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Southern California An Island On The Land

Author : Carey McWilliams
ISBN : 0879050071
Genre : Travel
File Size : 62.74 MB
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Packed With Magnificent Material On Southern California's Galaxy of Person- Alities, This Book Provides Insights Into Subjects Ranging From The Origins Hollywood To The Flowering of Inter- National-Style Architecture. and It Does That By Looking At Personalities As Div- Erse As Helen Hunt Jackson To Aimee Semple McPherson, Huntington The Finan- Cier To Hatfield The Rainmaker.
Category: Travel

Southern California

Author : Southern California Panama Expositions Commission
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009092029
Genre : California, Southern
File Size : 87.32 MB
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Category: California, Southern

Metropolitan Water District Of Southern California

Author : Elaine M. Howle
ISBN : 9781437900088
Genre :
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The Southern Calif. District¿s broad interpretation of the purposes for which it can spend public funds has led to policies governing expenses that generally are not well-defined and do not always ensure that expenses have a direct link to the district¿s authorized purposes. For example, the district financially sponsors numerous organization¿s activities without justifying the direct link to the purposes for which the district was created. Additionally, more than 4 years after the enactment of legislation that directed it to create an ethics office, the district still is trying to establish an effective one. Further, the district has not always established adequate policies and procedures for its purchasing and consulting contracts. Charts and tables.

A Digest Of Southern California

Author : Southern California Railway Company
ISBN : STANFORD:36105048660018
Genre : California, Southern
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Category: California, Southern

Material Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780195072600
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 82.48 MB
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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: Philosophy

Seashore Life Of Southern California

Author : Sam Hinton
ISBN : 0520059247
Genre : History
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The dry land is one world and the wet sea is another, but the line separating them is ever-changing. Known as the intertidal zone, the area between the land and the sea is defined by the extremes of the tides. Sam Hinton provides an introduction to this fascinating zone and its contiguous waters and to some of the many creatures who make the southern California seacoast their home. This highly readable book has been for many years the handiest resource available for anyone wanting to explore that region's delights and mysteries. The book is filled with interesting anecdotes and drawings and has a thorough discussion of the natural forces ̄the tides, winds, storms, currents, surf, and ocean chemistry ̄that affect near-shore animals. Also included is a section relating the ocean forces to the intertidal habitat, along with a map of southern California locations where one might observe the organisms described in the book.
Category: History

Henry E Huntington And The Creation Of Southern California

Author : William B. Friedricks
ISBN : 9780814205532
Genre : Businessmen
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Henry E. Huntington, nephew and protégé of Southern Pacific Railroad magnate Collis Huntington, decided to invest his fortune in developing interurban railroads serving the Los Angeles Basin, beginning in 1898 and working through 1920. With enough capital to put railroads where he felt they would work best, he exerted considerable influence on the early growth of Southern California. He also invested in a number of other regional industries, and as an avid collector of rare books and art, he and his second wife Arabella created a notable cultural legacy as well.
Category: Businessmen

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