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370 pages

California, a history

Creator: Kevin Starr | History - 2005

A definitive, single-volume history of the Golden State ranges from the earliest Native American cultures, through the Spanish and Mexican eras, the Gold Rush, and rise of Hollywood, to the twenty-first century, chronicling the events, ...

Publisher: Random House, Inc.

About this book
California has always been our Shangri-la–the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State’s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially American and utterly unique.Arguing that America’s most populous state has always been blessed with both spectacular natural beauty and astonishing human diversity, Starr unfolds a rapid-fire epic of discovery, innovation, catastrophe, and triumph. For generations, California’s native peoples basked in the abundance of a climate and topography eminently suited to human habitation. By the time the Spanish arrived in the early sixteenth century, there were scores of autonomous tribes were thriving in the region. Though conquest was rapid, nearly two centuries passed before Spain exerted control over upper California through the chain of missions that stand to this day.The discovery of gold in January 1848 changed everything. With population increasing exponentially as get-rich-quick dreamers converged from all over the world, California reinvented itself overnight. Starr deftly traces the successive waves of innovation and calamity that have broken over the state since then–the incredible wealth of the Big Four railroad tycoons and the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906; the emergence of Hollywood as the world’s entertainment capital and of Silicon Valley as the center of high-tech research and development; the heroic irrigation and transportation projects that have altered the face of the region; the role of labor, both organized and migrant, in key industries from agriculture to aerospace.Kevin Starr has devoted his career to the history of his beloved state, but he has never lost his sense of wonder over California’s sheer abundance and peerless variety. This one-volume distillation of a lifetime’s work gathers together everything that is most important, most fascinating, and most revealing about our greatest state.



328 pages

California, America's high-stakes experiment

Creator: Peter Schrag | Political Science - 2006-04-20

This is an incisive, pointed analysis of the current shape and texture of California and what it means for our national agenda. "Once again, Peter Schrag asserts himself as a perceptive and courageous commentator.

Publisher: Univ of California Pr

About this book
Peter Schrag takes on the big issues--immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life--in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first in its high level of government and public services--schools, universities, highways--more lately for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. Schrag's incisive analysis of the state's political, demographic, and fiscal realities vividly demonstrates that it has been struggling with a range of problems for a generation. The author deftly shows that California's ability to forge its culturally and ethnically diverse population into a successful democracy will be of crucial importance not only to America, but to the world. He also explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore accountable government and a vital democracy to the nation's largest state and world's fifth largest economy. Among the issues that Schrag tackles: The impact of Latino and Asian immigration and the emergence of California as the first large majority minority state The globalization of California's economy and culture The growing reliance of voters on the initiative, referendum, and recall processes The increasing instability of elected government California as cultural avant-garde, from hippies to gay marriage Peter Schrag takes on the big issues--immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life--in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first in its high level of government and public services--schools, universities, highways--more lately for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. Schrag's incisive analysis of the state's political, demographic, and fiscal realities vividly demonstrates that it has been struggling with a range of problems for a generation. The author deftly shows that California's ability to forge its culturally and ethnically diverse population into a successful democracy will be of crucial importance not only to America, but to the world. He also explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore accountable government and a vital democracy to the nation's largest state and world's fifth largest economy. Among the issues that Schrag tackles: The impact of Latino and Asian immigration and the emergence of California as the first large majority minority state The globalization of California's economy and culture The growing reliance of voters on the initiative, referendum, and recall processes The increasing instability of elected government California as cultural avant-garde, from hippies to gay marriage



84 pages

California

Creator: Kathy Pelta | History - 2001-12

Introduces the geography, history, people, industries, and environmental concerns of the Golden State.

Publisher: Lerner Pub Group

About this book
The completely revised and expanded Hello U.S.A. series takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of 25 states and Puerto Rico (with 26 additional books to be released by September 2002). Colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating sidebars provide the facts you need for research, reports, or even a cross-country trip.-- Completely up-to-date text and statistics, including 2000 U.S. census figures-- New maps, charts, and graphs-- New lists of related books and websites-- Expanded places to visit section-- State wildlife, state song, and recipe


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California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California (i/ˌkælɨˈfɔrnjə/) is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is the most populous U.S. state,[12] home to one out of eight people who live in the U.S., with a total of 38 million people, and it is the third largest state by area (after Alaska and Texas). California is bordered by Oregon ...

