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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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My First Summer in the Sierra

CAL47
John Muir
Modern Library
2003
353
0812968654
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Muir's original account of a summer in Yosemite and surrounding High Sierras, based on his youthful notebooks of the summer of 1869.
$14.00

Yosemite Wildlife

USW499
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
158355369X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card featuring 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
$7.95

The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park

CAL51
Steven P. Medley
Yosemite Association
2012
120
1597140872
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Published by the Yosemite Association, this slim guide includes practical information on activities, hiking trails, wildlife and history.
$12.95

Compass Guide Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

USW576
Sara Benson
Compass American Guides
2016
384
1101879734
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide and overview of the history, culture, nature and attractions of the region. Also includes a 20-page section of practical information from featured local authors.
$21.99

Yosemite National Park Map

CAL40
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
0925873063
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, topographic map of Yosemite, shown at a scale of 1:80,000. Pinted on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten San Francisco

SFA1
Jeffrey Kennedy
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445749
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Falcon Guide, Hiking Yosemite National Park

CAL409
Suzanne Swedo
Falcon Press
2016
320
1493017721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Falcon's guide to 61 of Yosemite's finest hiking trails recommends routes from short strolls to multi-day treks. Newly updated with color maps and photos throughout.
$22.95

Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon

CAL389
Ann Marie Brown
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
365
1631214772
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities, but also with suggestions for hikes, kids activities and much more. Includes 43 detailed maps.
$19.99

National Geographic Yosemite National Park Road Guide

USW472
Jeremy Schmidt
National Geographic
2006
96
0792254856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guidebook by National Geographic with the publisher's usual attention to maps and color photography. With a good overview of history, nature, culture and attractions.
$8.95

The John Muir Trail, Trekking in the High Sierra of California

CAL370
Alan Castle
Cicerone
2015
224
1852847905
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cicerone divides the 211-mile-long John Muir Trail into 21 manageable hikes, each finishing at a good camping area. Castle guides readers through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks and beyond.
$24.95

The Photographers's Guide to Yosemite

CAL322
Michael Frey
Heyday Books
2012
1930238290
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
These tips and directions from Yosemite local Michael Frye include detailed maps, tips and 100 color photographs.
$12.95

Wildsam Field Guide to San Francisco

SFO66
Wildsam Field Guides
Wildsam
2013
131
0615912583
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This beautifully produced pocket guide to San Francisco is designed for the soulful traveler with a bygone sense of place. Contributors include local artists, musicians and writers who compiled recommendations, essays, illustrations and interviews intended to move the traveler beyond their itinerary.
$18.00

Yosemite Adventures, 50 Spectacular Hikes, Climbs, and Winter Treks

CAL344
Matt Johanson
Triumph Books
2014
224
1600789145
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring the best hikes, climbs and treks through Yosemite, Johanson’s book breaks down the trips by a number of factors including distance, time, elevation and best season.
$19.95

Yosemite, the Complete Guide

CAL213
James Kaiser
Independent Publishers Group
2016
304
1940754194
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outdoor guide, which includes the High Sierra, features stunning color photographs on almost every page, a detailed roundup of hiking, camping and other activities, innovative maps in topographic detail and dozens of suggested itineraries.
$19.99

A Sense of Yosemite

CAL412
David Mas Masumoto, Nancy Robbins
Perseus
2017
144
193023872X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Photographer Nancy Robbins explores Yosemite's awe-inspiring waterfalls, forests and mountain ranges in this joyful collection of photographs. With essays and extensive notes on each photo, plus personal reflections about a lifetime of living and working near the world-famous park.
$24.95

Seed of the Future, Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea

CAL336
Dayton Duncan
Yosemite Association
2013
224
1930238428
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Signed by President Lincoln in 1864, the Yosemite Grant Act, argues Dayton Duncan, launched a movement. The conservationist and filmmaker (he frequently collaborates with Ken Burns) brings together 100 spectacular photographs, biographies and great stories to celebrate the park's 150th birthday.
$27.00

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

CAL377
Susan M. Neider
Skyhorse
2015
224
1632203111
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Twenty-five writers, including Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, recount their formative experiences at Yellowstone, that grand place in the heart of the Sierra Nevadas.
$17.99

Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley, Celebrating the Park at 150

CAL356
Ansel Adams (Photographer), Peter Galassi
Little Brown and Company
2014
216
0316323403
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This large-format clothbound book showcases 150 breathtaking images from Yosemite, including photographs of places like Cathedral Rocks and El Capitan, immortalized by Ansel Adams. A stunning collection.
$100.00

The Last Season

CAL207
Eric Blehm
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
352
0060583002
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Eric Blehm's account of the disappearance of experienced ranger Randy Morgenson in the wilderness of the Sierras is a tribute to the man and the natural beauty of the mountains.
$14.99

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers

CAL347
Michael Frye
Perseus
2014
96
1930238460
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This Yosemite adventure companion features inspired quotes by John Muir, Sir Edmund Hillary, Susan Sontag, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Campbell and many more. Includes a foreword by pioneering rock climber Royal Robbins.
$9.95

