Historical Atlas of California

Historical Atlas of California

by Derek Hayes
     
 

PRAISE FOR DEREK HAYES'S PREVIOUS ATLASES:

"A beautifully executed achievement."--Bloomsbury Review

"The kind of volume that invites repeated viewings."--Seattle Times

"A sure winner. . . . It's hard to imagine anyone who could resist getting happily lost on these glorious roads into our past."--Toronto Star

"Derek Hayes works his

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PRAISE FOR DEREK HAYES'S PREVIOUS ATLASES:

"A beautifully executed achievement."--Bloomsbury Review

"The kind of volume that invites repeated viewings."--Seattle Times

"A sure winner. . . . It's hard to imagine anyone who could resist getting happily lost on these glorious roads into our past."--Toronto Star

"Derek Hayes works his way from the discovery and settlement of North America to the ever-evolving maps recording America's westward push and onward to the early maps of the automobile age."--William Grimes, New York Times

"The maps show everything from how explorers conceived of the continent circa 1500 to the spread of the interstate highway system in the 1950s."--Business Week

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

This opulent reference traces the history of California with nearly 500 period maps, which range from incunabula-era world diagrams that show no evidence of the Americas to topographical, NASA-captured satellite photos. Hayes (America Discovered) offers more than just the state's emergent political boundaries and geological elevations. He presents a fascinating, map-based chronicle of the region's legendary gold rush, the gradual domination of its railroads, the development of its diverse ethnic composition, its blazing urban cataclysms, and its role in World War II. While laudably information-dense, the text is also an appealing, highly enjoyable read.


—Staff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252585
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
435,856
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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