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The California and Oregon Trail

by Francis Parkman

The classic account of one man's journey into the wild American frontier.In the spring of 1846, Francis Parkman, a Harvard-educated Boston-born aristocrat, headed west to experience the untamed regions of America, to acquaint himself with the wild mountain men in the Rockies, and to visit the surviving Indian tribes before all were absorbed by the relentless advance of Western civilization. Only twenty-two years old, Parkman had been preparing for this expedition his entire life, making scientific collections in the woods as a child and learning to ride a horse and shoot a gun better than nearly anyone else in New England.The California and Oregon Trail is Parkman's thrilling account of a summer spent journeying from St. Louis through the Great Plains and Black Hills to the Rockies. Traveling with his guide, Henry Chatillon, Parkman comes to revere the French trappers and voyageurs who had originally opened the country while mastering an essential art of frontier survival-hunting buffalo.Though plagued by a mysterious illness since childhood that left him weak and blind for long periods of time, Parkman was the picture of perseverance, eagerly covering vast stretches of the Great Plains with a roving band of Sioux for days on end. He returned home exhausted-almost entirely blind-and was forced to dictate the entire account, lending the book its breezy, conversational style.

California Blue

by David Klass

John Rodgers never wanted to be a football star like his father. He prefers the solitude of distance running. It helps him gather his thoughts. John's been doing a lot of thinking lately, now that he's learned of his father's leukemia. In the midst of the pain and confusion, John makes a remarkable discovery: butterflies. Beautiful blue butterflies like none he has seen before. No one else has seen them before, either. It should be a reason to celebrate. But John discovered the butterfly on the property of the local lumber mill, which employs most of his neighbors - and his father. If the government decides that the butterfly should be protected, the mill will have to close. John's little secret could make him the town's worst enemy - and the shame of his dying father. Now John must decide how far he's willing to go for his discovery: the amazing California Blue. David Klass's gripping and passionate novel brings to life the faces and heated emotions found on both sides of an environmental battlefield.

California Camel Corps (Trailsman #287)

by Jon Sharpe

Fargo has his hands full when the U.S. Army hires him to lead a caravan of cantakerous camels right through the baddest lands in the West.

California Casualties (Trailsman #267)

by Jon Sharpe

When Skye Fargo saves a doomed and dangling man from a neck-snapping party on the California Coast, all hell breaks loose. Now he's the one riding for his life, with a killer posse on his tail.

California Christmas Dreams

by J. M. Jeffries

California Dreaming... Former child star Meredith Alcott knows life isn't like the movies. But now she has a chance to realize her own Hollywood dream by restoring a run-down amusement park to its former glory before Christmas. Clashing with the owner's arrogant, all-business son wasn't in the job description...even as Jake Walters sweeps her into a romance she never wants to end. As financial adviser to the stars, Jake always has his eye on the bottom line. He doesn't want an outsider anywhere near the legendary institution that's been in his family for generations. Yet Meredith gets top billing when she's hired to revamp his family's park. The bewitching designer challenges him at every turn while arousing a desire that fulfills Jake's wildest fantasies. But sabotage threatens to turn all their passionate hopes to dust. Unless Jake can come up with a loving plan that keeps the magic going past the holidays-and Meredith in his arms forever....

California Classics: The Creative Literature of the Golden State: Essays on the Books and Their Writers

by Lawrence Clark Powell

Essays by 31 writers, from California, about California, or who at least passed through California and the books they wrote that have had some lasting impact on how California is viewed; from its discovery to the 1970s (when the book was published). Herbert E. Bolton, ANZA'S CALIFORNIA EXPEDITIONS; Walter Nordhoff, THE JOURNEY OF THE FLAME; William L. Manly, DEATH VALLEY IN '49; Mary Austin, THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN; George Wharton James, THE WONDERS OF THE COLORADO DESERT; Louisa Smith Clapp, THE SHIRLEY LETTERS; Bret Harte, THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP; Mark Twain, ROUGHING IT; Gertrude Atherton, THE SPLENDID IDLE FORTIES; William H. Brewer, UP AND DOWN CALIFORNIA IN 1860-64; Clarence King, MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA; John Muir, THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA; Richard Henry Dana, Jr., TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST; Robert Louis Stevenson, THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS; Frank Norris, MCTEAGUE; Jack London, MARTIN EDEN; Smeaton Chase, CALIFORNIA COAST TRAILS; Robinson Jeffers, GIVE YOUR HEART TO THE HAWKS; John Steinbeck TO A GOD UNKNOWN; Charis and Edward Weston, CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST; Idwal Jones, THE VINEYARD; Robert Glass Cleland, THE CATTLE ON A THOUSAND HILLS; Helen Hunt Jackson, RAMONA; Horace Bell, REMINISCENCES OF A RANGER; Charles E Lummis, LAND OF SUNSHINE; Lincoln Steffens, BOY ON HORSEBACK; Upton Sinclair, OIL!; Harry Leon Wilson, MERTON OF THE MOVIES; Nathanael West, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST; Aldous Huxley, AFTER MANY A SUMMER; Raymond Chandler FAREWELL, MY LOVELY.

