California - Understand California and Survival Guide (PDF Chapter)
This chapter contains the Understand California, California Today, History, The Way of Life, On Location: Film & TV, Music & the Arts, By the Book, The Land & Wildlife, Directory A–Z, and Transportation chapters from Lonely Planet’s California guidebook.
All the info you need on everything from history, film, TV and music to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, gay and les-bian travellers, travellers with disabilities, and travellers with kids. And get the most out of your conversations with a handy language guide and glossary.
- a rundown on California’s history, politics and current affairs
- info on fine art, architecture, music and literature
- full coverage of the history of Hollywood, and California on camera
- details on the geography and gelology that made the state’s startling landscapes
Coverage includes: Understand California, California Today, History, The Way of Life, On Location: Film & TV, Music & the Arts, By the Book, The Land & Wildlife, Directory A–Z, and Transportation.
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