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Lake Tahoe, A Fragile Beauty

Creator: Thomas Bachand, Charles R. Goldman | Photography - 2008-04-02

Magnificent full-color photographs capture the rich beauty and fragile ecology of the popular travel destination, capturing the constantly changing environment of the region, the struggle to preserve the ecosystem for the future, and ...

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

About this book
Thomas Bachand's stunning photographs of Lake Tahoe capture the sublime allure and fragility of this beloved leisure destination. Bachand's images document a gorgeous, and changing, environment; as hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the region each year, environmental researchers work tirelessly to preserve the ecosystem for future generations. Bachand's work reveals the delicate balance between conservation and recreation, as images of both majestic landscapes and development are juxtaposed. Dr. Charles Goldman, Director of the Tahoe Research Group at UC Davis and a leader in the efforts to preserve Lake Tahoe, introduces this picturesque and thought-provoking volume.



127 pages

Lake Tahoe, A Maritime History

Creator: Peter Goin | History - 2012-01-30

Lake Tahoe's legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)

About this book
Lake Tahoe's legendary scenic beauty is witnessed annually by millions of visitors. While the lake's first sighting (in 1843) by a nonnative was made from a mountain peak, the lake's maritime history began a scant seven years later. Although most of the early steamers were designed for industrial use, the sight of a boat venturing out into the vast, deep blue expanse of Lake Tahoe attracted the attention of residents and visitors alike. After the inevitable decline of extractive industries, tourism became the main economic engine in Lake Tahoe. The steamer era and the evolution of wooden-boat racing are celebrated today by the romantic races of the two paddle wheelers and the annual Concours d'Elegance boat show.



128 pages

Lake Tahoe

Creator: Sara Larson, North Lake Tahoe Historical Society | Travel - 2008-07-16

Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts.

Publisher: Arcadia Pub

About this book
Lake Tahoe has hosted a variety of visitors and residents through the years, from the early days of Washoe settlements, to rough logging camps, to today's extravagant resorts. When early settlers arrived after John C. Fremont's 1844 expedition, they would come by train to Truckee and then by wagon or narrow-gauge rail to Tahoe City. Over time, majestic resorts began to dot the lakeshore, such as the Tahoe Tavern, which included a ski hill, golf course, stables, movie theater, and bowling alley. Summer residents often extended their stays, until many lived here year-round. The lake gained fame during the 1960 Winter Olympics, and fast growth followed in these sleepy mountain towns.


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Beautiful Lake Tahoe, where California and Nevada meet. Your official website for everything Tahoe, from the North Shore to the South Shore.

Lake Tahoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States. At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between ...

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  • Avalon Travel Publishing

    Moon Tahoe (Moon Handbooks)

    Book (Avalon Travel Publishing)

    Rating (8 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Avalon Travel Publishing

    Super helpful book!

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer (Memphis, TN) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Moon Tahoe (Moon Handbooks) (Paperback) We just got back from 10 days at Lake Tahoe and I consulted this book over and over as we decided what to do and where to go and where to eat. I highlighted the things I thought we particularly wanted to see and do before we left so when we arrived I could flip through and know what our best choices were. We'd read about an area as we drove along. Cascade Lake and falls, Fallen Leaf Lake, Echo Lake hike, Izzy's Burger Spa, Bert's for breakfast, and Virginia City were all things I'd highlighted and we so enjoyed. I usually get two or three different guides, but this one did a good job as the only source. It was nice to have a handy, small size map in the front cover in hand as we drove around, too. I found their evaluation of things to be right on target. I left the book with our daughter who is there for the summer working so she could check out the things that interest her as well. Good buy! I'll look for the Moon books next time we go somewhere new. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 30, 2013

    The Complete Guide to Everything Tahoe, and Beyond

    My wife and I recently purchased a timeshare in the Lake Tahoe region. Yes, one can "trade" timeshares, but we intend to make Tahoe a yearly destination. Why would we do this? Mainly because the lake and surrounding countryside has so much to offer, from urban nightlife to some of the best wilderness hiking in California and Nevada. You can experience it all by using the latest edition of Ann Marie Brown's 'Moon Handbooks Tahoe.'Readers familiar with Ms. Brown know she is one of the most accomplished outdoor writers and photographers in California. As one might expect, this book heavily emphasizes outdoor recreation. Every chapter, each covering a different portion of the lake (South Shore, North Shore, etc) as well as nearby attractions, gives detailed descriptions for the best hikes in the area. Biking, winter and water sports also receive extended treatment. This emphasis alone makes this travel guide so much more useful than the standard treatment you can find... 5/5 Fritz R. Ward "dayhiker" (Crestline, CA United States) - See all my reviews, November 1, 2012

    The big blue lake...

