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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.

Discovery Of The Yosemite And The Indian War Of 1851 Which Led To That Event

Author : Lafayette Houghton Bunnell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112205187
Genre : History
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This reprint of the single most important original source regarding the early history of Yosemite Valley was long out of print. Written by the medical officer of the Mariposa Battalion, the first group of Euro-Americans ever to enter Yosemite Valley, the book chronicles a number of key historical events beginning in 1851 including discovery, the Yosemite Indian conflicts, the naming of various landmarks and more. And what makes it so valuable is Dr. Bunnell's first-person perspective.

Natural Visions

Author : Finis Dunaway
ISBN : 9780226173269
Genre : History
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Walden Pond. The Grand Canyon.Yosemite National Park. Throughout the twentieth century, photographers and filmmakers created unforgettable images of these and other American natural treasures. Many of these images, including the work of Ansel Adams, continue to occupy a prominent place in the American imagination. Making these representations, though, was more than a purely aesthetic project. In fact, portraying majestic scenes and threatened places galvanized concern for the environment and its protection. Natural Visions documents through images the history of environmental reform from the Progressive era to the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, showing the crucial role the camera played in the development of the conservation movement. In Natural Visions, Finis Dunaway tells the story of how visual imagery—such as wilderness photographs, New Deal documentary films, and Sierra Club coffee-table books—shaped modern perceptions of the natural world. By examining the relationship between the camera and environmental politics through detailed studies of key artists and activists, Dunaway captures the emotional and spiritual meaning that became associated with the American landscape. Throughout the book, he reveals how photographers and filmmakers adapted longstanding traditions in American culture—the Puritan jeremiad, the romantic sublime, and the frontier myth—to literally picture nature as a place of grace for the individual and the nation. Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and a host of other artists, Natural Visions will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in American cultural history, the visual arts, and environmentalism.

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.

National Geographic Guide To The National Parks Of The United States

Author : National Geographic
ISBN : 9781426203930
Genre : Travel
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Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.

The Ranger S Guide To Yosemite

Author : Susan Frank
ISBN : 1598801295
Genre : Travel
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Writer Susan Frank and cartoonist Phil Frank provide an insider’s view of one of America’s greatest natural treasures, Yosemite National Park. Ranger Dick — a cartoon version of Dick Ewart, a veteran Yosemite ranger — is the reader's own personal tour guide, offering guidance on every aspect of this popular national park, from the area’s geological and cultural history to the best hiking trails and activities. To help plan the perfect trip, Susan and Phil have also included a telephone directory, a list of classes and educational programs, and a chart of average temperatures and precipitation. With Phil Frank’s charming illustrations and up-to-date information on accommodations, camping, dining, flora and fauna, and recreational options, The Ranger’s Guide to the Yosemite is the perfect companion for exploring this remarkable destination.

Bowker S Complete Video Directory

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ISBN : UCSD:31822029450475
Genre : Home video systems industry
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