A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir

NAM45
Donald Worster
Oxford University Press
2011
544
0199782245
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Worster's richly anecdotal biography of the pioneering naturalist, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club captures the spirit of the man and his love of travels and exploration.
$24.95

The Wild Muir, Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

CAL337
Lee Stetson (Editor), John Muir
Yosemite Association
2013
224
1930238371
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An entertaining collection of some of Muir’s finest writing recounting a few of his adventures -- from his avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to death-defying falls he suffered in the Alaskan frontier. Another, more outrageous side of the activist outdoorsman.
$12.99

The Wilder Muir, The Curious Nature of John Muir

CAL437
John Muir, Bonnie J. Gisel (Editor)
Perseus
2017
224
1930238754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The follow-up to The Wild Muir (CAL337) this collection of John Muir's writing incorporates more inspirational, droll pieces from the conservationist's body of work.
$12.99

Historic Yosemite National Park, The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures

CAL407
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
Lyons Press
2016
224
1493018116
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Through a vibrant collection of true stories, Salcedo-Chourre illustrates the enduring power of Yosemite to move generations of people, from Native Americans and Spanish colonists to John Muir, Ansel Adams and today's visitors.
$16.95

Inspiring Generations, 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite

CAL333
Yosemite Association
Yosemite Association
2014
416
1930238452
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unprecedented Yosemite Grant Act, this book compiles 150 pieces of prose and poetry selected out of hundreds of submissions from the general public. The collection includes personal stories about hikes up Half Dome, encounters with bears and overnight stays at the Ahwahnee Hotel.
$19.95

Meditations of John Muir, Nature's Temple

CAL335
Chris Highland
Wilderness
2001
168
0899972853
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A celebrated collection of 60 quotes by the famous conservationist who continues to challenge Americans to get out and explore the wild. As Muir puts it: "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."
$11.95

Assembling California

USW187
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
304
0374523932
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California.
$17.00

Sierra Nevada, The Naturalist's Companion

CAL46
Verna Johnston
University of California Press
2004
241
0520224884
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This portrait of the Sierra Nevada has been a favorite among naturalists since first being published in 1970. Recently updated to reflect ecological research, it's a lyrical tour of the wildlife, plants and landscapes.
$29.95

Yosemite, an American Treasure

CAL43
Kenneth Brower
National Geographic
1997
200
0792270304
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An overview of Yosemite National Park, presented in the style of National Geographic style with 120 color photographs and text by Kenneth Brower. A volume in the National Geographic Park Profiles series.
$16.00

Mac's Field Guide to Yosemite National Park: Birds and Mammals

CAL48
Craig MacGowan
Mountaineers
2000
089886674x
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided, laminated card features color drawings of the birds and mammals commonly found in Yosemite National Park.
$4.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

CAL07
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446788
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, easy-to-use guide to 1,000 California trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects, birds and other flora and fauna.
$22.95

Sierra Nevada Natural History

CAL53
Tracy I. Storer, Robert L. Usinger, David Lukas
University of California Press
2004
560
0520240960
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An old-fashioned comprehensive guide to 750 species of mammals, plants, insects, fish, birds and amphibians throughout the Sierra Nevadas.
$29.95

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

CAL238
John Muir Laws
Heyday Books
2007
366
159714052X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This impressively detailed, compact and comprehensive identification guide covers 1700 native species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. Well organized for the field with 2,800 clear color illustrations and key features integrated on the page.
$25.00

The Waterfalls of Yosemite

CAL382
Steven P. Medley
Aa Balkema
2015
1930238592
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A practical, fold-up guide to Yosemite’s spectacular waterfalls -- not only the 11 in Yosemite Valley, but also major waterfalls at Hetch Hetchy, Tenaya Canyon and along the Tuolumne River. Each profile includes best viewing points, recommended hikes and historical information.
$4.95

More Books

Fodor's San Francisco's 25 Best

USW185
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
176
080414348X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to San Francisco, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$16.99

To Yosemite and Beyond, Writings from the Years 1863-1865

CAL45
John Muir
University of Chicago Press
1988
171
0874805805
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A selection of letters, journals and articles by Muir covering his Yosemite years.
$14.95

Our National Parks

USW272
John Muir, Richard F. Fleck (Introduction)
University of Wisconsin Press
1994
370
0299085945
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A collection of ten essays on the national parks of the West, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia and General Grant. Six of the ten chapters are devoted to Yosemite National Park.
$26.95

Moon Handbook Northern California

CAL60
Kim Weir
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
600
1631211536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to northern California, with a wealth of practical information and coverage of local history, culture and nature.
$23.99

Yosemite National Park, A Complete Hiker's Guide

CAL105
Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Wilderness
2006
288
0899973833
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A detailed trail guide and overview of Yosemite with a full-color topographic map and route descriptions.
$20.00

Off the Wall, Death in Yosemite

SWU235
Michael Ghiglieri, Charles Farabee
Alpenbooks
2007
608
0970097379
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The irresistible and instructive roundup of "All Known Fatal Mishaps in America's First Protected Land of Scenic Wonders."
$24.95

Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

CAL247
Danny Palmerlee
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1742207448
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With more color photographs and maps, detailed itineraries and 40 suggested hikes, this re-launched new edition of Lonely Planet Yosemite is better than ever.
$19.99

