The Handy California Answer Book

by Kevin S Hile
Handy California

The person on your gift list with the most wanderlust will love having The Handy California Answer Book by Kevin S. Hile. It’s a book filled with fun-to-know facts about California, in a Q-and-A format and it contains everything you need to know.

Bookworm Sez

Whether you’ve just moved to California, have lived here your entire life or just like to learn interesting facts, The Handy California Answer Book makes a great Christmas gift for you or a friend.

Placerville Mountain Democrat

If someone wanted a children’s travel guide to California, The Handy California Answer Book would be the logical choice. ...


California is the country's most populous state.

The home of the entertainment industry and silicon valley. It's known for its beaches, its redwood forests, and as the “land of fruit and nuts.” Its people, industries, politicians, climate, and allure captivates the world and draws millions of visitors each year. Exploring the state’s fascinating history, people, myths, culture, and trivia, The Handy California Answer Book takes an in-depth look look at this fascinating, quirky, and diverse state.

Learn about the original Indigenous peoples, the Spanish explorers, the independence from Spain, the secession from Mexico, the Gold Rush, the building of the Los Angeles Aqueducts, the earthquakes, the water shortages, and much, much more. Tour landmarks, learn about famous sons and daughters, the sports teams, and the unique character of the state through a combination of facts, stats, and history, as well as the unusual and quirky. This comprehensive guide to California answers more than 1,100 intriguing questions, including How did “Eureka!” become the state motto? Why is a grizzly bear on the state flag when no grizzlies exist in California? Was the coast of California ever attacked by pirates? How did Silicon Valley become a center for the high tech industry?

About Kevin S Hile

Kevin S Hile Kevin S. Hile is a California-based author and editor who has written books on a wide range of subjects. His authored titles include Animal Rights, The Trial of Juveniles as Adults, Dams and Levees, Cesar Chavez, Centaurs, ESP, and Little Zoo by the Red Cedar: The Story of Potter Park Zoo. As an editor, he has worked with Visible Ink on a variety of science-related books, including The Handy Anatomy Answer Book, The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, The Handy Geology Answer Book, and The Handy Math Answer Book.

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  • ISBN: 9781578595914
  • PDF ISBN: 9781578596225
  • Kindle ISBN: 9781578596249
  • ePUB ISBN: 9781578596232
  • 464 pages
  • 150 photos and illustrations
  • 7-1/8 x 9-1/4 paperback
  • $49.95

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