The Rough Guide to California is the ultimate guide to the USA's most exciting and varied state. Whether you're looking for inspiring accommodation, great places to eat, the best bars, chilled muso haunts or cutting-edge clubs, you'll find the solution. The guide also includes three full-colour sections covering the state's unmatched influence on American music, its remarkable array of food and wine, and getting the most from California's wonderful backcountry - hiking, skiing, rock climbing and surfing. Plus The Rough Guide to California is packed with incisive comment on everything from LA's political scandals and Hollywood hype to San Francisco's Beat poet hangouts and Yosemite's sheer rock walls. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of California, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make this your ultimate travelling companion. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to California. Now available in ePub format.
The Rough Guides Snapshot USA: Los Angeles is the ultimate travel guide to this iconic city. It leads you through "La-La Land" with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the glamour of Hollywood and the seaside charm of Santa Monica, to elite Rodeo Drive and enchanting Disneyland. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip to Southern California, whether you're passing through, or staying for the weekend or longer. The Rough Guides Snapshot USA: Los Angeles covers Downtown LA, South LA, Hollywood, West LA, Santa Monica and around, Malibu, Venice, the South Bay and Long Beach, Orange County and the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to The USA, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the city, including transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals, sports and other essentials. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to The USA. The Rough Guides Snapshot USA: Los Angeles is equivalent to 54 printed pages.
This in-depth coverage of California's local attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots - from the Hollywood sign to the Golden Gate Bridge to the Redwoods - and stunning color photography brings the land to life on the pages. With a beautiful new cover, amazing tips and information, and key facts, The Rough Guide to California is the perfect travel companion. Discover California's highlights, with expert advice on exploring the best sites, participating in festivals, and exploring local landmarks through extensive coverage of this fascinating location. Easy-to-use maps; reliable advice on how to get around; and insider reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, and shops for all budgets ensure that you won't miss a thing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to California.
Concise, convenient, to the point—a one-stop source for implementing quality leadership "At last, we now understand that quality superiority cannot be achieved by cheerleading. The journey requires many activities: managerial, technological, and statistical. Al Endres sets forth the what, the why, and the how of implementing a quality effort. This is a thoughtful, well-written book with plenty of practical examples. If you are serious about product quality, I urge you to follow this road map." —Frank M. Gryna Distinguished University Professor of Management University of Tampa This book takes a no-nonsense approach to quality implementation. It explains the Juran Institute’s model for TQM, introduces a road map for developing and implementing that model, and provides step-by-step guidance through each of the five phases of the implementation process: Decide, Prepare, Start, Expand, and Integrate. Using real-world examples of the actual achievements of organizations in a variety of industries and business functions, this reliable book describes exactly how to execute each phase for maximum benefit. To further expedite the learning process, each chapter includes a summary of key learning points for quick reference. Firsthand perspectives, charts, checklists, and benchmarks form a comprehensive road map for leaders and managers who need to take immediate, practical steps to implement and maintain successful quality initiatives. From the Institute whose name is synonymous with quality, this is the definitive guide to making total quality a reality in any organization.
The new National Geographic Benchmark Recreation Atlases are an ideal recreation resource complete with accurate, detailed topographic maps. They contain a wealth of robust travel information, including campground locations, state park maps, sports and activity destinations, museums, hunting and fishing information, historic sites and even climate details. Every feature is clearly labelled, field-checked and verified, and everything is organised for convenience and intuitive ease-of-use. The books feature a double laminated cover to prevent wear and tear.
Tony Huegel’s glove-box-sized Byways guides have led backcountry drivers for more than a decade. From day trips to weekend getaways, the 51 tours here take explorers from sky-scraping peaks overlooking Lake Tahoe to the cool forests of the southern Sierra and the pale washes of the Mojave Desert. Many are near secluded campsites and can be jumping-off points for hiking and mountain biking. All follow established roads through some of the wildest country in the West. With tours for drivers of every experience level, this updated edition covers the entire Sierra as well as the Inyo and White Mountains. Descriptions are augmented with full-page photographs and two-color maps of each trip.