Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

89 Mountain ridge , including Mount Hoffmann 73 Glacial erratic boulders and glacial polish in drainage of Yosemite Creek 74 Buds and flower of a fleabane ( daisy ) 77 Muir sketch of Mount Hoffmann 78 Exfoliation sheets on granite slope ...

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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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

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Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement. Inspired by Muir's passion for the wilderness, Americans created a long and stunning list of national parks and wilderness areas, Yosemite most prominent among them. Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father and husband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence. The winner of numerous book awards, A Passion for Nature was also named a Best Book of 2008 by Washington Post Book World. It is the first comprehensive biography of Muir to appear in six decades.
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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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The American Wilderness

Time and the Tuolumne Landscape : Continuity and Change in the Yosemite High Country . Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press . 1998. Walking with Muir across Yosemite . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press . Vest , J. 1985.

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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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

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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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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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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: David Muench

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9781558689183

Category: Photography

Page: 231

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Award-winning photographer David Muench captures the well-visited park icons that millions of Americans love and cherish as well as the lesser-known and seldom seen wilderness areas of the park?the untouched gems where few traveler's venture. Ruth Rudner's moving essay coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands, brings to life everything from the Great Smokies to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, to Bryce Canyon and hundreds of other unique images.
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David Muench s 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 Books

ISBN: 9780882409498

Category: Photography

Page: 232

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Award winning photographer David Muench captures the popular and iconic national parks that millions of Americans love and cherish as well as the lesser known places and wilderness areas where few travelers venture. Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks. These amazing photographs include Great Smoky Mountains NP, the Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, and Yosemite NP to the more remote parks like Channel Islands NP off the coast of California and Kenai Fjords NP in Alaska plus hundreds of other unique images of the 54 national parks that David Muench has photographed.
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Across the Shaman s River

John Muir, The Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North Daniel Lee Henry ... few to force a pack animal over the “narrow and torturous” path to Yosemite was Muir's former walking partner, Merrill Moores, now sixteen years old.

Author: Daniel Lee Henry

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 9781602233300

Category: History

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Across the Shaman’s River is the story of one of Alaska’s last Native American strongholds, a Tlingit community closed off for a century until a fateful encounter between a shaman, a preacher, and John Muir. Tucked in the corner of Southeast Alaska, the Tlingits had successfully warded off the Anglo influences that had swept into other corners of the territory. This tribe was viewed by European and American outsiders as the last wild tribe and a frustrating impediment to access. Missionaries and prospectors alike had widely failed to bring the Tlingit into their power. Yet, when John Muir arrived in 1879, accompanied by a fiery preacher, it only took a speech about “brotherhood”—and some encouragement from the revered local shaman Skandoo’o—to finally transform these “hostile heathens.” Using Muir’s original journal entries, as well as historic writings of explorers juxtaposed with insights from contemporary tribal descendants, Across the Shaman’s River reveals how Muir’s famous canoe journey changed the course of history and had profound consequences on the region’s Native Americans.
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