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Book
379 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxii, 160 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xvi, 411 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xi, 306 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
The discovery of gold in 1848 catapulted California into statehood and triggered environmental, social, political, and economic events whose repercussions are still felt. This text combines science with storytelling to present the history of gold in California.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520215474 20160528
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xxvi, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This urban biography provides a different vision of San Francisco's history, laying bare the inner dynamics of the regional civilization. It examines the far-reaching environmental impact that one city and the elite families that hold power in it have had on the Pacific Basin for over 150 years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520229020 20160528
San Francisco is a city clouded in myth. This urban biography provides an entirely new vision of the city's history, laying bare the inner dynamics of the regional civilization centered in San Francisco. Imperial San Francisco examines the far-reaching environmental impact that one city and the elite families that hold power in it have had on the Pacific Basin for over a century and a half. The book provides a literate, myth-shattering interpretation of the hiden costs that the growth of San Francisco has exacted on its surrounding regions, presenting along the way a revolutionary new theory of urban development. Writtein in a lively, accessible style, the narrative is filled with vivid characters, engrossing stories, and a rich variety of illustrations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520215689 20160528
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xi, 355 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
In this vivid account of the birth of modern California, J S Holliday frames the gold rush years within the larger story of the state's transformation from the quietude of a Mexican hinterland in the 1840's to the forefront of entrepreneurial capitalism by the 1890's. No other state, no nation experienced such an adolescence of freedom and success. By 1883 California was hailed as 'America, only more so'. Holliday's boldly interpretive narrative has the authority and immediacy of an eyewitness account. This eminent historian recreates the masculine world of mining camps and rough cities, where both business and pleasure were conducted far from hometown eyes and conventional inhibitions. He follows gold mining's swift evolution from treasure hunt to vast industry; traces the prodigal plunder of California's virgin rivers and abundant forests; and, describes improvised feats of engineering, breathtaking in their scope and execution.Holliday also conjures the ambitious, often ruthless Californians whose rush for riches rapidly changed the state: the Silver Kings of the Comstock Lode, the timber barons of the Sierra forests, the Big Four who built the first transcontinental railroad, and the lesser profit-seekers who owned steamboats, pack mules, gambling dens and bordellos - and, most important for California's future, the farmers who prospered by feeding the rapidly growing population. This wildly laissez-faire economy created California's image as a risk-taking society, unconstrained by fear of failure.The central theme of "Rush for Riches" is how, after decades of careless freedom, the miners were finally reined in by the farmers, and how their once mutually dependent relationship soured into hostility. This potential violence led to a dramatic courtroom decision in 1884 that shut down the mighty hydraulic mining operations - the end of California's free-for-all youthful exuberance. Unique in its format, this beautiful book offers not only a compelling narrative but also almost two hundred fifty illustrations, one hundred in full colour, that richly illuminate the themes and details of the text: daguerreotypes, photographs, paintings, lithographs, sketches, and specially drawn maps. It is "Los Angeles Times" Best Nonfiction Book of 2000.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520214019 20160528
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xxxvii, 195 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxxi, 226 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xv, 353 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
In this history of the Gold Rush, the author aims to demonstrates that in its far-reaching repercussions, it was the most significant event in the first half of the 19th century. No other series of events between the Louisiana purchase and the Civil War produced such a vast movement of people and called into question basic values of marriage, family, work and leisure. Through the use of diaries, letters, and other archival sources, the author aims to uncover the personal dilemmas and confusion that the Gold rush brought. His narrative depicts the complexity of human motivation behind the event and reveals the effect of the Gold Rush as it spread to touch the lives of families and communities everywhere in the United States. For those who joined the Gold Rush, the decision to go raised questions about marital obligations and family responsibilities. As this text intends to show, for those who remained at home, the absence of tens of thousands of men over a period of years had a profound impact, reshaping a thousand communities across the whole of America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520206229 20160528
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxxi, 477 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
x, 248 p. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xxxii, 451 p., [18] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
xv, 302 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
Book
559 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xiii, 194 p. ; 21 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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xi, 187 p. : ill., map, ; 21 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
GES-55Q-01
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x, 278 p. illus., maps, ports. 24 cm.
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections
GES-55Q-01