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Yosemite National Park And Vicinity

Author : Leroy Radanovich
ISBN : 0738531421
Genre : History
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The astonishing scenery of Yosemite National Park is known throughout the world, primarily for the soaring granite outcroppings and graceful waterfalls around Yosemite Valley. But this park is much larger than just the valley. Relatively few visitors get to experience Yosemite's vast expanses, whether south to Wawona and Fish Camp or east to White Wolf and Tuolumne Meadows. Indeed, it was John Muir's efforts to protect the meadows and hills around the valley that ultimately led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park in 1890. The state park, which had been established in 1863 and consisted of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, was added to the federal park in 1913.

Our Great Treasures

Author : David Muench
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018234919
Genre : History
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Color photographs record the majesty and beauty of the national parks, from Acadia in Maine to the Grand Canyon

The National Park Architecture Sourcebook

Author : Harvey H. Kaiser
ISBN : 1568987420
Genre : Architecture
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"In one accessible, engaging, and easy-to-use volume readers will find historical context, directions, factual information, and analytical architectural analysis for more than two hundred places of interest across the United States. The traveler (armchair, behind the wheel, or on foot), the researcher (seeking a comprehensive view of some of America's greatest ideas and accomplishments), and the architect and landscape architect (seeking sources of inspiration) will find a rewarding journey inside this book."--BOOK JACKET.

Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2000

Author : Bowker
ISBN : 0835243052
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Author : Alfred Runte
ISBN : 0803289413
Genre : Travel
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Alfred Runte, An environmental historian based in Seattle, Is the author of National Parks: The American Experience (1979; rev. ed., 1987), also published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Studies Of The Sierra

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 9781596054264
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Though the gigantic glaciers of the Sierra are dead, their history is indelibly recorded in characters of rock, mountain, caon, and forest; and, although other hieroglyphics are being incessantly engraved over these, "line upon line," the glacial characters are so enormously emphasized that they rise free and unconfused in sublime relief, through every after inscription, whether of the torrent, the avalanche, or the restless heaving atmosphere. -from "Ancient Glaciers and Their Pathways" Perhaps the most important of the founders of the modern conservation movement and an immense influence on animal-rights philosophies, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of unspoiled wilderness. His studies and surveys of Yosemite Valley and the Sierra Nevada mountains in the late 19th century-and his love of their untamed beauty-led directly to federal protection of vast ranges of virgin Western lands. Here, in one volume, are seven articles Muir wrote for Overland Monthly in 1874 and 1875 that contributed enormously to our understanding of the rugged landscapes of Yosemite Valley, one of the great natural treasures of North America. His explorations of the land and the facts he so painstakingly gathered about soils, the impact of ancient glaciers, and the formation of its mountains were of inestimable value to the geologists of his day, and continue to fascinate nature lovers today. A legend of the American West and the careful guardianship of the environment-as well as the freedom the natural world represents-Muir's writings are must reading for anyone who appreciates the wild splendor of our planet. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Muir's Letters to a Friend and Steep Trails. OFINTEREST TO: fans of Muir's life and work, armchair naturalists AUTHOR BIO: Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, and writer JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) helped found the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its first president. He wrote numerous articles for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the New York Tribune; among his many books are The Mountains of California (1894), Our National Parks (1901), The Yosemite (1912), and Travels in Alaska (1915).

The National Parks

Author : Dayton Duncan
ISBN : 9780307268969
Genre : Business & Economics
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Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.

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