Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

... site of Muir's camp set " in a magnificent silver fir grove at the head of a small stream that flows into Yosemite by ... The narrow stream , with vertical banks held firm by the dense , moist sod , splashes over boulders exposed at ...

Author: Thomas R. Vale

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029915694X

Category: Nature

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Can today's visitor to Yosemite National Park still find what John Muir encountered a century ago? Thomas and Geraldine Vale retrace Muir's path, based upon journals of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced. The Vales suggest, however, that a national parks policy promoting nature study could encourage a more profound interaction between humans and the natural world.
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Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced.

Author: Thomas R. Vale

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ISBN: UOM:39015048936283

Category: Nature

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Can today's visitor to Yosemite National Park still find what John Muir encountered a century ago? Thomas and Geraldine Vale retrace Muir's path, based upon journals of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced. The Vales suggest, however, that a national parks policy promoting nature study could encourage a more profound interaction between humans and the natural world.
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A Passion for Nature

Walking with Muir across Yosemite. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1998. Vaught, David. Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875–1920. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999. Walker, Charlotte Zoe, ed.

Author: Donald Worster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199782246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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A definitive biography traces the life of John Muir from his boyhood in Scotland up to his death on the eve of World War I and offers important insights into the passionate nature of America's first great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.
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Reading The Trail

Similarly, one might choose to study parts of John Muir's Mountains of California or My First Summer in the Sierra by finding the exact locations referenced in each work. Walking with Muir Across Yosemite (1998), by Thomas Vale and ...

Author: Corey Lee Lewis

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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A provocative new way to read and interpret the classic works of John Muir, Mary Austin, and Gary Snyder, and to bring their ideas into the discussion of ecological values and the current environmental crisis. Lewis combines a perceptive discussion of their work and ideas with an engaging account of his own trail experiences as hiker/backpacker and volunteer trail builder, proposing that such a field-based, interdisciplinary approach to literary study and outdoors experience can enrich our appreciation for the work of nature writers.
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Muir Ramble Route

Essentially a guidebook for a walking/cycling route across California that follows John Muir's footsteps from San Francisco to Yosemite via the Pacheco Pass, this adventure book also tells the story of the authors' 2006 ramble across ...

Author: Peter Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982427662

Category: Nature

Page: 187

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Essentially a guidebook for a walking/cycling route across California that follows John Muir's footsteps from San Francisco to Yosemite via the Pacheco Pass, this adventure book also tells the story of the authors' 2006 ramble across California to discover that route.
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Wanderlust

Dorothy and William Wordsworth walking together through the Pennines just before the nineteenth century began seem lonely figures, choosing an unpopular activity in an unpopulated countryside, and John Muir tramping across Yosemite and ...

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101199558

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers. She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world.
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Yellowstone and the Snowmobile

Locking Horns Over National Park Use Michael J. Yochim ... ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1990 ) ; and Thomas and Geraldine Vale , Walking with Muir across Yosemite ( Madison : University of Wisconsin Press , 1998 ) . 6.

Author: Michael J. Yochim

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078790345

Category: History

Page: 344

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The first scholarly study of winter use in any national park examines the history of the conflict between the National Park Service and various interest groups over snowmobile use in Yellowstone--a highly-politicized, value-driven battle that has taken a serious toll on the NPS's ability to protect the park.
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Our National Parks

Off and Walking. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977. Sax, Joseph L. Mountains Without Handrails. ... Walking with Muir Across Yosemite. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998. All photographs © MMV by David Muench, ...

Author: Ruth Rudner

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9781558689183

Category: Photography

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A premier landscape photographer combines his photos with moving essays to capture America's iconic national parks, including Delicate Arch, Old Faithful, Half Dome, the giant redwoods, and El Capitan, as well as the lesser-known wilderness areas of these and other parks.
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The American Wilderness

Walking with Muir across Yosemite . Madison : University of Wisconsin Vest , J. 1985. “ Will - of - the - Land : Wilderness among Primal Indo - Europeans . " Environ- mental Review 9 : 323–29 . Vogel , G. 1997.

Author: Thomas R. Vale

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813923360

Category: Business & Economics

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Interpretations of wild nature and wilderness are particularly diverse in the American mind, given our history, our collective economic success, and our diverse social and cultural mix. Although the meanings we attribute to nature reflect our different views of the role humans should play in the natural world, there remains a divide between how we embrace protected landscapes and how we consider natural landscapes, or nature itself. Thomas Vale explores this phenomenon in The American Wilderness: Reflections on Nature Protection in the United States. In his examination of protected landscapes at all scales, from the wooded corners of a city park and the local reserve of wetland, to the vast wilderness of the Everglades and Okeefenokee, to Central Park and Yosemite, Vale argues that nature protection is an act of place-creation, an act that necessarily links humans to nature and depends on a diverse array of human interactions. A rare combination of celebration and criticism, Vale's argument is twofold: landscapes of protected nature in the United States represent a legitimate natural resource, and contrary to expressions in some recent literature, such landscapes bond people to nature. Providing extensive historical and modern data about the national park, national wilderness, and national wildlife refuge systems, Vale argues for the validity of landscape protection and the benefits of achieving both strict preserves and mixed-commodity places in a democratic society. His goal is to unite the often disparate threads of nature protection into a fabric that will enhance an appreciation for the extent and richness of nature protection sentiment and action in the United States.
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Waymarking Italy s Influence on the American Environmental Imagination While on Pilgrimage to Assisi

Walking with Muir across Yosemite. University of Wisconsin Press. Varro. 1934. Rerum RusticarumLlibri III (Three Books on Agriculture). Loeb Classical Library. Verdicchio, P, ed. 2016. Ecocritical Approaches to Italian Culture and ...

Author: Robert Lawrence France

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527559257

Category: Travel

Page: 345

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Undertaking a peripatetic pilgrimage that is equal parts a daily description of a 200-kilometre walk from the wounded mountain of La Verna to the tortured river in Assisi, and an examination of the debt owed to Italy in terms of ecocultural and environmental scholarship, this book provides an innovative addition to the nascent field of ecocritical narrative scholarship. Through a process that has been referred to as “deep-travel“ or “mind-walking,” the text fulsomely reviews how time spent in Italy influenced the writings of notable North American environmental historians, geographers, scientists, nature writers, landscape architects, and restoration theorists about the conception and manipulation of the natural world. This literary field study highlights how the phenomenological co-traversing of texts and trails can be a valued methodology for undertaking environmental criticism.
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