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California the Beautiful

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As America stands to the rest of the world, so stands California to America - a shining promise of endless possibility. This exquisite celebration of the Golden State has been updated with a new introduction, new cover design, and an enlarged size to suit the grandeur of its subject. California the Beautiful is both a portrait of the state's diverse natural beauty and, thr ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Welcome Books (first published April 1st 2002)
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May 21, 2013 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: visitors to California
Beautiful small-sized coffee table book of California photos by Galen A. Rowell. The scenery is gorgeous and most photos are accompanied by a quote from a famous person.

I read this book in the lobby of my hotel in Vacaville, California while waiting for a friend. The quotes are thought-provoking and the pictures are breathtaking. As Dan Jacobson mentions in the Foreword, Mr. Rowell was well-deserving of the Ansel Adams Award.

interesting quote:

(attributed to Henry Miller ) "If we are always arri
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