Travel

Moon California Road Trip

San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles & the Pacific Coast

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1631218956

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 1550

Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides! From the waterfalls of Yosemite and the colorful Grand Canyon to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Golden Gate Bridge, cruise through the best of the West with Moon California Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: Over 40 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more, you can ride a cable car in San Francisco or hike Half Dome, descend deep into the Grand Canyon, or hit the waves in a classic SoCal surf town. Wander through history at Alcatraz, snap a photo at Big Sur, or marvel at jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Chow down on an authentic Mission burrito, lunch on fish tacos by the beach, or watch the sunset from a rooftop bar in Los Angeles Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week "Best of the West," mix and match destinations for shorter road trips, or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, and smaller towns along the Pacific Coast Highway Local Insight: Surfer and adventurer Stuart Thornton shares his thirst for the next secluded beach, quirky pit stop, and mountaintop vista Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for international visitors, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids With Moon California Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local expertise, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California, Moon Grand Canyon, or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.
Travel

Moon California Road Trip

San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles & the Pacific Coast

Author: N.A

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 9781612381442

Category: Travel

Page: 616

View: 4870

The top destinations in the West are within a day's drive of one another. See them all with Moon California Road Trip as your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you'll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you'll need to follow—including information on alternate routes and the best places to stop along the way. Day-by-day itinerary suggestions tell you the best ways to spend your time: The 14-Day Best of the West Three Days in San Francisco Three Days in Los Angeles Three Days in Las Vegas One Day in Yosemite One Day in the Grand Canyon Day Trips to Wine Country And 36 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented along the way.
Travel

Moon Monterey & Carmel

Including Santa Cruz & Big Sur

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631212443

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 3443

Travel writer and Monterey resident Stuart Thornton offers his firsthand experience and advice on Monterey, Carmel, and beyond, from Old Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row to the nearby areas of Pacific Grove and Salinas. Thornton includes various travel itinerary ideas, including "Big Sur to Morro Bay Road Trip," plus a delicious wine-tasting adventure, and a special selection for water sports lovers. Complete with expert tips on wandering the redwoods in the Santa Cruz mountains, finding hidden waterfalls in Big Sur, and sampling the savoriest of wineries in Carmel Valley, Moon Monterey & Carmel gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Author: Jamie Jensen

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631211099

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 9369

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway covers every aspect of this mostly two-lane route through the unabashedly breathtaking western coast. Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the west coast's unrivaled scenic highway. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
Travel

Lonely Planet Coastal California

Author: Lonely Planet,Nate Cavalieri,Brett Atkinson,Andrew Bender,Sara Benson,Alison Bing,Cristian Bonetto,Josephine Quintero,John A Vlahides,Ashley Harrell

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787019403

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 2774

#1 best-selling guide to Coastal California* Lonely Planet Coastal California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to know the rocky Big Sur coast like the locals do, hug the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National and State Parks, or take a tour of biodynamic vineyards and sample new vintages in the Napa and Sonoma wine country; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Coastal California and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Coastal California Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, customs, lifestyle, visual arts, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, earthquakes, cuisine, wine Covers San Francisco, Marin County, Bay Area, San Jose, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Coastal Highway 1, Redwood Coast, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Anaheim, San Diego and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Coastal California, our most comprehensive guide to coastal California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; or Pocket San Francisco and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Coastal California. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
Anarchism

Steal this Book

Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 6005

Classic counterculture literature.
Travel

Moon Coastal California

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631213261

Category: Travel

Page: 600

View: 2707

Travel writer and longtime California resident Stuart Thornton covers the best of Coastal California, from hiking through redwoods in Big Sur to surfing the waves at Black’s Beach in San Diego. Thornton is the perfect tour guide, offering unique trip ideas for a wide variety of travelers, including Pacific Coast Road Trip and Romantic Getaways. Packed with Thornton’s expert advice on everything from choosing the best beaches to whale-watching to planning a fun side trip to Disneyland, Moon Coastal California gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. Coverage includes: San Francisco and the Bay Area Wine Country North Coast Monterey Bay Big Sur and the Central Coast Santa Barbara and Ventura Los Angeles and Orange County San Diego
Travel