California Coastal Access Guide

by California Coastal Commission

From the majestic redwoods and rocky shores in the north to the palm trees and wide, sandy beaches in the south, the California coast, is an area of unsurpassed beauty and diversity. This thoroughly revised and expanded 7th edition of the California Coastal Access Guide is an essential travel handbook for both new and seasoned visitors exploring California's majestic 1,271-mile shoreline. With up-to-date maps and information, it is an invaluable travel guide for all coastal visitors--beachgoers, hikers, campers, swimmers, divers, surfers, anglers, and boaters--detailing where to go, how to get there, and what facilities and environment to expect. The 7th edition features: --Information on more than 1,150 public access areas --Descriptions of campgrounds, trails, recreation areas, and visitor centers --Addresses, directions, and phone numbers --Information on wheelchair-accessible trails and facilities --Easy-to-read charts listing facilities and amenities --More than 170 color maps showing roads, trails and topography --More than 360 color photographs

California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It

by Joe Mathews Mark Paul

Is California beyond repair? A sizable number of Golden State citizens have concluded that it is. Incessant budget crises plus a government paralyzed by partisan gridlock have led to demands for reform, even a constitutional convention. But what, exactly, is wrong and how can we fix it? In California Crackup, Joe Mathews and Mark Paul provide clear and informed answers. Their fast-paced and often humorous narrative deftly exposes the constitutional origins of our current political and economic problems and furnishes a uniquely California fix: innovative solutions that allow Californians to debate their choices, settle on the best ones, hold elected officials accountable for results, and choose anew if something doesn't work.

The California Directory of Fine Wineries--Northern Region (7th Edition)

by Cheryl Crabtree Tom Silberkleit Writers: K. Reka Badger Daniel Mangin Marty Olmstead

Take an irresistible journey to the congenial tasting rooms of a tri-county paradise. With The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino as your guide, you wander through world-famous Napa, home of the state's most recognized cellar landmarks. You meander scenic back roads on the way to Sonoma's premier wineries. You travel to rustic Mendocino, where the winemakers themselves pour you a glass of their specialty. This fully updated, seventh edition of The California Directory of Fine Wineries: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino is an essential guide to both glamorous estates and intimate, family-owned vineyards. This book includes profiles of 68 Northern California wineries -- describing their striking architecture, behind-the-scenes tours, and bountiful gardens; descriptions of the wineries' distinctive features, from 100-year-old wine caves and museum-quality art exhibitions to bocce ball courts and tastings of local olive oils and other gourmet foods; more than 200 color images by renowned photographer Robert Holmes; sidebars listing directions, vineyard tours, wine tastings, special culinary events, and nearby attractions; full-page maps showing the 68 profiled destinations, plus more than 100 additional wineries in the three counties.

California Dreaming

by Lawrence Donegan

Lured by a six-figure salary in Silicon Valley and fond memories of his low-rent North American rock 'n' roll tour, U.K. journalist, bass player, and adventure seeker Lawrence Donegan lands in California to pursue the American dream. Somewhere along the way he takes a wrong turn and ends up working on Orchard Boulevard, home of the world's biggest car lot. Donegan quickly picks up a reputation as the worst salesman anyone has seen in twenty years, but with mentors like Mickey "The Legend" McDonald, Tony "The Tank" Tognazzini, and Frankie "The Rock" Reames, it isn't long before he acquires the brass balls and lowdown cunning he needs to sell his first car. California Dreaming is part personal journey, part classic American adventure. It charts Donegan's career as an "asphalt warrior," from multiple rejections ("Get away from me, sleazeball!") to his pursuit of the Oscar of the used-car business: the Salesman of the Month Award. You'll find yourself rooting for him every step of the way.

California Dreaming: Reforming Mathematics Education

by Suzanne M. Wilson

How teaching math in California has changed over the decades.

California Dreams

by Stanley Mouse Miller

The story of Stanley "Mouse" Miller is a story of the cultural and artistic renaissance of the 1960s. It is difficult to separate the narrative of his journey through the music world from the artwork he created. Mouse was indeed an institution of the period- living with the Grateful Dead in their Haight Ashbury Victorian, hosting Janis Joplin for a Big Brother audition at his studio, and calling Eric Clapton a favorite friend. Mouse's work weaves from pop art to rock art to fine art forms, underscoring the longevity and versatility of his mature ouevre. Mouse's tales are as whimsical as they are serendipitous, perfectly depicting San Francisco during the summer of love. Together, Mouse and Kelley became masterminds behind a new media-that of the psychedelic poster-which came to exemplify the Haight-Asbury of the late 1960s. The book will feature over 200 color images.

California Dreams (Mary Kate and Ashley, Sweet 16)

by Kimberly Morris Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate takes a summer job as a lifeguard and meets a very cute fellow lifeguard who seems to want to ask her out but never does. Meanwhile, Ashley works for a wedding planner, but planning the perfect wedding proves difficult.

