California

A Novel

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Author: Edan Lepucki

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316250821

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The highly acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller that "shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all of the wrong things." --Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust. A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Crossing California

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Author: Adam Langer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440628290

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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California Avenue, in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood, separates the upper-middle-class Jewish families on the west from the mostly middle-class Jewish households east of the divide. This funny and heartbreaking novel tells the story of three families, and their teenage children, living on either side of California. It follows their loves, heartaches, friendships, and losses during a memorable and defining moment of American history. Spanning the Iran hostage crisis through the inauguration of Ronald Reagan as president, Crossing California is a cinematic and unforgettable look at the end of an era, the turning point when the idealism of the sixties gave way to the pragmatism of the eighties.

Assembling California

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Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374706029

Category: Science

Page: 303

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At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas family of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect—in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth—and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mountains of Arizona and to Cyprus and northern Greece, where rock of the deep-ocean floor has been transported into continental settings, as it has in California. Global in scope and a delight to read, Assembling California is a sweeping narrative of maps in motion, of evolving and dissolving lands.

Our California

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Author: Pam Mu¤oz Ryan

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607340488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Takes the reader on an imaginary trip through California while offering information about the history and geography of the major cities and towns.

California

A History

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Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 081297753X

Category: History

Page: 370

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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, places, and personalities that have shaped California. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Raptors of California

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Author: Pam Peeters

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242005

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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"Although written for California, this book will be prized by raptor watchers from around the US for its insightful and descriptive notes on behavior and ecology and its gorgeous and accurate paintings."--Allen Fish, Director, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory "This is actually two books for the price of one; the introductory chapters stand-alone as an excellent natural history of North America raptors, and the species accounts and spectacular plates make this one of the best state raptor books available."--Lloyd Kiff, Science Director, The Peregrine Fund

Backpacking California

Mountain, Foothill, Coastal and Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Author: Wilderness Press

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975146

Category: Travel

Page: 490

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Backpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. Expanded coverage includes trips in Big Sur, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. Several trips have been described in print nowhere else. Each trip includes a trail map and essential logistical information for trip planning.

The Browns of California

The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

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Author: Miriam Pawel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632867354

Category: History

Page: 496

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"Miriam Pawel's fascinating book . . . illuminates the sea change in the nation's politics in the last half of the 20th century."--New York Times Book Review A Los Angeles Times Bestseller Publishers Weekly Top Ten History Books for Fall A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist's panoramic history of California and its impact on the nation, from the Gold Rush to Silicon Valley--told through the lens of the family dynasty that led the state for nearly a quarter century. Even in the land of reinvention, the story is exceptional: Pat Brown, the beloved father who presided over California during an era of unmatched expansion; Jerry Brown, the cerebral son who became the youngest governor in modern times--and then returned three decades later as the oldest. In The Browns of California, journalist and scholar Miriam Pawel weaves a narrative history that spans four generations, from August Schuckman, the Prussian immigrant who crossed the Plains in 1852 and settled on a northern California ranch, to his great-grandson Jerry Brown, who reclaimed the family homestead one hundred forty years later. Through the prism of their lives, we gain an essential understanding of California and an appreciation of its importance. The magisterial story is enhanced by dozens of striking photos, many published for the first time. This book gives new insights to those steeped in California history, offers a corrective for those who confuse stereotypes and legend for fact, and opens new vistas for readers familiar with only the sketchiest outlines of a place habitually viewed from afar with a mix of envy and awe, disdain, and fascination.

Nathan Turner's I Love California

Design and Entertaining the West Coast Way

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Author: Nathan Turner

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352297

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more. More than just a design book, I Love California will appeal to all readers—whether they’re entertaining friends and dining with family, or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast. As Nathan says, “The recipes and decor here are inspired by my home state, but really it’s a state of mind.” Now, you can create this dreamy California lifestyle anywhere.

California

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Author: California. Secretary of State

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

Page: N.A

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Structural Analysis

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Author: Aslam Kassimali

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133943896

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 912

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The 5th edition of the classic STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS by Aslam Kassamali teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the text's companion website. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Water in California

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Author: David Carle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240865

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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This California Natural History Guide addresses the need to educate the citizenry of California on crucial environmental issues by presenting a primer on the state's most important natural resource.

Hotel California

The True-Life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young, Mitchell, Taylor, Browne, Ronstadt, Geffen, the Eagles, and Their Many Friends

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Author: Barney Hoskyns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040508

Category: Music

Page: 336

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"Hoskyns brings a genuine love as well as an outsider's keen eye to the rise and fall of the California scene. . . . This is a riveting story, sensitively told." —Anthony DeCurtis, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone From enduring musical achievements to drug-fueled chaos and bed-hopping antics, the L.A. pop music scene in the sixties and seventies was like no other, and journalist Barney Hoskyns re-creates all the excitement and mayhem. Hotel California brings to life the genesis of Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Joni Mitchell’s house; the Eagles’ backstage fistfights after the success of "Hotel California"; the drama of David Geffen and the other money men who transformed the L.A. music scene; and more.

California

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Author: Linda Jacobs Altman

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761417378

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"An exploration of the geography, history, economy, people, government, and landmarks of California"--Provided by publisher.

123 California

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Author: Puck

Publisher: Duopress

ISBN: 9780979621338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

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Using some of California's most beloved symbols, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hollywood sign, this clever introduction to counting features bold contemporary illustrations.