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Historical atlas of California : with original maps

Auteur : Derek Hayes
Éditeur : Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2007.
Édition/format :   Livre : Publication gouvernementale provinciale ou d'état : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"Using Nearly Five Hundred historical maps and many other illustrations - from rough sketches drawn in the field to commercial maps to beautifully rendered works of art - this lavishly illustrated volume is the first to tell the story of California's past from a unique visual perspective. Covering five hundred years of history, it offers a compelling and informative look at the transformation of the state from the  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Maps
Type d’ouvrage : Publication gouvernementale, Publication gouvernementale provinciale ou d'état
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Derek Hayes
ISBN : 9780520252585 0520252586
Numéro OCLC : 163320235
Description : 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 33 cm
Contenu : The first of the Californians --
Notions of a western shore --
Of gold and galleons --
The first New England --
On the right hand of the Indies --
Spain moves north --
Exploring an unknown interior --
Russian California --
Mexican California --
West to California --
American California --
The gold rush --
The state of California --
The United States coast survey --
Searching for a railroad path --
Building the transcontinental railroad --
The southern Pacific --
A geological survey --
Water, wine, and oranges --
The rise of urban California: 1. Los Angeles --
2. The San Francisco Bay area --
3. San Diego --
4. Sacramento --
5. Other cities --
Rails for growth --
The burning of San Francisco --
Wildness for the people --
Bringing water to the cities --
From bike paths to freeways --
Power for a new economy --
Of airports and airlines --
Boom and bust --
California at war --
Moving and shaking.
Responsabilité : Derek Hayes.

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Using nearly 500 historical maps and many other illustrations - from rough sketches drawn in the field to commercial maps to beautifully rendered works of art - this illustrated work tells the story  Lire la suite...

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