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Yosemite Nature Notes

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Yosemite nature notes

Author : Yosemite Natural History Association
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Yosemite Nature Notes

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Inspiring Generations

Author : Anniversary Story Book Committee
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On June 30, 1864, amidst the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. This act that set aside the first public parkland for future generations was a legacy for our nation and an inspiration to the world. To honor the 150th anniversary of this milestone, a call went out inviting the public to celebrate in prose and poetry the national park they love. The 150 pieces in this book were selected from hundreds of submissions from people who have visited, lived in, or worked in Yosemite National Park. These collected reflections feature, among other things, treks up Half Dome, escapades at The Ahwahnee, revels at the long-gone firefall,and, yes, encounters with those bears; and range from the hilarious to the historical, the enlightening to the uplifting. Inspiring Generations will encourage many journeys to the park filled with family, friends, and the stuff memories are made of.

Frogs of the United States and Canada 2 vol set

Author : C. Kenneth DoddJr.
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With many frog populations declining or disappearing and developmental malformations and disease afflicting others, scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens need up-to-date, accurate information. Frogs of the United States and Canada is a comprehensive resource for those trying to protect amphibians as well as for researchers and wildlife managers who study biodiversity. From acrobatic tree frogs to terrestrial toads, C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. offers an unparalleled synthesis of the biology, behavior, and conservation of frogs in North America. This two-volume, fully referenced resource provides color photographs and range maps for 106 native and nonindigenous species and includes detailed information on - past and present distribution - life history and demography - reproduction and diet - landscape ecology and evolution - - diseases, parasites, and threats from toxic substances - conservation and management

Harvestmen

Author : Paul D. Hillyard
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Thin Ice

Author : Mark Bowen
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"One of the best books yet published on climate change . . . The best compact history of the science of global warming I have read."—Bill McKibben, The New York Review of Books The world's premier climatologist, Lonnie Thompson has been risking his career and life on the highest and most remote ice caps along the equator, in search of clues to the history of climate change. His most innovative work has taken place on these mountain glaciers, where he collects ice cores that provide detailed information about climate history, reaching back 750,000 years. To gather significant data Thompson has spent more time in the death zone—the environment above eighteen thousand feet—than any man who has ever lived. Scientist and expert climber Mark Bowen joined Thompson's crew on several expeditions; his exciting and brilliantly detailed narrative takes the reader deep inside retreating glaciers from China, across South America, and to Africa to unravel the mysteries of climate. Most important, we learn what Thompson's hard-won data reveals about global warming, the past, and the earth's probable future.

Sketch of Yosemite National Park Illustrated Edition Dodo Press

Author : F. E. Matthes
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Francois Emile Matthes (1874-1948) was an American author. He spent much of his youth in Switzerland, where he became interested in mountains and glaciers. He went to the United States in 1891 to study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated as a civil engineer. He joined the U. S. Geological Survey in 1896, where he mapped and surveyed several National Parks, including Yosemite. Matthes also published several popular articles in Yosemite Nature Notes. Amongst his other works are Sketch of Yosemite National Park (1912) and Geologic History of the Yosemite Valley (1930).

Ferns of the Sierra

Author : Robert J. Rodin
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Field Notes on Science Nature

Author : Michael R. Canfield
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Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

Field Notes from Yosemite

Author : Teresa Jordan
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Luminous watercolor paintings and graceful essays capture the beauty and spirit of one of America's most spectacular national parks. Artwork from John Muir and Chiura Obata are featured in full color, along with work from Teresa Jordan herself. Specially textured paper approximates the look and feel of a watercolor sketch book, making this a unique volume. Illustrations.

Nature Guide to Yosemite National Park

Author : Ann Simpson
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This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Yosemite National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the animals, plants, insects and more that reside in Yosemite National Park in a colorful and portable package. Published in cooperation with Yosemite National Park Association, this Nature Guide to Yosemite National Park contains full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions. Here is the perfect companion guide for the 4 million visitors who travel to Yosemite National Park every year.

The Fifth Essence

Author : Freeman Tilden
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A Bibliography of California Ornithology

Author : Joseph Grinnell
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The Constitutional Rights of Women

Author : Leslie Friedman Goldstein
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Using a wide variety of cases involving women's rights, Leslie Friedman Goldstein examines the ways in which the U.S. Supreme Court initiates and responds to social change. This edition covers all major Supreme Court decisions that affect gender equity and reproductive rights through May 1987.

Pilgrims of the Vertical

Author : Joseph E. Taylor III
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Pilgrims of the Vertical (a phrase borrowed from climber-turned-entrepreneur Royal Robbins) is at once a chronicle of how the sport evolved in Yosemite and a fascinating social history that considers climbing in the larger context of American life...For the general reader, the book makes a fine introduction to the history of climbing and Yosemite's special place in its development.

The Nature of Yosemite

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Here is Yosemite in all of its wonder and allure, brought to the page in vivid color by photographer Robb Hirsch.

Nature Writings

Author : John Muir
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A collection of Muir's definitive writings is brought together in a volume that includes The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in the Sierra, The Mountains of California, and various other essays on his attempts to preserve the wilderness.

Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

Author : Thomas R. Vale
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Can today's visitor to Yosemite National Park still find what John Muir encountered a century ago? Thomas and Geraldine Vale retrace Muir's path, based upon journals of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced. The Vales suggest, however, that a national parks policy promoting nature study could encourage a more profound interaction between humans and the natural world.

John Muir

Author : John Muir
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Scottish naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) helped spark the modern environmental movement. Living for months and even years in the wilderness, he experienced a deep communion with the sacred and his contemplations on the natural world are filled with mystical intuitions of God's reality. This volume contributes to a strain of spirituality that finds an echo in today's environmental movements.