    Lake Tahoe, nestled high in the Sierra Nevada mountains between California and Nevada, is a four season vacation destination. Unfortunately for the would-be visitor, this fact is not a secret. Tahoe gets thousands of visitors in all seasons. Planning ahead is an essential for access to accommodation and many of the varied activities around the lake. Fortunately, this Moon Handbook for Tahoe is pretty much one stop shopping as a planning resource for a visit.Ann Marie Brown is an experienced tourist guide writer, especially for California, and her expertise shows in this guide. She systematically addresses attractions, food, accommodation, and practicalities around the lake, on the California and Nevada sides, along with the Carson Pass area south of Tahoe. Activities addressed include skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, horseback riding, boating, golfing, and even the casinos, if that appeals to the reader. The guide includes lots of websites and phone numbers for further... 5/5 D. S. Thurlow (California) - See all my reviews, July 3, 2014
    List Price: $17.99


  • Wilderness Press

    Top Trails: Lake Tahoe: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone

    Book (Wilderness Press)
    List Price: $17.95


  • Globe Pequot Press

    Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

    Book (Globe Pequot Press)
    List Price: $9.95


  • National Geographic Maps

    Lake Tahoe Basin [US Forest Service] (National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map)

    Book (National Geographic Maps)
    List Price: $11.95

    Contour Interval - 50 feet
    Scale: 1:63,360 (1" = 1 mile)
    Year - 2006
    Coverage Included: Includes Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit~ Eldorado~ Humboldt-Toiyabe and Tahoe national forests. Desolation~ Granite Chief and Mt. Rose Wilderness Areas. Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Tahoe Rim Trail. Rubicon OHV Trail. Emerald Bay~ D.L. Bliss~ Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine~ Burton Creek~ Donner Memorial~ Lake Tahoe Nevada~ and Washoe Lake state parks. Mt. Tallac~ Echo Summit~ Carson Pass~ Spooner Summit~ Mt. Rose Summit~ Brockway Summit. Towns: Truckee~ Tahoe City~ Homewood~ T
    Approximately 4.25" x 9.25" folded; 26" x 38" fully opened


  • Vista Point Studio Gallery

    Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset

    Home (Vista Point Studio Gallery)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Vista Point Studio Gallery

    Good Buy

    0 4/5 Toan Cung - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset (Kitchen) Quality - GoodSize - Smaller then the actual size excluding the white boarderColor - A bit darker then the actual picture.You need to get a frame to put it up on the wall, or else it looks plain. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 18, 2014

    Four Stars

    0 4/5 seetul - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Award Winning Landscape Panoramic Art Print Poster: Lake Tahoe Sunset (Kitchen) Nice print..packaging is very good. I love the print quality but just wish it would have been larger. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 5, 2014
    List Price: $24.95
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    Comes to you rolled in a protective tube
    With UV protective laminate
    Perfect for any room -- home or office!
    Poster Size 36 inch by 12 inch | Image Size 34 inch by 10 inch
    Standard size framing kits available on Amazon


  • Heyday

    Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake

    Book (Heyday)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Heyday

    Great revisionist history and stories of the Lake Tahoe region!

    0 5/5 David Fortnight "Poet Reader" (California, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake (Paperback) This book is an eye-opener in regard to the early contacts of pioneers and Native Americans in California, the baneful influence of the Gold Rush on their relations, the context of the Donner Party tragedy, and other stories from iconic Western history. Add to this the contemporary lore about celebrities and their Lake Tahoe visits, from Bertrand Russell wintering there to Frank Sinatra to JFK and Marilyn Monroe. The style is intelligent but brisk, incorporating lots of historical insight and information into vivid anecdotes and summaries of the chapter topics. This book should be read in ALL California History classes in public schools, to balance the prevailing views of Manifest Destiny and the 49'ers (in my opinion)--and it would be a good book for tourists and first time visitors to Northern California, particularly foreigners, to read also. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 18, 2013

    A different look at Tahoe's history

    Would I recommend this book? With qualifications.The author sets out to tell little known tales of Tahoe and the surrounding region, especially focusing on some of its literary residents and visitors. It is the author's belief that this mountain lake had significant impact on America a number of times.Pros. It's interesting. It's not necessary to read the chapters in order and I suspect that a person might choose to dip back into it numerous times. The strongest chapter concerns John Muir and his failed effort, working with other people, to establish a national park in the basin. This was part of the author's doctoral dissertation, so he had plenty of material to work with. Another interesting chapter concerned Mark Twain, who spent three years in the West as he avoided the Civil War. The author provides quotations about Tahoe from Twain's Roughing It, which most of us are familiar with, but also includes a couple of evocative passages from Innocents... 3/5 TahoeKay "Kay" (South Lake Tahoe, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake (Paperback) Would I recommend this book? With qualifications.The author sets out to tell little known tales of Tahoe and the surrounding region, especially focusing on some of its literary residents and visitors. It is the author's belief that this mountain lake had significant impact on America a number of times.Pros. It's interesting. It's not necessary to read the chapters in order and I suspect that a person might choose to dip back into it numerous times. The strongest chapter concerns John Muir and his failed effort, working with other people, to establish a national park in the basin. This was part of the author's doctoral dissertation, so he had plenty of material to work with. Another interesting chapter concerned Mark Twain, who spent three years in the West as he avoided the Civil War. The author provides quotations about Tahoe from Twain's Roughing It, which most of us are familiar with, but also includes a couple of evocative passages from Innocents... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 20, 2011

