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Southern California

Author : Carey McWilliams
ISBN : 0879050071
Genre : Travel
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Provides an overview of Southern California, discussing the history of the region, seasons, Native Americans, missions, folklore, culture, Hollywood, politics, and more.
Category: Travel

Introduction To Birds Of The Southern California Coast

Author : Joan Easton Lentz
ISBN : 0520243218
Genre : History
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This easy-to-use handbook is a must for anyone who wants to leave behind Southern California's noisy freeways and crowded beaches in search of the wild places where birds can be found. A perfect companion for excursions from San Luis Obispo County to the Mexican border, it is designed to familiarize birdwatchers, hikers, naturalists, residents, and travelers with the appearance and behavior of 120 of the most common coastal birds. 120 color plates.
Category: History

Backcountry Adventures Southern California

Author : Peter Massey
ISBN : 9781930193260
Genre : Travel
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Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,970 miles of routes that travel through the beautiful mountain regions of Big Sur, across the arid Mojave Desert, and straight into the heart of the aptly named Death Valley. Trail history comes alive through the accounts of Spanish Missionaries; eager prospectors looking to cash in during California's gold rush; and legends of lost mines. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 153 trails, 640 pages, and 645 photos.
Category: Travel

Southern California S Best Ghost Towns

Author : Philip Varney
ISBN : 0806126086
Genre : Travel
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The ghost towns of Southern California-some dramatic and nearly intact, others devastated-are well worth visiting. Most are remnants of once-colorful mining towns, though there are also railroad towns, a World War II relocation center, a promoter's swindle, and a failed socialist colony. Some excellent attractions remain. One of the best-preserved stamp mills in the West is in Skidoo. Smelters, homes, stores, and the remarkable wooden American Hotel can be found in Cerro Gordo, which the author calls "California's best true ghost town." Seasoned back-roads traveler Philip Varney, who has visited nearly a hundred ghost towns in the area, provides a down-to-earth and helpful guide to more than sixty of the best in Southern California and nearby Inyo and Kern counties. He defines a ghost town as a town with a population markedly decreased from its peak, one whose initial reason for settlement no longer keeps people there. It can be completely deserted, have a resident or two, or retain genuine signs of vitality, but Varney has eliminated those towns he considers either too populated or too empty of significant remains. The sites are grouped in four chapters in Inyo County, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert and Kern River, and the regions surrounding Los Angeles and San Diego. Each chapter provides a map of the region, a ranking of sites as "major," "secondary," and "minor," information on road conditions, trip suggestions, and tips on the use of particular topographic maps for readers interested in more detailed exploration. Each entry includes directions to a town, a brief history of that town, and notes on its special points of interest. Current photographs provide a valuable record of the sometimes fragile sites. Southern California's Best Ghost Towns will be welcomed both by those who enjoy traveling off the beaten path and by those who enjoy the history of the American West.
Category: Travel

Geology Underfoot In Southern California

Author : Robert Phillip Sharp
ISBN : 0878422897
Genre : Science
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A non-technical guide describes twenty significant geological sites in Southern California
Category: Science

Native Trees Of Southern California

Author : Peter Victor Peterson
ISBN : 0520010043
Genre : Nature
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Explains the rules, tactics, and basic strategy of the game and provides drills for the experienced player
Category: Nature

The Indians Of Southern California In 1852

Author : Benjamin Davis Wilson
ISBN : 0803297769
Genre : History
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Benjamin Davis Wilson was one of the first American settlers in Southern California. He became a prosperous rancher and the mayor of little Los Angeles. A special friend of the Indians of Southern California, Wilson was appointed their subagent in 1852, when the Indians were on the edge of catastrophe, their population reduced by two-thirds within a generation. Wilson's great contribution, the one he wished to be remembered for, was to appraise the problems of these Indians and urge their settlement on land set aside for them. His report (published in the Los Angeles Star in 1868) was instrumental in creating the reservation system. The Indians of Southern California in 1852 was inspired by Wilson's desire "to secure peace and justice to the Indians." He recognized his duty to guard against Indian raids on the ranchos and settlements while establishing policies that ensured the future welfare of Indians suffering from the breakdown of the old mission program. Besides the influential Wilson report, this volume contains vivid descriptions of life in the so-called Cow Counties of Southern California at mid-nineteenth century. Also included are excerpts from contemporary newspapers. The editor, John Walton Caughey, is the author of Gold Is the Cornerstone and California. Albert L. Hurtado is an associate professor of history at Arizona State University and the author of Indian Survival on the California Frontier.
Category: History

Southern California Starwatch

Author : Mike Lynch
ISBN : 1610605063
Genre : Science
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With the down-to-earth style and far-ranging knowledge that have made him America’s favorite stargazing instructor, Mike Lynch guides amateur and expert alike through the wonders of southern California’s night sky. Whether watching the sky from a backyard lawn chair or manning a high-powered telescope, southern Californian stargazers of all levels will learn how and when to identify the major constellations at their region’s latitude. With chapters on the origins and movements of stars, the mythology of constellations, the phases of the moon, the planets, and even buying a telescope, this book also serves as an accessible and in-depth beginner’s guide to the night sky. It includes 12 monthly star maps for southern California skies, 21 constellation diagrams, a local resources guide, a list of the brightest stars in the region, and more than 80 beautiful color photographs of the heavens.
Category: Science

