The Rough Guide to California is the ultimate guide to the USA's most exciting and varied state. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation, great places to eat, the best bars, chilled muso haunts or cutting-edge clubs, you'll find the solution. The guide also includes three sections covering the state's unmatched influence on American music, its remarkable array of food and wine, and getting the most from California's wonderful backcountry - hiking, skiing, rock climbing and surfing. Plus The Rough Guide to California is packed with incisive comment on everything from LA's political scandals and Hollywood hype to San Francisco's Beat poet hangouts and Yosemite's sheer rock walls. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of California, whilst stunning photography and a detailed introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to California.
Hundreds of parks, preserves, and protected open spaces infuse the San Francisco Bay Area with a world of unparalleled natural wonder. Straddling a remarkable range of geographic and ecological diversity, it provides avenues for adventure in all terrains, seasons, and environments. An overnight journey deepens this outdoor experience. One Night Wilderness: San Francisco Bay Area presents the 28 best overnight backcountry opportunities in the greater Bay Area, from the deep valleys of the Coast Range to the old-growth redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore to the remote corners of the Diablo Range in Henry Coe State Park. And all of them are accessible within a two-hour drive from any point in the Bay Area. Discovering all of these adventures without help would be a formidable challenge. Nearly a dozen different governing agencies manage the parks of the Bay Area. Regulations, sources of information, and reservation systems vary widely by park district. Plus, the proximity of millions of people means that hikers usually must make reservations at least a few weeks before their trip. But this comprehensive guide tells hikers what they need to know to get away from the city hubbub for a night or two. Within these pages you'll find detailed information on regulations, agency contact information, crowds, and reservations for every overnight destination--plus human history, natural history, trail descriptions, fun activities, maps, and more.
101 Hikes in Northern California by Matt Heid benefits readers by narrowing down the nearly infinite options for hiking in Northern California to the very best of the best adventures. It is distinct from other similar guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the state, including nearly the entirety of the Sierra Nevada south to Kings Canyon National Park and the entire Big Sur region along the coast south to Silver Peak Wilderness. It also provides significant geographic diversity; hikes are spread out across the entire region. No matter where you are in northern California, you can find a hike in the book within a short drive. The guide is unique in the amount of natural history information it provides, especially the geologic stories of the featured destinations. It provides not just the essential directions for completing a hike, it enhances the experience by telling the story of how the landscape came to be the way it is.
Author: Wendy Scheir
Publisher: The Princeton Review
Release Date: 2004-08-01
Genre: Study Aids
If Students Need to Know It, It's in This Book This book develops the English and reading comprehension skills of 10th graders. It fosters skill mastery that helps them succeed both in school and on the California High School Exit Exam. Why The Princeton Review? We have more than 20 years of experience helping students master the skills needed to excel on standardized tests. Each year we help more than 2 million students score higher and earn better grades. We Know the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Our experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the CAHSEE, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. We break down the test into its individual skills to familiarize students with the test's structure while increasing their overall skill level. We Get Results We know what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to improve student performance. We provide ·Content review based on California standards and objectives ·Detailed lessons, complete with skill-specific activities ·2 complete practice CAHSEE English—Language Arts tests For more information about our other test-preparation products for school and home, call 1-800-Review-2 or visit k12.princetonreview.com.
Tony Huegel’s glove-box-sized Byways guides have led backcountry drivers for more than a decade. From day trips to weekend getaways, the 51 tours here take explorers from sky-scraping peaks overlooking Lake Tahoe to the cool forests of the southern Sierra and the pale washes of the Mojave Desert. Many are near secluded campsites and can be jumping-off points for hiking and mountain biking. All follow established roads through some of the wildest country in the West. With tours for drivers of every experience level, this updated edition covers the entire Sierra as well as the Inyo and White Mountains. Descriptions are augmented with full-page photographs and two-color maps of each trip.
Author: Al Endres
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics
Concise, convenient, to the point—a one-stop source for implementing quality leadership "At last, we now understand that quality superiority cannot be achieved by cheerleading. The journey requires many activities: managerial, technological, and statistical. Al Endres sets forth the what, the why, and the how of implementing a quality effort. This is a thoughtful, well-written book with plenty of practical examples. If you are serious about product quality, I urge you to follow this road map." —Frank M. Gryna Distinguished University Professor of Management University of Tampa This book takes a no-nonsense approach to quality implementation. It explains the Juran Institute’s model for TQM, introduces a road map for developing and implementing that model, and provides step-by-step guidance through each of the five phases of the implementation process: Decide, Prepare, Start, Expand, and Integrate. Using real-world examples of the actual achievements of organizations in a variety of industries and business functions, this reliable book describes exactly how to execute each phase for maximum benefit. To further expedite the learning process, each chapter includes a summary of key learning points for quick reference. Firsthand perspectives, charts, checklists, and benchmarks form a comprehensive road map for leaders and managers who need to take immediate, practical steps to implement and maintain successful quality initiatives. From the Institute whose name is synonymous with quality, this is the definitive guide to making total quality a reality in any organization.
With trips along soaring mountains to high-walled canyons and plunging river gorges, Utah Byways is the ideal guide for adventurous travelers who want to explore the stateÕs extensive network of backcountry roads. This fully updated edition presents 65 trips in UtahÕs spectacular preserved areas such as Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches National Parks, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Other adventures follow the routes of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Pony Express. Detailed descriptions are augmented with full-page photographs and two-color maps of each trip. Icons next to each description indicate options for non-driving activities along each route, such as biking, wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, visiting historic sites, and more. Spiral-bound.