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California Home Page
Official site. Government page links to state laws, elected officials, agencies and departments, and sites for cities and counties in the state.


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  • Little, Brown and Company

    California: A Novel

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    Rating (244 reviews):
    (2.9/5)
    Little, Brown and Company

    Reads like a first draft

    I wanted to root for Edan Lepucki, I really did. In fact it’s taken me a while to write this because I always try to be supportive of debut female authors, but I just don’t feel like this book is getting the reviews that it deserves. In fact, I have to wonder if Colbert even read this book before he gave it the endorsement that changed the author’s course for the rest of her life. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most poorly written books I have read in over five years. The entire first half takes place in flashbacks—leaving one to wonder if the book was edited at all. The book’s main characters are tepid and boring, completely lacking the fighting instinct that would allow them to survive this kind of setting, and also transform them from one-dimensional characters into actual human beings whose struggles supersede the page. Nothing happens in this novel. Nothing. The entire first half is dedicated to a married couple who make up for... 1/5 Elderfish - See all my reviews This review is from: California: A Novel (Hardcover) I wanted to root for Edan Lepucki, I really did. In fact it’s taken me a while to write this because I always try to be supportive of debut female authors, but I just don’t feel like this book is getting the reviews that it deserves. In fact, I have to wonder if Colbert even read this book before he gave it the endorsement that changed the author’s course for the rest of her life. Without exaggeration, this is one of the most poorly written books I have read in over five years. The entire first half takes place in flashbacks—leaving one to wonder if the book was edited at all. The book’s main characters are tepid and boring, completely lacking the fighting instinct that would allow them to survive this kind of setting, and also transform them from one-dimensional characters into actual human beings whose struggles supersede the page. Nothing happens in this novel. Nothing. The entire first half is dedicated to a married couple who make up for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 24, 2014

    Overrated

    This dystopian story follows married couple Cal and Frida in the middle of the 21st century, who left LA following a slow and steady apocalypse, as the country was running out of food, supplies, and supportable habitation. The Internet dried up, and the scramble to peaceably and comfortably exist was running on empty. Although it doesn't state definitively what occurred, it is evident that climactic conditions and carbon footprints were involved."...LA's chewed-up streets or its shuttered stores or its sagging houses. All those dead lawns...people starving on the sidewalks...the city wasn't just sick, it was dying."Cal and Frida live in a remote landscape in solitude, until they find one family a bit further away. But, when Frida determines that she is pregnant, they decide to venture out into a more established community that they learn about from their new friends. Having to rely on each other for all their emotional needs can be dicey; periodically, the... 3/5 "switterbug" Betsey Van Horn (Austin, Texas) - See all my reviews, July 8, 2014

    Truly Awful

    This was a great concept, poorly executed. Fleeing Los Angeles, a yuppie couple settles into an abandoned cabin in the woods in a "living off the land," cell phone free, technology free, post meltdown world. Unfortunately, the book simply does not hang together - when the couple meets some neighbors, it appears they will have fellow drop outs to befriend. In a bizarre plot turn, the couple are once again alone, except for a trader on horseback who comes through monthly to sell or bargain for provisions.In a desperate state, since they have zero survival skills, the couple decide to follow the trader, suspecting his destination is a place rumored to be a fenced in, self imposed prison-like compound which has food and some sort of social structure. Once inside the compound, this book runs off the rails by inserting one of the silliest plot devices imaginable. This book reads like a hastily written television movie for a cable channel as the "compound" is essentially a... 1/5 Drwo - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California: A Novel (Kindle Edition) This was a great concept, poorly executed. Fleeing Los Angeles, a yuppie couple settles into an abandoned cabin in the woods in a "living off the land," cell phone free, technology free, post meltdown world. Unfortunately, the book simply does not hang together - when the couple meets some neighbors, it appears they will have fellow drop outs to befriend. In a bizarre plot turn, the couple are once again alone, except for a trader on horseback who comes through monthly to sell or bargain for provisions.In a desperate state, since they have zero survival skills, the couple decide to follow the trader, suspecting his destination is a place rumored to be a fenced in, self imposed prison-like compound which has food and some sort of social structure. Once inside the compound, this book runs off the rails by inserting one of the silliest plot devices imaginable. This book reads like a hastily written television movie for a cable channel as the "compound" is essentially a... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 17, 2014
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  • California Baby

