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|Los Angeles A to Z: An Encyclopedia of the City and County|
by Leonard Pitt, Dale Pitt
Entries from Abdul-Jabbar to Zuma Beach cover people, places, events, and icons.
|Streetwise Los Angleles|
This excellent, laminated map shows a pedestrian-oriented view of city features and attractions. I have used Streetwise maps for years in cities around the world, and these maps have been the best souvenir and most enduring guide to the places I've visited. If you travel to LA, get this map. Also, check out Streetwise California.
by Tim Street-Porter
Shows off the land and scenes of LA in photographs.
|Lonely Planet Los Angeles|
by Andrea Schulte-Peevers
A compact and comprehensive guidebook illuminating the "glamour, eternal summer, [and] Left Coast follies" of Los Angeles.
|Los Angeles Magazine|
Covers personalities, politics, economics, culture, commerce, restaurants, theater, television, art, film, books, sports, and entertainment.
|The City: Los Angeles and Urban Theory at the End of the Twentieth Century|
by Allen J. Scott (Preface), Edward W. Soja (Preface)
Essays examining LA's urban planning, architecture, geography, and sociology.
|Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster|
by Mike Davis
Examines the conflux of the urban, natural, imaginative, and political in LA. See book notes.
|City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles|
by Mike Davis
Traces LA's history from the 1840's Spanish farms to the 1992 riots.
|Afoot and Afield in Los Angeles|
by Jerry Schad
Humans actually walk in LA? Yes--this book shows 192 hikes described in detail with trips organized into specific areas. Illustrated; detailed maps.
|Resident Tourist: Los Angeles|
by Kelly Mayfield, Chuck Mindenhall, Aaron M. Fontana
The LA beyond the Tar Pits and Hollywood sign.
|Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992|
by Anna Deavere Smith
Words of the people who experienced the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
|Paul Jasmin: Lost Angeles|
by Paul Jasmin, Bruce Weber, Sofia Coppola
Photographs by Paul Jasmin of people in LA. Essays by Bruce Weber and Sofia Coppola.
|The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood|
by David Thomson
Covers film, filmmakers, culture, and gossip that make up the history of the town synonymous with movies.
|L.A. Story (1991)|
Starring: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, et al. Director: Mick Jackson (II)
|True Blue: The Dramatic History of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Told by the Men Who Lived It|
by Steve Delsohn
|Los Angeles Lakers NBA Champions|
Starring: Los Angeles Lakers, et al.