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One man's ambitious journey into the heart of California's gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California's Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous Easterners like James Macklin Chance to the western frontier. A wanderer and a nobody, James is drawn to California by the dream of lasting wealth--a dream so powerful he'll stop at nothing to see it through. In the enthralling style that has led millions to love his work, John Jakes captures the ambition and energy of California's pioneers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author's personal collection.
The gold found at Sutter's mill caused one of the wildest mass movements of people the world had ever seen. The 85,000 gold seekers who reached California in 1849 were nicknamed "forty-niners." These included young men looking for adventure, as well as older men who had deserted their families in search of an instant fortune.
Come along with Carmen for a tour of California -- the golden state!
Since its original publication, Andrew Rolle's classic work has been enjoyed by more than 100,000 persons, students and general readers alike. Like its predecessors, the seventh edition of California: A History recounts the state's history from its origins to the present in an engaging manner, while seeking a balance between conflicting viewpoints. Today especially, Californians face severe implications of the state's overwhelming diversity and continuing population explosion. This seventh edition incorporates these dramatic new developments in a historical context, pondering implications for the future. Likewise, those sections of the book devoted to women, the environment, immigration (legal and illegal), crime, sports, energy, and transportation have all been expanded. The most obvious change to this edition is the addition of Arthur Verge as coauthor, and loyal users will be delighted to see the addition of many new photographs that also help keep our "classic" text vibrant and current.
Dear Mel, Okay, it's not a dream job. The kid is alright, but her mom treats me like a personal slave/shopper/chef. And she's vile to the pet iguana who is now my only friend -- sad or what? Maybe I'll run off to San Francisco -- maybe my next postcard will be from there! Wish me luck! xoxo, Rowan
A comprehensive and authoritative cookbook covering California cooking and California cuisine, one that unites several different cuisines: Spanish, Mexican, Asian, and Italian, and that makes use of California's year-round harvest of produce. To pull together four hundred recipes, the author combed through old and current newspapers, cooking magazines, and restaurant menus, and talked with home cooks.
Pregnant and alone, Sarah Ladina wants to regain her independence and do what's best for her soon-to-be-born baby, but buying a run-down Victorian for an inn wasn't her brightest idea. An inability to cook or fix a leaky faucet will make the job even harder. When a friendly golden retriever, disabled vet, and potential cook show up on the first day, she knows her life is going to get a lot more complicated. When her ex tries to get back into her life and her doctor orders modified bed rest, Sarah wonders if she'll ever be able to stand on her own.After returning from duty in the Middle East wounded in both body and spirit, Hunter Evans is in search of employment and a home. Finding a job has been tough and housing doesn't come cheap in Costanoa, the town that he loves most on the California coast. His prosthetic leg allows him to run, but keeps him from his childhood passion, surfing. With a low-level job and a transient motel for a home, Hunter isn't sure life is worth living.But spring is coming in Costanoa and love is in the air. With the help of good friends, Sarah and Hunter may be able to get beyond the painful past and complicated present to find the love and respect they want and deserve.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
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.
The book has Vocabulary Page with pictures for every Key Vocabulary word in every anthology story in the Houghton Mifflin Reading Program.
To anyone, who is need of a review of basic math topics ranging from grades kinder through fifth, I highly recommend this book. I have taught and tutored for the past 13 years, and have found many resources for teaching math, but never one that is as visual and detailed as this book. I always have resources for kinetic learners on hand too, but love to use this book with my students, since the visual examples alone give great ideas to parents and teachers of visual and kinetic learners. Thus far, I have found that the only downside is that it is a bit heavy for children to carry, which is why I recommend having a copy at home so your child does not need to carry it back and forth from the classroom to his or her home. The standards listed within the book are based on California standards, but if your "out-of state" (outside of California) school has a math book that is not doing the trick, I still highly recommend having this as a resource. Well worth every penny!
A mathematics book set in accordance with California education standards for grade 6 learners.
The Remediation Book offers remediation for the skills and concepts in California Math Course 1, Course 2, and Algebra 1 and in Algebra Readiness. The Remediation Book is subdivided into the following strands: Whole Numbers, Decimals, and Integers; Fractions; Ratio, Proportion, and Percent; Geometry; Measurement; Algebra Concepts; Coordinate Graphs; Polynomials and Rational Expressions; Probability; and Statistics. Each strand is subdivided into 9 to 30 two-page lessons. Lessons provide examples, helpful hints, and a variety of exercises.
Describes the beginning of the Spanish mission system in California, its expansion, and the effects of the missions on the native peoples of that area.
Shannon Riley is a dedicated nurse with a secret past. Her patient -- comatose after a deadly beating -- is Gabe Turner, the prime suspect in his friend's drug-related murder. Gabe awakens and flees from the hospital to California, taking Shannon hostage as he tries to understand the mystery threatening his life. Pursued by the law and by ruthless men who want them dead, they play a dangerous game with no clear rules -- but many truths will be revealed under the California moon.
The California Naturalist Handbook provides a fun, science-based introduction to California's natural history with an emphasis on observation, discovery, communication, stewardship and conservation. It is a hands-on guide to learning about the natural environment of California. Subjects covered include California natural history and geology, native plants and animals, California's freshwater resources and ecosystems, forest and rangeland resources, conservation biology, and the effects of global warming on California's natural communities. The Handbook also discusses how to create and use a field notebook, natural resource interpretation, citizen science, and collaborative conservation and serves as the primary text for the California Naturalist Program.
Luke and his father travel to California in 1849 to search for gold, and Luke describes their progress in letters to his family back east.
Which species found in California are endangered or threatened? Where can you find a 4,000 year-old tree? You can find the answers to these questions in California Plants and Animals. This book contains many fun and fascinating facts about the plants and animals that live in California and the habitats in which they live. You will learn how these living things fit into an ecosystem and what actions are being taken to protect California's natural environment.
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