Yosemite Meditations

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-09-09
  • Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
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This delightful little book provides the ideal pause for contemplating the special qualities and values of Yosemite National Park, as well as other parks and wilderness. Each dazzling full-color photograph, many of them new for this tenth anniversary edition, is paired with an original quote or newly selected classic quote about nature, the environment, or America's national parks. Includes a new foreword by former Yosemite National Park superintendent Mike Tollefson and the insights of writers, scientists, poets, and leaders such as:
David Brower
Gary Snyder
Rachel Carson
Bernard Devoto
John Muir
Albert Einstein
Diane Ackerman
Terry Tempest Williams
Edward Abbey
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Cedric Wright
Marcel Proust
Shelton Johnson
Julia Parker
Pete Hamill
Sir John Lubbock
Dayton Duncan
Robinson Jeffers
Margaret Eissler
Wallace Stegner
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Henry David Thoreau
Baba Dioum
Margaret Murie
Rainer Maria Rilke

Author Biography

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He has contributed to books about Yosemite, as well as articles about photography in publications worldwide. He lived in Yosemite National Park for many years and maintains the Michael Frye Photography studio in nearby Mariposa, CA.

Claudia Welsh lived in Yosemite for 25 years, spending most of that time as a buyer and manager of the Ansel Adams Gallery. Claudia Welsh still lives near the park, in Mariposa, CA, where she works with Frye, her husband.

Steven P. Medley (1949 - 2006) was the long-time president of the Yosemite Association.

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