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The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California. By S. F. Cook
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Ecologically the great central valley of California forms a single unit. Nevertheless it is convenient for the purposes of this paper to divide the entire area into two portions, north and south. The... More > vast expanse from Red Bluff to the Tehachapi is too extensive to cover demographically in a single exposition. Moreover, the northern tribes, the Wintun and Maidu, are physiographically clearly segregated from the southern by the northern extension of San Francisco Bay and the delta of the rivers. Hence we shall consider here only those peoples south of the Sacramento and American River watersheds.< Less
The ABC Book of San Joaquin County By Gary Dei Rossi, Sue de Polo
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The ABC Book of San Joaquin County is a picturesque walk through the sites, sounds, history and culture of one of California's beautiful central valley counties. From the Bob Hope Theater to the... More > University of the Pacific -- and everything in between -- children and adults alike will enjoy the beautiful photography and simple sentences within this unique book -- that's perfect for bedtime and classrooms alike.< Less
Valley Fever By Wendy Padilla
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The use of hallucinogens in pursuit of a spiritual revelation is not a unique practice. From Peyote to LSD, people of different cultures have experimented with drug-induced visions in hopes of a... More > glimpse beyond the known world. But what of those non-volunteers who have been subjected to hallucinations through no choice of their own? Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever, or San Joaquin Valley Fever) is a fungal disease found in the soil of the southwest and carried on the desert wind. As a girl growing up in Arizona, Wendy Padilla, was exposed to Valley Fever. Her hallucinations had a reoccurring theme – Bears. As an adult these supposed hallucinations were interpreted by a Native American shaman as visions, influencing Wendy’s life and her writing. VALLEY FEVER, Wendy Padilla’s first novel, explores the spiritual journey of several fictional characters in the year 1885 and 1990. Their lives are intertwined and their destiny revealed through a whirlwind of time travel.< Less
Valley Fever By Wendy Padilla
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The use of hallucinogens in pursuit of a spiritual revelation is not a unique practice. From Peyote to LSD, people of different cultures have experimented with drug-induced visions in hopes of a... More > glimpse beyond the known world. But what of those non-volunteers who have been subjected to hallucinations through no choice of their own? Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever, or San Joaquin Valley Fever) is a fungal disease found in the soil of the southwest and carried on the desert wind. As a girl growing up in Arizona, Wendy Padilla, was exposed to Valley Fever. Her hallucinations had a reoccurring theme – Bears. As an adult these supposed hallucinations were interpreted by a Native American shaman as visions, influencing Wendy’s life and her writing. VALLEY FEVER, Wendy Padilla’s first novel, explores the spiritual journey of several fictional characters in the year 1885 and 1990. Their lives are intertwined and their destiny revealed through a whirlwind of time travel.< Less
Igneous Range By Kaweah
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Igneous creature; igneous land. There is an intimate chemistry between the mind and its surroundings. Sometimes it’s nothing but an admixture; sometimes there’s a reaction. This is a... More > story about combustion. An Armenian couple encounters a charming child in an Istanbul orphanage. They take her home to Slough City, California. On a farm just east of that town, another couple takes in two hungry runaways. Neither couple has any idea what forces they’ve welcomed into their lives.< Less
Igneous Range (eBook) By Kaweah
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Igneous creature; igneous land. There is an intimate chemistry between the mind and its surroundings. Sometimes it’s nothing but an admixture; sometimes there’s a reaction. This is a... More > story about combustion. An Armenian couple encounters a charming child in an Istanbul orphanage. They take her home to Slough City, California. On a farm just east of that town, another couple takes in two hungry runaways. Neither couple has any idea what forces they’ve welcomed into their lives.< Less
California Blossoms and Harvest Delights By Joseph-Jony Charles
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This book is an eclectic collection of poems and short essays on California's people and landscape, wine, beach and car culture. Wordsworth summarizes my poetic affinity, "Poetry is the... More > spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility." California Blossoms and Harvest Delights deals with this expansive, rich and fertile landscape in a way that readers will quickly recognize the important landmarks, features and attributes of the Golden state. It pinpoints areas of appreciation and highlights important cultural contributions and activities of the various ethnic and minority groups forming this new frontier, Central California. "Our hills and farmland are blooming with new houses and commercial buildings bordering fields of grazing cows." This is an uplifting and thought-provoking work< Less
Miles Apart (LP) By Hadley Hoover
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Urged by a mutual friend to give a harried man a ride from California to Minnesota, Molly Winstead is dismayed to learn her passenger is the one person she’d hoped she would never see again. ... More > In less than a week, two relative strangers—a pro-golfer with a heart-breaking secret and a librarian with an ingrained attitude—realize that rather than becoming friends, they are truly miles apart. Secrets and attitudes clash in the age-old struggle between love and truth.< Less
Miles Apart By Hadley Hoover
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Urged by a mutual friend to give a harried man a ride from California to Minnesota, Molly Winstead is dismayed to learn her passenger is the one person she’d hoped she would never see again. In... More > less than a week, two relative strangers—a pro-golfer with a heart-breaking secret and a librarian with an ingrained attitude—realize that rather than becoming friends, they are truly miles apart. Secrets and attitudes clash in the age-old struggle between love and truth.< Less
Miles Apart By Hadley Hoover
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Urged by a mutual friend to give a harried man a ride from California to Minnesota, Molly Winstead is dismayed to learn her passenger is the one person she’d hoped she would never see again. In... More > less than a week, two relative strangers—a pro-golfer with a heart-breaking secret and a librarian with an ingrained attitude—realize that rather than becoming friends, they are truly miles apart. Secrets and attitudes clash in the age-old struggle between love and truth.< Less