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What explains California? To a large extent, as Philip Fradkin's rich, exuberant portrait makes clear, it's the multiple landscapes and the different states of mind that best define America's most populous, diverse, and fabled state. Fradkin divides California into seven distinct ecological and cultural provinces—from the hot deserts and high peaks to the rich agricultural Central Valley, the redwood forests of the north and sandy beaches of the south. Describing geographical regions based on their emblematic landscape features, Fradkin intertwines natural and social history.

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"Philip Fradkin's work is full of foresight, good sense, and an understanding of the ties between social and environmental dilemmas. Taking Fradkin's writing seriously is an important step in figuring out the American West today."—Patricia Nelson Limerick

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-453) and index.

About the Author

Philip Fradkin is the author of six highly acclaimed books on the American West, including the newly updated A River No More (California, 1996). A former environmental writer for the Los Angeles Times, he also served as Assistant Secretary of the California Resources Agency, as Western editor for Audubon magazine, and has taught nonfiction writing at Stanford and UC Berkeley. He shared in a Pulitzer prize awarded to the Los Angeles Times for coverage of the 1965 Watts racial conflict.

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ISBN:
9780520209428
Author:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
California
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
California Geography.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
California Description and travel.
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38
Pages:
474
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.08 lb

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