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More information on US national parks
Books on California National Parks
Sequoia and Kings Canyon by
Call Number: F868.S4 S45 1992
Publication Date: 1993-04-01
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, situated in California's Sierra Nevada, boast some of the most spectacular landscapes on the continent with giant sequoia trees, clear trout rivers, impressive peaks and alpine meadows, including Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States. This volume presents more than 80 hikes available in these parks, from day hikes to challenging backpacking trips; colorful photos and trail maps.
Preserving the Living Past by
Call Number: QE707.M47 M37 2005
Publication Date: 2005
From his efforts to protect California's wild lands, including the state's majestic redwoods and its dynamic coastline, to his novel ideas about the educational and inspirational value of wilderness that continue to provoke debates to this day, this first biography of John C. Merriam (1869-1945) tells the story of the prominent paleontologist who became a visionary in the American conservation movement. From the Publisher.
Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley - Celebrating the Park at 150 by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library TR140.A3 G35 2014
Publication Date: 2014
AAnsel Adams first visited Yosemite in 1916, at the age of fourteen, and returned every year throughout his life. It was in Yosemite that he fell in love with Western wilderness and became a photographer. Roughly 150 images are reproduced in this large-format book.
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Hetch Hetchy by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library TD225.S25 B76 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake examines the dam both as a feat of engineering and as a disastrous project that compromised the national park idea shortly after its inception. The book memorializes a the valley and the men and women who fought for its preservation.
More Books on California National Parks
The New Urban Park by
Call Number: F868.S156 R68 2004
Publication Date: 2004
From Yellowstone to the Great Smoky Mountains, America's national parks were created from public land for recreation and preservation near the turn of the last century. America has changed dramatically since then, and so has its conceptions of what parkland ought to be.
The Tourist in Yosemite, 1855-1985 by
Call Number: F868.Y6 D44 1991
Publication Date: 1991
When Stanford Demars arrived at the Arch Rock entrance to Yosemite National Park in June 1968, he found something reminiscent of an urban amusement park rather than a pristine wilderness. Shocked at what seemed to be a misuse of a protected area, Demars considers the human role in preserving and creating wilderness areas.
Uncertain Path by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library SB482.A4 T94 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Writer and former park ranger William Tweed goes to California's High Sierra to rethink the United States' national parks as they approach their 100th anniversary.