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A Guide to California s Historic Sites Museums

Author : Deborah Dinzes
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No matter where you are in California, there's a lot to see and do. This book offers insight into the popular (and some of the hidden) museums, tours and attractions. Brilliant photographs, well written, and a great map make this the perfect travel guide.

Earthquake Country

Author : Eleanor H. Ayer
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Striking full-colour guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive centre-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.

Historic Spots in California

Author : Douglas E. Kyle
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The only complete guide to the historical landmarks of California, this standard work has now been thoroughly revised and updated. The edition is enriched by some 200 photographs, most of which were taken by the reviser and all of which are new to this edition. Since the last revision in 1990, enormous changes have taken place within the state: many landscapes and buildings have been greatly altered and some are no longer in existence. Every effort has been made, through personal observation, to record the present condition of the landmarks and to provide clear and accurate descriptions of their locations. The text is written with the idea that the reader might use the book while traveling around the state, and thus mileage and signposts have been given where it was thought helpful. For this new edition, the reviser has added additional information on the state's geography, the presence of Native Americans, and state and local museums. To provide historical background, the reviser has written a short historical overview. The chapters of the book are organized by county, in alphabetical order. A rough chronology is followed for each county, beginning with pertinent facts on geography, continuing with Native American life, the coming of the Spaniards and other Europeans, the American conquest of the 1840s, and, in those areas where it had a major impact, the gold rush. The text then continues into the period of intensive agricultural development, railroads, industrialization, the growth of cities, the effects of World War II, and on into more recent times. The bibliography, like the text, has been updated to 2001 and includes some of the established classics in California history as well as more recent material. Reviews of the Fourth Edition "Prodigious in detail and scope, this is the definitive guide to historical landmarks in California and a valuable resource not only for travelers but also for anyone interested in California history." —California Highways "This is an outstanding and accessible piece of scholarship, one that every student of California will value." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kyle and Stanford University Press are to be lauded for this monumental undertaking." —Southern California Quarterly

National Trust Guide San Francisco

Author : Peter Booth Wiley
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National Trust guides are the most in-depth guides available to the history and architecture of U.S. cities. From famous landmarks to back alleys, they take you on exciting journeys through America's cultural, historical, and architectural treasures. The complete guide to the history and architecture of San Francisco Part history, part travel guide, this unique book introduces you to the colorful past and diverse traditions that have shaped the fascinating city of San Francisco. From the arrival of the Spanish in the late eighteenth century to the growth of today's vibrant metropolis, you'll discover the links between the rich history and architectural heritage of one of America's most beloved cities. Follow the book's outstanding walking tours as you explore the remnants of the Gold Rush era city and the early neighborhoods of Telegraph Hill, Chinatown, and South of Market. You'll also enjoy the beautiful Beaux-Arts mansions of Pacific Heights, the striking Queen Anne residences of Haight-Ashbury, the converted warehouses of the Multi-Media Gulch, and much more. 20 detailed neighborhood walking tours and easy-to-follow maps Colorful stories behind the city's best known landmarks 200 vintage and contemporary photographs

AAA North America Road Atlas

Author : American Automobile Association
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Provides detailed road maps for each state and province, as well as major U.S. cities

The Rough Guide to California

Author : Rough Guides
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An illustrated guide that covers urban hotspots such as San Francisco and LA to the natural beauty of the Yosemite National Park and the Lake Tahoe area. Camping and hiking information in Sequoia, Death Valley and the other great National Parks is included as well as the highlights of the east - Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon. Hotel and restaurant details are given to suit all budgets together with the lowdown on the coolest (or, failing that, the most interesting) clubs and bars. Comprehensive contexts sections featuring the best books and movies on California, as well as extracts from two best-selling authors are also included.

Ghost Towns of California

Author : Richard Miller
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A ghost town is only as good as the stories about it. The legends of bar-fights, famous visitors, and big findings of gold are throughout this book. It also has a good map and directions on locating the towns, some of which are "alive" today.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California

Author : DK Travel
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California will lead you straight to the best attractions this state has to offer. Discover all the major cities and sights, from Los Angeles, Southern California, and the national parks to San Francisco and the Bay Area to wine country, the north, and more. Experience the culture, history, architecture, wildlife, beaches, and scenic walks and drives. Whether you're exploring historic towns and museums or making the most of the nightlife, this in-depth guidebook provides the insider travel tips you need. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the cities and towns. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California truly shows you this state as no one else can.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California

Author : DK
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California leads you straight to the best attractions California has to offer and provides the insider travel tips you need, whether you're making the most of the nightlife or exploring historic towns and museums. Fully illustrated, it covers all the major cities and sights, from Los Angeles, southern California, and the national parks to San Francisco and the bay area to California wine country, the north, and more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California explores the culture, history, architecture, wildlife, beaches, and scenic walks and drives. You'll find 3-D illustrated cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sights, as well as street maps and reliable information for getting around. Plus, this guidebook is packed with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each area for all budgets. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: California truly shows you this state as no one else can.

Explorer s Guide Lake Tahoe Reno Includes California Gold Country the Northern Sierra Nevada A Great Destination

Author : Jim Moore
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Explorer's Great Destinations puts the guide back into guidebook. Also covering California Gold Country and the Northern Sierra Nevada, this savvy guide for upscale travels covers world-class ski resorts, casinos, and sought-after destinations and adventurous activities.