Mondays in August, the Los Angeles Review of Books is running a series of excerpts and photos from A People’s Guide to Los Angeles—a look at eye-opening alternatives to L.A.’s usual tourist destinations by Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, and Wendy Cheng.
The book documents 115 little-known sites in the City of Angels where struggles related to race, class, gender, [more...]
It is with great sadness that we announce that longtime UC Press author Philip Fradkin passed away last weekend. Fradkin published eight books with UC Press through the years, including A River No More, The Seven States of California, The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906, the paperback of his biography of Wallace Stegner, and [more...]
Congratulations are certainly in order for our Journals Division as they celebrate having Boom: A Journal of California named one of the Best Magazines of 2011 by none other than Library Journal.
To quote directly from the article announcing the win: “One in eight Americans lives in California, a state with an economy larger than Canada’s. [more...]
Congratulations to Robin Grossinger, author of the Napa Valley Historical Ecology Atlas, for winning one of the coveted Bay Nature Local Hero awards. Robin was recognized in the Environmental Educator category.
Robin is the Senior Scientist and Director at the Historical Ecology Project of the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
In the words of Bay Nature publisher David [more...]
Coming right on the heels of the overwhelmingly positive reaction we got for the publication of the second edition of the Jepson Manual, I am pleased to announce The Digital Jepson Manual.
For the first time, University of California Press is offering this resource as an e-book. The Digital Jepson Manual provides an unparalleled new level [more...]