Introduction To The Geology Of Southern California And Its Native Plants

Author : Clarence A. Hall Jr.
ISBN : 9780520933262
Genre : Science
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With its active fault systems, complex landforms, and myriad natural habitats, southern California boasts a rich and dynamic geologic environment. This abundantly illustrated volume at last provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible resource for students and general readers interested in southern California's geology and native plants. Covering an extensive area, north from San Diego to Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada and east to the Mojave and Colorado deserts, its unique, comprehensive approach brings together for the first time the basic principles of geology, the story of plate tectonics, in-depth discussion of the geology of many specific locales within the region, and information on identifying southern California's native plants.
Category: Science

Southern California And The World

Author : Gunda Plasser
ISBN : 0275971120
Genre : Social Science
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As underscored by the emergence of the Los Angeles school of contemporary urban studies, the Southern California experience--its popular culture, politics, economics, spatial structure, ethnic diversity, technologies, and lifestyles--has an impact and relevance well beyond it own immediate geographic setting. This book explores the parallel and interlinked constructions of identities, imaginations, and activities in and between Southern California and the world beyond. In particular, the volume shows how the local and global are interfused with one another, making it evident that the connections involve more than a process of globalization. Approaching the subject from three perspectives, the volume considers how the Southern Californian way of life--as reflected through entertainment, politics, legal institutions, technology, cultural trends--influences the lifestyles of other parts of the world; how Southern California, as a primary repository of peoples and cultures from throughout the world, absorbs and transforms this living diaspora of foreign cultures into something that is uniquely Southern Californian; and how Southern California functions as a major nexus within a global network of linked activities and the special roles of Southern California within the context of these global networks. The book provides a panoramic and stimulating perspective on the multiplexed connectivities between global phenomena and the Southern California experience.
Category: Social Science

Southern California

Author : Theodore Strong Van Dyke
ISBN : PRNC:32101076364668
Genre : California, Southern
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100 Classic Hikes In Southern California

Author : Allen Riedel
ISBN : 1594851255
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California * Southern California natue in the full-color guidebook it deserves * 100 of Southern California's best hikes * At-a-glance tables help you select the hike that's right for you Southern California isn't just beaches and Hollywood. There are great trails to explore and this guidebook will help you find the hike that's right for your time, fitness, and interests. This region is a paradise for hikers, offering diverse landscapes: mountains, forests, deserts, and coastlines with many trails to explore. This hiking guidebook covers Death Valley, Pinnacles Monument, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, the southern Sierras, Tronna Pinnacles, Mojave National Preserve, the Santa Lucia Mountains, the Central Coast, the San Rafael, Santa Ynez, and the Sierra Madra Mountains, Channel Islands, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests, Anza Borrego State Park, and Joshua Tree. As a bonus, 100 Classic Hikes in Southern California also includes a few trails north of the 37th parallel -- the White Mountains, Yosemite, and the eastern Sierra. Handy features in the guide include topographic maps, elevation profiles, sidebar tips, and a hikes-at-a-glance chart to help readers find the hikes they want quickly and easily.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Skiing In Southern California

Author : Ingrid P. Wicken
ISBN : 0738555681
Genre : History
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Known for its sunshine and sandy beaches filled with bathing beauties and musclemen, Southern California is a Mediterranean-climate haven for winter-weary Americans from Michigan to Maine. But for those with a hankering for winter sports, one could scarcely ignore the snowcapped peaks of Mount Baldy and San Gorgonio shimmering in the bright California sunshine. By the 1930s, skiing was all the rage, with the towns of Big Pines, Lake Arrowhead, and Big Bear Lake evolving into popular snow-sport locales. Southern California was also home to many who made their mark in the world of American skiing: Walter Mosauer, the father of skiing in Southern California; Tyler Van Degrift, owner of Los Angeless first ski shop; Clarita Heath Bright, talented member of the first U.S. Womens Olympic ski team; Dorothy McClung Wullich, first woman member of the National Ski Patrol; and Sepp Benedikter and Tommi Tyndall, both leading the way with ski schools and instruction. These and many others are documented here in this collection of rare and vintage images of Southern California skiing.
Category: History

The Definitive Southern California Diet

Author : Jeffrey I. Barke
ISBN : 0935047514
Genre : Food habits
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Practical ways to achieve weight control by developing new habits, new techniques, and a new outlook involving food intake that recognises the difficulties of counting calories or calculating carbohydrate consumption, that shows how adopting simple lifestyle changes can help control weight and improve health, and that accounts for the imperatives of personal taste and the inevitable changes wrought by ageing, all the while advocating a relaxed, more casual approach to dieting to achieve the best results for the most people over the longest period of time.
Category: Food habits