Road Trip USA

California and the Southwest

Author: Jamie Jensen

Publisher: Avalon Travel Pub

ISBN: 9781566911900

Category: Travel

Page: 500

View: 6354

Offers detailed descriptions of drives through California and the Southwest, with a flexible format allowing one to switch routes during a journey, and including information on where to eat and sleep, the best local radio stations, hundreds of roadside attractions, and more.
California

California & Nevada

A Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9780864423351

Category: California

Page: 842

View: 1568

This guide features travel and accommodation options to suit a range of budgets. Cultural and historical information is also included.
History

Sweet Freedom's Plains

African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841–1869

Author: Shirley Ann Wilson Moore

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156856

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7554

The westward migration of nearly half a million Americans in the mid-nineteenth century looms large in U.S. history. Classic images of rugged Euro-Americans traversing the plains in their prairie schooners still stir the popular imagination. But this traditional narrative, no matter how alluring, falls short of the actual—and far more complex—reality of the overland trails. Among the diverse peoples who converged on the western frontier were African American pioneers—men, women, and children. Whether enslaved or free, they too were involved in this transformative movement. Sweet Freedom’s Plains is a powerful retelling of the migration story from their perspective. Tracing the journeys of black overlanders who traveled the Mormon, California, Oregon, and other trails, Shirley Ann Wilson Moore describes in vivid detail what they left behind, what they encountered along the way, and what they expected to find in their new, western homes. She argues that African Americans understood advancement and prosperity in ways unique to their situation as an enslaved and racially persecuted people, even as they shared many of the same hopes and dreams held by their white contemporaries. For African Americans, the journey westward marked the beginning of liberation and transformation. At the same time, black emigrants’ aspirations often came into sharp conflict with real-world conditions in the West. Although many scholars have focused on African Americans who settled in the urban West, their early trailblazing voyages into the Oregon Country, Utah Territory, New Mexico Territory, and California deserve greater attention. Having combed censuses, maps, government documents, and white overlanders’ diaries, along with the few accounts written by black overlanders or passed down orally to their living descendants, Moore gives voice to the countless, mostly anonymous black men and women who trekked the plains and mountains. Sweet Freedom’s Plains places African American overlanders where they belong—at the center of the western migration narrative. Their experiences and perspectives enhance our understanding of this formative period in American history.
Nature

California's Changing Landscapes

Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation

Author: Michael G. Barbour,California Native Plant Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780943460178

Category: Nature

Page: 244

View: 356

California is rich because of its great valleys & mountain ranges, rivers & deserts, each home to a unique assemblage of plants & animals. The living landscape of California has changed dramatically over the past one hundred years. The process of rapid change began with emigrants who, from their native lands, carried seed & seedlings to be nourished by California's rich soils & hospitable climate. Change continues today with each wave of newcomers & the process remains unfinished. This book visits each of the major native plant communities that have evolved in California: the dunes & marshes of the coast, the forests that clothe the mountains & the deserts that attract visitors from around the world. It also examines the great cultural mosaic of early native inhabitants & how they built their cultures in harmony with native plants & animals. And finally it looks at restoration of habitats damaged by past activities. This book will assist readers to understand California's rich botanical landscape, past & present, & thus, help them make more knowledgeable decisions for the future. It is appropriate for general readers of natural history, high school & college classes. Available from the California Native Plant Society, 909 12th St., Sacramento, CA 95814.
Education

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12

Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources

Author: Norman Herr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787972983

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 5486

A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.
Science

Celestial Sleuth

Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature

Author: Donald W. Olson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461484030

