought life-supporting water to the arid South. He examines the discovery of oil, the boosters and land developers, the evangelists (such as Bob Shuler, the Methodist Savanarola of Los Angeles, and Aimee Semple McPherson), and countless other colorful figures of the period. There are also fascinating sections on the city's architecture the impact of the automobile on city planning, the Hollywood film community, the L.A. literati, and much more. By the end of the decade, Los Angeles had tripled in population and become the fifth largest city in the nation. In Material Dreams, Starr captures this explosive growth in a narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose.
Category: History

Glattfelder Clotfelter

Author : Janet Lynch Zemanek
ISBN : WISC:89062870860
Genre : Switzerland
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Marine Progress

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015339067
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Lighthouse

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009610700
Genre : Hydrographic surveying
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Category: Hydrographic surveying

Surveyor

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ISBN : UOM:39015021813954
Genre : Ships
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Category: Ships

Ships And The Sea

Author : Willard V. Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015021745404
Genre : Merchant marine
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Category: Merchant marine