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Assembling California
by John McPhee
Listed under Geology by McPhee

Baja California Plant Field Guide
by Norman Roberts
(Paperback - September 1989)

California Heartland : A Pictorial History and Tour Guide of Eight Northern California Counties : Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Glenn, Butte, Nevada, Sierra,
by Sandra Brubaker Shepherd
Hardcover: 208 pages
Scottwall Assoc; ISBN: 0942087070; (November 1993)

California-Nevada Roads Less Traveled: A Discovery Guide to Places Less Crowded
by Don W. Martin
Book Description: Every year, millions of people visit the top tourist destinations in California and Nevada but often come away disappointed because of the crowds and congestion. This unique guide skips the usual tourist traps and focuses instead on out-of-the-way places that are just as fascinating and picturesque, but far less crowded and much more friendly. With wry humor, veteran travel writers Don and Betty Martin guide drivers to novel attractions along scenic routes, from a perfectly preserved 1930s beach resort to undiscovered wine country and uncrowded national parks. Along the way, they identify intriguing towns, museums, restaurants, and campgrounds and pinpoint the best hikes, bike rides, fishing spots, and rafting sites. 

California Why Stop ? A Guide to California Roadside Historical Markers
by Marael Johnson

Back Roads to the California Coast: Scenic Byways and Highways to the Edge of Golden State
by Earl Thollander

Climbing Mt. Shasta
(Mass Market Paperback)

Cooking With Baja Magic : Mouth-Watering Meals from the Enchanted Kitchens & Campfires of Baja
by Ann Hazard, et al
(Paperback)

Day Hiker's Guide to Southern California
by John McKinney
(Paperback)
 

Exploring The Ghost Town Desert: A Guide to the Rand Mining Area, its Natural and Historic Points of Interest
by Roberta Martin Starry, Suzanne Knudson
Paperback from George N. Engler & Associates
 
Foghorn Outdoors: California Fishing 6 Ed: The Complete Guide to More Than 1,000 Fishing Spots in the Golden State
Tom Stienstra
Listed under Fishing California

Fodor's California
by Fodor's
Book Description: California is a source of endless wonder, natural and man-made. "Wow!" is a word you hear often here --at Half Dome in Yosemite, when a whale breaches off the coast, during a simulated earthquake at Universal Studios or driving through Death Valley. Wherever you go in the Golden State, there's plenty to fall in love with: very few visitors go home unsmitten. Before leaving for California, be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing!
Paperback from Fodor's

Frommer's California
by Erika Lenkert, et al
(Paperback)

Frommer's(r) San Diego
by Stephanie Avnet Yates
(Paperback)

Hidden Southern California 8 Ed: Including Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Palm Springs
by Ray Riegert
Paperback: 560 pages
Ulysses Pr; ISBN: 1569752826; 8th edition (January 9, )

Easy Field Guide to Rock Art Symbols of the Southwest
by Rick Harris
Listed under Native American Rock Art

Golden Gate Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Stroll, Bike, Jog, Roll in San Francisco and Marin
by Jerry Sprout, et al
Listed under San Francisco
 

Ghost Towns of Northern California: Your Guide to Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps (Pictorial Discovery Guide)
by Philip Varney, John Drew, Susan Drew
Paperback from Voyageur Press
 
Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of California: A History & Guide
by Remi A. Nadeau
Paperback from Crest Pub
 
Southern California's Best Ghost Towns: A Practical Guide
by Philip Varney, James M. Davis
Paperback from Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
1994
 
California Ghost Town Trails
California Ghost Town Trails
by Russ Leadabrand, Mickey Broman
Paperback from Gem Guides Book Co
 
Death Valley to Yosemite: Frontier Mining Camps & Ghost Towns--The Men, The Women, Their Mines and Stories
by L. Burr Belden, Mary Dedecker, Wynne Benti, Belden L. Burr, Inc. Spotted Dog Press, Varied
Paperback from Spotted Dog Pr
 
Ghost Towns of California: Remnants of the Mining Digs (California Traveler)
by Richard Miller, Renaissance House, Sr. Miller
Paperback from Renaissance House Pub

Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House
by Victoria Kastner et al.
Listed under William Randolph Hearst

Hollywood Remains to Be Seen: A Guide to the Movie Stars' Final Homes
by Mark J. Masek
(Paperback)

Wind, Water, Sun : A Solo Kayak Journey Along Baja California's Desert Coastline
by Ed Darack (Introduction)
(Hardcover)

Desert: The Mojave and Death Valley
by Jack W. Dykinga (Photographer), Janice Emily Bowers
When rain finally comes to "the land of little rain," the results are spectacular. Desert washes run thick with water only to become, a few months later, a raging current of wildflowers. But even drought doesn't drain the desert of its stark beauty. In Desert,  Jack Dykinga has assembled a stunning collection of photographs that shows the Mojave Desert in all its moods. 
Listed under Photo Essays California

