Southern California has it all! Its rich diversity in climate, terrain, people, opportunities, and ideas cannot be overstated. With an open mind, Southern California welcomes the new, the wacky, and the absurd just as much as the brilliant and traditional. In more than 220 spectacular images and captions bursting at the seams with information, John Eng and Adriene Biondo reveal all that the region has to offer. From the magnificent mountain scenery of the High Sierras to the lowbrow subculture of the Venice Beach Freakshow, and from the opulence of Hearst Castle to the feisty cancan dancers at the French Festival, you will see some of the beauty and pathos of a state that has become a modern utopia and the envy of the world.