    Not what I expected

    0 2/5 Christopher J Klyse - See all my reviews This review is from: Tahoe beneath the Surface: The Hidden Stories of America's Largest Mountain Lake (Paperback) If you want a book about how the white man mistreated the Native Americans, Chinese, and Mexicans (which is all probably accurate) then this book is for you. But if you want a book about the natural history and little known facts (secrets as the title suggests) related to Tahoe then I would suggest you look somewhere else. This book was not at all what I was looking for and I would not recommend it to others. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 8, 2014
    List Price: $16.95


  • Film Movement

    Lake Tahoe

    DVD (Film Movement)

    Rating (9 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Film Movement

    A Slow Moving Experimental Film

    Experimental film is important to push boundaries. Sometimes the films work magic and something spectacular is discovered; other times, well it's a failed experiment. I think Lake Tahoe sits closer to the latter.This is an incredibly subtle film. It takes patience to watch this film. Every single shot is bookended with nothing for 5 to 10 seconds. A given shot begins with a camera locked solid steady on a scene where nothing happens. That shot is held for 5 or 10 seconds. Then some kind of action occurs, a car enters the frame, stops, something happens, and then the car exits the frame. Instead of moving on, the director holds that shot for another 5 or 10 seconds. The camera never moves. Frequently the film is butt cut away to black, sometimes something significant happens with sound, or mostly nothing happens.Not much happens in this film. A boy runs into a telephone pole. His car won't start. He searches for a mechanic. He meets several people along the way... 3/5 Daniel G. Lebryk (Chicago) - See all my reviews, November 22, 2009

    Deadpan, Droll and Devastating

    0 4/5 Randy Buck (Brooklyn, NY USA) - See all my reviews, May 7, 2009

    Director missed the boat on this one!

    Somewhere along the road, director Fernando Eimbcke has missed the boat with this film. Although the concept of escape as a theme, it doesn't come across to the audience. According to Eimbcke, this story has autobiographical elements. And aside from that, the film style he employs is not only highly unusual, but annoying.A brief summary: Young teen boy, Juan has crashed his car into a telephone pole, nothing serious. He then attempts to get it repaired in this desolate town at various autorepair places, but encounters a number of quirky people along the way. To accomplish that, he needs to accept whatever their idiosyncratic behavior or odd demands.According to an interview, director Eimbcke has said that when he lost his father, he crashed the family car, and wondered what state his mind was in at the time. The viewer isn't given an indication about the crash. There is nothing to tell us that the boy is grieving, until much later on do we learn the... 2/5  R I Z Z O  (Denver Metro Area) - See all my reviews, January 9, 2010
    List Price: $24.95
    Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
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    Genre: Foreign Video - Spanish/Misc.
    Manufacturer: FILM MOVEMENT
    Brand Name: FILM MOVEMENT LLC Mfg#: 616892998822


  • Chronicle Books

    Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty

    Book (Chronicle Books)
    List Price: $35.00


  • Lake Tahoe

    Movie

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (4.7/5)

    Beatiful Photo Book-

    0 5/5 Paul D. Carter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Lake Tahoe (DVD) Very beautiful photos in this book. I would recommend this book very hightly to anyone wanting to view the beauty of Lake Tahoe! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 10, 2013

    Can you see the bottom....of this lake?

    0 5/5 Georgia A. Morrison-Flores - See all my reviews This review is from: Lake Tahoe (Amazon Instant Video) This is a very beautiful lake that I KNOW God himself made for us to enjoy. I want to go and see this for myself and take a friend with me. Is the water that clear all the time? I was looking for fishes but didn't see any. This is just wonderful to see and know that we here in the U.S.A. do not need to leave the country to see beautiful places. We have them right here in your own backyard. WOW. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 26, 2014

    Four Stars

    0 4/5 Navillus - See all my reviews This review is from: Lake Tahoe (Amazon Instant Video) Very good 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 13, 2014


  • Globe Pequot Press

    Insiders' Guide® to Reno and Lake Tahoe (Insiders' Guide Series)

    Book (Globe Pequot Press)

    Rating (13 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Globe Pequot Press

    Well written and extremely informative

    0 5/5 Robert Kirk (Reno, Nv) - See all my reviews, August 28, 2010

    Good book, not one picture.

    0 4/5 C. Boucher "CLB" (Connecticut) - See all my reviews, May 29, 2010

    Don't buy this book

    0 1/5 malaykah "sc" (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Insiders' Guide® to Reno and Lake Tahoe (Insiders' Guide Series) (Paperback) We bought this book as a guide for a family trip to Tahoe. We had never been and knew little about the area. This book is so poorly organized that I hardly opened it once we got to Tahoe. I ended up using the internet more than the book. I use travel guides frequently and have never found one so difficult to use. It is basically just lists that are organized for each city (Reno, North Tahoe, South Tahoe, Sparks) There are no "Insider" tips on what is worthwhile or any useful information about how to organize your time in Tahoe etc. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 3, 2012
    List Price: $18.95


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