Category: Science

Page: 355

View: 5728

For a general audience interested in solving mysteries in art, history, and literature using the methods of science, 'forensic astronomy' is a thrilling new field of exploration. Astronomical calculations are the basis of the studies, which have the advantage of bringing to readers both evocative images and a better understanding of the skies. Weather facts, volcano studies, topography, tides, historical letters and diaries, famous paintings, military records, and the friendly assistance of experts in related fields add variety, depth, and interest to the work. The chosen topics are selected for their wide public recognition and intrigue, involving artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, and Ansel Adams; historical events such as the Battle of Marathon, the death of Julius Caesar, the American Revolution, and World War II; and literary authors such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Joyce, and Mary Shelley. This book sets out to answer these mysteries indicated with the means and expertise of astronomy, opening the door to a richer experience of human culture and its relationship with nature. Each subject is carefully analyzed. As an example using the study of sky paintings by Vincent van Gogh, the analytical method would include: - computer calculations of historical skies above France in the 19th century - finding and quoting the clues found in translations of original letters by Van Gogh - making site visits to France to determine the precise locations when Van Gogh set up his easel and what celestial objects are depicted. For each historical event influenced by astronomy, there would be a different kind of mystery to be solved. As an example: - How can the phase of the Moon and time of moonrise help to explain a turning point of the American Civil War - the fatal wounding of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville in 1863? For each literary reference to astronomy, it was determined which celestial objects were being described and making an argument that the author is describing an actual event. For example, what was the date of the moonlit scene when Mary Shelley first had the idea for her novel “Frankenstein?” These and more fun riddles will enchant and delight the fan of art and astronomy.
Travel

Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast

Author: Stuart Thornton

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1612387136

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 3279

Travel writer Stuart Thornton introduces you to the best of Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast, from Santa Barbara's stunning Spanish architecture to Ventura's treasure-filled thrift shops. A longtime resident of the Central Coast, Thornton has plenty of unique trip strategies to offer, as well as helpful tips on the best beaches, cheap eats, campgrounds, and more. Complete with inside information on enjoying the California Avocado Festival, sipping wine at the 16 wine tasting rooms on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, and catching some rays on Pismo Beach, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
History

Losing Eden

An Environmental History of the American West

Author: Sara Dant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118934296

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2023

Losing Eden traces the environmental history and development of the American West and explains how the land has shaped and been shaped by the people who live there. Discusses key events and topics from the Beringia migration, Columbian Exchange, and federal territorial acquisition to post-war expansion, resource exploitation, and climate change Structures the coverage around three important themes: balancing economic success and ecological protection; avoiding "the tragedy of the commons"; and achieving sustainability Contains an accessible, up-to-date narrative written by an expert scholar and professor that supplements a variety of college-level survey or seminar courses on US, American West, or environmental history Incorporates student-friendly features, including definitions of key terms, suggested reading sections, and over 30 illustrations
Study Aids

The Official SAT Study Guide

Author: College Entrance Examination Board,The College Board

Publisher: The College Board

ISBN: 0874478529

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1100

View: 888

Offers test-taking strategies for the SAT, discussing each section and providing ten full-length tests, hundreds of practice questions, detailed reviews, a list of online resources, and coverage of the PSAT/NMSQT.
Political Science

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (New Edition)

Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844675688

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 384

This new edition of Mike Davis’s visionary work gives an update on Los Angeles as the city hits the 21st century. No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide- ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for model communities in the desert, where the rich have hired their own police to fend off street gangs, as well as armed Beirut militias. In City of Quartz, Davis reconstructs LA's shadow history and dissects its ethereal economy. He tells us who has the power and how they hold on to it. He gives us a city of Dickensian extremes, Pynchonesque conspiracies, and a desperation straight out of Nathaniel Westa city in which we may glimpse our own future mirrored with terrifying clarity. In this new edition, Davis provides a dazzling update on the city's current status.
Transportation

The Age of Steam

A Classic Album of American Railroading

Author: Lucius Beebe,Charles Clegg

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780883940792

Category: Transportation

Page: 298

View: 6814

A collection of more than five hundred photographs and illustrations capture the sights, sounds, and smells of American railroading, depicting the folkways of little carriers, the personnel of main lines, and more.
Religion

Beulah

Author: Jerry Jackson,Anet Jackson,Clay Jackson

Publisher: Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 30

View: 1418

Social Science

A Colony in a Nation

Author: Chris Hayes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254232

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6631

New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis. Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. A Colony in a Nation explains how a country founded on justice now looks like something uncomfortably close to a police state. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential “broken windows” theory to the “squeegee men” of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists—in a place we least suspect. A Colony in a Nation is an essential book—searing and insightful—that will reframe our thinking about law and order in the years to come.