A gorgeous, artfully-presented collection of superb photographs of Southern California's skyline signature, the palm tree. From Catalina to the Inland Empire, from Santa Barbara to Mexicali, the palm is everywhere, both as a living, breathing and reproducing part of the ecosystem and as a design element and cultural totem. Celebrated photojournalist and author Marvin J. Wolf has been creating these images for decades--now they available in a single volume. While Miami has palm trees—lots of them, as do Honolulu, Phoenix, and half the cities in California--even breezy old San Francisco has palm trees. Lately,, even Dallas has been trying to get into the palm act. But LA is the original. The place that put palms in the movies, that made palms famous, that created a skyline signature. Palms are part of the city’s character, not just landscape grace notes but an essential design element, the skyline's fabled signature.