Analyzes California's roller coaster ride over the past decades--going from being a model for its high level of government and public services to more lately becoming an anti-model for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies--and the importance of forging its diverse population into a successful democracy, tackling key issues such as immigration, globalization, and politics. Reprint.
"This is a rich and learned volume that has a story to tell to those seeking to understand contemporary Southern California."—David Johnson, managing editor of the Pacific Historical Review "Engagingly written and well researched, California Vieja is an intriguing, persuasive examination of the politics of memory and the built environment in southern California."—Vicki Ruiz, author of From Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America
This volume is the first to bring together a number of studies on the Early Holocene of the California coast (ca. 10,000 to 6600 BP). Erlandson and Colten haveassembled contributions that may be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars whose research pertains to any of the following: early sites in the Americas, coastal adaptations, hunter-gatherer adaptations, general Pacific coast prehistory, and the specific history of research on pre-6600 BP occupations of coastal California.
"This is a history of the clash between the White settlers and the Native Americans in what is now an affluent county in California. The frontier wars gave land and gold to Whites and reservations to the Native Americans. Eyewitness accounts and extensive research show the conflicting roles played by the Army, State Legislature and the US Congress"--Provided by publisher.
How did the Sierra Nevada and adjacent lands come to be the size and shape they are today? This book covers 400 million years of physical evolution in a language understandable to nonscientists, tracing the volcanic activity, the folding and building of mountains, the breaking of blocks along fault lines, and the work of erosion and glaciers that have created today's dramatic landscape. Cordell Durrell spent a lifetime reading this complex story of movement and change in the rocks of the Feather River country. He shares with readers the excitement of discovering by remote but careful inference what must have happened millions upon millions of years ago. The basic methods of geologic analysis that Durrell describes can be applied anywhere on the earth's surface, lending new fascination to our travels throughout the frozen arctic, dry deserts, tropical rainforests, low swamps, and high mountains like California's magnificent Sierra.
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Beautiful beaches, perfect weather, movie-star glamour...there are so many reasons to visit Southern California that deciding where to go and what to do can be a bit overwhelming. Fodor's Southern California takes the guesswork out of choosing the perfect SoCal experience---from picking the finest Santa Barbara bistro to finding the best studio tour in Hollywood. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of San Diego; Orange County and Catalina Island; Los Angeles; The Central Coast; Channel Islands National Park; The Monterey Bay Area; The Inland Empire; Palm Springs; Joshua Tree National Park; The Mojave Desert; Death Valley National Park; The Central Valley; The Southern Sierra; Yosemite National Park; Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Planning to focus on Los Angeles? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Los Angeles.