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The Yosemite

Author: John Muir
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1988.
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In The Yosemite, John Muir recounts his adventures during the years he sojourned amid the Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. Muir eloquently portrays the valley he called his "marvelous wonderland," providing detailed descriptions of its natural features--from tiny birds and wildflowers to fierce storms and floods and even an earthquake he experienced. Combining rare literary skills with a passion for discovery,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Muir
ISBN: 0871567822 9780871567826
OCLC Number: 16684692
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1914.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 215 pages ; 21 cm.
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 one's Yosemite time --
Lamon --
Galen Clark --
Hetch Hetchy Valley.
Responsibility: John Muir ; [foreword by David Brower].
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In The Yosemite, John Muir recounts his adventures during the years he sojourned amid the Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. Muir eloquently portrays the valley he called his "marvelous wonderland," providing detailed descriptions of its natural features--from tiny birds and wildflowers to fierce storms and floods and even an earthquake he experienced. Combining rare literary skills with a passion for discovery, Muir captures moments of breathtaking adventure: peering over the dizzying brink of Yosemite Falls, climbing a hundred feet up into a high, hollow ice-cone and scaling Half Dome while it is covered with a fresh blanket of snow to see his shadow, a half-mile long, clearly outlined on the sea of clouds beneath him.

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