The Yosemite

USW623
John Muir
Modern Library
2003
320
0812967011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A facsimile reprint of Muir's 1912 ode to Yosemite.
$16.00

Top Trails Yosemite

CAL299
Jeffrey P. Schaffer
Wilderness
2007
383
0899974252
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Whether you’re looking for a scenic stroll, a full-day adventure, or a backpacking trek, you’ll find them all is this round-up of 46 "must-do" Yosemite hikes.
$18.95

National Parks Deck Yosemite

CAL301
Mountaineers Books
Mountaineers
2010
50
1594853525
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A set of 50 full-color cards with sights, fun facts, wildlife, photos, maps and 33 day hikes.
$14.95

My First Summer in the Sierra

CAL309
John Muir, Scot Miller (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
208
0618988513
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy, this handsome, hardcover 100th anniversary edition of Muir's classic account features Scot Miller's stunning color photographs of Yosemite and the High Sierra.
$30.00

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite's Grand Hotel

CAL334
Keith S. Walklet
Yosemite Association
2004
61
1930238142
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This well-researched and beautifully crafted book relates the story of the conception, construction and occupation of Yosemites’ opulent Ahwahnee Hotel, including details on the design and fascinating anecdotes about its many celebrity guests. Illustrated with both historic photographs and 70 new color images.
$19.95

The Ansel Adams Wilderness

USA545
Peter Essick
National Geographic
2014
112
1426213298
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of black-and-white photos of the rugged and striking California High Sierras landscape is a salute to the late, great Ansel Adams. A prolific National Geographic nature photographer, Essick strives to capture the spiritual and the emotional lives of his subjects.
$22.95

John Muir Trail, The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail

CAL345
Elizabeth Wenk
Wilderness
2014
304
0899977367
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With planning information, points of interest, food resupplies, trailhead amenities and up-to-date details on permit regulations, this authoritative guide to the John Muir Trail is a useful companion for the 212-mile trek.
$18.95

Yosemite in Pictures

CAL346
Ryan Alonzo
Perseus
2014
48
1930238479
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This slim volume of superb photographs attempts to do justice to the spectacular vistas of Yosemite including Mariposa Grove, Tuolumne Meadows, Glacier Point and the high country.
$8.95

The National Parks, An Illustrated History

USA584
Kim Heacox (Photographer)
National Geographic
2015
384
1426215592
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This photographic celebration of the US National Parks’ 100th anniversary takes readers from California's redwood forests to the Gettysburg battlefield and every park in between through the lens of award-winning photographer Kim Heacox.
$50.00

For Kids

Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature's Footprints

BST113
Jim Arnosky
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454914726
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Bear, deer, rabbit, coyote, oh my! Lush color paintings and pencil sketches of North American animal tracks, each presented in an informative, two-page spread, makes this an excellent beginning field guide for kids, and loads of fun for the whole family.
$6.95

The Ranger's Guide to Yosemite, Insider Advice from Ranger Dick

RKY4
Susan Frank
Avalon Travel Publishing
2008
180
1598801295
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A cartoon park ranger leads travelers to the best hikes, accommodations, and recreations in the national park in this handy guide.
$16.95

My Yosemite: A Guide for Young Adventurers

CAL325
Mike Graf
Heyday Books
2012
197
1930238304
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In eight chapters covering everything from Yosemite's Rich Past to Endless Things to See and Do, Mike Graf calls on the park's most knowledgeable insiders -- biologists, rangers, even the park's resident entertainer -- share exciting stories and advice for kids.
$12.95

John Muir, America's First Environmentalist

CAL342
Kathryn Lasky
Candlewick Press
2014
56
0763662143
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated biography for young people on one of America’s most influential naturalists, John Muir, who founded the Sierra Club and played a vital role in the establishment of Yosemite National Park.
$4.99

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

CAL375
Julie Danneberg, Jamie Hogan (Illustrator)
2015
32
1580895867
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An illustrated tale of the legendary naturalist’s midnight walk from his cabin to Yosemite Falls -- a fun and harrowing adventure! The narrative also includes biographical information about Muir and his work as a conservationist.
$16.95

Let's Explore... City

TVL668
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786572303
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Let's Explore... Mountain

TVL669
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573156
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on through the mountains with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Seasons of the Bear, A Yosemite Story

CAL425
Daniel San Souci (Illustrator), Ginger Wadsworth
Perseus
2016
32
1930238665
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With some beautiful illustrations of Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite's high country, this picture book features an American black bear and her two cubs as they live through four seasons in the park.
$15.95

Seek and Find National Parks

USA639
Maud Lienard (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books
2017
24
2733848216
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Twelve of North America's most visited national parks appear in this colorful activity book for young children. Kids use their powers of observation to explore busy illustrations for fun, hidden objects.
$14.95

Worth Looking For

Yosemite

CAL49
Ansel Adams
Little Brown and Company
1995
112
0821221965
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A handsome collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of Yosemite National Park. The 66 photographs include Clearing Winter Storm and portraits of Moon, Half Dome and El Capitan.
$22.00