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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.

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.

The Rough Guide to California Travel Guide eBook

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The Rough Guide to California Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' travel guide. Discover California with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to hit the surf and seaside rollercoasters of Santa Cruz, hike in the Sierra Nevada, roam the Napa Valley's wineland, or embark on a Route 66 road trip, the Rough Guide to California will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to California: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to California - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including the sheer mountains of Yosemite National Park cast in a golden morning light and iconic Bixby Creek Bridge connecting the cliffs of the beautiful Big Sur coast - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Pam Springs, Yosemite Valley, Redwood National Park, Route 66 and Big Sur's best sights and top experiences - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into California, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Los Angeles; San Diego; the deserts; Death Valley; the Sierra; the Central Coast; San Francisco; the Gold Country; Lake Tahoe and Northern California You may also be interested in: Rough Guide Southwest USA, Rough Guide Florida, Pocket Rough Guide San Francisco About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

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

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California

Author : DK Travel
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this vast and diverse state. Tour a winery in Napa, hike to the waterfalls in Yosemite National Park or ride a classic cable car in San Francisco: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of California with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California: - Over 75 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of California, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the inside of icons such as the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and more - Colour photographs of California's cities, valleys, deserts, forest, vineyards and national parks - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about history, festivals and traditions - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Los Angeles; South Central California; Orange County; San Diego County; the Inland Empire and Low Desert; the Mojave Desert; San Francisco and the Bay Area; the North; Wine Country; Gold Country and the Central Valley; the High Sierras; and North Central California - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide California is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to California.

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.

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

The Rough Guide to California

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The Rough Guide to California is the ultimate guide to the USA's most exciting and varied state. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation, great places to eat, the best bars, chilled muso haunts or cutting-edge clubs, you'll find the solution. The guide also includes three full-colour sections covering the state's unmatched influence on American music, its remarkable array of food and wine, and getting the most from California's wonderful backcountry - hiking, skiing, rock climbing and surfing. Plus The Rough Guide to California is packed with incisive comment on everything from LA's political scandals and Hollywood hype to San Francisco's Beat poet hangouts and Yosemite's sheer rock walls. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of California, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to California. Now available in ePub format.

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.