The Mt. Shasta Book : A Guide to Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, and Exploring the Mountain and Surrounding Area
by Andrew Selters, Michael Zanger
(Paperback)
 

Northern California Off the Beaten Path, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Northern California Off the Beaten Path, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
by Maxine Cass
Paperback from GPP Travel
 
Hiking Trails of Lassen Volcanic National Park
by George P. Perkins
(Paperback)

Ansel Adams' California
by Andrea Stillman (Editor), et al
(Hardcover)

Hiking Yosemite National Park
by Suzanne Swedo
Listed under Yosemite

Inside Guide to Sacramento
by Dan Flynn, et al
(Paperback)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California (National Audubon Society Field Guide to California)
by National Audubon Society, Peter Alden
California natives and visitors alike will appreciate this compact, photo-filled overview of the Golden State's natural history. Along with a summary of geography, geology, weather, and wildlife, there is a field guide to the identification of 1,000 of the state's unique inhabitants, including the smallest butterfly in the world (the Western Pygmy Blue), the largest animal (the Blue Whale), and one of the largest living single organisms (the Giant Sequoia). What's more, some of the best places to see this diversity of flora and fauna--the many parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries--are listed with detailed information. To flip through the guide's pages is to envision endless possibilities for scenic and educational field trips, from fog-shrouded Point Reyes National Seashore to the barren salt pan of Death Valley National Park. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 448 pages
Knopf; ISBN: 0679446788;

Natural Wonders of Southern California : A Guide to Parks, Preserves and Wild Places
by Anne Z. Cooke, Steve Haggerty
(Paperback)

Mountain Bike!: Northern California
by Linda Gong Austin
Listed under Mountain Biking

Palm Springs: The Landscape, the History, the Lore
by Mary Jo Churchwell
(Hardcover)

Pocket Guide to the Best of Los Angeles
by Gary McBroom, et al
(Paperback)

Palm Springs : Oasis
by Greg Lawson
(Hardcover - December 1990)

Photosecrets San Francisco and Northern California : The Best Sights and How to Photograph Them
by Andrews Hudson, et al
Listed under San Francisco

California GPS Companion
by Clayton Wendt
(Paperback)

Insiders' Guide to San Diego (2nd Ed)
by Eva Shaw, et al
(Paperback)

Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California
by John Minch, Edwin Minch, Jason Minch
Listed under Roadside Geology

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California
by Donald W. Hyndman, David D. Alt
Listed under Roadside Geology

Top 10 Guide to Los Angeles
by Katrina Tangen
Listed under Los Angeles

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2017
by Bob Sehlinger
Listed under Disneyland

Yosemite and the High Sierra
by Andrea G. Stillman (Editor), et al
Listed under Photo Essays California

California Coastal Byways: Backcountry Drives for the Whole Family
by Tony Huegel

California Crazy and Beyond: Roadside Vernacular Architecture
by Jim Heimann

AAA Hidden Highways Northern California
by Amer Automobile Assn

Driving the Pacific Coast: California
by Kenn Oberrecht

Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California's Great Central Valley
by Stan Yogi

San Francisco Then & Now
by Bill Yenne
Listed under San Francisco
 

San Diego: Jewel of the California Coast
by Charlene Baldridge
Paperback from Northland Pub
 
The Sea Ranch
by Donlyn Lyndon, Jim Alinder, James Alinder, Donald Canty, Lawrence Halprin
Book Description: A hundred miles north of San Francisco on California Coast Highway 1, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in a magnificent display of nature. Waves crash upon the rocks or wash up on beautiful stretches of sandy beaches. This is the location of The Sea Ranch, an area covering several thousand acres of large, open meadows and forested natural settings interspersed with award-winning architecture. When the area, a sheep ranch well into the last century, was rediscovered for its beauty in the 1960s, it came to be envisioned as a home community that harmonized with the environment. Renowned landscape designer Lawrence Halprin's master plan for The Sea Ranch community accordingly incorporated a set of building guidelines that minimized the visual as well as physical impact upon the landscape. Subsequent buildings by architects such as Joseph Esherick, Charles Moore, William Turnbull, Obie Bowman, Donlyn Lyndon, and others have been recognized worldwide for environmentally sensitive planning and architecture. They sparked a generation of imitators that became part of what is known as "The Sea Ranch style," epitomizing what many people imagine when they think of Northern Californian architecture. This beautiful monograph, lavishly illustrated with over 300 newly commissioned photographs and including maps, plans, detailed descriptions of the houses, and essays by Donald Canty and Lawrence Halprin, presents the definitive record of The Sea Ranch community. 
Hardcover from Princeton Architectural Press
 
Country Roads of Southern California: Drives, Day Trips, and Weekend Excursions
by Arline Inge
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited
by Elliot H. Koeppel
Out of Print - Try Used Books
 
 
 

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