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 California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government, the executive branch consisting of the Governor of California and the other independently elected constitutional officers, the legislative branch consisting of the Assembly and Senate, and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts.
California is famous for its earthquakes, due partly to the presence of the San Andreas Fault.
California's mountain ranges influence the climate as well: moisture-laden air from the west cools as it ascends the mountains, dropping moisture; some of the rainiest parts of the state are west-facing mountain slopes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/California   (4772 words)

 Geography of California -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The geography of (A state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes) California is rich and diverse.
The (A desert area in southern California) Mojave Desert is bounded by the peninsular Tehachapi Mountains on the Northwest, together with the San Gabriel and the San Bernardino Mountains on the Southwest.
California, when only partially explored by the Spanish, was once thought to be an island, as when the southern peninsula of (A mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico) Baja California is approached from the (A gulf west of Mexico) Gulf of California the land appears to the west.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ge/geography_of_california.htm   (2043 words)

 Geography of California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Urban Southern California intersperses the valleys between the Santa Susana Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains and San Gabriel Mountains, which range from the Pacific Coast, eastward over 100 miles, to the San Bernardino Mountains, north of Palm Springs.
The southernmost mountains of California are the Peninsular Ranges, which are East of San Diego and continue into Mexico.
The boundaries are quite distinct, since they are outlined by the two largest faults in California: the San Andreas and the Gorlock.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/g/ge/geography_of_california.html   (1096 words)

 California Geography - NETSTATE
California is bordered by Oregon to the north.
California is the third largest state, behind Alaska and Texas, and runs almost 800 miles from north to south.
From the peak of Mt. Whitney to Death Valley, California's topographic diversity is exemplified.
www.netstate.com /states/geography/ca_geography.htm   (1267 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Geography of California
The Klamath Mountains are a mountain range in northwest California and southwest Oregon, the highest peak being Thompson Peak (2744 m / 9002 ft) in Trinity County, California.
The last Cascade volcano to erupt in California was Lassen Peak, which erupted from from 1914 to 1921.
California's geography is largely defined by its central feature--the Central Valley, a huge, fertile valley between the coastal mountain ranges and the Sierra Nevada.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Geography_of_California   (1937 words)

 California State Geography
California is famous for its beaches and mountains.
California has a diverse set of industries including agriculture, entertainment, oil, mining and high technology manufacturing such as computers, telecommunications and biotechnology.
California gets rain mostly in the winter months, and mostly in the northern part of the state.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/UsaGeography/Facts/California.htm   (885 words)

 Geography 50AC: California
Geography means the physical environment and its transformation, but just as much the human landscape of cities, mines and farms.
California has been a permanent state of flux, but mostly remarkably perhaps in the recent past thanks to its prominence in the US and global economy and the reopening of US immigration after 1965.
California is one of only five Mediterranean climate zones in the world, resting on the border between the rainy Northwest and the arid Southwest.
geography.berkeley.edu /ProgramCourses/CoursePagesSP2005/Geog50AC/Geog50AC.html   (3459 words)

 Geography of California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
California geography is the study of the physical forces of the environment that help shape the California landscape as well as the human components that help shape the cultural landscape.
We will find California geography to be interdisciplinary, a challenge, critical, practical, and incredibly important.
California is one of the most unique states in the nation.
www.swc.cc.ca.us /~kyanow/page8.html   (91 words)

 Social Studies Review: Discovering a passion for geography: Insights from California teachers
Geography not only gave me a new perspective of faraway places, it helped me to understand the myriad of connections we have as Americans, as humans on this planet.
Stephanie: Geography would be incorporated into daily instruction (in teacher education programs and regular classrooms) with the equal consideration that is given to language arts and mathematics.
Geography is one of the areas noted for development of national standards, and yet teachers still have to fight for every second of focus it gets in the classroom.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4033/is_200304/ai_n9184710   (1426 words)

These stories have become part of the legends of early California -- authentic tales of friendly Indians and Spaniards, and not so friendly pirates who pillaged along the coast; stories of bears who could never be killed, and soldiers who were afraid of a strange, spotted snake.
A basic introduction to the history and geography of California, with full color photos and art reproductions of California's most famous and important places and activities.
Rosie and the Bear Flag: Stories of California's Flags from the End of Spanish Rule to the Beginning of the United States and the Story of the Bear Flag Republic as seen through the eyes of young Rosalía Leese, who was there, by Harry Knill.
www.barbsbooks.com /Califor.htm   (1811 words)

 Geography. Baja California
Baja California is one of the 31 states of the Mexican Republic.
Baja California is bordered to the north by the United States of America; to the west, by the Pacific Ocean; and to the east, by the Sea of Cortés or the Gulf of California, and by the Colorado River.
The climate of Baja California is generally hot and dry, but since it lies north of the Tropic of Cancer, it also has a cold season.
www.elbalero.gob.mx /kids/explora/html/bajanor/geografia.html   (269 words)

 Introduction to California State Capital Sacramento Golden State Land of Milk and Honey Grape State El Dorado State
From the naming of the state in the 16th century to the California Gold Rush of 1848 and the fields of yellow poppies(official state flower) that bloom in the springtime, gold, in one form or another, has been intertwined with the history and development of California.
Over the years, California has been referred as "The Land of Milk and Honey" and "The El Dorado State" and "The Grape State." These nicknames served at various times to promote business and tourism for the state of California.
The California condor, with a wingspan as long as nine feet, is also featured on the coin in a tribute to the successful repopulation of the once nearly extinct bird.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ca_intro.htm   (820 words)

