Galen Rowell's large and dedicated following will welcome this last work. Rowell has been called the heir to Ansel Adams as the signature photographer of the American West, and Yosemite and the Wild Sierra shows why. As a climber and naturalist himself, Rowell was able to get the kinds of shots available to few others in the field. In 80 color photos, he captures the unexpected convergence of light and form. These timeless images of Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada are complemented by quotations from those who have trekked, observed, and studied these majestic mountains, along with comments on nature from John Muir, Thoreau, Twain, and others. This final book of Galen Rowell's can only be seen as a stunning tribute to America's natural wonders.