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When California was an island

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by Barbara Haas

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Published by Story Line Press in [Santa Cruze, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • California -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Barbara Haas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3558.A16 W47 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination142 p. ;
      Number of Pages142
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2088866M
      ISBN 100934257116, 0934257108
      LC Control Number88130882

        Back in the 17th century the Spanish believed California was a large island simply because they didn't explore it. So what if in an alternate timeline, they were right and California was an island.   The Origin of the Name “California” “There ruled on that island of California, a queen great of body, very beautiful for her race, at a flourishing age, desirous in her thoughts of achieving great things, valiant in strength, cunning in her brave heart, more .

        Spanish novelist Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo, in a fantasy book, described a wealthy California island east of the Indies populated by .   There was a time when California was an island. This wasn't a time far off in the past while the world was still forming, it was actually still an island as recently as the 18th century.

      Elna Bakker () was a pioneering California naturalist and Island Called California is her best-known book; other titles include The Great Southwest and Desert Journal. The little bit of land that comprises Baja to Drake's Bay is geologically even weirder than I'd ever realized, despite many years of hobby-reading about California geology, and it's only an additional "island" to the whole biological "island" that is all the US West of the Sierras/5.


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When California was an island by Barbara Haas Download PDF EPUB FB2

The definitive catalog of "California as an Island" maps is "The Mapping of California as an Island" by McLaughlin. The first map in McLaughlin's catalog dates to Island maps continued into the s, in spite of Spanish explorer Father Kino demonstrating California's connectedness in by walking there from New Mexico.

In this intriguing book, Polk closely examines the historical record of a myth. The idea that California was an island persisted for two centuries despite reports from explorers that the Baja California peninsula was connected to the American mainland.

That myth was linked to others, including those of golden cities and of an island ruled by by: The Island of California book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

To early explorers and geographers California represented a terre /5(6). Elna Bakker () was a pioneering California naturalist and writer. An Island Called California is her best-known book; other titles include The Great Southwest and Desert by:   Published January 7th by University of California Press (first published January 1st )/5.

The book, published in by the California Map Society, lists map entries focused on the depiction of California as an island. The cartobibliography starts with Dutch cartographer Abraham Goos’ map and lists entries chronologically up to Japan’s Shuzo Sato’s map.

An Island Called California An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities, Revised and Expanded. by Elna Bakker (Author), Gordy Slack (Author) January Second Edition.

The first mention of the legend of the “Island of California” was in the romance novel “Las sergas de Esplandian” by Garci Rodriquez de Montalvo. A passage from his book reads. Southern California: An Island on the Land Paperback – Ma by Carey McWilliams (Author)Cited by: Packed with magnificent material on Southern California's Galaxy of personalities, this book provides insights into subjects ranging from the origins of Hollywood to the flowering of International-style Architecture, and It Does.

That by looking at personalities as diverse as Helen Hunt Jackson to Aimee Semple McPherson, Huntington The Financier to Hatfield the Rainmaker. For a book published in the s, I can't believe how fascinating and relevant "Southern California: An Island on the Land" was in for this Angeleno.

I couldn't put the book down. I also couldn't believe how much my past history lessons needed tweaking/5. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: A wolf in the heart --Like a cactus in a field of corn --On Mu --Dying in the goldenwest --The green life --You'll remember me long after --Princess Gilda talks to the unborn --When California was an sibility.

Elna Bakker () was a pioneering California naturalist and writer. An Island Called California is her best-known book; other titles include The Great Southwest and Desert Journal.

2/5(1). A new picture book from the author-illustrator of Aesop in California Queen Calafia, the main character of a sixteenth-century Spanish romance about an island overflowing with gold and populated by Amazon-like women, is incensed when she hears that we have adopted her name for our state.

It wasn't just Europeans who thought California was an island, as this map originally published in Peking in shows. Venetian cartographer Vincenzo Coronelli made beautiful, if inaccurate maps. Published in under title: Southern California country, an island on the landPages:   Top 10 islands in children's fiction Islands are magical places and never more so than in children’s books.

Gillian Philip picks her favourites from Kirrin to Treasure islandMissing: California. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem, Limited First Edition.

Hardcover. One of copies, folio size, pp., with original sales invoice. Near fine. Item #CNBR The Book Club of California's st publication, and its Christmas book for The curious misconception that California was an island was recorded by a minimumBook Edition: Limited First Edition.

Get this from a library. The island of California: a history of the myth. [Dora Polk] -- To early explorers and geographers, California represented a terrestrial paradise. It was Atlantis, Arcadia, Avalon, El Dorado, the Garden of Eden, the Land of Milk and Honey, the Pleasure Dome of.

This book, "California; The Great Exception" was written nearly 70 years ago. What was California like in all the way up to Although there are differences in statistics and predictions of total population of the state that projected California to have over 20 million living in the state in the future, they missed it by half since we are well on our way to twice that projected by:.

The paper discusses McWilliams' thesis in "Southern California: An Island on the Land" that California, the golden state of great wealth was built by exploiting individuals who never enjoyed its riches and were often unjustly denied the name or rights of Americans.

California’s Island Heritage CULTURE CLUB/GETTY IMAGES First published aroundthe “Las Sergas de Esplandián,” written by Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo, imagined an island paradise called “California,” inhabited by Amazonian women.Sugar Loaf Island, offshore Cape Mendocino, rises feet (39 m) above mean sea is a special zone in the South Cape Mendocino State Marine Reserve and is closed to public access.

Being offshore of Cape Mendocino, the westernmost point in California, Sugar Loaf Island is called the westernmost island in the state.