Wild Yosemite: Personal Accounts of Adventure, Discovery, and Nature

Wild Yosemite: Personal Accounts of Adventure, Discovery, and Nature

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by Susan M. Neider
     
 

An ideal gift for lovers of nature.

This beautiful literary collection explores the spectacular natural features of Yosemite through the eyes of some of America’s most notable and extraordinarily talented writers. In 1851, Lafayette Bunnell chronicled his travels with the Mariposa Battalion, the first non-natives to visit Yosemite Valley. Following

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An ideal gift for lovers of nature.

This beautiful literary collection explores the spectacular natural features of Yosemite through the eyes of some of America’s most notable and extraordinarily talented writers. In 1851, Lafayette Bunnell chronicled his travels with the Mariposa Battalion, the first non-natives to visit Yosemite Valley. Following in his footsteps, Theodore Roosevelt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Clarence King, Frederick Law Olmsted, Joaquin Miller, and Horace Greeley made their pilgrimages and were moved to recount their observations.

Included here as well is the work of John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, whose love for Yosemite led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park in 1890. This lyrical book is a literary tribute to Yosemite’s gorgeous landscape. A great companion for those who love to travel and revel in the unique natural beauty of the great American West, Wild Yosemite will transport you in spirit to the heart of the Sierra Nevadas, where you’ll experience the canyons, the cliffs, the pines, the mountain air, and the panoramic grandeur of Yosemite National Park.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602390560
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.40(d)

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Wild Yosemite: Personal Accounts of Adventure, Discovery, and Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A collection like this would require a lot of work to assemble--something the editor clearly did, and to the reader's benefit. Virtually anything worth reading that was written about Yosemite in the 1800s is represented here, and in a way that makes the material fresh and valuable. A trip to the park is surely enriched by the fascinating and engaging essays in this book, thoughtfully arranged and intelligently annotated.