Call of the Mountains: The Beauty and Legacy of Southern California's San Jacinto, San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains

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Although Southern California's mountain ranges are only partially wilderness, they bring wonder into our daily lives even from a distance. I wrote this book to remind us of this wonder, to champion the mountains' beauty and inspire their protection. In addition, I wrote this book for people around the world to know a seldom heralded dimension of Southern California. Several years ago I couldn't find such a book to show Swiss friends. Also I've always wanted to show our mountains' beauty to friends and relatives ...
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Foreward By Robinson, John W. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. 2007 Cloth New in New jacket Folio-over 12"-15" tall. Top corner of front board bumped otherwise New. Although Southern ... California's mountain ranges are only partially wilderness, they bring wonder into our daily lives even from a distance. I wrote this book to remind us of this wonder, to champion the mountains' beauty and inspire their protection. In addition, I wrote this book for people around the world to know a seldom heralded dimension of Southern California. Several years ago I couldn't find such a book to show Swiss friends. Also I've always wanted to show our mountains' beauty to friends and relatives across the country, to come and visit them vicariously. "Call of the Mountains" is for you who can't get to the mountains, but glimpse them from afar and feel their wonder. Last, I wrote this book for you who already know these streams, canyons and peaks. For you, the following pages will jog memories of special places and occasions that are you Read more Show Less

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Although Southern California's mountain ranges are only partially wilderness, they bring wonder into our daily lives even from a distance. I wrote this book to remind us of this wonder, to champion the mountains' beauty and inspire their protection. In addition, I wrote this book for people around the world to know a seldom heralded dimension of Southern California. Several years ago I couldn't find such a book to show Swiss friends. Also I've always wanted to show our mountains' beauty to friends and relatives across the country, to come and visit them vicariously. Call of the Mountains is for you who can't get to the mountains, but glimpse them from afar and feel their wonder. Last, I wrote this book for you who already know these streams, canyons and peaks. For you, the following pages will jog memories of special places and occasions that are yours alone. My Story - and the stories of people I met - takes us along trails to historic areas, sparkling waterfalls, pristine meadows and the highest peaks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932173468
  • Publisher: Stephens Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/31/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 12.36 (h) x 1.04 (d)

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Ann Olander is a freelance writer, published in newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury, Salt Lake Tribune and, Austin American Statesman and magazines like Presbyterian Today. As a city news reporter for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in the late 1990's, Ann found her niche writing personal profiles and feature stories set with mountains, music or science.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    Can't wait for their next book!

    Their work uncovers the sheer power of the mountains through an unpretentious yet experienced lens. That's a tough act to follow. A tall order that can only create more pleasure for the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2005

    Mountain High

    The book wonderfully reflects the authors' interest and joy in magnificent lofty ranges near Los Angeles. The prose and photos capture the beauty, history, and current human endeavors of the areas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2005

    A book to be savored

    Finally, a book to showcase the beauty of the San Jacinto, San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains Ranges in Southern California. A tantalizing read of the many journeys by the Olanders through these majestic mountains. The writing of the wonderous sites interwoven with history and peoples of today is alluring. And the photos of so many beautiful landscapes and scenes make this a book to be savored.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    More than a Coffee Table Book!

    Anyone who opens this book won't be able to put it down until she has at least browsed through it from beginning to end--the color photos and layout and design are indeed spectacular. The authors invite us into their world view of their home mountains, showing us pristine natural spots that are surrounded by and still able to co-exist within close proximity of our country's fastest-growing urban area. The fourteen gorgeous color-photo essays comprising the book showcase Southern California's San Jacinto, San Bernardino, and San Gabriel Mountains: the peaks, lakes, streams, flowers and trees in their alpine and desert habitats throughout the seasons. My favorite chapter is 'Baldy Prospects,' the photo narrative describing Los Angeles' 'signature' peak, Mount San Antonio or Mount Baldy. We see how groups of volunteers are collaborating with government entities to conserve the canyons and lower-elevation portions of the mountain from further urban sprawl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    A Loving Tribute

    This book is a lovingly written tribute to the familiar mountain ranges of Southern California. The photographs capture the beauty of the trails and vistas as seen by experienced hikers. The descriptions draw the reader into the peaceful world of the local mountains. This is a wonderful book.

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