California Earth Science Interactive Text

by Macmillan Mcgraw-Hill

NIMAC-sourced textbook

California Earth Science Middle School

by Macmillan Mcgraw-Hill

Science is a way of understanding the world around us. The work of scientists often begins when scientists ask questions about something they observe. Asking and answering questions Is the basis of inquiry.

California Fire and Life

by Don Winslow

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap. When he's called in to examine an unusual claim, the tracks of the fire tell him that something's wrong. So wrong that he violates his own cardinal rule--"You don't get personal, you don't get emotional. Whatever you do, you don't get involved"--and plunges into the case.Real estate mogul Nicky Vale's house is one of the most valuable properties on this stretch of the Southern California gold coast--large, luxurious, crammed with antiques, set on a nice piece of land with a perfect ocean view. After a disastrous blaze tears through a wing of the house, it's only normal that Vale would file an insurance claim. But a $3 million claim is rarely normal, especially not when it's filed within hours of the horrific death of the owner's young and beautiful wife. The County Sheriff's Department investigator, Brian "Accidentally" Bentley, has declared the fire, well, accidental--caused by Mrs. Vale's passing out in bed with a bottle of vodka and a lit cigarette--although a careful look at the evidence points to something more sinister. When Jack begins his investigation, he draws on his skill, experience and sheer stubbornness to uncover the truth of what's going on, but each step leads him further into a situation that's becoming increasingly dangerous. Soon arson is the least of Jack's worries, as the case grows to involve the Russian mob, Vietnamese gangs, real estate scams, counterfeiting and corporate corruption. In addition, Jack's forced to confront his own ghosts, including a fatal professional error, and to cope with the sudden reentry into his life of the best thing that ever happened to him: Letitia del Rio, a Sheriff's deputy whose bombshell looks are exceeded only by her smarts and guts. As the investigation spins out of control, Jack finds himself pulled so far in that he might not make it out. His outrageous behavior and defiant integrity, usually about as helpful to him as third-degree burns, may now be the only things that will keep the investigation--and Jack himself--from being snuffed out.

California Fire and Life

by Don Winslow

Jack Wade, a claims adjuster for California Fire and Life Mutual Insurance Company, is one of the best arson investigators around. He's a man who knows fire, who can read the traces it leaves behind like a roadmap. When he's called in to examine an unusual claim, the tracks of the fire tell him that something's wrong. So wrong that he violates his own cardinal rule--"You don't get personal, you don't get emotional. Whatever you do, you don't get involved"--and plunges into the case.Real estate mogul Nicky Vale's house is one of the most valuable properties on this stretch of the Southern California gold coast--large, luxurious, crammed with antiques, set on a nice piece of land with a perfect ocean view. After a disastrous blaze tears through a wing of the house, it's only normal that Vale would file an insurance claim. But a $3 million claim is rarely normal, especially not when it's filed within hours of the horrific death of the owner's young and beautiful wife. The County Sheriff's Department investigator, Brian "Accidentally" Bentley, has declared the fire, well, accidental--caused by Mrs. Vale's passing out in bed with a bottle of vodka and a lit cigarette--although a careful look at the evidence points to something more sinister. When Jack begins his investigation, he draws on his skill, experience and sheer stubbornness to uncover the truth of what's going on, but each step leads him further into a situation that's becoming increasingly dangerous. Soon arson is the least of Jack's worries, as the case grows to involve the Russian mob, Vietnamese gangs, real estate scams, counterfeiting and corporate corruption. In addition, Jack's forced to confront his own ghosts, including a fatal professional error, and to cope with the sudden reentry into his life of the best thing that ever happened to him: Letitia del Rio, a Sheriff's deputy whose bombshell looks are exceeded only by her smarts and guts. As the investigation spins out of control, Jack finds himself pulled so far in that he might not make it out. His outrageous behavior and defiant integrity, usually about as helpful to him as third-degree burns, may now be the only things that will keep the investigation--and Jack himself--from being snuffed out.

California Forest Transect

by Arthur W. Peterson

A review of common tree species across central California

California Girl

by T. Jefferson Parker

The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more--unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The new decade has ushered in the era of Johnson, hippies, John Birchers, and LSD. Clay becomes a casualty of a far-off jungle war. Nick becomes a cop, Andy a reporter, David a minister. And a terrible crime touches them all in ways they could never have anticipated when the mutilated corpse of teenage beauty queen Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned warehouse.

California Glory (The Holts : An American Dynasty, Vol 4)

by Dana Fuller Ross

1893. Clouds with silver linings and bright futures may vanish in a family's ordeal and a nation's shame - unless the indomitable spirit of the Holt family can uphold a nation's promise. Starry-eyed, ambitious Tim Holt, son of Oregon Senator Toby Holt, has bought a failing San Francisco newspaper when he accepts the challenge of covering one last Illinois story: the great Pullman strike. Now terror and treachery may cost Tim Holt his newspaper and his life...and keep his father blind to the enemy who has charmed his way into the heart of Eulalia Holt, matriarch of the clan. And Peter Blake's daring may lead to ruin when his mother's fortune suddenly depends on a wild, high-stakes automobile race...in the unforgettable California Glory, Volume FouroITHE HOLTS: An American Dynasty.

California Gold

by John Jakes

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.

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