 California Driving Guide -- A California Primer
California's geography and geology have shaped California's cultures in interesting ways; it pays to keep these in mind when you're planning your trips or out observing the Californians.
San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay Area are definitely in Northern California, Los Angeles in Southern California; the dividing line is less easily defined, but is usually thought of as being somewhere south of Monterey on the coast, and a little south of Yosemite inland, depending on who you talk to.
California is a nation of immigrants and movers; it's rare to meet a native of whatever city or town you're in.
www.caldrive.com /primer.html   (1988 words)

 AllRefer.com - California : Geography, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The region from Point Arena, N of San Francisco, to the southern part of the state is subject to tremors and sometimes to severe earthquakes caused by tectonic stress along the San Andreas fault.
The Coast Ranges receive heavy rainfall in the north, where the giant cathedrallike redwood forests prevail, but the climate of these mountains is considerably drier in S California, and S of the Golden Gate no major rivers reach the ocean.
Behind the coastal ranges in central California lies the great Central Valley, a long alluvial valley drained by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Calif-geography.html   (327 words)

 Mythical Geography: California as an Island
California was depicted on maps as an island for over 100 years, even after Father Kino established its penisularity about 1705.
The first recorded, printed map showing California as an island was an 1624 map by Abraham Goos, but it is probable that Goos' configuration came from Brigg's writings of two years previously and it is even not unlikely that Briggs drew his map earlier and that the Goos map was based on it.
In the west is the most salient error, California shown as an island, while in the far north an open sea is shown flowing west from Hudson's Bay, hinting at the long sought Northwest Passage.
www.philaprintshop.com /calis.html   (1630 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The poets, arranged alphabetically, are each represented by several poems, a brief biography, their own reflections concerning the influence of California on their work, and a photograph.
California is home to a wide variety of highly accomplished--in some cases, world-renowned--poets.
Ripe with beauty, politics, and an endless diversity of people and cultures, California has nurtured poets born and raised on its soil, and drawn to it established writers from other places.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1890771198   (376 words)

The Fresno State Geography Department was founded in 1958 and today consists of 9 full-time faculty and approximately 30 undergraduate majors.
The program offers a B.A. in Geography and provides a flexible but rigorous program of study designed to meet the needs of students who either seek professional employment upon graduation or who wish to continue their studies and research at the graduate level.
The Department of Geography's priority is undergraduate education.
www.csufresno.edu /geography   (133 words)

 Images - Geography - California
California Highway 58 crosses the California Aqueduct near Buttonwillow.
California Highway 140 descends the canyon of Stockton Creek.
Highway 395, at the junction with California Highway 120.
www.schweich.com /mojaveimagesCCA.html   (3182 words)

 Geology & Geography of California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is a multi-disciplinary course introducing the physical geography and physical and historical geology of California.
California is a most unusual state in terms of both its geography and geology.
We have the lowest, highest, hottest and driest points in the 48 contiguous states (and they're all in the same county!!), the tallest trees, oldest trees, and biggest trees on earth, the world's longest active fault, several active volcanoes, incredible waterfalls, dramatic coastlines and a host of other spectacular landscapes.
science.palomar.edu /geology/geo9.htm   (112 words)

 The Infography about the Geography of California
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the geography of California.
The Ethnic Quilt: Population Diversity in Southern California.
California Department of Conservation, Division of Mines and Geology.
www.infography.com /content/260351999784.html   (92 words)

 H-Cal: Environment, Geography, Geology
California maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
Digital Atlas of California: A continuing public education project of Professor William Bowen and the Department of Geography at California State University, Northridge.
California and Neveda Road Atlas: Part of the Electronic Map Library maintained by California State University Northridge's Department of Geography.
coursesa.matrix.msu.edu /~cal/resources/enviro.html   (519 words)

 Welcome to CSUN's Geography Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Geography Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is one of the largest in the nation.
Geography students not only benefit from classroom instruction, but are also given opportunities to participate in environmental research projects, or advanced research in physical laboratories analyzing specimens collected in the field.
For more information about the Geography Department, browse through the links on the left side of the page.
www.csun.edu /~hfgeg003   (241 words)

 Coastal Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
California's diverse coastal communities are the result of many different natural forces.
Elsewhere along the California coast, debris from wave erosion and sand deposited by streams and rivers accumulates and forms California's sandy beaches.
Coastal rivers and streams meet with the salty waters of the Pacific and create the marshes and lagoons which constitute California's coastal wetlands.
ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/coastal/geography.html   (210 words)

 AP Analysis: Death penalty varies by geography in California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
California now has 638 inmates awaiting death, some of them for more than one murder.
The death penalty is getting renewed scrutiny in California, where Tuesday's scheduled lethal injection of Kevin Cooper, who was sentenced for hacking four people to death, will be the state's first execution in two years.
Seeking the death penalty is not an option in the city and county of San Francisco, whose only inmate on death row was sent to San Quentin 15 years ago, before district attorney candidates began campaigning to out-liberal their opponents.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/02/07/state1557EST0061.DTL   (1197 words)

 About the USA - Travel & Geography > California
Abbreviation: CA The name California was first used in 1542 to designate the region by the Spanish expedition led by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo.
California is the third largest state in area after Alaska and Texas.
Today, California has the highest population of any state in the nation and is America's principal agricultural state.
usa.usembassy.de /california.htm   (604 words)

 Department of Geography California State University
The lab is located on the 3rd floor of Amador Hall and was established in 2004.
State is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University.
Collectively, the California State University System comprises one of the largest universities in the country.
www.csus.edu /indiv/g/gervaisb/PaleoLab   (427 words)

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