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Jack London

Jack London was an early 20th-century writer closely associated with San Francisco and adventure. His most famous book by far is The Call of the Wild (1903), the story of a peaceful California dog…

Santa Rosa

(Encyclopedia) Santa Rosa săn´tə rō´zə [key], city (1990 pop. 113,313), seat of Sonoma co., W Calif.; inc. 1868. It is an industrial city and a retail, financial, and medical center…

Oakland

(Encyclopedia) Oakland, city (1990 pop. 372,242), seat of Alameda co., W Calif., on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1852. Together with San Francisco and San Jose, the city…

London, Jack

(Encyclopedia) London, Jack (John Griffith London), 1876–1916, American author, b. San Francisco. The illegitimate son of William Chaney, an astrologer, and Flora Wellman, a seamstress…

translation

(Encyclopedia) translation [Lat.,=carrying across], the rendering of a text into another language. Applied to literature, the term connotes the art of recomposing a work in another…

Yukon

(Encyclopedia) Yukon, territory (2001 pop. 28,674), 207,076 sq mi (536,327 sq km), NW Canada. Geography and Climate The triangle-shaped territory is bordered on the N…

Kids' Top 100 Favorite Books

Source: National Education Association (NEA). Web: www.nea.org/readacross/resources/kidsbooks.html . This list was tabulated from an online survey that the National Education Association ran from…

101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

Some fictional characters have had more impact on the world than real people. Allan Lazar, Dan Karlan, and Jeremy Salter set about ranking the “characters of myth, legends, television, and movies […

San Francisco, Calif.

Mayor: Edwin M. Lee (to Jan. 2016) 2010 census population (rank): 805,235 (13); Male: 408,462 (50.7%); Female: 396,…