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SCC South Santa Clara County Book $19.99 Quantity South Santa Clara County, situated at the south end of San Francisco Bay, was a cattle-ranching area in the 19th century. With 300 days of sun a year, it became a major agricultural and food-production center. Since the 1960s, the electronics and computer industries have transformed the Valley of the Heart's Delight into a world-class technology center. City dwellers are now taking up residence in an area once steeped in agriculture, with more than 240,000 people making their homes here. Featured in this book are south San Jose, Coyote Valley, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and unincorporated parts of the south county, such as east Santa Cruz Mountains and Pacheco Pass. ISBN: 9780738558455 FORMAT: Paperback PUBLISHER: Arcadia Publishing DATE: 6/9/2008 STATE: California SERIES: Images of America IMAGES: 200 PAGES: 128 DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)

SCC The Night Sky: Folding Pocket Guide $10.00 Quantity Learn about stars, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), eclipses, meteor showers, and other celestial events with this engaging, portable guide The Night Sky. It cuts through the clutter and offers simplified descriptions of the wonders of the universe that can be easily observed by the average person. There is also a handy insertabout how to measure degrees using your fist and fingers. Both summer and winter star charts are included and, as an added bonus, they glow in the dark. All you have to do is shine a light on them (not in your eyes!) and they become illuminated. There is also additional background information on major constellations in both the summer and winter night sky. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the ideal companion for educators, learners, and amateur astronomers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the night sky in both summer and winter and connect more meaningfully with the spectacular phenomena of our precious galaxy. Made in the USA.

SCC Alviso, San Jose Book $21.99 Quantity The old port town of Alviso, nestled in the southernmost point of San Francisco Bay, was busy long before the gold rush. It began in the 1700s as a landing for Mission Santa Clara, where Californios drove oxcarts heavy with cowhides and tallow to load aboard ships bound for New England and Europe. Later immigrants disembarked from paddle-wheel steamers to establish farms and businesses throughout the South Bay. Quicksilver from the New Almaden mines, lumber from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and grains and produce of the Santa Clara Valley all passed over these weathered docks. Several prominent entrepreneurs, including James Lick, got a foothold here, and its yacht harbor, now echoing only the slap of wasteblackened marsh water on mud-bound boats, once drew the likes of Jack London to its colorful saloons, gambling dens, and bordellos.   ISBN: 9780738531403 FORMAT: Paperback PUBLISHER: Arcadia Publishing DATE: 7/5/2006 STATE: California SERIES: Images of America IMAGES: 200 PAGES: 128 DIM

SCC Chinese in San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley $21.99 Quantity The fertile Santa Clara Valley&mdashonce called the Valley of Heart's Delight and later Silicon Valley&mdashhas long been home to a substantial Chinese population. Like other immigrants, they arrived seeking opportunity and armed with survival instincts and the ability to persevere, but the struggles they faced were unique. From 1866 to 1931, five distinct Chinatowns existed in San Jose, each one devastated by mysterious fires or stifled by unjust laws. Early Chinese in the region labored relentlessly, building railroads and levees and toiling as laundrymen, grocers, cooks, servants, field hands, and factory workers. In the 20th century, new industries replaced agriculture, and an influx of Chinese invigorated the valley with innovative ideas, helping it emerge as a leader in technology.   ISBN: 9780738547770 FORMAT: Paperback PUBLISHER: Arcadia Publishing DATE: 8/15/2007 STATE: California SERIES: Images of America IMAGES: 200 PAGES: 128 DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)

SCC Nature of San Francisco & the Bay Area $7.25 Quantity A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Plants & Animals (Wildlife and Nature Identification) San Francisco is one of the few major cities in the world to have vast green spaces that harbors a vast diversity of wildlife. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, seashore creatures and butterflies, trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.