✏Book Title : California as it Is and as it May Be Or A Guide to the Gold Region
✏Author : Felix Paul Wierzbicki
✏Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
✏Release Date : 1849
✏Pages : 60
✏ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000144986
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California as it Is and as it May Be Or A Guide to the Gold Region Book Summary : The residence of several years in the country together with his familiarity with its whole extent, not excluding the Gold Region in which he passed more than four months rambling over its mountains, and even crossing the Sierra Nevada to the verge of the great Western Desert, give the writer of these pages a degree of confidence in the belief that by presenting this work to the public, notwithstanding the numerous books that have already appeared upon the subject, he supplies the desideratum so much needed at this moment, and renders justice to California that of late suffered a little in her reputation by the indiscretion of some of her friends. THE AUTHOR. San Francisco, Sept. 30, 1849.

✏Book Title : Men of California
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1901
✏Pages : 440
✏ISBN : STANFORD:24502616088
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Men of California Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Field Guide to California Agriculture
✏Author : Paul Starrs
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2010-07-06
✏Pages : 475
✏ISBN : 9780520265431
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Field Guide to California Agriculture Book Summary : "This book brings to life one of the most creative (and necessary) human endeavors and makes understandable the incredible complexity of California agriculture, one of the world's most daring experiments in feeding itself. A valuable resource that should be read by everyone—not just those of us who farm, but all of us who depend on farms."—Michael Ableman, farmer, photographer, and author of From the Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty. "No understanding of this state is possible without an understanding of its agriculture; that's how important this subject is."—Gerald Haslam, author of Workin' Man Blues: Country Music in California "A fascinating, intriguing, and sometimes even humorous exploration of California's agriculture, from broccoli to marijuana and beyond. At long last, a book everyday people can read to understand the state's biggest industry."—Louis Warren, University of California, Davis

📒California ✍ Kevin Starr

✏Book Title : California
✏Author : Kevin Starr
✏Publisher : Modern Library
✏Release Date : 2007-12-18
✏Pages : 416
✏ISBN : 0307430758
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California Book Summary : “A California classic . . . California, it should be remembered, was very much the wild west, having to wait until 1850 before it could force its way into statehood. so what tamed it? Mr. Starr’s answer is a combination of great men, great ideas and great projects.”—The Economist From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, the Golden State’s premier historian distills the entire sweep of California’s history into one splendid volume. Kevin Starr covers it all: Spain’s conquest of the native peoples of California in the early sixteenth century and the chain of missions that helped that country exert control over the upper part of the territory; the discovery of gold in January 1848; the incredible wealth of the Big Four railroad tycoons; 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 role of labor, both organized and migrant, in key industries from agriculture to aerospace. In a rapid-fire epic of discovery, innovation, catastrophe, and triumph, Starr gathers together everything that is most important, most fascinating, and most revealing about our greatest state. Praise for California “[A] fast-paced and wide-ranging history . . . [Starr] accomplishes the feat with skill, grace and verve.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Kevin Starr is one of california’s greatest historians, and California is an invaluable contribution to our state’s record and lore.”—MarIa ShrIver, journalist and former First Lady of California “A breeze to read.”—San Francisco

📒California Vieja ✍ Phoebe S. Kropp

✏Book Title : California Vieja
✏Author : Phoebe S. Kropp
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2006-06-21
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 0520931653
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California Vieja Book Summary : The characteristic look of Southern California, with its red-tiled roofs, stucco homes, and Spanish street names suggests an enduring fascination with the region’s Spanish-Mexican past. In this engaging study, Phoebe S. Kropp reveals that the origins of this aesthetic were not solely rooted in the Spanish colonial period, but arose in the early twentieth century, when Anglo residents recast the days of missions and ranchos as an idyllic golden age of pious padres, placid Indians, dashing caballeros and sultry senoritas. Four richly detailed case studies uncover the efforts of Anglo boosters and examine the responses of Mexican and Indian people in the construction of places that gave shape to this cultural memory: El Camino Real, a tourist highway following the old route of missionaries; San Diego’s world’s fair, the Panama-California Exposition; the architecturally- and racially-restricted suburban hamlet Rancho Santa Fe; and Olvera Street, an ersatz Mexican marketplace in the heart of Los Angeles. California Vieja is a compelling demonstration of how memory can be more than nostalgia. In Southern California, the Spanish past became a catalyst for the development of the region’s built environment and public culture, and a civic narrative that still serves to marginalize Mexican and Indian residents.

📒California Place Names ✍ Erwin G. Gudde

✏Book Title : California Place Names
✏Author : Erwin G. Gudde
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2010-02-10
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9780520266193
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California Place Names Book Summary : This anniversary edition concentrates on the origins of the names currently used for the cities, towns, settlements, mountains, and streams of California, with engrossing accounts of the history of their usage. The dictionary includes a glossary and a bibliography.

✏Book Title : California Income Tax Manual 2008
✏Author : Kathleen K. Wright
✏Publisher : CCH
✏Release Date : 2008-02
✏Pages : 629
✏ISBN : 0808018469
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California Income Tax Manual 2008 Book Summary : CCH's California Income Tax Manual is a comprehensive, single-source guide to income taxes for individuals, businesses, and estates and trusts in California. It provides clear, straightforward guidance on complex issues and provides numerous examples, tips and suggestions to illustrate how to apply the California income tax law to taxpayer situations. The author, Kathleen Wright, is a well-known California practitioner, CPE presenter and Professor at California State University at Fullerton. This annually-published resource is thoroughly tested and modified by classroom, CPE and consulting use feedback. The book describes and reflects new income tax developments, with an in-depth focus on the problem of conformity. California Income Tax Manual is presented in easy-to-read and easy-to-understand language and it focuses on the practical implications of the topics and concepts discussed, making it a great tool for reference, review and staff training on California income taxation. Important state tax issues, such as nexus, allocation and apportionment, and unitary group reporting (including combined reporting) all get substantial treatment in the book and special consideration is given to California rules that differ from federal rules throughout this extensive manual.

📒California In The 1930s ✍ Federal Writers' Project

✏Book Title : California in the 1930s
✏Author : Federal Writers' Project
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2013
✏Pages : 713
✏ISBN : 9780520275409
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏California in the 1930s Book Summary : Alive with the exuberance, contradictions, and variety of the Golden State, this Depression-era guide to California is more than 700 pages of information that is, as David Kipen writes in his spirited introduction, "anecdotal, opinionated, and altogether habit-forming.” Describing the history, culture, and roadside attractions of the 1930s, the WPA Guide to California features some of the very best anonymous literature of its era, with writing by luminaries such as San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, composer-writer- hobo Harry Partch, and authors Tillie Olsen and Kenneth Patchen.

✏Book Title : Survival Skills of Native California
✏Author : Paul Douglas Campbell
✏Publisher : Gibbs Smith
✏Release Date : 1999
✏Pages : 448
✏ISBN : 0879059214
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Survival Skills of Native California Book Summary : A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.

✏Book Title : Introduction to Water in California
✏Author : David Carle
✏Publisher : Univ of California Press
✏Release Date : 2004
✏Pages : 261
✏ISBN : 0520240863
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Introduction to Water in California Book Summary : Publisher Description