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The Famous Missions of California

By: William Henry Hudson
Published By: Double9 Books
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This collection of stories by "William Henry Hudson" where he attempts to compile many of his historical thoughts consolidated in a single draft and offer them at an affordable price so that everyone can read them. some stories are interesting and amazing, while other softly creep up on you and pull you in. "The Famous Missions of California" is an enthralling overview of the historic Spanish missions that dot California's picturesque terrain. This lavishly illustrated book transports readers across time, revealing the fascinating history and lasting legacy of these great organizations. The book dives into the various connections and cultural exchanges that shaped the missions, from the early Spanish explorers to the indigenous people. It offers an in-depth look at their architecture, art, and role in California's evolution. "The Famous Missions of California" provides readers with an insight into the enduring beauty and spiritual significance of these missions, many of which remain landmarks of California's legacy. Whether you're a history buff, an architecture fan, or simply interested in California's cultural tapestry, this book presents an engaging and enlightening experience that celebrates the continuing appeal and historical significance of these missions.

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William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson (4 August 1841 – 18 August 1922) was an Anglo-Argentine author, biologist, and ornithologist known in Argentina as Guillermo Enrique Hudson. Hudson was the son of English and Irish settlers Daniel Hudson and Catherine (née Kemble) in the United States. He was born and raised in the little estancia "25 Ombues" in what is now Ingeniero Allan, Florencio Varela, Argentina. In 1846, the family moved further south, to the environs of Chascoms, not far from the lake of the same name. Hudson spent his youth in this natural environment studying the local flora and fauna and observing both natural and human dramas on what was then a lawless frontier, while publishing his ornithological work in Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society in an English mingled with Spanish idioms. He was particularly fond of Patagonia. Hudson moved to England in 1874, settling on St Luke's Road in Bayswater, where he would spend the rest of his life; in 1876, he married his landlady, former singer Emily Wingrave, in Kensington, London. She was born on 22 December 1829, one of John Hanmer Wingrave's daughters, and was eleven years older than Hudson.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 42Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359324752
  • ISBN-13:9789359324753
  • Item Weight: 63g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.85mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : History / General