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  • California Baby

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  • Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet California's Best Trips (Travel Guide)

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  • California Baby

    California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calendula - 19 oz

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    (4.7/5)
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    Great body wash for baby

    0 5/5 CJRH12 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calendula - 19 oz (Health and Beauty) I love this as a body wash. The scent is nice and it leaves my baby's skin soft and smelling lovely. It has a nice foaming effect too...my baby loves to play with the bubbles.However, my only complaint is I don't use it as a shampoo because it tends to dry my baby's hair out. She needs conditioning shampoo anyway and so this shampoo leaves her too dry. It might work well for other babies as a shampoo, depending on their hair type. My baby is caucasian with typical caucasian hair, but she has a little wave to her hair, so that might be the difference as to why this product doesn't work well for her particular hair.I still use this as her body wash and will continue to do so. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 10, 2013

    Good stuff

    0 5/5 BubblyZ - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calendula - 19 oz (Health and Beauty) We have been using this since the birth of our daughter. It smells good and is gentle on the skin. She is two and a half now and we are still using this. The product is expensive compare to some, but it does last a long time. It's definitely worth the money. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 25, 2013

    This stuff smells amazing!!

    0 5/5 Arakashi "Arakashi" (New York) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calendula - 19 oz (Health and Beauty) This stuff smells magnificent. Baby has had no issues with it at all. And I love it (and take baths with it now too!). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 12, 2012
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  • Cottonage

    Green Turtle - California Republic Design Hooded Sweatshirt(medium)

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    Rating (119 reviews):
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    Love love love!

    0 5/5 kathryn - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Republic Design Hooded Sweatshirt (Apparel) I LOVE this sweatshirt. I'm currently in Oregon; Oregon people talk a lot of crap about Californians, I like to "rep" where I'm from.It's warm and gets my point across ;)Shipping was fast and easy. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 19, 2013

    I LOVE IT

    0 5/5 me - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Republic Design Hooded Sweatshirt (Apparel) DON'T LISTEN TO ALL OF THE OTHER REVIEWS. I LOVE THIS HOODIE AND I WEAR IT ALL THE TIME. IT IS SUPER COMFY AND SOFT AND I WOULD VERY MUCH RECOMEND GETTING IT 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 27, 2013

    Cute but....

    0 5/5 Christina - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California Republic Design Hooded Sweatshirt (Apparel) It runs kinda big other than that great quality and design is just like the picture. I do recommend this product 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 26, 2013
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  • Sasquatch Books

    California

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
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    Looks for the details in nature

    The book "California" is filled with many photos of various areas in California----some of the standard or usual places like Yosemite, etc. But many are of off-the-beaten-path areas that many people would not recognize as being California. I bought the book for photos of the few places I've visited and the only short-coming I can list for this book is that I was hoping for photos of more, well-known areas or a "classic" California. The book has photos of animals and closeups of items in nature that are interesting but could have been taken anywhere. I think the author was bored with the usual and went one step further, hoping the readers would appreciate details in nature. I did appreciate the book and it was worth the money but would have enjoyed more of the beautiful, classic sites---such as, McWay falls, better variations of photos of Pt. Lobos, the outstanding views you find in the deserts instead of closeups of desert plants, etc. My comments... 4/5 Jerry Hughes - See all my reviews, March 19, 2004

    Beautiful

    0 5/5 Barbara Westlake-Kenny (ODENVILLE, AL, US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: California (Hardcover) This is a beautiful coffee-table style book that will make anyone with a pulse want to visit California. We are already planning another trip to this uniquely beautiful state. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 28, 2013

    Continuing an impressive cycle of photographic travelogues

    This book, along with its companions in the series, is a marvellous record of a photographically rewarding part of America.As a photographer living in the UK and most unlikely to visit this area of the world, I have found the series to be photographically inspiring as well as being educational in a most enjoyable way. However, I note that local residents or visitors to the area have found the photographs to be too selective to be completely useful as a reference work. I simply do not know enough of the area to judge the book on that basis so that assessment will need to be left to those with more specific knowledge of the area and with particular local requirements of the imaging.Art Wolfe's photography seems to have that priceless combination of technical excellence coupled with creative imagination. This turns fine photographs into fine works of art. As such, in my opinion, I would expect these books to be rewarding on a number of complementary levels for... 5/5 I. Giles (Argyll, Scotland) - See all my reviews, July 7, 2012
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