9780486825557

The Yosemite

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486825557

  • ISBN10:

    0486825558

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-09-12
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
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Summary

John Muir is intimately connected with Yosemite, as this appreciation of the region's majestic landscapes perfectly demonstrates. His classic nature writing is informed by the beloved conservationist's years of exploration, from the heights of Yosemite Falls to the tremendous rush of its snowy avalanches. An essential companion for visitors, it offers rich appraisals of the meadows and valleys of this natural wonder, exuding an almost mystical love for the area's beauty.

Author Biography

John Muir (1838–1914) ranks among America's most important and influential naturalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the establishment of Yosemite National Park.

Table of Contents

The Approach to the Valley
Winter Storms and Spring Floods
Snow Storms
Snow Banners
The Trees of the Valley
The Forest Trees in General
The Big Trees
The Flowers
The Birds
The South Dome
The Ancient Yosemite Glaciers: How the Valley Was Formed
How Best to Spend Your Yosemite Time
Lamon
Galen Clark
Hetch Hetchy Valley
Appendices
Index

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