A People's Guide to Los Angeles by Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, Wendy Cheng

By Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, Wendy Cheng

A People's advisor to l. a. offers an collection of eye-opening choices to L.A.'s traditional vacationer locations. It records one hundred fifteen little-known websites within the urban of Angels the place struggles concerning race, category, gender, and sexuality have happened. They introduce us to humans and occasions frequently neglected via mainstream media and, within the procedure, create a clean historical past of l. a.. approximately dividing the town into six regions--North l. a., the Eastside and San Gabriel Valley, South la, lengthy seashore and the Harbor, the Westside, and the San Fernando Valley--this illuminating advisor exhibits how energy operates within the shaping of areas, and the way it is still embedded within the panorama.

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The direction of the North Pole (which runs along any meridian line) is known as True North. It’s possible to find the meridian line for any point on Earth, and thus the direction of True North, with patience, a long stick, and a piece of string. On a sunny day, place a stick vertically in flat ground and follow the shadow it casts. Start in the morning and mark the position of the end of the shadow at regular intervals (Figure 8-1). The shadow will move as the Earth rotates and the Sun’s position in the sky changes.

On market days, the tiled roof protects a lively market selling local produce—the surrounding area is an important agricultural part of France, and the market sells everything from fruit to foie gras, and the town’s speciality: garlic. Just off the marketplace on Rue Pierre de Fermat is L’Hôtel Pierre de Fermat— Fermat’s home. The 15th-century stone building is adjacent to the tourist office (where the staff speaks some English) and contains the Fermat Museum. If the museum isn’t open, ask at the tourist office for the key.

In secret, because he feared that people would steal his ideas, Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, were also working on sending speech by wire. On March 10, 1876, Bell drew a diagram of a working telephone in his notebook (Figure 4-1). Part of the text reads: Mr Watson was stationed in one room with the Receiving Instrument. He pressed one ear closely against S and closed his other ear with his hand. The Transmitting Instrument was placed in another room and the doors of both rooms were closed.

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