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California Atlas & Gazetteer
The first choice of outdoors enthusiasts. Beautiful, detailed, large-format maps of every state Perfect for home and office reference, and a must for all your vehicles Gazetteer information may include: campgrounds, attractions, historic sites & museums, recreation areas, trails, freshwater fishing site & boat launches, canoe trips or scenic drives. Categories vary by state
Frommer's California 2011
Fodor's 2011 California
Fodor's updated guide to California offers choices for every traveler, from hiking through a redwood forest and catching the perfect wave to spinning in Disneyland's teacups and shopping at trendy boutiques. Includes a pullout map.
Fodor's 2011 Southern California: With Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles, and San Diego
Forbes Travel Guide 2011 Northern California
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, offers 14 regional guides covering the United States and Canada. Each book uses the same trusted professional inspections of hotels, restaurants, and spas travelers have relied on since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide inspectors visit all the places recommended in this book, testing hundreds of standards in service and quality to help travelers make the smartest decision about where to spend their time and money. Many popular travel questions are answered, such as "Which hotel has the best beds? What are the top resorts for families?" and "Who gives the best massage in the locale?" On-the-ground correspondents provide the latest on attractions, shopping, nightlife, and more. These authoritative and entertaining guides also provide quick tips, highlights, and useful maps to help busy travelers plan the perfect trip.
Forbes Travel Guide 2011 Southern California
National Geographic Traveler California
National Geographic Field Guide To Birds: California
National Geographic, publisher of the authoritative, bestselling "Field Guide to the Birds of North America," introduces a series of affordable and portable regional bird field guides. 200 photos & art pieces. 125 maps.
Frommer's 25 Great Drives in California
From the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 101) to the 17-Mile Tour in Monterey, this guide offers information on the 25 best driving tours of California. Includes full-color photos and detailed maps. Original.
The California Coast: A Traveler's Companion
This complete traveler's guide to the 1,00-mile coastline of California includes recommendations on where to find: beach access from Oregon to Mexico; romantic inns and B&Bs; hiking and camping; the best surfing; nature preserves and redwoods; museums and missions; and more. The spectacular California coastline is a culturally and geographically complex and diverse place. With exclusive private areas in the south and steep cliffs in the north, beach access can be an intimidating journey. The aim of this guide is simple: to lead travelers to every inch of the coast worth exploring, and to provide savvy, honest information on beaches, nature preserves, outdoor recreation, museums and attractions, lodging, and restaurants. Handy icons throughout the book alert readers to the best places to take a family; find solitude or a romantic inn; to surf or hike; to visit museums and historic sites; to shop in an urban area; and to go bird-watching or tide-pooling. Throughout, interviews and profiles of people who live and work along the coast--writers, surfers, coast guard patrollers--provide insight and humor.
Lonely Planet Discover California
Experience The Best of CaliforniaMake the most of your trip - Lonely Planet's full color Discover guides highlight the best a destination has to offer while still providing an authentic and memorable experience. Full Color ThroughoutFull of color images and maps - makes planning as inspiring as the journey itselfColor-coded navigation Easy-To-Use StructureEasy-to-use tools include: color-coded chapters, color thumb tabs, dynamic color spreads on major highlights andEasy-to-read planning sections throughout HighlightsSpecial front-of-book chapter on the top 25 can't-miss experiencesFeatures the must-see attractions and unbeatable experiences ItinerariesState-wide itineraries take you step by step through California - broken out by interest, theme and length of tripRegion-specific itineraries help you plan more deeply for the regions you are most interested in
DK Eyewitness Travel California
The Unofficial Guide to California with Kids
More than 4 million copies sold! This series is the only one that offers evaluations based on reader surveys and critiques, compiled by a team of unbiased inspectors. - Hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price categories - Extensive information on shopping, nightlife, and sports - Easy-to-use, two-color design - Detailed, 2-color maps
- Hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price categories
- Extensive information on shopping, nightlife, and sports
- Easy-to-use, two-color design
- Detailed, 2-color maps
Thomas Cook Driving Guides California
California Wine Country
This Day in California History
The fun of threading the detail of history together the way it is done in this book, with a significant event from California's history listed for every day of the year, is that much that might not find its way into a more traditionally written history can be brought into the sweep of the story. It also broadens the reader's view of just what history is, and exposes a wealth of information that is interesting in and of itself. Professor Kevin Starr of the University of Southern California, one of the world's leading authorities on California history, described Carl Palm's first book, The Great California Story, as an "eclectic, idiosyncratic, and always lively foray into the complexities of the California experience. This new book is in the same vein, adding new and fascinating detail to the author's ever-evolving vision of what California is all about.
Southern California Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, & Other Offbeat Stuff
Southern California Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the lower half of the Golden State has to offer. Humorist and veteran journalist Saul Rubin has traveled way off Southern California's beaten path for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home turf truly unique. You'll meet the world's loudest finger snapper, a man who teaches etiquette to camels, and a couple who built a house that spins. You'll discover the best places to eat raisin-sweet-potato pie, drink a date shake, or sample strawberry nachos and pizza. You'll tour an egg collection, a house of trash, and a burlesque museum featuring Gypsy Rose Lee's glove collection, Sally Rand's ivory-handled fans, and costumes from the likes of Blaze Starr, Lili St. Cyr, and Chesty Morgan. Whether you were born and raised in Southern California or are a recent transplant, Saul Rubin's home-grown humor will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed - right in your own backyard.
The History of California
Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of California
"A handy guide to the freshwater fishes of California designed for amateur naturalists and anglers. Alcorn's illustrations are excellent."--Peter Moyle, author of "Inland Fishes of California" "Freshwater Fishes of California contributes to the better understanding of the past and present history and biology of native and non-native freshwater fishes of California. It also provides practical information on how to sample, care for and/or utilize these fishes. Moreover, it reads like a good novel that piques your interest on fish natural history and identification. It should be of value to anglers, environmentalists concerned with protection of our aquatic habitats and resource, natural history buffs, and governmental biologists and administrators."--Theodore W. Wooster, Environmental Specialist, retired, California Department of Fish and Game"
"Freshwater Fishes of California contributes to the better understanding of the past and present history and biology of native and non-native freshwater fishes of California. It also provides practical information on how to sample, care for and/or utilize these fishes. Moreover, it reads like a good novel that piques your interest on fish natural history and identification. It should be of value to anglers, environmentalists concerned with protection of our aquatic habitats and resource, natural history buffs, and governmental biologists and administrators."--Theodore W. Wooster, Environmental Specialist, retired, California Department of Fish and Game"
Mammals of California
"Much information has accumulated about California mammals in the past decade, making a second edition of Mammals of California both timely and valuable. The volume serves an important and singular niche, given the growth in knowledge about the critters presented, as well as the increasingly negative impact habitat change is having on them. The text will be readily understandable by the amateur yet not condescending to the professional."--James Patton, Professor of Zoology and Curator of Mammals, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
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