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1 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHERN PACIFIC IN THE BAY AREA: THE SAN FRANCISCO-SACRAMENTO-STOCKTON TRIANGLE.  THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES., Drury, George H.
2 Drury, George H. SOUTHERN PACIFIC IN THE BAY AREA: THE SAN FRANCISCO-SACRAMENTO-STOCKTON TRIANGLE. THE GOLDEN YEARS OF RAILROADING SERIES.
Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1996. 
128 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D) soft cover. ISBN 0890242747 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Brief History of the Southern Pacific; San Francisco to San Jose; Oakland Pier; Electric lines in the East Bay; Oakland to Sacrame nto; Oakland to San Jose and Stockton; Northwestern Pacific; Southern Pacific today; Author's confession; Index; The three principal photographers. Interior - small bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no o t h e r o wnership marks. Exterior - slight bump at top of spine, small corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURE KAYAKING: TRIPS FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER TO MONTEREY.  INCLUDES LAKE TAHOE, MONO LAKE, AND PYRAMID LAKE., Jeneid, Michael.  Foreword by Paul McHugh.
3 Jeneid, Michael. Foreword by Paul McHugh. ADVENTURE KAYAKING: TRIPS FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER TO MONTEREY. INCLUDES LAKE TAHOE, MONO LAKE, AND PYRAMID LAKE.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 2nd printing. 
193 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972152 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Explore by kayak the lagoons, bays, rivers and lakes of Northern California, including the Russian River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, and Donner La ke. Author Michael Jeneid has hand-picked the most scenic and enjoyable kayaking areas for both beginners and experts. With this fact-filled book you can find the hidden kayak spots and experience Northern California's incredible variety o f b i r d s and sea mammals, including hawks, eagles, seals, and otters. The 24 trips include daytrips, overnight trips, easy paddles, options for canoers, and real adventures for the advanced kayaker....includes: trip details including where t o pu t i n, p ad dl i ng directions, tides, and seasonal factors; beautifully described encounters with birdlife and animals; where to camp, find supplies, and rent equipment; accurate and reliable maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ow ne rsh ip mar ks. E xt erior - very minor rubbing, slight curl to bottom corner of book. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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